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March 2014 Archives

All Searchlight! An Ontario survey so far...

Thumbnail image for searchlight-logo-yamaha.jpgThe entire show (produced by the wonderful Jessa Runciman this week) is devoted to Searchlight entries / discoveries from the great province of Ontario. You'll hear:

Searchlight, Cole Fournier, The Split, & Celtic music

  • searchlight-logo-yamaha.jpgIt's that time of year again, when CBC Music hunts down the hottest act poised to break out on the scene. Up until next Sunday March 23rd bands and soloists can get their names into SEARCHLIGHT. Today on Bandwidth I'll feature some Ontarians who have already done that:

  • This isn't the first Canadian music contest COLE FOURNIER has entered. When he was just 19 the North Bay boy gave Canadian Idol a whirl, which, he jokes may affect his credibility as a manly singer-songwriter now. One listen to Cole's heartbreaking debut, and you know it hasn't.

  • Ottawa's Curtis Chaffey has entered his soul band of brothers: THE SPLIT, into the Searchlight ring. I nabbed him for a Sprinterview, in which he disses my beloved Canadian prairie!

  • Intrepid music reporter Dave Brown digs into whether Celtic bands like THE SHERIDAN BAND and THE AMERICAN ROGUES feel there is a feast and famine effect around St. Patrick's Day.

  • Plus music from other Searchlight contenders SUNDAY WILDE and THE KNACKERS.


March 8th: Kids Rock!

  • Feature interview with HEY BUSTER. The Ottawa-based kids-country quartet makes music that is simultaneously broccoli and candy for your ears! Dave Brown spoke to the band in their basement rehearsal space.
  • The Sprinterview this week features Kingston rap duo HEY KIDS! "Hey" seems to be a popular band name word with children's entertainers.

The Playlist for Saturday (in order):

  1. Different Kind of Rhythm by JENNIFER GASOI (Grammy winning kids' jazz)
  2. Oh My My (Mamma Yamma version) by JILL BARBER
  3. Itches by HEY BUSTER
  4. Eat the Alphabet by KATHLEEN EDWARDS (Mamma Yamma version)
  5. ABCs of You by FRED PENNER
  6. High Five by HEY KIDS!
  7. Cool It by RAFFI & DAVID SUZUKI
  8. Les Voyageurs by MIKE FORD
  9. The Gift by CITY & COLOUR (Mamma Yamma version)
  10. I Love the Mountains by CHARLIE HOPE
  11. Carwash by KRIS ABBOTT of KRIS + DEE
  12. Dinosaurs in my Kitchen by SPLASH 'N BOOTS
  13. My Bonny by LAURA SMITH (very little was played, non children's music) 

The Acorn, The Marrieds, Sam Cash...

Oh! The beauty. On today's show at 5pm: a Bandwidth Stripped-Down Session with The Acorn. Rolf Klausener sings sexy bedroom jams, Adam Saikaley plays gorgeous piano lines, and Pat Johnson's deft snare skills keep it all in-time. Plus Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs in conversation and The Marrieds get Sprinterviewed! All that and a new tune from Charlie Angus too!

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Listen to The Acorn session again here.