It was a pleasure to have bassist Steve Toms from Daddy Long Legs join me recently for a great radio chat and a playlist which included music from many of Steve’s personal faves. Once again, I got the chance to listen and learn more not only about the best of the blues, but more about the region’s best blues boys who have redefined the sound of the blues – to me DDL is kinda like garage skiffle blues rock rhythm with a soupcon of soul – sometimes bat ass crazy, sometimes reeeeal hurtin’ ….
Daddy Long Legs Rogue’s Gallery
Mike Elliott Guitar, Vocals
Steve Toms Bass
Junior Malleck Harmonica
Jeff Wagner Drums
For more about Daddy Long Legs (including reviews of their latest CD The Devil’s In The Details and their FINAL Daddy Longs Legs gig!) coming up in the fall of 2014 check out Busted Flat @ http://www.bustedflatrecords.com/.
Kitchener’s favorite lefty bass playa! is also playing for a lot of his musical friends including Scott Wicken. Check him out at a cool bar near you. – Coral FM.
Here is Part 1 – Steve chats about his love of music and Busted Flat.
Here is Part 2 – where Steve speaks about some of his favorite music to listen to as we create his personal playlist. Steve said he is coming back sometime very soon. – Coral FM.
Brendan James Stephens is known as The Vaudevillian – the members of his band include – Stephens, a suitcase, a snare/ pedal / cymbal, a (resonated) guitar, a six string Banjo dubbed with the word with Howl!, banjo mandolin, and a Carzoo, which combined in performance with his other one man band tricks of the trade, transforms to “Carzoobamaphone.”
Playing since the age of 14, and working his way around the music circuit James recently wowed the crowds at The Memphis Blues Challenge and soon he’s headed to The Windy City to perform as part of theatrical Medicine Show!
Music-wise James is a throwback to simpler times, his original material a modern version of the old time songs of the Mississippi Blues and New Orleans Jazz Scene in the 1920’s / 30’s. And he often pays homage to The Library Congress, (jug band player) Gus Cannon and The Mississippi Shieks. I was pleased and pleasured to have Brendan James Stephens and upright bassist Joey Bell grace the Sound FM studios recently with some live tunes. It was pure Vo Vo De Oh Doe! – Coral FM
It’s a night out at the movies! Actually it’s guest John Tutt from http://www.princesscinemas.com sharing with us movies that involve agriculture. Something different for our show. Barclay Nap is our co-host and supplies a list of movies with the theme of agriculture.
Women of Waterloo Region is an Annual Recognition Event that celebrates women doing extraordinary things, often making a difference in the lives of others. While there are other organizations within Waterloo Region that recognize women for their outstanding achievements, WOW is unique. In addition to recognizing individual women for their inspiration and contributions, WOW recipients in turn pay it forward, by recognizing an individual who has been a leader in her life, someone who has inspired and mentored her in her career or along her journey.
I spoke with WOW founder Amanda Knapp (now in its fifth year!) about some of Waterloo Region with the WOW factor.
Todays show starts with Bob Thirlwall, a certified crop advisor who explains what monoculture and crop rotations are. Our second guest Michael To tells us of video games and board games that have an agricultural theme. Barclay and I finish the show with some general discussion of the days topics.
From England.. I had the chance to speak with Peter Ulrich who I have kept in touch with since his released his debut CD Enter the Mysterium. I always loved Dead Can Dance so I was thrilled to interview Peter for Sound FM years back.
Since that interview, Peter and I have kept in touch by email, and imagine my surprise when one day he sent me a Christmas present and a card.
Painted Caravan which has received rave reviews since its UK release. Recently it was released in the North America again to rave reviews. Here is a three part discussion with Peter Ulrich where we chat about many things from stories which inspired The Painted Caravan to his exciting new collaboration with New York based label City Canyons. Part Two Tempus Fugitives is about to be released. And now there is talk of a live performance!!! I hope to go to NYC and see this show in May of 2015. Stay tuned!
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.