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Monday Special Blend
Monday October 8th, 2018 with Trish Bolechowsky & Joel Elliott
Thanksgiving Hooray! Sarah Porter joins us in the studio. We chat with Brock Zeman. Music from Carolina Arnoni & Jasen Colson, Jim Bryson, Mark J. Nyvlt, Madeleine Roger and Taylor Angus!

Carolina Arnoni & Jasen Colson - Single Canadian

Two person track of fun! Just Piano and Drums.

Jasen Colson is a multi-instrumentalist whose career as an Ottawa Musician spans nearly 20 years, covering a wide range of groups and styles. Highlights include drumming/fronting hard rock outfit Twelve34 as well as twice touring Europe as the drummer of celtic punk band, Siobhan. Jasen played keys for the musical theatre production Phantom of the Opry, staged at Ottawa’s Gladstone Theatre in February of 2017. He currently plays drums and sings with pub rockers Brown Paper Bag & Sven at Würk.

Carolina Arnoni says:
“I started piano when I was 6 years old and immediately fell in love with it. Even as a mini me, I Sweeney Todd’ed the situation and knew that the second my fingers touched those keys, at last, my arms were complete. I started classically and branched out in my university days to the wonderful world of jazz and discovered my love of the genre along with latin, pop and funk styles. My experience includes accompanying in musical theatre and jazz, competing in interprovincial music competitions, playing in seniors’ homes and the Veteran’s Health Centre (music therapy), playing in ensembles, bands (including The Jasen Colson Band) and duos as well as a bit of jazz vocals”

Both Carolina and Jasen play in “Jumpin’ Joel Flash & The Magic Machine”! Shameless self promo! Check them out December 8th at the EP Release Prom!

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Clear the Crowds
Jim Bryson - Where the Bungalows Roam Canadian

“Jim Bryson is a Canadian "Singer Songer" and record maker. He has released 5 critically acclaimed solo recordings, the most recent being 2016’s Somewhere We Will Find Our Place, which made many a year end list here in Canada, notably Macleans and CBC Music Top 100 songs (2 songs on list).
In recent years, Jim has been recording and producing records for artist from all over in his Fixed Hinge Studio he built in 2013. Some names of note Jim has worked with include Oh Susanna, Little Scream, The Skydiggers and Kalle Mattson.”

Playing at Nick&Nina Home Shows on Friday!
Jim Bryson at Nick@Tina Home Shows
Friday October 12th, 2018
Doors: 6:30 PM Show: 7:30 PM
Tickets: $25
Address will be revealed after ticket purchase

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“Mark J. Nyvlt is a Canadian singer-song writer. Born in Ottawa, but traveled extensively around the world. Coming from an international family, he was exposed to the pulse of international matters at an early age. Schooled at Canterbury High School for the Arts (Classical guitar), Nyvlt was fortunate enough to witness a rich array of talent in all the fields of the Arts. Sadly, Nyvlt put the guitar down for a very long 15 years while pursuing his studies and his Ph.D. in Ancient Greek Philosophy at Boston University. He now compensates for this loss of time. Now, a permanent professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy at the Dominican University (Ottawa), he continues to integrate philosophical themes into his songs, along with the political and quotidian events of life. He performs regularly in Ottawa and collaborates with the very talented community of musicians in Ottawa.”

Playing at The Atomic Rooster on Saturday!
The Atomic Rooster
303 Bank St.
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mississippi Sun
Lloyd Spiegel - Double Live Set

Sarah Porter joins us in the studio to give us the inside scoop on Lloyd Spiegel, his Canadian tour and his Ottawa show.

Australian blues legend Lloyd Spiegel is a trailblazer in his field and one of his country’s most recognized guitarists, recently being named in Australian Guitar Magazine’s list of the 50 greatest Australian guitarists of all time. A touring artist since age 11, with a relentless tour schedule across the globe, the 7 time Australian Blues Award winner has one of the most unique stories in music.

Spiegel’s 8th release, ‘Backroads’ is a hard edged, personal and brutally honest account of his touring life and follows up from his previous albums, all of which debuted in the top 10 of the Australian independent music charts and holding the #1 spot on the Australian Blues Chart for several weeks.

Playing at the NAC on Sunday!
Lloyd Spiegel - National Arts Centre
Sunday, October 14th, 2018
National Arts Centre
750 Gladstone .

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King With No Crown
Lloyd Spiegel - Double Live Set
Statesboro Blues
Lloyd Spiegel - Double Live Set
60 Years More
Madeleine Roger - Single Canadian

Madeleine Roger is a contemporary folksinger from Winnipeg, Canada. While accompanying herself on acoustic guitar in multiple tunings, it is her artistry as a songwriter that can silence a room, uniting her captivating voice with vivid lyricism and a maturity beyond her years. A former thespian and a lifelong traveler, she is prone to absorbing stories and questioning the way that things are, creating songs with imaginative melodies and honesty that bares truths about being alive.

Playing at Pressed on Thursday!
Madeleine Roger w/ Campbell Woods
Thursday, October 11th, 2018
750 Gladstone

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Darkness Never Stays
Taylor Angus - Single Canadian

“This is the music of Taylor Angus, the fast-emerging duo featuring namesake singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Angus and her partner, guitarist/songwriter Logan Brown. Together, the pair - by their reckoning, spiritual cousins to Buckingham Nicks but musically closer to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass – crafts original songs so unique yet accessible that their brilliant new six-track EP, Sympathy For You, can be viewed as both an artistic statement and a statement of intent.”

Playing at Pressed on Friday!
Taylor Angus at Pressed wsg Christine Jakel & Mikhail Laxton
Friday, October 12th, 2018
750 Gladstone .

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North Ontario
Bet Smith & The Currie Brothers - s/t Canadian New

From Bet, "Free to download, but I do have one ask. Do the planet a favour and commit to better recycling habits. Whether it be washing your recyclables before pitching them in the bin, sorting them better, or separating materials from one another, make at least one, but better yet, a few small changes in your recycling ways. So much of our dirty and mismanaged recyclables end up contaminating other materials, turning the whole lot into garbage that goes to the landfill. We can do better. We learned about it in elementary school."
Walking in the Dark
Brock Zeman - Pulling Your Sword Out of the Devil's Back Canadian
When it comes to storytelling, Brock Zeman is a master craftsman. The Canada-based singer-songwriter has spent the past 12 years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country. But what separates Zeman from his contemporaries isn’t a willingness to speak truth – it’s his unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville and the traditional framework of genre. What gives Zeman’s stories force isn’t that he’s just singing a narrative – he’s living it.

Brock-Zeman-photo-by-Jamie-KronickOver the course of his career, Zeman has released 12 studio albums, one live record, toured North America extensively and received praise from numerous press outlets. “His songs have more depth than can be realized first time through, which only enhances with each listen,” wrote Penguin Eggs. Zeman has also won a slew of songwriting awards, including 2nd place at both 2016’s Unsigned Only Competition as well as the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for his track “Pulling Your Sword Out Of The Devil’s Back.” In 2017 he returned to ISC as a finalist with his song “Dead Man’s Shoes.”

Playing at Irenes on Friday!
Brock Zeman
Friday, October 12th, 2018
Irenes Pub
885 Bank St.

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Interactive CKCU