Owen Sound based musician Drew McIvor joins us on Folk Roots Radio for a chat and a few live songs from his great new album “Porchlight”. Drew should well-known to Guelph listeners as a member of reggae-acid-funk combo House of Velvet. These days however, Drew front’s his own band ElectroNova and also spends time with Mambo Nation, Nicehaus, and the Mackenzie Blues Band. For more information, visit drewmcivor.com.
We were very lucky to have Crash Bamboo feat. Ambre McLean and Preetam Sengupta join us in the studio on November 9 2013 for a chat and a few songs. A truly beautiful hour of live radio. Enjoy.
Crash Bamboo, Hey You
Crash Bamboo, In A Word
Crash Bamboo, Don’t Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
Crash Bamboo, Coming Home
Crash Bamboo, May The Sun Always Shine At Your Door
Guelph singer-songwriter Gayle Ackroyd joined us in the studio on Folk Roots Radio on April 5 2014. Gayle plays the Three Rivers Coffee House, 40 Margaret St, Guelph (River of Life Church) on April 12 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
For more information on Gayle Ackroyd, visit gayleackroyd.com.
To buy music, visit Gayle’s page on CD Baby.
Singer/Songwriter Kev Morse joined us in the studio on Folk Roots Radio on March 15 2014. Kev previewed songs from his upcoming album “In The Blood”. In the Blood is the follow up to 2010’s “Live Under The Broom Tree”. It was recorded with Greg Woods on drums, Jeremy Giesbrecht on bass with keyboards/production by Tim Alberts. The new CD also features a killer string section with Sharon Tiessen on cello, and Sahra Featherstone on violin.
Ross McKitrick and Rick Avery from Guelph-based celtic band The Wild Oats joined us in the studio on December 7 2013 to play a few songs from their latest CD, “Dog-eared Hymnal Vol 1” and play a few songs. Dog Eared Hymnal Vol 1 features 29 hymns and folks tunes arranged into medleys of jigs, reels, waltzes and airs. The CD celebrates the musical connection between the English hymnal and the traditional Celtic repertoire. Beloved hymn tunes handed down for generations come alive in their alter ego as reels, jigs, waltzes and airs. The Wild Oats are Ross McKitrick (small pipes, pennywhistle and bodhran), Rick Avery (guitar), Jonathan Avery (fiddle), Nicole Ensing (piano), Tom Van Milligen (bass) and Daniel Warren (trumpet). Proceeds from the release of Dog-eared Hymnal will help support the work of World Vision Canada.
Peter Boyer and JK Gulley, Cypress Hills
Peter Boyer & JK Gulley, Union Man
Peter Boyer & JK Gulley, V8 Cars
Peter Boyer & JK Gulley, Bad Habits
Peter Boyer & JK Gulley, Louis Riel
Peter Boyer & JK Gulley, Quarter Horse Pro
Birds of Chicago feat. JT Nero and Allison Russell joined us in the studio for a chat and a few songs on September 11 2013.
Birds of Chicago, Cannonball from Birds of Chicago (2012, Self) CDN
Birds of Chicago, All The City Girls (Live in the Studio)
Birds of Chicago, Flying Dreams (Live in the Studio)
Birds of Chicago, Come Morning from Birds of Chicago (2012, Self) CDN
James Gordon has taken a break from his community activism and political aspirations to record his latest CD (the 25th – we’re counting), Coyote’s Calling. Coyote’s Calling features performances by James Gordon with a backing band that includes his sons Evan and Geordie, as well as Katherine Wheatley, Jane Lewis, Jude Vadala and Louisa Krátká.
James joined us in the studio on Saturday January 5 2013; the first opportunity for anyone in Guelph to hear tracks from Coyote’s Calling plus a new song from James, “Idle No More” written especially for the aboriginal rights campaign.
The Funky Mamas joined us in the studio on October 13 2012 to chat and play songs from their new album “Pickin’ in the Garden”. The CD release concert takes place on Saturday October 20 at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, just north of Woodlawn Ave on Highway 6. There will be two shows at 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. Tickets are very reasonably priced at $3 each or $10 for a family (suggested minimum donation) which sounds like an absolute steal. However, I’m sure they would love it if you decided to pay a little more and took a copy of their new CD home with you too!
The Funky Mamas specialize in music for everyone, children, families, even folkies! They feature ‘Mama Tannis’ – Tannis Maynard-Langedijk on guitar, ‘Mama Chantal’ – Chantal von Maydell on fiddle, ‘Mama Kate’ – Kate Vestula on banjo and banjo ukelele and ‘Mama Georgia’ – multi-instrumentalist Georgia Urban on pretty much everything else including the musical saw! Needless to say, they all like to sing. For more information, visit www.thefunkymamas.com.