Bandwidth celebrates National Aboriginal Day...
... how else? By featuring music from some of Ontario's most talented Aboriginal artists!
I had the chance to chat with country singer Crystal Shawanda (left)-- we talked about everything from her childhood on Manitloulin Island to sharing the stage with Loretta Lynn at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Plus, we've got a track off her new album Just Like Me.
Singer-songwriter Nick Sherman also stopped by the studios -- his debut album, Drag Your Words Through, is one of my favourite finds this year. We talk a bit about his hometwon of Sioux Lookout, and his... broad definition of instruments while making the record (hint: campfire can be an instrument!)
We've also got a chat with Digging Roots' guitarist Raven Kanatatka and live music from the band at the CBC Beat Tradition show, held at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage in Ottawa in March (Raven's on the left, and singer Shoshona Kish is on the right). Want to feel like you were there? Then stream the whole concert here on CBC Music (it starts with Rise Ashen and Flying Down Thunder -- then follow the related links for the other performers).
UPCOMING SHOW INFO:
- catch all of Crystal's show dates on her website
- Nick's Ontario tour and summer shows are on his website
- A Tribe Called Red's blog is where you can find their upcoming shows
And speaking of A Tribe Called Red... check out their awesome remixed video for NDNs from All Directions:
Have an awesome weekend and I'll catch next Saturday,
Playlist for June 23rd, 2012
Theme: MICHIGAN LEFT - Arkells
DREAMS LIKE MINE - Direction Four
Sting: SLUM DOG - Smoketrail Singers from Alderville First Nation
INTERVIEW - Crystal Shawanda
BEAUTIFUL DAY - Crystal Shawanda
KEEP ON - Genevieve Fisher
Sting: ROBERT SANDERSON'S COW - Metis Fiddler Quartet
INTERVIEW - Nick Sherman
DRAG YOUR WORDS THROUGH - Nick Sherman
Sting: WAY 2 EXPENSIVE - Whitefish Bay Singers from Lake of the Woods
INTERVIEW - Digging Roots
STAY - Digging Roots (live)
DANCE HALL BLUES - Digging Roots (live)
And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...
NDNs FROM ALL DIRECTIONS - A Tribe Called Red
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