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Shuyler Jansen

Thumbnail image for Shuyler.jpgAs we prepare to hand the X off to Brent Neilsen for the summer season, we say good-bye with a concert with On A Cold Road headliner, Shuyler Jansen, plus a Final Report, for the final show, from Ven Begamudre.


The ever-versatile Shuyler Jansen writes songs that are driven by a desire to know the unknowable. His latest album, Voice from the Lake, was two years in the making, but is by far Jansen's strongest statement yet as a solo artist. In this concert, Jansen will explore his rocky edge with backing band Foam Lake. The band's four brothers are well-known figures in the Saskatoon scene, and Barrett and Paul Ross were members of the celebrated indie band The Blood Lines.


Ven Begamudré was born in Bangalore, India in 1956 and emigrated to Canada with his family when he was six. In addition to short stories and novels, Begamudré has written a biography of Isaac Brock for young adults, and has edited or co-edited a couple of literary collections. He has completed six writer-in-residence appointments including the Canada-Scotland Exchange. Begamudré has a degree in public administration from Carleton University and an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.Play attention to the TITLE of the short story--Ven's a sneaky writer.















Greg Ochitwa is a going concern. The writer/star of COPE, Soundxchange regular, and irrepressible rapper,Greg O keeps himself busy. And stylish.













Over the summer, SoundXchange makes way for 13 Tracks, Brent Nielson's weekly dip into the coolest music you'll rarely hear on commercial radio. Brent's impeccable taste and open mind makes for an hour of surprising and accessible tunes that seem to sing to each other, as well as you. Join CBC Radio 1 every Saturday at 5 pm in the summer for 13 Tracks with Brent Nielson.