JUNOS Fifty Fifty with Alan Neal
A special series exploring the impact of Ottawa music venues on local JUNO-nominated artists
The 50th annual JUNO Awards will celebrate 50 years in Canadian music with a live broadcast on Sunday, June 6.
To celebrate this milestone, All In A Day's Alan Neal is looking back on five decades of Ottawa JUNO nominees with a special series leading up to the award broadcast called JUNOS Fifty Fifty.
At a time when we can't go to concerts, festivals or experience live music in the same way, this is a chance to flash back to a time when audiences would pack local houses and hear these Ottawa award-worthy musicians shine.
About the series
Alan reached out to JUNO-nominated local musicians spanning 50 years to see what they recall about the stages they've performed on in Ottawa...the amazing, the disastrous, the unexpected and the inspiring. What transpired is a multi-platform series exploring the impact that local music venues have had in supporting and developing local JUNO nominees and how live music has been a backbone to this city for many decades.
It's your chance to hear never-before-told stories from some of your favourite artists. What Ottawa club got people to leave by having a bar manager yell, "We're burning your coats?" What Ottawa JUNO winner once had to dress up like an angel on stage in an Ottawa department store? Tune in to the series to find out the answers.
Where to listen and watch
Starting Friday, May 21, listen to Ottawa Morning, All In A Day and In Town and Out on the CBC Listen app and watch CBC Ottawa News at 6 and Our Ottawa to take a deep dive into the Ottawa music scene with JUNOS Fifty Fifty.
You'll hear from artists such as Tom Green, The Halluci Nation, Bruce Cockburn, Kathleen Edwards, The Angstones and more as they reflect on their most memorable Ottawa performance and what that space has meant to their careers and their music. The concerts and halls that allowed music to thrive and memories to live.
Some of the video highlights are below.
- Experience the sights and sounds of iconic Ottawa-area music venues with our JUNOS Fifty Fifty video series
Featured artists include:
*Click or tap on an artist's name to hear their interview
- Alison Young
- Amanda Rheaume
- Angela Hewitt
- Angela Schwarzkopf
- April Verch
- Bruce Cockburn
- Capital Sound
- Caroline Leonardelli
- Daniel Lanois
- Daniel Taylor
- Danny Michel
- David Francey
- Eight Seconds
- Family Brown
- Half Moon Run
- The Halluci Nation
- Ian Tamblyn
- Jenny Whiteley
- Jeremy Fisher
- Jesse Stewart
- JW Jones
- Kaia Kater
- Kalle Mattson
- Kathleen Edwards
- Kellylee Evans
- LGS (Le Groupe Swing)
- Lonesome Daddy
- Lynn Miles
- Mighty Popo
- National Arts Centre Orchestra's Elaine Klimasko
- One To One
- Organized Rhyme (Tom Green)
- Ottawa Bach Choir
- Priscilla Wright
- Rachel Mercer
- Silla + Rise
- Sophie Buddle
- Souljazz Orchestra
- Sue Foley
- Sultans of String
- Tomson Highway
- Wayne Rostad
Starting May 31, head over to CBC Ottawa's Instagram for a special video series featuring some of the artists and venues from JUNOS Fifty Fifty.
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WATCH | JUNOS Fifty Fifty: The Clog … and The Family Brown in biker bars:
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WATCH | JUNOS Fifty Fifty: Retail stages:
WATCH | JUNOS Fifty Fifty: The Rainbow Bistro: