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Georgian Bay Roots Ep 015

Georgian Bay Roots

With your host Jon Farmer


jonfarmerEvery Sunday on CFOS 560 from 4-5pm, Georgian Bay Roots shares some of the best music that’s made in and played in Grey and Bruce Counties with roots music from across Canada and around the world thrown into the mix. Host, Jon Farmer, brings a musician’s ear and the heart of a fan to the airwaves with stories about performers and news about upcoming shows and releases. Tune in to hear some of your favourite acts and new bands that you didn’t know you loved.

This is the very first episode of 2017. It features a couple of Happy New Years songs, songs about winter, country tunes, blues tunes, and a few pretty alright jokes.

If you missed the live show, we will post the episode by 6pm ET.

You can download an iTunes podcast here

Are you making music that you want us to share?
Do you have gig coming up that you want to promote?
Are you interested in being a sponsor or advertising on the show?
Contact us at georgianbayroots@summerfolk.org

Georgian Bay Roots is presented by the Georgian Bay Folk Society with the support the Ontario Trillium Foundation

 


Ep 15 Jan 8
Artist: The Duhks
Track: Lazy John
Album: Beyond the Blue
Length: .30
Release date: 2014
Canadian
Artist: Our Shotgun Wedding
Track: Happy New Year
Length: 3:08
Album: The Honeymoon Sessions
Year: 2014
Canadian
Artist: Tiger Patrol
Track: New Years Resolution
Length: 3:53
Album: Tp Ep
Year: 2014
Canadian
Artist: Raine Hamilton
Track: January
Length: 2:59
Album: Past Your Past
Year: 2015
Canadian
Artist: The Deep Dark Woods
Track: The Winter Hours
Length: 3:08
Album: Winter Hours
Year: 2009
Canadian
Artist: Richard Laviolette and the Oil Spills
Track: Winter Breathe
Length: 3:39
Album: All of Your Raw Materials
Year: 2008
Canadian
Artist: The Foggy Hogtown Boys
Track: Lonesome Scenes of Winter
Length: 3:14
Album: Northern White Clouds
Year: 2005
Canadian
Artist: Joni Mitchell
Track: A Case of You
Length: 4:23
Album: Blue
Year: 1971
Canadian
Artist: Matt Epp
Track: The Sound
Length: 3:13
Album: Unknown
Year: 2016
Canadian
Artist: Sweet M
Track: I Thought I Was Living in Freedom
Length: 4:05
Album: Unknown
Year: 2016
Canadian
Artist: Catharine MacLellan
Track: Old Tin Can
Length: 3:24
Album: Silhouette
Year: 2011
Canadian
Artist: Bobby Dove
Track: Casualty
Length: 2:20
Album: Thunderchild
Year: 2016
Canadian
Artist: Raoul and the Big Time
Track: Born to Love
Length: 3:42
Album: You My People
Year: 2009
Canadian
Artist: The Dardanelles
Track: Joe’s Happy Ship
Length: 3:58
Album: The Dardanelles
Year: 2009
Canadian
Artist: Maura O’Connell
Track: Hit the Ground Running
Length: 3:16
Album: The FolkScene Collection
Year: 1998
Artist: Delhi 2 Dublin
Track: The Happy Track
Length: 2:30
Album: Planet Electric
Year: 2010
Canadian
Artist: Richard Garvey
Track: Abound
Album: Where Fools Gather
Length: 1:49
Release date: 2015
Canadian

 

Archives

Visit our  iTunes podcast page for archived programs

Or stream them on Soundcloud here

Pages with set lists and further info can be found below.

GBR show 1

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GBR show 3

GBR show 4

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GBR show 8

GBR show 9

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GBR show 11

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Georgian Bay Roots 13

Georgian Bay Roots

With your host Jon Farmer


jonfarmerEvery Sunday on CFOS 560 from 4-5pm, Georgian Bay Roots shares some of the best music that’s made in and played in Grey and Bruce Counties with roots music from across Canada and around the world thrown into the mix. Host, Jon Farmer, brings a musician’s ear and the heart of a fan to the airwaves with stories about performers and news about upcoming shows and releases. Tune in to hear some of your favourite acts and new bands that you didn’t know you loved.

This week’s show features a couple of songs in commemoration of December 6th, The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

If you missed the live show, we will post the episode by 6pm ET.

You can download an iTunes podcast here

Are you making music that you want us to share?
Are you interested in being a sponsor or advertising on the show?
Contact us at georgianbayroots@summerfolk.org

Georgian Bay Roots is presented by the Georgian Bay Folk Society with the support the Ontario Trillium Foundation


Ep 013 Dec 4
Artist: The Duhks
Track: Lazy John
Album: Beyond the Blue
Length: 30
Release date: 2014
Canadian
Artist: Pretty Archie
Track Scars
Album North End Sky
Length 3:24
Year 2011
Canadian
Artist: Hot Black Coffee
Track Get in Line
Album unknown
Length 3:22
Year 2016
Canadian
Artist: MAZ
Track Reel du Combat
Album Telescope
Length 4:13
Year 2011
Canadian
Artist: Canailles
Track J’l’hais
Album Manger du Bois
Length 3:50
Year unknown
Canadian
Artist: The Jerry Cans
Track Qanuinngittuq
Album Aakuluk
Length 4:19
Year 2014
Canadian
Artist: Pharis and Jason Romero
Track Sad Old Song
Album Long Gone Out West Blues
Length 3:54
Year 2013
Canadian
Artist: David Ross Macdonald
Track We Don’t Live Forever
Album Knuckle Brass and Bone
Length 4:34
Year 2006
Artist: Chuck Ragan and Austin Lucas
Track Sun or Snow
Album Bristle Ridge
Length 5:26
Year 2008
Artist: Samantha Martin and the Haggard
Track Dark Angel
Album Samantha Maritin & the Haggard
Length 3:13
Year 2011
Canadian
Artist: Evalyn Parry
Track 14 (For December 6)
Album Small Theatres
Length 4:19
Year 2007
Canadian
Artist: Shawna Caspi
Track Not So Silent
Album Apartment For Lovers
Length 4:44
Year 2014
Canadian
Artist: Red Moon Road
Track I’ll Bend But I Won’t Break
Album Sorrows and Glories
Length 3:16
Year 2015
Canadian
Artist: The Boxcar Boys
Track You Are My Sunshine
Album Rye Whiskey
Length 3:19
Year 2012
Canadian

