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July 2012 Archives

Interview: New Country Rehab

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Click below to hear Meg's interview with New Country Rehab, which aired on Bandwidth on July 28th.


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New Country Rehab and Lynne Hanson give new life to country tunes

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Some people say country music is old... stodgy... too twangy. But the musicians you'll meet this week on Bandwidth are bringing country back -- and making it cool (I promise!)

First up, you'll hear from New Country Rehab out of Toronto -- which does what their name suggests -- they rework old, old country songs with new music... and the result, as you'll hear, is awesome.

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You'll also hear from Ottawa singer-songwriter Lynne Hanson -- she describes her sound as "back porch music with just a little bit of Texas red dirt." If you want to hear even more from the lovely and talented Lynne, she's also on CBC Television Ottawa tonight at 7 on the series Absolutely Ottawa.



UPCOMING SHOWS:

- New Country Rehab plays Hillside Festival this weekend in Guelph, Ont.

- Dawn & Marra play at the Festival of Friends in Ancaster from August 10th to 12th -- more info on their website

- Kalle Mattson plays Sault Ste Marie on August 9th at Loplops -- more info on Facebook

- the Electric Environment plays OTHERfolk in Owen Sound on August 16th


And I can't forget the new video for Kalle Mattson's Water Falls -- check it out below! You should also check out their video for Thick as Thieves right here.





Have an awesome weekend, and I'll catch you next Saturday!

Meg.

Playlist for July 28th, 2012


Theme: MICHIGAN LEFT - Arkells
BIG RED CAR - The Victoria Secrets
Sting: ANGEL OF DEATH - New Country Rehab
INTERVIEW - New Country Rehab
CAMEO - New Country Rehab
Sting: GOOD MORNING STARSHINE - Serena Ryder
KNOCK ON WOOD - Jacksoul
Sting: PARTY SATURDAY - Boxer the Horse
A LOVE LETTER - Dawn & Marra
Sting: ELEVEN MONTHS - Lynne Hanson
SEGMENT - Lynne Hanson
HERE WE GO AGAIN - Lynne Hanson
Sting: SUN IS GONE - Kalle Mattson
WATER FALLS - Kalle Mattson
FACTORY TOWN - Matt Paxton
And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...
SUPER SILVER DAZE - The Electric Environment

Interview: Royal Wood

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Click below to hear Bandwidth's feature interview with singer-songwriter Royal Wood, which aired on the show on July 21st.


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Interview: Alex Leggett

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Click below to hear Meg's interview with singer-songwriter Alex Leggett, which aired July 21st on Bandwidth.



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Royal Wood, Alex Leggett, and the Polaris Prize short list

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It's another great week in the world of Bandwidth!

 

I've got an interview with Royal Wood (left) -- the singer-songwriter has just released a new album, We Are Born To Glory, and it's a change from his usual fare... find out what inspired his more hopeful turn on this record.

 

 

 

 

 

alex guitar.jpgI've also got a chat with up and coming singer-songwriter Alex Leggett, from Gananoque. Alex's third album is being released TODAY, and if you're in the Kingston area then you should hit up his CD release party at the Mansion -- it gets started at 9pm. In addition to being a talented performer, Alex also has a beautiful guitar sponsored by True Axe Guitars -- check it out right here! ------------>

 

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:

 

- ZaphodFestaMusica is happening all day in Ottawa! Lineup includes Fevers, Sound of Lions, Amos the Transparent and Capital Beat.

- Suzie Vinnick is playing in Kitchener on July 22nd at Rockway Gardens -- the Dorothy Elliot Gazebo. It starts at 7:30 and it's free! More shows are listed on her website.

 

Have a fantastic weekend, and I'll catch you back here next week!

 

Meg.

 

 

Playlist for July 21, 2012

 

Theme: MICHIGAN LEFT - Arkells

GONE - Jeremy Fisher

Sting: NOT GIVING UP - Royal Wood

INTERVIEW - Royal Wood

THE GLORY - Royal Wood feat. Sarah Slean

PASSION IS DEAD (LONG LIVE FASHION) - Fevers

Sting: THE BAD IN EACH OTHER - Feist

WINTER SOLSTICE - Cold Specks

Sting: TIME, TIME, TIME - Alex Leggett

INTERVIEW - Alex Leggett

SHARKS & LIFE WITHOUT YOU - Alex Leggett

CALLING OUT YOUR NAME - Suzie Vinnick

And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...

