♬ CBC – My favorite Concerts
On this page I will present some of my favorite concerts from the CBC Concerts on Demand.
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Corb Lund and his band are self-described “road dogs”. They travel constantly, headlining Canadian country and folk festivals, as well as gigging at New York City nightspots and America’s finest honky-tonks. “We’re able to straddle the line between songwriter folk and straight country, which is cool,” says Lund. “We do funky clubs and we do folk rooms, along with festivals.”
Suzie Vinnick, Donna Grantis and Christine Bougie are three Toronto women who are known for their songwriting skills and musicianship. As part of CBC Music’s celebration of Guitar Month, we thought it would be fun to invite the ladies into the studio to show off their guitar skills.
100 Mile House live at The Ironwood
CBC Slide Guitar Summit feat. Sonny Landreth, Colin Linden and Steve Dawson
Celtic Guitar Summit – 2012 Celtic Colours Festival
This year’s Celtic Guitar Summit welcomed back some old friends of the festival and introduced a new one. Fans of guitar-playing in Cape Breton are very well-acquainted with J.P. Cormier and Dave MacIsaac who have shared the Summit stage eight times. Artist in Residence John Doyle, whose Irish guitar accompaniment set a new standard for the instrument, returns for his fourth go around the guitar circle. Nova Scotia’s Ray Legere may be new to the Summit, but his long list of bluegrass picking awards had us all excited for what he would bring with not only his guitar but his mandolin as well. The little guitar as he calls it.
Fire & Smoke
Claire Morrison and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner met in 2010, around a campfire at the infamous campground of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. They quickly realized there was musical chemistry between the two of them. After that first meeting, Daniel tried to track down Claire to find out if she would be interested in working with him. Once he found her, he was relieved to hear the answer was yes, since he’d already booked their first show at a music festival!
Since then, their bilingual performances have created a buzz in both the French and English communities. Just last year, Fire & Smoke won the People’s Choice Award at Chant’Ouest, Western Canada’s well known music competition featuring Francophone artists. Not bad, for a chance campfire singalong.
Flatlander Blues – Suzie Vinnick, Big Dave McLean, Shaun Verreault
The blues know no boundaries. No matter where you live and what you do, it’s just part of the human condition. And when it comes to expressing those feelings through music, two artists from the prairies do it very well, Suzie Vinnick and Big Dave McLean.
CBC Music Exclusives: The Blue Rodeo Silver Anniversary Concert (Video/Audio)
In Concert at Glenn Gould Studio CBC, Toronto, October 29, 2012
Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’Or
Quebec roots music has found a new vedette. Isabeau et les chercheurs d’or are the perfect companion for the honky-tonk lover sitting on the stoop at the farm.
Isabeau Valois and Francois Gagnon are the chief scribes and voices in this quintet of banjo, guitar and mandolin.
Rose Cousins live at the Ironwood
There’s great music, a lot of laughs and some pretty impressive whistling at this show from the Ironwood Stage in Calgary. Rose Cousins is blessed with a gorgeous voice and a gift for songwriting. Those qualities have been recognized with mulitple awards including songwriter of the year at the 2011 ECMAs. Rose is touring extensively with her third album called “We Have Made A Spark.” The album was recorded in Boston with producer Zachariah Hickman. He joins her on bass in this Calgary show along with Austin Nevins on guitar.performersRose Cousins vocals
Zachariah Hickman bass
Austin Nevins guitar
Old Man Luedecke live at The Great Hall
For Old Man Luedecke being the opener is never a problem. Within seconds he has the audience eating from the palm of his hand. His beautiful songs and his more than interesting between song banter is always sure to draw in the audience and keep them entertained.
Old Man Luedecke played an opening set which featured the debut of one of his new songs, ‘Jonah and the Whale’ as well as some fan favourites like the surprise set closer ‘Banjo Underground’. Later he joined The Deep Dark Woods for a guest spot in their set where he was welcomed to the stage by rousing applause. He had won them over.
The Modern Grass
The instrumentation is bluegrass, the music is newgrass. With influences ranging from jazz to bluegrass, gypsy to blues, classical and folk, this young group of musicians is melding styles and taking acoustic music into the future.
Although The Modern Grass is only a little over a year old, they have already done a cross Canada tour and are recording their second album.