Family is the guiding principle of this episode. The show kicks off with Tom's daughter Nora singing on record for the first time, followed by a Culture Reject tune, the man responsible for writing and recording said debut. Russ Walsh's (Sour Cat Records, First Winter, Cruel Bloom) entrance into fatherhood is marked on the show with some cuts from local artists he wrote about in this summer's Rrampt: Habit, Swamp Horlick and Third Development. Steve Ritchie's nephew Josh Ritchie gets in on the action with a track called '911' before Georgian Bay Roots tears the roof off the sucker with Parliament's 'Chocolate City' (yes, there's a local connection!). Summerfolk alumni Fred Eaglesmith chimes in with his song 'Wilder Than Her' and we catch up with local group The Ontarians. Collingwood's Swampy & the Note Troll capture the essence of this episode's theme with their aptly titled 'Connection'. House of Velvet and Drew McIvor round out the hour; never a dull moment on Georgian Bay Roots!
Are you ready for the country?
Jon shares country sounding songs and a feature interview with Kelly Prescott.
You'll hear from:
the D Rangers
Mike T Kerr
and Union Duke
Georgian Bay Roots #262 Oct 3rd 2021 (with Kelly) by Georgian Bay Roots
Celebrate the Summer's End and the beginning of Autumn with this week's episode of Georgian Bay Roots. Join host Kailey Jane Hawkins as she spins tracks to welcome the changing of the seasons, and the return of live music! Featuring tracks by John Prine, The Mackenzie Blues Band, Hot Black Coffee, James Keelaghan, Julian Taylor, Leonard Cohen, Suzie Vinnick, Danny Michel, Steve Poltz, Morgan Barrie, Eve Goldberg, Adam Crossley, and a brand new demo from Drew McIvor!
Wherein Tom catches up with the goings on of the Sweetwater Festival, Symphony in the Barn, the Georgian Bay Symphony Orchestra and classically minded folks in Grey/Bruce. Tune in to hear Tom Allen & Co. wax poetic about John Cage getting lost in Canada, learn about ravens with composer Carmen Braden and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and light up with pianist Francine Kay's performance of Débussy's 'Feux d'Artifices'. Check out a new work by composers Spy Dénommé-Welch and Catherine Magowan performed by GBSO members, Bach inspired pieces by Summerfolk alumni Beverly Glenn Copeland and Sweetwater Artistic Director Edwin Huizinga and Bill Coulter and the deconstructed piano sounds of Gordon Monahan. The show wraps up with a lullaby written by Ian Cusson for the opera Louis Riel and a cosmic performance by Meaford electric violinist Victoria Yeh.
This is a feature interview with Alberta songwriter Scott Cook and it includes a handful of his songs too.
Scott and Jon discuss the return to touring, pandemic musical community, songs for social change, updating classics, biblical imagery, the ecological cost of touring, Woody Guthrie, and meeting Pete Seeger.
This is a show in three parts with late summer songs by:
Louden Wainwright III
The Funky Mamas
A feature interview and some songs from Scott Cook
And back to school songs from
Pharis and Jason Romero
West My Friend
Kirk & Magoo
and David Myles
Folks, Summerfolk has come and gone for another year and it was ... well, it was different. But we all know why and there's no point belabouring that increasingly stale pandemic narrative. Host, Kelly Babcock takes you on one more tour of music by some of the performers of Summerfolk 46 with one additional song thrown in from our friend and performer from past Summerfolk seasons, Shawna Caspi whose album, Hurricane Coming, has just been released.. The SF46 performers we played tracks from this week included Julian Taylor, Madison Violet, Emm Gryner, Basset the Band, the Slocan Ramblers, Jaffa Road, Mimi O'Bansawin, Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Danny Michel, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, and Terra Lightfoot. Enjoy.
Just like Stan Rogers said we should, we did "rise again" and got to experience real, live music at Summerfolk 46 last weekend! Join host Kailey Jane Hawkins as she recounts some of her favourite festival moments (like when she got to meet the Good Lovelies and got a song shoutout from Amanda Rheaume!) and listen to some amazing local musicians showcase their stuff. It's all here, tune in today! Featuring music by Stan Rogers, Julian Taylor, The Skydiggers, Andy Elliott, Dave Hawkins, Mia Kelly, Bob Miller, Patty McLaughlin, Pete Seeger, Bill Monahan, Ray Bonneville, The Good Lovelies and Amanda Rheaume!
In celebration of the little festival that could, and was: Summerfolk 46. Since it was impossible to catch all the acts, at all the venues, here's a handy sampler of a few of the great sounds the Georgian Bay Folk Society brought to Owen Sound this year.
