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Saturday March 6th, 2021 with Sue McCarthy and Chris White
David Francey. A tribute to Bob Nesbitt.

Three-time JUNO Award winner David Francey talks about life *off* the road, the connections between songwriting and painting, and his delight at having his song 'Skating Rink' chosen as the theme for 'Hockey Day in Canada'. We pay tribute to the late Bob Nesbitt (April 26, 1939 - February 27, 2021), an incredible and much-loved community builder who founded the Ottawa Grassroots Festival in 2012.
'40 minutes of uninterrupted folk', courtesy of Sue McCarthy
Mill Towns
David Francey - The Far End of Summer Canadian
Mill Towns
Del McCoury Band - It's Just the Night Canadian
So Say We All
David Francey - So Say We All Canadian
Get Back Change
Ron Hynes - Get Back Change Canadian
Just Waiting for a Train
Dave Clarke - Reunion Canadian
Bytown... It's My Town
The Angstones - Bytown... It's My Town Canadian
My Blue Sweater
Missy Burgess - Pour Me A Song Canadian
Music in Your Eyes
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings - High or Hurting: The Songs of Willie P. Bennett Canadian
Blackie and the Rodeo King
Willie P. Bennett - Blackie and the Rodeo King Canadian
Louis Riel
Sneezy Waters - Dancing Alone: The Songs of William Hawkins Canadian
Interview with David Francey
Torn Screen Door
David Francey - Canadian
Skating Rink
David Francey - Canadian
Saints and Sinners
David Francey - Canadian
Chris Coole - Old Dog Canadian
David Francey - Canadian
Lynn Miles - Canadian
Annie's House
David Francey - Canadian
A tribute to Bob Nesbitt (1939-2012). Bob created countless opportunities for people to develop, learn, connect and celebrate through the teams, organizations and events he created. Bob led the Ottawa Folk Festival site construction crew for many, and founded the Ottawa Grassroots Festival in 2012. The entire Canadian Spaces show on April 10 will be a celebration of Bob's many gifts and contributions.
The voices in this 'audio collage' include Alison Bowie, Grace Smith, Jake Morrison, Sid Ameen, Lynn Chiarelli, Kathy Mitchell, Sjef Frenken, Shelley Ann Morris, Jessica Pearson, Maddy O'Regan, Carol Anne Picinin, Richard Whyte, Tannis Slimmon, Lewis Melville, Mary Gick and Bonnie Harnden.
The Tennessee Waltz
Roy Acuff -
Sally In The Garden
Premo & Gustavsson -
The Tennessee Waltz
Eva Cassidy -
Interactive CKCU
Randy macneil
Thanks for doing this tribute ,Bob was a champion, gave me respect and I am so grateful to have this community.Thanks Chris!!

10:07 AM, March 6th, 2021
Chris White (host)
It's good to know you're listening, Randy and Francine.

10:10 AM, March 6th, 2021
Shelley Ann Morris
What a beautiful tribute to Bob Nesbitt. Chris, thank you for giving us the opportunity to share a few words about Bob. He will be missed, and we will do our best to carry his legacy forward

11:57 AM, March 6th, 2021
Lisa P
Excellent show, Chris, Sue & David!

12:02 PM, March 6th, 2021
Kathy Mitchell
Excellent show, Chris and Sue! Thanks so much for giving us a voice to commemorate dear Bob. Saw David Francey last year at the NAC with my sister ....great show and artist :) I chatted with Lynn Miles at the 2019 Ottawa Grassroots Festival and discovered we both hung out at ye ole' Bank Street Cafe, in the day (80's), where I first heard her amazing music :)

2:46 PM, March 6th, 2021
Wonderful to hear all this great music. Takes me back to Britannia Park, working on the Site Crew with Bob Nesbitt. A great tribute to a lovely man.

9:12 PM, April 17th, 2021