Bandwidth says: get outside!
For me, July means the start of summer music festival season -- and who doesn't love that? Hanging out on the grass, enjoying the sun, and the sound quality is so much better than my speakers at home.
So this week, Bandwidth is getting you in the festival spirit by playing tracks from different festivals happening next weekend all around Ontario (so you can still grab tickets if the urge for fest-ing strikes!)
I had a chat with singer-songwriter Liam Titcomb (right, with drummer Dan on the left) about what it was like to grow up on the festival circuit -- he spent his summers as a child on tour with his dad, folk-singer Brent Titcomb. We also talk about his new single, Love Don't Let Me Down -- which you may have heard a few weeks back on the show -- and his summer touring plans.
Steven Page has played his fair share of festivals -- so I asked him for his best outdoor-stage stories (spoiler alert: one of them involves Metallica!).
If you're inspired by this week's show and want to catch some FREE live music in the Ottawa area, then come join me in Major's Hill Park at noon on Canada Day for the CBC's Canada Day Songwriter Circle. We've got a fantastic line-up of singer-songwriters from across the country -- David Vertesi from Hey Ocean!, Deon Blyan, Ash Koley, Beth Moore, Jeffrey Piton, and Bonnie Ste-Croix. Oh! And did I mention it's FREE?!
And if you can't make it to Ottawa, we'll be broadcasting the show LIVE on CBC Radio One, so be sure to tune in! (yeah, the broadcast is FREE too!)
Have an awesome Canada Day weekend and I hope to see you down at Major's Hill!
Playlist for June 30th, 2012
Theme: MICHIGAN LEFT - Arkells
NEXT TO ME - METTAphors
Sting: LOVE DON'T LET ME DOWN - Liam Titcomb
INTERVIEW - Liam Titcomb
11:30 - Liam Titcomb
Sting: TRUE PATRIOT LOVE - Joel Plaskett
Sting: OH CANADA - Classified
Sting: THE ROAD - Beth Moore
INTERVIEW - Beth Moore
LOVE NOW - Beth Moore
Sting: SEALION - Feist
INTERVIEW - Steven Page
And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...
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