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Category: Home Grown music (Page 2 of 3)

The Sweet Lowdown

 

A girl bluegrass style band from Victoria who played a great dance at the HBI in the winter. I am so glad to have their music on the Homegrown Show.

 

The Sweet Lowdown: The Sweet Lowdown

this is the main album I play. Here are some of their others

The Sweet Lowdown: May
The Sweet Lowdown: Live Off the Floor

Andy Vine

 

Here’s a link to his album, Making Waves, which I often play on the Homegrown Show

Great BC musician, I discovered his music at the Cortez radio studio during the early days. I especially like the poem Sea Fever, set to muisc and sung by him. His most famous song is Women of Labrador.

 

Andy Vine: Making Waves

Fraser Union

 

Another great band often played on the Homegrown show. Their music celebrates lives past and present, honours the history and culture of BC. Which is part of why we love them

There are two main albums of theirs I use on the Homegrown Show. There are Hello Stranger and From There to Here.

 

Fraser Union: Hello, Stranger

 

Fraser Union: From There to Here

Here is the bands’s own site Fraser Union Home.

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Tim Hus – Canadiana Cowboy Music

Here is Tim Hus, and his album, songs of Western Canada.

He’s the writer of such Homegrown hits as “the Gravel Pit” and the “Seine Boat Song,” and “Big Wood Timber” his songs have a great beat and capture moments in history, celebrating different aspects of our lives in this fantastic place and time.

Tim Hus: Songs of West Canada

Eileen Quinn – music for sailors … and normal people

 

This is the great Canadian writer of sailing songs that are fun and catchy tunes, which I love to play on the homegrown show. Including the great hit, Miss Inclined, and Dancing with the Moon. Her album Miss Inclined is the one that most often contributes to the Homegrown show.

 

Eileen Quinn: Miss Inclined

 

Eileen Quinn – music for sailors … and normal people.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

TMO for short, is a fabulous ecelctic band from Cortes who have a truely unique and individual style of music. Two albums most often played on the Homegrown show are Carte Blanche and Follow my Lead,  Lead Me to Follow.

 

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra: The Blanche Album

 

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra: Follow My Lead, Lead Me to Follow

Welcome to the Official Carl Dixon Website

Welcome to the Official Carl Dixon Website.

Original Canadian Songwriter whom I discovered in the studio of Cortez radio during the early days of Rockin’ it With Rees and Rena. His greatest hit, in my humble opinion, is the song, Lost in Time, where he goes on about younger people today idealizing a previous era of freakiness and freedom, which is something I think about quite a bit when playing songs on this show. His song captures the feel of it, from the point of veiw of a person who actually was around then and has a realistic picture of it, as opposed to someone who only idealizes it.

The Official Kate Wolf Website – Home

The Official Kate Wolf Website – Home.

Although Kate Wolf is not a Homegrown musician, being from California, she is often played on the Homegrown show because of the magical and beautiful quality of her music. I love the magical way her songs came into my life when I was giving a friend a ride to his home,  which was a long drive, and he happened to find this tape in the parking lot of the dock. Putting it on the tape player, we heard these fabulous songs which I would often like to include on my radio show. There is a festival in her honour every year. We found this tape in the summer of 2010, more than 20 years after Kate Wolf died from cancer at 37 years of age, in California, her songs touched the hearts and lives of a lot of people here on the BC coast.

The Bottomfeeders – Music From the Shores of Clayoquot Sound

The Bottomfeeders – Music From the Shores of Clayoquot Sound.

Here is a link to the Bottomfeeders, the great Tofino band who came up with such hits as “the Drunkest Deckhand” “Gooseneck Barnacle Pickers,” and “Clam Digger” I use their music often on the Homegrown Show. They honour the fishing life with humour and cheer, as well as with heartfelt songs, and they also play some traditional folk songs. Long live the great Bottomfeeders! I hope they write some more soon, so I can play more of their stuff.

The Crooked Brothers

In the summer of 2010 there was a fabulous backyard concert on Quadra Island in which I opened for this excellent prairie band doing poetry. It was on a hot August evening, and I didn’t know I would be part of the opening act. Their music was so great, it echoes on the airways of Cortez radio on the Homegrown show regularly, my favorite song of theirs is “Standing Still” which captures the feeling of those all night drives through the mountains in old junky vehicles. They have a lot of other really great songs as well.

Their album, Deathbed Pillowtalk was an awesome addition to the Homegrown Show. It includes hits such as Rust Scars and Sunday Dress.

 

Crooked Brothers: Deathbed Pillowtalk

 

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