host picture

May 2013 Archives

WAM May 25-26 Liner Notes - Gavin Simms and The Garrison Hill Band

Time for Liner Notes, and this morning on the WAM we feature Gavin Simms and The Garrison Hill Band.

The self-titled album is made up of folk songs written by Gavin Simms and music by a group of musicians known as The Garrison Hill Band. The music was recorded live off the floor, offering the same simple, acoustic sound that the band became accustomed to, rehearsing in a spare bedroom on Garrison Hill in downtown St. John's.

I began by asking Gavin if he has done music ever since he's been living in Hermitage:



Download Flash Player to view this content.

Todd Perrin's fish feed

Our latest edition of Sunday Scoff featured Todd Perrin, who will soon open a restaurant at the renovated Mallard Cottage in Quidi Vidi Village in the east end of St. John’s.

For this recipe, Todd made what he calls a fish feed. The secret ingredient? Salt beef.


Download Flash Player to view this content.
Read more »

WAM May 18-19 Liner Notes - Jeff Foran

This week's Liner Notes Guest is one of this year's survivors of the RPM Challenge. Jeff Foran is a teacher, at St. Paul's Jr High! He's an avid cyclist and he's been a percussionist since the age of 10.


Download Flash Player to view this content.

WAM May 11-12 Liner Notes - Chris Picco

Time for Liner Notes, and this morning on the Weekend AM we feature Chris Picco with his new CD "The Beach".


Like many a Newfoundlander before him, Chris Picco set out for the bright lights of Toronto at a young age. That's where he got started as a singer and songwriter, releasing his first album in 2004. But a few years later, Chris was back in his hometown of St. John's, and it's proved to be a productive return. After releasing another solo album in 2007, he formed a band called The Long Distance Runners. Meanwhile, Chris Picco continues his solo work, and will be releasing his new CD on May 30th.


I Spoke to Chris and asked him why he called his new CD "The Beach":



Download Flash Player to view this content.

Chris Picco's new single

Chris Picco will be Angela Antle’s guest on the Liner Notes feature on Sunday’s edition of WAM. Here’s his first single, Real Estate Man, from the forthcoming album, The Beach. You can sample more of what Chris has been working on here.

Read more »

The Collector

Tune into Weekend AM Saturday to hear a young animator from Ramea talk about all the success he’s had due to this short film about a robot. Here’s Zachary Green’s The Collector:

The Collector from Zachary Green on Vimeo.

Read more »

WAM May 04-05 Liner Notes - Colleen Power

Time for Liner Notes, and this morning on the WAM we feature Colleen Power with her new french-language songs CD "Le Bonheur Domestique".


Colleen Power is a bilingual singer/songwriter best known for her witty lyrics, irresistible melodies and disarming stage presence. Her engaging live performances captivate audiences from coast to coast. She won Female and Alternative artist of the year at the 2001 Music NL Awards and was nominated for three East Coast Music Awards in 2002. This is her second all french recording and it includes Duane Andrews, Sandy Morris, Fred Eaglesmith, Mark Bragg and Aneirin Thomas.


I Spoke to Colleen about he new CD:




Download Flash Player to view this content.

WAM May 04-05 Kristie Jameson

Kristie Jameson is one of the people behind a new series of videos called "All Around the Table" that focus on the traditions of keeping gardens in Newfoundland. Kristie works for the Food Security Network and she's joined us this morning.

Link to the Root Cellars Rock videos:
Download Flash Player to view this content.