Mark Wales the president of www.ofa.on.ca is our returning guest today. Mark was in studio for episode 18. Mark speaks to his experience of 3 years as president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and about the upcoming provincial election issues.
For the past two and a half years, Craig Cardiff has been passing around a Book of Truths during his shows and asking his fans to share something truthful in it – a story, a confession, a hope, a secret.
The book gives fans a chance to write down something they might be too afraid to say out loud, and it gives Cardiff an opportunity to connect with the people who come to his shows.
Those entries aren’t always easy to read. The stories can be heartbreaking, and they can leave Cardiff wanting to do something, to find the person who wrote in his book and tell them to hold on for tomorrow, that things will be OK.
Cardiff’s new album, Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) Part 1 & 2, has turned into a response to those stories. This double album, which was released Nov. 19, 2013, offers 21 tracks that are connected by an underlying sense that there are better days to come.
The Arnprior-based folk singer worked with producers Ben Leggett (Faraway Neighbours, Ben Hermann) and Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Luke Doucet) to record an album that is quite different than anything Cardiff has released before. Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) is one-part boisterous group sing-along, one-part gentle lullaby. One
album features full live band recordings, while the other is more subdued, with acoustic guitar, cello, clarinet and violin.
This is the same team that produced Floods and Fires, the album that earned Cardiff a nomination for a 2012 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Solo and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination as 2012 Contemporary Singer of the Year.
This time, Leggett and Wahl told Cardiff they wouldn’t let him make an album like the ones he’s made before.
Cardiff recorded with a live band for the first time, playing louder and harder than he ever has, and he stepped into a new role, arranging instrumental parts. Cardiff, Leggett and Wahl recorded Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) primarily in Cardiff’s home studio
in Arnprior – which he and Leggett built together during the recording of Floods and Fires – the Chalet Studio in Claremont, and the Schoolhouse studio built by Hawksley Workman outside Huntsville.
For more info about Craig and his current tour go to http://www.craigcardiff.com
Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) is a fabulous double CD. I have most of it on my Ipod so I can have Craig’s little heartplays in my ear wherever I roam. – Coral FM
Listen here for my interview with Craig Cardiff.
Gord Surgeoner is our guest today. Gord brings his experiences about agriculture from the many organizations he is involved with and others he believes are valuable. Check ’em out. http://www.oaft.org www.biotalk.ca www.adoptcouncil www.farms.com www.ofa.on.ca www.cffo.ca
Our guests today were representing The Ontario Poetry Society, or TOPS. http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/
Our guests in studio were Roberto Angelis (branch manager), Fran Figge (ontario president), Jockie Loomer-Kruger, Barbara Lefcourt, and Patricia McGoldrick. Out of studio guests John Oisthoorn and Debbie Okunhill whose poems were recited by the in studio guests. The music today was created by Roberto Angelis.
Karla Kale from http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/ brings us news from the Waterloo Region Museum on Huron Rd.
Agriculture is one of the many display and programming initiatives at the Museum. The music we play is from 3 local groups who were top billboard artists in the 60’s and 70’s.
In the studio today is Eric Lockey, Tony Tennant, and Devon Homick. We talk about the first steps in the agriculture chain when the farmer makes their decisions for crop inputs and crop marketing. Our guests work at www.fspartners.ca Eric brought along a bunch of tunes for us to play.