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Thursday November 16th, 2023 with Joe Reilly
Interviews with Gavin Gardiner of MOONRIIVR, Evangeline Gentle and Ryan Neeb of Lives Like Skyscrapers

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our annual public funding drive. 42 people have so far donated to this program and I am so grateful for their ongoing support. If you enjoy hearing interviews with musicians on CKCU, consider making a donation to the Guest List today using the donate button on this page. At the time of writing this, we are just $120 away from reaching the goal of $3,000 I set for this program and we are still $25,000 short of our overall goal of $165,000 but we can close that gap with your amazing support! NOTE: The On Demand version of this program includes additional interview segments with Gavin Gardiner. We open the show today in conversation with Gavin Gardiner who you may know as the lead singer of The Wooden Sky. He's talking to us today about a new group he has created called MOONRIIVR. The group includes James Robinson of Dwayne Gretzky, Ben Whiteley who plays with Basia Bulat and the Weather Station and Lyle Molzan who performs with Kathleen Edwards and Corb Lund. Gavin tells us how the group came together and fills us in on some of the interesting recording techniques they used while putting this album together in a remote farm setting. The group is appearing in a sold out concert at the Dominion Tavern on Friday (Nov. 17th.) Next up we talk to Evangeline Gentle who released her second album this Fall and is appearing in a free concert at the Ottawa Bagel Shop (1321 Wellington Street) on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 19th) We talk to Evangeline about how her album balances some very serious songs like Underdog (male predators in the music business) and He'll Do It Again (domestic violence) with uplifting, catchy pop numbers like Gay Bar that celebrate queer culture. Finally, we talk to Ryan Neeb of the Ottawa/Toronto group Lives LIke Skyscrapers. Ryan tells us how the group got its name and how they blend elements of folk with alternative rock to create a unique sound. The group is performing on a great bill with Raphael Weinroth-Browne and Area Resident next Thursday, November 23rd. You can see their video for Oh Dear on their website. Thanks for listening today and get out to see some live music this week!
Midnight At The Garden Hotel
MOONRIIVR - Vol. 1 Canadian New
MOONRIIVR - Vol. 1 Canadian New
The Hypnotist
MOONRIIVR - Vol. 1 Canadian New
Evangeline Gentle - Where The Diamonds Are Canadian New
Gay Bar
Evangeline Gentle - Where The Diamonds Are Canadian New
Until The End of Time
Lives Like Skyscrapers - Until The End of Time (single) Canadian New
Oh Dear
Lives Like Skyscrapers - Oh Dear (single) Canadian
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