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Bandwidth says: get outside!

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For me, July means the start of summer music festival season -- and who doesn't love that? Hanging out on the grass, enjoying the sun, and the sound quality is so much better than my speakers at home.


So this week, Bandwidth is getting you in the festival spirit by playing tracks from different festivals happening next weekend all around Ontario (so you can still grab tickets if the urge for fest-ing strikes!)


I had a chat with singer-songwriter Liam Titcomb (right, with drummer Dan on the left) about what it was like to grow up on the festival circuit -- he spent his summers as a child on tour with his dad, folk-singer Brent Titcomb. We also talk about his new single, Love Don't Let Me Down -- which you may have heard a few weeks back on the show -- and his summer touring plans.


Meg and Steven crop.jpgSteven Page has played his fair share of festivals -- so I asked him for his best outdoor-stage stories (spoiler alert: one of them involves Metallica!).


If you're inspired by this week's show and want to catch some FREE live music in the Ottawa area, then come join me in Major's Hill Park at noon on Canada Day for the CBC's Canada Day Songwriter Circle. We've got a fantastic line-up of singer-songwriters from across the country -- David Vertesi from Hey Ocean!, Deon Blyan, Ash Koley, Beth Moore, Jeffrey Piton, and Bonnie Ste-Croix. Oh! And did I mention it's FREE?!


And if you can't make it to Ottawa, we'll be broadcasting the show LIVE on CBC Radio One, so be sure to tune in! (yeah, the broadcast is FREE too!)


Have an awesome Canada Day weekend and I hope to see you down at Major's Hill!




Playlist for June 30th, 2012


Theme: MICHIGAN LEFT - Arkells


Sting: LOVE DON'T LET ME DOWN - Liam Titcomb

INTERVIEW - Liam Titcomb

11:30 - Liam Titcomb

Sting: TRUE PATRIOT LOVE - Joel Plaskett

HEY OH - Dear Sister (playing at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia)

LITTLE BLUE BIRDHOUSE - Spencer Jose (playing the Northern Lights Festival Boreal in Sudbury)

Sting: OH CANADA - Classified

Sting: THE ROAD - Beth Moore

INTERVIEW - Beth Moore

LOVE NOW - Beth Moore

FAIR IS FAIR - Jeff Rogers and the All Day Daddies (playing Bluesfest in Ottawa)

Sting: SEALION - Feist

INTERVIEW - Steven Page

VIRTUTE THE CAT EXPLAINS HER DEPARTURE - Steven Page (playing Northern Lights Festival Boreal in Sudbury)

SECRET HEART - Laila Biali and Phil Dwyer (playing Sunfest in London, Ont)

And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...

SO DOWN - LUM (playing Canterbury Festival in Ingersoll July 13-15th)