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music: August 2011 Archives

Cinq à Six in the Summer -- August 20, 2011

martha01.jpgIt's a daunting quest to tackle the 'oeuvre' of France's legendary femme fatale Edith Piaf, but Martha Wainwright admits she's not one to play it safe when it comes to her music.

In this CBC Radio 2 recording during the Mondial Choral Festival in Laval Quebec, Wainwright demonstrates her love of  'la chanson française'. It is a fitting tribute to the gravel-voiced Parisian who is still revered by a fiercely devoted fan base, not just as a musician but as an emblem of French culture and a martyr to doomed love.

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Concerts featured on Cinq à Six in the Summer are all available on the CBC Radio 2 Concerts on Demand Web site.

Cinq à Six in the Summer -- August 13, 2011

evin1.jpgThis is a show for those who love pop music.

Starting with Mike Evin, pop's new piano man. The Canadian singer-songwriter's unwavering belief that a three-minute pop song can reaffirm one's faith in life, love and music has earned him a devoted following throughout North America.

Evin's enthusiastic audiences are loyal, as evidenced by the fact that Do You Feel The World? was financed largely by his fans. Devoted followers raised $6,000 to help pay for the album.

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Montreal based singer/songwriter Jeremy Fisher broke onto the scene a decade ago and is now gaining recognition as one of our most clever songwriters. His latest album, Flood, was co-produced with studio whiz Hawksley Workman.

The two-time Juno nominee does music and much more: he's done a summer bicycle tour, produced video projects, started his own animated web series, "For Real with Jeremy Fisher," created music videos, and founded The Malahat Revue.

This concert was recorded at the Sala Rossa in Montreal.

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Concerts featured on Cinq à Six in the Summer are all available on the CBC Radio 2 Concerts on Demand Web site.

You can find the schedule for all episodes of Cinq à Six in the summer on the CBC Montreal Community Web page.

Cinq à Six in the Summer -- August 6, 2011

barr01.jpgToday on the show are featuring some emerging indie artists from Montreal.

First, The Barr Brothers with Elizabeth Powell. The Barr Brothers, Brad and Andrew, moved to Montreal from Boston two years ago and have become a fixture on the Montreal musical scene. Elizabeth Powell heads the indie band Land of Talk.

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Leif Vollebekk may sound similar to Montreal indie favourite, Patrick Watson. It figures, since his CD Inland was recorded at Montreal's Breakglass Studios earlier this year, putting him in the company of great Montreal bands like Wolf Parade, Besnard Lakes and the aforementioned Mr. Watson.

This recording features some tracks reworked from his album, as well as some new works including covers of Dylan's You're a Big Girl Now and Neil Young's early hit Barstool Blues.

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Concerts featured on Cinq à Six in the Summer are all available on the CBC Radio 2 Concerts on Demand Web site.

You can find the schedule for all episodes of Cinq à Six in the summer on the CBC Montreal Community Web page.