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Monday Special Blend
Monday April 23rd, 2018 with Trish Bolechowsky and Joel Elliot
New album chat with Dana Sipos (Toronto), in-studio music from Braden Foulkes (Ottawa) from his new EP, a phone line chat with Ava Wild who is touring through from Saskatchewan.

Ottawa Grassroots Festival - Thurs. April 26th - Sunday, April 29th, ticketed shows in the evenings, weekend daytime events are free and very family friendly! evening headliners: Jean-Marc Lalonde, Sneezy Waters and Lynn Miles
The Brew Theme Song
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian New
Blue Ridge
Dana Sipos - Trick of the Light Canadian New

Dana Sipos’ new album, Trick of the Light, is due out May 18, 2018 on Roaring Girl Records.
She has a show in Ottawa on Friday, May 4th at the NAC as part of the Fridays at the Fourth (stage)/ Tickets are $15 plus Ticketmaster surcharges (

Sipos recorded with experimental producer Sandro Perri. The album features a breadth of Canadian talent including Mary Margaret O’Hara and violinist Jesse Zubot.

was a musical guest on the Jerry Springer podcast in 2017 - HOW DID THIS COME ABOUT?
originally from Hamilton, ON, spent many years in Yellowknife, went to University in Halifax (did an amazing residency called White Rabbit Arts at a farm on the Bay of Fundy), now resides in Toronto
When the Body Breaks ft. Mary Margaret O'Hara
Dana Sipos - Trick of the Light Canadian New
7:15 phone chat with Dana
Only Love
David Francey - The Broken Heart of Everything Canadian New
David Francey Tours with Original Artwork and New Album: The Broken Heart of Everything - released April 20th

Francey Recovering From Loss of Voice Sets Out On Art Tour - here in Ottawa on July 18th

The voice of one of Canada's top touring folk artists has been silent for a while. Having earned three Juno Awards, four Canadian Folk Music Awards, a SOCAN Folk Music Award, and three critics’ Album of the Year awards from the Canadian folk magazine Penguin Eggs, this "latter-day Canadian poet laureate." (Greg Quill, the Toronto Star) has withdrawn from the folk circuit to rest and rehabilitate.

Like so many other hard-touring artists – Adele, Celine Dion, Shania Twain and Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy among them – David is facing challenges with his singing voice resulting from years of heavy touring. David gradually developed a hoarseness making it increasingly difficult for him to project in concert.

"I worked construction for twenty years. It took its toll. Then I toured continuously with my music for twenty more. This too takes a toll”, David remarked.

While he still had a voice, Francey gathered his favourite musicians and recorded his latest album, The Broken Heart of Everything.

A true artist through and through, David is also an avid painter. In fact, he has been painting almost as long as he has been touring as a performer. In addition to the release of The Broken Heart of Everything, David will be visiting select Canadian cities this spring and summer with a new exhibit of his popular artwork on his David Francey Art Tour 2018.

Much like his music, the images that attract David are drawn from his experience of the world around him. His landscapes – rural or industrial – and seascapes are the kind of places in which you might find the heroes and heroines of his music. Like his songs, his paintings are evocative and compelling yet reflective and sincere.

Remarkably, although colourblind and self-taught, David's paintings are undeniably striking. His art is often subdued and lonely but vastly intriguing and poignant. David's unique background makes his work all the more captivating.

The art tour will give fans of David’s music a chance to see another side of his creative personality, one that they might not have experienced before and are sure to be equally moved by.

David's new CD, original art and prints will be available on this tour.

The Long War with Old Man Grant + Rory Taillon
Saturday April 28th, 2018
Doors 6pm
$12 Cover
Tickets available at

The Long War were selected as the winner of the 2017 CBC Searchlight Contest with their song Breathe In Breathe Out. Their recent success has garnered them the chance to perform at the 2017 CBC Music Festival in Toronto, Banff Performance In The Park as well as the reopening of Ottawa’s National Art Center as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations. Their debut album Landscapes was recorded at Metalworks. The Long War have been featured on several radio and television spots including CBC q with Tom Power, CBC Music First Play Live and Canadian Musician Magazine.


Gentlemen Of The Woods, Brooklyn Doran + Graven & The New Band
Saturday, April 28th, 9 pm, $12
A folk band from Ottawa whose music pays homage to their roots, the people in their lives, and the good things in life. In June 2017, they released their debut album Radiance. It was recorded live off the floor by Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Jim Bryson, etc...) at Little Bullhorn Studios.

Angelique Francis- Sat April 28- Live at the Rainbow, $10 in advance

Angelique Francis is a versatile and exceptionally gifted young musician with talent that is way beyond her years. This multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer song writer and composer has played some of the biggest venues across Canada and the USA. Angelique first took to the stage at age 7 and made her American national television debut at age 13 on the Oprah Network, for writing and composing an original theme song for the Gayle King show. She has an insatiable appetite for many different kinds of music, and has wowed audiences across the globe with her stage presence, instrumentals, song writing abilities and her deep textured vocals. She is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including Blues, Soul, folk, Jazz and Rock.
Need Somebody (To Save Me)
Braden Foulkes - Beauty of Life (live in the studio) Canadian
April 27th, 2018 at Live! on Elgin
Braden Foulkes celebrates the release of his latest EP with special guest Patrick Rock

April 27th
220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor
Doors at 7:30pm | Showtime at 8:00pm
$7 Advanced | $10 at the door
Beauty of Life
Braden Foulkes - Beauty of Life (live in the studio) Canadian New
Plant a Smile
Braden Foulkes - Beauty of Life (live in the studio) Canadian New
Rob Lutes plays the NAC Fourth Stage for Fridays at the Fourth, April 27th
opening act is Sin and Swoon, duo from Montreal
To The Moon and Back
Ava Wild - Bare Canadian

Bare EP released in 2016

Ava Wild is a singer-songwriter from Regina Saskatchewan. She'll be touring out to Montreal at the end of April with her friend Brodie Moniker. "Eastern Exposure Tour"
Working in partnership, they have come together in music collaboration. Both contributing pieces from their solo projects as well as other select compositions (like Drake's hotline bling an some Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong).

April 29th - Ottawa House Concert

SOCAN Young Canadian Songwriter of the Year Award winner 2017
Ava Wild - Bare Canadian
Interactive CKCU
We've been fans of Dana Sipos for a long time. She is exceptional! Let,s hear more!

3:53 PM, April 23rd, 2018
is there a way to hear the interview? i cant find a link to anything but her music (which I love but I want to hear the interview)..... thx :)

8:45 PM, April 23rd, 2018