Travel by ear around the world with Jaffa Road, Moskitto Bar, Okan and Quique Escamilla. Revel in the shimmering guitars of Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern, the heavy riffs of Terra Lightfoot and the deep groove of Ray Bonneville. Rock out with The Skydiggers, get down with the bluegrass of the Slocan Ramblers, surround yourself in the voices of Crystal Shawanda and Evangeline Gentle. And from Kurt Swinghammer, a real special cut called 'Owen Sound'.
These artists performed all over the scenic city for one weekend, and for one hour only they're all together on this episode of Georgian Bay Roots!
A Summerfolk46 appetizer with songs from:
Coco Love Alcorn
The Sky Diggers
The Slocan Ramblers
Georgian Bay Roots #254 Aug 8 2021 (with Kelly) by Georgian Bay Roots
All aboard for Summerfolk 46!! Have you got your boarding pass...I mean, tickets yet? Join host Kailey Jane Hawkins as she shares music from artists playing THIS YEAR at Summerfolk 46 AND she'll tell you which stages you can find them at...including the Marine and Rail stage, the very stage she is hosting! Tune in now to hear music by Chantal Kreviazuk, The Skydiggers, Mia Kelly, The Arrogant Worms, Joshua Arden Miller and the Pappy Johns Band, Amanda Rheaume, Katherine Wheatley, Ray Bonneville, Julian Taylor, Raven Meets Lion, Basset, Benjamin Dakota Rogers and the Good Lovelies!
A celebration of all things musical and francophone coming out of Penetang and Lafontaine with an emphasis on the role of Neil Lefaive throughout. The proceedings kick off in official fashion with the franco-ontarian anthem (albeit the dubstep version!) and a sampling of tracks from Penetanguishene Secondary School's concert band album circa 1975 before diving headlong into Monsieur Lefaive's production and mentoring work with Brouhaha and Brasse Camarade.
We check in with École Secondaire LeCaron's woodshop teacher André Forget, area music teacher Michel Paiement and local artists Antoine Devillers, À Qui De Droit, Georgian Bay and Damien Robitaille. After hearing so much of his production (and solo sax skills in the PSS Concert Band) you'll get to hear a track from the man of the hour himself, Neil Lefaive, with a cut from his ongoing (since 1992!) project Fiddes-Lefaive.
The show is rounded out with a summery track from Joëlle Roy, a more traditionally inspired tune from Ariko and, finally, wrapping up with a plea to preserve local beaches from (Damien Robitaille's dad and the man for whom the Lafontaine arena is named)Robert Robitaille.
On this week's show Jon shares music from artists on the line up for Summerfolk46 including
Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar
The Good Lovelies
The Arrogant Worms
Birds of Bellwoods
and new songs from
Swim Good Now & The Techno Hall of Fame
Georgian Bay Roots #250 July 11th, 2021 (with Kelly) by Georgian Bay Roots
SUMMERFOLK 46 IS HAPPENING!! After such a long live-music drought Kailey is pretty excited about our upcoming festival and hopes that you are too! This week on the show we're talking all things Summerfolk, spinning some tracks by artists confirmed to play at this year's festival and a couple of Kailey's "hopefuls" that would be amazing to hear at Summerfolk...or anytime at all. Featuring tracks by Danny Michel, Jaret Koop, The Once, Drew McIvor, the JD Edwards Band, James Keelaghan, Garnet Rogers, Samantha Martin and the Delta Sugar, Rob Elder, The Mackenzie Blues Band, Skylark and Shakura S'Aida!
Hear a brand new track from Jayden Grahlman produced at Grey Noise in Meaford, a cut from Platinum Sweat live at Pride 2010 and a deep dive for National Indigenous History Month (Chippewa Travellers, Nadjiwan, Cheghano, Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, Ansley Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Helen Roy, David Fuhst, Jesse Ed Davis) including an incredible teamup of Summerfolk alumni The Sadies and Buffy Sainte Marie!
On this week's show Jon shares seasonal tracks, songs of reflection for the 215 children discovered in Kamloops, and a shout out for Father's Day.
You'll hear from
Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie
Buffy St Marie
and First Rate People
Don't adjust your dial...Kailey is filling in for Kelly this week! This week on the show we're sharing a little bit of everything -- some old favourites, new discoveries, new releases, live recordings and local favourites! Catch it all here. Featuring music by Craig Cardiff, Will Gillespie, Alex Houghton, Patty McLaughlin, Dave Hadfield, Lennie Gallant, Peter Katz, The Good Lovelies, Colm Wilkinson, Taylor Raeburn, Old Man Luedecke, The Whiteley Brothers and our own Kelly Babcock!