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Karl Roth 2011 - Karl 2 thumb.jpgThis week on the X we are keeping things sunny right into September with some laidback jazz from cool fiddle cat Karl Roth, plus a cautionary tale of youth and Israeli beer from playwright Kenneth T. Williams.

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"Karl Roth has been performing for audiences for 30 years, entertaining with his distinctive jazz violin playing and singing voice. Dave Hamilton, another Calgary product, music producer and three times Alberta Instrumentalist of the Year has been playing guitar professionally for 30 years. He and Roth were joined by veteran Saskatoon jazz bassist Skip Kutz.

Adding local flavour were Don Tatchell, often described as Saskatchewan's top jazz drummer, and Ross Nykiforuk, multi-talented film and TV composer, producer, engineer, arranger and recording studio co-owner, who wowed the crowd with his keyboard." (The Battlefords - News-Optimist --11/04/11)

Karl Roth's easy going, playful manner and vast song book of old jazz, blues and swing favorites endeared to him all. He performed with his band on his recent Saskatchewan tour visiting North Battleford's Jazz Society and today's show recorded at the Bassment Club sponsored by the Saskatoon Jazz Society in April of 2011.


The full concert is available on CBC Radio 2's Concert on Demand.


Our Off the Map features are comedy columns that take their name from a one of our favorite songs by Library Voices, Step off the Map and Float, because we ask writers comedians and basically thoughtful, funny people to give us a few minutes of their thoughts on any thing they like -- because what we found is these people will step off the map a little bit and wander afield.









Today our Off the Mapper is one of Canada's most produced and awarded playwrights Kenneth T. Williams-- whose plays include Bannock Republic, Thunderstick, Gordon Winter, and most recently Three Little Birds-- but today he can is going to take us to his less lettered, and slightly more reckless youth -- and his introduction to Israeli beer.



ShellbrookePhotos 081.jpgSome work by our premiere Art Spot features carver Gilles Pelletier of Victoire, Sask, near Morin Lake.

Contact Gilles.