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July 2013 Archives

July 27th: Gone with the Lind!

Take interviews from Lindi Ortega and Erik Lind, some tunes from Lyndon's Frozen Lake, Lindy Vopnfjord, The Weather Station (Tamara Lindeman) and Fern Lindzonand you've got the latest Bandwidth episode, 'Gone with the Lind!'

Plus I'll throw in a tune each from The Reason and The Bruitals just to keep it breezy.


It's a (mostly) encore presentation of Bandwidth: Gone With the Lind tomorrow at 5:05 pm on CBC Radio One.

Amanda Rheaume's family album

AmandaBon_AmandaRheaume.jpgThis month Amanda Rheaume sat down with me to chat about how her incredible family inspired her latest record.



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Hilotrons, Amanda Rheaume, Lindi Ortega, Polaris!

  • Mike Dubue at the grand piano.Hilotrons' stripped-down session in Studio 14 revealed Mike Dubue is really a singer-songwriter masquerading as an electro-dance band!

Listen to the full session here at CBC Music.

  • The feature interview today is with Amanda Rheaume, whose latest CD Keep a Fire is really an audio family album. Who wouldn't want to sing about your relatives when they have stories as captivating as Amanda's. (Anyone in your lineage sail on the HMCS Labrador, found Manitoba, or get lost at sea for two days on a barge alone with six kids? 'Nuff said.)
  • Plus an Egg with Lindi Ortega, Polaris Music Prize news, and a new tune from Kris and Dee!

The Acorn, The Marrieds, The Royal Streets, and THE Laura Smith!

  • RoyalStreets_houseconcert lg.jpgRadio debut of Waterloo band The Royal Streets, discovered at a backyard house concert in Ottawa!
  • The Marrieds are bedmates and bandmates, and that deserves a special set of questions in a 90 Second Egg!
  • Folk singer Laura Smith experienced a series of freak accidents years ago. They left her in chronic pain, unable to make music or barely function. She kicked an addiction to pain killers and just released her first album in 15 yeaAcorn & Hilotrons Sessions 002.jpgrs. I'll re-play our compelling conversation on this week's show in honour of Laura playing both London Home County Music Festival and Stewart Park Festival next weekend.
  • The third installment of the Bandwidth Stripped-Down Sessions, this time with modern-folk trio The Acorn. All the bands in the series can be seen Saturday night on CBC TV in Ottawa, 7:00 pm.

Justin Rutledge, Drumhand, & Canada Day again!

MoKenneyLeeroy_me_July1_2013.jpgThe photo there on the left features two songwriters whose music I adore: Mo Kenney and Leeroy Stagger. (I'm the short one in the middle.) Mo and Leeroy were two of five wonderous talents in the annual CBC Canada Day Songwriters' Circle earlier this week. It also included Amylie, Kae Sun, and Kytami.

2013SongCircle_byLennyWu.jpgI'll play some highlights for you on Bandwidth as well as an encore play of my heart-to-heart with folk-roots troubadour Justin Rutledge on his latest album Valleyheart.

I will also debut a tune from Drumhand, who is playing Sunfest in London this very weekend, and tell you some picks from Mariposa Folk Fest in Orillia (Mo!), Wolfe Island Festival (Justin!), and AfroFest (Kae Sun).

Lynn Miles, John Carroll

Lynn Miles is the Bandwidth feature interview this week. Our chat originally aired on the Saturday morning show In Town & Out, hear that version here.

The 90 Second Egg is with blues-folk troubadour all-around great guy John Carroll. Missed it? Click the play button below!

And I'll have another installment of Kathleen Edwards' Stories from the Road, this time she talks about one of Ottawa's favourite sidemen / session players Fred Guignon. Fred happens to play with Lynn and John, completing the circle of Ottawa music-love.

Both Lynn Miles and Kathleen Edwards head to Sudbury on the July 5th weekend for the Northern Lights Festival Boreal.

John Carroll and The Epic Proportions play Ottawa's RBC Bluesfest July 14th at 1:45 p.m. Congratulations to our Bandwidth Bluesfest contest winners: Bonnie Kerr of Angus and Melissa Cantan of Laval!


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