 

Archives

Visit our  iTunes podcast page for archived programs

Or stream them on Soundcloud here

Pages with set lists and further info can be found below.

GBR show 1

GBR show 2

GBR show 3

GBR show 4

GBR show 5

GBR show 6

GBR show 7

GBR show 8

GBR show 9

GBR show 10

GBR show 11

GBR show 12

Natalie MacMaster and Bruce Cockburn

Natalie MacMaster and Bruce Cockburn at Summerfolk

By James Keelaghan

You have to understand that there was a full-tilt party going on. The performers’ bar was like a who’s who of Folk Music — Paul Brady, Mary Black, Maura O’Connell, Aly Bain and Garrison Keillor. The volume was indescribable. People were packed in shoulder to shoulder amidst the fug of cigarette smoke and the cracking of plastic pint glasses. Tables were placed in rough concentric circles around the bar.

She was sitting at a table in the outer-most ring, her eyes hidden beneath the peak of a ball cap. In front of her were some textbooks and notebooks. The seats across from her were empty. A guitar player in Lennie Gallant’s band, Chris Corrigan and I sat down opposite her.
“ What are you doing, Natalie ?” I asked.
“ Studying for my exams,” she replied.
“ What? Here?” I asked incredulously.
“ They’re not going to take themselves.”

I ran into Natalie MacMaster a lot that summer. She was riding high. She was getting main stage slots all across the country and in Europe as well. She was clearly on the edge of breaking big, of becoming the new Canadian fiddling icon, yet she was focused enough to keep up with her studies.

The summer after that, in 1996, she made her only appearance at Summerfolk. She’s been away too long and, after 20 years she’ll be returning to Summerfolk41. A lot has changed since that smoky bar in Denmark 21 years ago, but she has never lost her focus. She knows what she wants and is willing to do the hard work necessary to get it.

Natalie MacMaster Photo 1

Natalie MacMaster will play Sunday, August 21.

All that makes her sound rather serious, but she’s not. She has a great sense of humour and is as much fun as you would imagine someone who was raised in the kitchen party atmosphere of Cape Breton should be–as long as you catch her when she isn’t studying.

Consider this: Her uncle was the legendary Buddy MacMaster, her mother and father are both musicians, her cousin is Ashley MacIsaac and another cousin is renowned fiddler, Andrea Beaton. She comes by the music honestly — it’s an integral part of her. When you watch Natalie, you are not watching one person — you are watching generations of players who have all contributed to what she is now. She’s aware of that history, but she wears it easily.

The best thing about of Natalie MacMaster is that she measures success not by ticket sales or CD downloads. Success is time spent with her family, in hard work completed, and the power of music. Natalie is busy, amongst everything else, raising a family of five.

I grew up in a family a little larger than that. Not being blessed with infinite amounts of space, the way the kids were distributed about the house was a complex algorithm of age and gender. As boys, my brother and I were assigned bedrooms in the basement early on. Strange music would waft down from the bedrooms above and some of the tunes would stick. Going to the Country became the soundtrack of my twelfth summer — a tune I sang quietly while watching the prairies roll away through the back window of the Custom Suburban station wagon. So began my relationship with Bruce Cockburn. It’s been ongoing for over 40 years.

Bruce is the embodiment of the Canadian acoustic music scene for the past four decades. He’s never been content to plough one crop and, by turns in his life, he has been a solo acoustic player, an electric player, a bandleader and a social justice advocate. That is the secret to his longevity as a figure on the Canadian cultural scene — the ability to explore new sounds and new approaches to writing.

Bruce Cockburn will play on Saturday, August 20.

Bruce Cockburn will play on Saturday, August 20.

As a songwriter, there is no mistaking his style, sometimes as regular as any Tin Pan Alley pro, sometimes spilling out lyrics in an unrestrained flow where the words tug and push at the margins. As a guitar player, he has inspired a couple of generations of players. Learning to play Foxglove is a rite of passage for most young Canadian guitarists.

He’s not afraid of politics. We’re living in an era where there is pressure on live artists to leave politics out of the performance. Bruce retains a devotion to a folk singer’s responsibility to sing about issues. He has always done so. From songs like Gavin’s Woodpile or Going Down Slow– another station wagon favourite — to the debate-inducing If I Had a Rocket Launcher, he’s never been afraid to put his ethical heart on his sleeve.

Nor, has he left out the spirit. There is often a note of searching in his songs, a longing for the calm at the centre of the human experience.

Despite the fact that he has been part of my life for so long, to me he is still enigmatic. My memories of him backstage at festivals are from a distance, a solitary figure walking and deep in thought. He is soft-spoken and considered. In another age, he might have been a cloistered poet like Gerard Manley Hopkins.

We are especially happy to welcome Bruce Cockburn and Natalie MacMaster back to Summerfolk after too long an absence. Come on out and enjoy them, but don’t bug them if they are studying.

Bruce plays on Saturday, August 20 and Natalie on Sunday, August 21. You can get information and see schedules at summerfolk.org

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