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North Bay 60s throwback!

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... ok, maybe not quite. But this week we have an interview with North Bay alt-folk band Faraway Neighbours AND we have a chat with jazz chanteuse Emilie-Claire Barlow about her album The Beat Goes On, which is all 60s pop song remakes. So I'm gonna stick with that title.


Vince Aquilina, Chris Cucullo and Andrew Sowka (L to R) from Faraway Neighbours have had a pretty big year. They released their first album, Carry On, Man, mostly as a scrapbook of the band's music so far -- but then the great reviews came in. And they won a Northern Ontario Music and Film Award (NOMFA) earlier this spring. And now they've got some great gigs to look forward to this summer. But still, these North Bay-ers say they feel like country mice when they're in the big city (except for Andrew -- note his dapper vest in the picture).


Are the songs of the 60s the new American songbook? Emilie-Claire Barlow thinks they could be. Her latest album reworks classic 60s pop classics like The Beat Goes On and These Boots Were Made for Walking. She also spills some of the inside jokes that happen onstage... that you might not pick up on when you're in the audience.




Want to go to Ottawa Jazzfest -- for FREE? I've got two pairs of tickets to give away for one night of Jazzfesting of your choice. Just email Bandwidth ( telling us what performer at Ottawa Jazzfest you're most looking forward to seeing. You can also tweet or Facebook in your answer... but be sure to do it before midnight on Wednesday (June 13th) to be entered into the draw for the free jazz goodness.


And that's about it for this week! I'm working on a bit of a Fathers' Day surprise for next week... you'll find out next Saturday, so be sure to tune in!




Playlist for June 9, 2012


Theme: MICHIGAN LEFT - Arkells

LITTLE SPARK - Lesley Pike

Sting: NONE THE WISER - Faraway Neighbours

INTERVIEW - Faraway Neighbours

NO GHOST, NO MESS - Faraway Neighbours

Sting: UP ALL NIGHT - Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans

AGE OF ASPARAGUS - Jim Bryson & Jeremy Fisher

Sting: TO THE MOON - D-Sisive

EGG - D-Sisive

I LOVE A GIRL - D-Sisive

Sting: THE BEAT GOES ON - Emilie-Claire Barlow

INTERVIEW - Emilie-Claire Barlow


Sting: DREAMBOAT - Trombone Shorty


And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...

SURE AS THE WEATHER - Amos the Transparent