LIFE IS A HIGHWAY - Tom Cochrane

Interview: Peter Katz

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Click below to hear Bandwidth's feature interview with singer-songwriter Peter Katz, which aired on Bandwidth on July 14th.

 

 

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Chats with Katz, and Amada's music is oh-so Bon

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Hey there! Another week, another episode of Bandwidth. I don't know if it's as hot in your necks of the woods as it is in Ottawa... if it is, I've got a playlist for you to enjoy as you try to keep cool!

 

First, a chat with singer-songwriter Peter Katz (left). We talk about his new album, Still Mind Still, and what inspires his songs (hint: it's CBC related!) If you'r ein the London area, Peter will be playing at the Home County Festival next weekend -- a great chance to see him perform live!

 

There's also a new Southern Souls video out where Peter performs Still Mind Still -- check it out:

 

 

 

This week, you'll also hear some live music from Ottawa singer-songwriter Amanda Bon -- some songs inspired by the Ottawa area!

 

I've also got a great acoustic track from the Arkells' Max Kerman when he performed Whistleblower at the Juno Song Circle in Ottawa last April. If you want to hear the full concert, you can listen to it here on CBC Music.


Oh, and as promised -- a link to that Hollerado hot sauce I mentioned.


Have a fantastic rest of your weekend, and keep cool!

 

Meg.

 

Playlist for July 14, 2012

 

 Theme: MICHIGAN LEFT - Arkells

FLUORESCENT SCENE - Bravestation

Sting: IT WAS YOU - Peter Katz

INTERVIEW - Peter Katz

THUNDER IN YOUR CHEST - Peter Katz

Sting: SOMETHING EVIL AGAIN - Cookie Duster

I'M A STEREO - The Blue Stones

Sting: 11:44 - Sound of Lions

PASSIVE ATTACK - Sound of Lions

Sting: KISS CAM - Arkells

WHISTLEBLOWER - Max Kerman

Sting: WEREWOLVES - Amanda Bon

LET ME SEE - Amanda Bon (live)

CHELSEA TONIGHT - Amanda Bon (live)

And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...

GOOD DAY AT THE RACES - Hollerado

 

 

 

Interview: Kiran Ahluwalia

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Click below to hear Bandwidth's interview with Kiran Alhuwalia, which re-aired on Bandwidth on July 7th.

 

 

 

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From Markham to Mali...

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 It's July already?! Hope you had a great Canada Day!

 

This week, Bandwidth delves in to the Vault (ok, so maybe the vault is more figurative than literal) to pull out our chat with Kiran Ahluwalia, world music superstar and two time Juno winner (left). Kiran's originally from Markham, but she's travelled and performed around the world -- and she has plenty of great stories to share!

 

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You'll also hear some great LIVE music from City and Colour -- also known as Dallas Green (on the left). It's from a show recorded at last year's Calgary Folk Festival -- and if you want to hear the whole show, click here to find it on CBC Music.

 

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:

 

- you can find Donna LeClair's upcoming gigs on her CBC Music page

- Brian Dunn's upcoming shows are listed on his website

 

Catch you next week!

 

Meg.

 

Playlist for July 7th, 2012

 

Theme: MICHIGAN LEFT - Arkells

I'M JUST ME - Diamond Rings

Sting: MATADJEM - Kiran Ahluwalia

INTERVIEW - Kiran Ahluwalia

MUSTT MUSTT - Kiran Ahluwalia

RED WINGED BLACKBIRD - Donna LeClair

Sting: TVs - Brian Dunn

COUNTRY - Brian Dunn

Sting: NATURAL DISASTER - City and Colour

SLEEPING SICKNESS - City and Colour (live)

WAITING - City and Colour (live)

SILVER & GOLD - City and Colour (live)

FRAGILE BIRD - City and Colour (live)

And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...

SAX IS DEAD - Matt Dorgan Project