John FitzGibbon speaks today about Environmental Farm Plans. A completed EFP helps farm operators be aware of the environmental issues around their farmstead and qualifies them for some financial support to make those changes.
An authenticity runs through Canadian singer-songwriter Lynn Jackson’s music that reflects a deep commitment to telling stories that ring true with listeners. Combine this with her gentle voice, rich instrumentation and sweet melodies and you get a sound that is roots-Americana with a hint of folk-pop.
Having shared stages with Ron Sexsmith, Fred Eaglesmith and Jay Semko (The Northern Pikes), Jackson just finished her 7th studio album set for release in April 2014. The Acoustic Sessions is a stripped-down rootsy retrospective of her writing since 2002 and follows up 2012’s critically acclaimed Down in the Dust (Busted Flat Records, Fall 2012). Jackson take her cues from Lucinda Williams, Kathleen Edwards and Eliza Gilkyson, using her ‘whiskey and honey’ voice to mix her timeless melodies while spinning tales about love, loss and everyday people.
Having toured Down in the Dust through the dusty Praries to Vancouver Island in 2013, Jackson will soon hit the road again this summer with a coast-to-coast tour to support her 7th release. As audiences warm to her soulful storytelling style, Jackson is solidifying her place as one of the most original and compelling voices on the Canadian folk music scene.
Lynn is my great pal and one of my fave co hosts because she introduces me to new music all the time. Here’s our first radio show chat. From Lynn performing live (pardon the mic for the first song) It’s all very casual, lovely and amazing.
And Lynn be soon be back because she has a new acoustic CD about to come out and another CD in the works! Yay ! …. – Coral
Last year, I very good friend of the family passed away – he was like an uncle to me and if it was not for him, I do not think I would have found music at all. His name was Brian Richmond. Brian and his brother David loved music. Brian was a brilliant bongo player and drummer. And thanks to Brian’s tap tap a tapping! Dave.. “Durd” Richmond became very famous in a British Band called Manfred Mann!
Dave and his equally famous son Chris Richmond ( who does video production for the Irish band Snow Patrol) came to visit me at Sound FM and I was chuffed. Here is a little bit about Dave!
David ‘Dave’ Richmond is a professional bass player, best known as a founder member of the 1960s pop group Manfred Mann, playing with the band in 1963. After leaving the band in 1963, Richmond became a session player, working with, amongst others, Elton John, Bread, Hank Marvin, and Serge Gainsbourg. for more on Dave – http://www.jazz4now.co.uk/biography.php
Dave and Chris Richmond are two very talented Brits! Registry Theatre’s Lawrence McNaught and Lost and Found’s Artistic Director also met Kathleen Sheehy also met Dave and Chris as well.
In the second part of the show Chris Richmond speaks about his work with Atticus Finch. And Dave chats about working with Henry Mancini, ( known for The Pink Panther theme!) Peter Sallis (Wallace and Gromit), and David Jason (BBC TV’s A Touch of Frost). For more on Atticus Finch check out You Tube.
And this very special podcast of Coral FM is dedicated to the memory of Dave’s brother and my friend Brian Richmond. RIP Brian. I know you are snapping your fingers in perfect rhythm of the beat where’re your spirit roams. Love Coral FM.
Today’s broadcast features music from the GMO’s, a Guelph based band. The topics are Food Freedom Day, audio press releases from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture President Mark Wales, and some farm news courtesy of OMAFRA Connects.
I am thrilled to say that Rockin Ramzi and Jennie Rage have their own radio program on Sound FM every Friday night from 8 to 10pm!
Here is what happened after they did a guest apprearance on Coral FM. Because these two know how to get the word out!
Welcome to the Rockabilly Room!
Voted best new radio show 2013, and winner of a Golden Disc award from CKMS!
Broadcasting Rockabilly and Psychobilly music from 100.3 FM in Kitchener Waterloo Ontario Canada
with your hosts, DJ Jennie Rage and DJ Rockin’ Ramzi.
Hour 1 – Rockabilly , Hour 2 – Psychobilly Louder Hour
I am proud to say that these two are now radio professionals. I think they were naturals and just waiting to find the mic! – Awesomesaucesome! – Hosted by Rockin’ Ramzi and Jennie Rage every Friday night! – – Coral FM
Our guests today are Owen Roberts and returning guest Barclay Nap. Our discussion centres around the nature of agricultural communications. The music today is from the “GMO’s” a great local band from Guelph. This is episode 39,,, for some reason I thought it was episode 38. This show is truncated. The last 20 minutes was lost.
I am very proud to say that I was first person to ever chat with this band on the radio. That’s because my good pal Amanda Kind told me about this incredible young band that I had to listen to.
So listen I did…. four extraordinary young men that now have a huge following and our now receiving national radio airplay. They have been guests twice on the show. And they are always welcome …
Here is my two show interview with Safe As Houses on Coral FM
Gemma wrote a great blog here. http://www.wrfoodsystem.ca/blog/2013/01/14/urban-planning-urban-agriculture We speak to how agricultural land is valued today in regards to city planning. The blog is titled “urban planning, urban agriculture”. And we play some great tunes.
Singer songwriter Lily Frost is a rare bird from Canada’s musical woods. Frost has always danced the line between indie and jazz, thus creating a niche of her own. Frost draws from her real life experiences in her lyrics – in performance, there is an intimacy, a gentle passion that can take you somewhere else and evokes a certain nostalgia – the rainy streets of Paris, a winter picnic or perhaps a beat café in San Francisco. This rarity and distinctiveness can be found on her latest offering, Do What You Love. Do What You Love puts Lily’s distinct sound and exceptional talents together in one concise package.
From the lyrics to the arrangements to the striking artwork, Do What You Love packs a punch and delivers insightful truths about life – embracing femininity with strength, joy and creativity. “I wanted to make a fun, upbeat record for my daughter that included lessons I had learned the hard way,” says Lily. “I wanted to leave people feeling inspired with smiles on their faces.” Lily left me with a smile on my face when she granted me a recent wide ranging Sunday morning phone chat when she played The Painted Lady last March. We talked about her latest CD Do What You Love, (which I Love Love Love!) fave 60’s chanteuses, and her happy life as a musician / mother to her son Meesha and daughter Paloma (who this latest CD is dedicated to!) and even Lily’s current passion for TV’s Mad Men! Do What You Love is continues to garner rave reviews!
In recent years, Lily has won West Coast Vocalist of the Year (2002, New Music West), a SOCAN award for Situation (2006, NXNE) and also a Gemini Award nominee for co-writing the theme song and score for the CBC hit television show, Being Erica.
All shows presented by Gary Topp www.garytopp.com
And for more info on Lily including ticket info, her current tour dates and much more – go to www.lilyfrost.com – Ba Ba Ba Daahhh – Coral FM.