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Monday Special Blend
Monday October 19th, 2020 with Jumpin' Joel Flash
A Finely Tuned Elephant & NON STOP NEW LOCAL MUSIC!

An interview with Finely Tuned Elephant! This Jazz/Rock Fusion trio has a new album and more fun on the way! NON STOP LOCAL MUSIC from Birdie Whyte, Akeem Oh, Catriona Sturton, Chris Page, Asuquomo, The Lionyls, Jerry Doucette, Nayana, Chevdot, LeFloFranco, Highfront, Jasper Bridge, and Max Webster!
Summer Turning Blue
Max Webster - Max Webster Canadian
School Girl
Akeem Oh - s/t Canadian New
Winter Crush
Akeem Oh - s/t Canadian

Akeem Oh (Ouellet) is a American-Canadian singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Ottawa ON. His last single “Winter Crush” was released in 2018 to critical acclaim. The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) named it one of the "Top 3 New Ontario Songs You Need To Hear“. The track was also featured in the Ottawa Run Marathon campaign videos. His work has recently been featured in multiple television movies for Lifetime, Hallmark and ION.

An EP that features “School Girl” and “Winter Crush" is scheduled for 2021.

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The Parting Words the Artist Curates
Chris Page - s/t Canadian New
AV in the Sunshine, Man
Chris Page - Decide To Stay and Swim Again Canadian New

Playing Marvest 2020!
Wed, October 21 on Youtube
Marvest Schedule:

Chris Page is an Ottawa-based, independent songwriter who also fronts bands Expanda Fuzz, Camp Radio and The Stand GT.

His new LP "Decide To Stay And Swim Again" will be released September 30, 2020. This album is a stunning collection of acoustic, folk songs and is Chris's most stark release to date. The album is a reworking of the songs that appeared on "Decide To Stay And Swim", originally released in 2004 to critical acclaim. These updated versions give new life to what is a masterful collection of Americana-style songs and songwriting.

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Don't Be Scared
Asuquomo - OT Riddim mixtape Canadian New
Wide Awake
Asuquomo - OT Riddim mixtape Canadian New

Living in Canada for the past eight years and a recent citizen for two, Asuquomo is an Ottawa-based multidisciplinary artist and experimental emcee with roots from Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Over the years, Asuquomo has received positive press coverage from CBC, HotNewHipHop, Bandcamp Daily, Apt613, and FACES Magazine. His newest release ‘YAHWEH’ was placed on countless online streaming playlists including Spotify’s Editorial Playlist: Boutique Tracks, Pitchfork, and a playlist curated by Japanese record producer Toshio Matsuura.

Asuquomo maintains an unmistakable and unique dexterity in both visual and auditory storytelling. His broad artistic range and energetic stage presence has earned him opening slots for the likes of Nigerian superstar Wizkid and Grammy-nominated Burna Boy. He has also shared stages with Mdou Moctar, Shay Lia, Zaki Ibrahim, Violent Ground, Jazz Cartier, Lido Pimienta, Cadence Weapon, Kimmortal, BROCKHAMPTON and Kodie Shane. Locally, he has played festivals like Marvest CityFolk, Ottawa RBC Bluesfest and Arboretum Festival.

Amid the international pandemic, Asuquomo continues to express his pan-African narrative and artistry. To support him, you can stream Diobu on all platforms and check out his upcoming drive-in performance for #CanadaPerforms with Ottawa RBC Bluesfest and the National Arts Centre on August 7, 2020 at Place De Festivals in Gatineau, Quebec.

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Leaving My Heart in Nova Scotia
Birdie Whyte - s/t Canadian
Going To The Races
Birdie Whyte & Catriona Sturton - s/t Canadian

Playing a Show!
Birdie Whyte & Her Family Style Band
Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 8 PM EDT
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank St.

Ottawa-valley performer, poet, music educator, and songwriter Birdie Whyte, is a storyteller rooted in the folk tradition, and sings with a quintessential country vocal tenor that channels the aching geniality of classics Townes van Zandt and Gillian Welch. Birdie's songs are witty, insightful and full of color and energy when brought to life with her band The Hidden Connections.

For her upcoming full-length release, Birdie has recorded with Mike Burnelle and Ken Voita at MUSH MUSH STUDIO in New Middle Cornwall, NS and Stefan Ramey at CONQUERALL MUSIC STUDIOS in Conqerall Mills, NS. Birdie plans to complete the record with engineer Dave Bignall in Ottawa (Red Squares, Megan Jerome, Lynn Miles, Ian Tamblyn) at HEAT OF SOUND STUDIOS over the summer of 2018.

Birdie Whyte has showcased at OTTAWA FOLK FESTIVAL, OTTAWA BLUESFEST THE BACKROAD BALL & THE ATLANTIC CANADA HARMONICA FESTIVAL, and has shared the stage with Little Miss Higgins, John Carroll, Catriona Sturton, and Rebelle. An active member of the Ottawa-Gatineau music community, alongside singing and performing, Birdie Whyte is a longstanding local promoter and concert planner, curating and hosting events at various venues, hosting THE WORLD FAMOUS TUESDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC at The Chateau Lafyaette from 2010-2016, BIRDIE WHYTE & THE AREA PLAYERS 2015-2018 at KAFFE 1870 in Wakefield and is now a host of a folk night in the Byward Market ever Friday at I Deal Coffee.

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Voice of Truth
The Lionyls - The Lionyls II Canadian
Keep on Movin'
The Lionyls - The Lionyls II Canadian

Playing Marvest 2020!
Fri, October 23 on Youtube
Marvest Schedule:

The Lionyls are a four-piece Rock & Soul outfit based in Ottawa, Canada with an unmistakable sound and ability to make their audiences move. Inspired by rhythm & blues, funk, soul, and rock & roll traditions, they have crafted an organic sound that is both timeless and current, raw and refined. The band combines elements from many different genres to create songs that transcend social and cultural barriers and connect people from all walks of life.

After winning the Live 88.5 Big Money Shot in 2014 The Lionyls caught the attention of music fans across the Ottawa Valley. They spent the following three years honing their craft with a non-stop performance schedule performing at landmark festivals and events including: Ottawa Bluesfest, CityFolk, HOPE Volleyball, the National Arts Centre, and Westfest, and supported some of Canada’s biggest names including: Sam Roberts, Serena Ryder, and The Trews. Finally, in April 2017 they released their self-titled debut full-length album, The Lionyls, and toured across Canada in support of the new record.

In early 2018, The Lionyls returned to the studio, with a catalogue of new material. The result was The Lionyls II (due Fall 2019), a concept album that encourages the listener to question contemporary pop culture values. The album showcases a new level of musical innovation, incorporating elements from afrobeat, jazz and hip hop seamlessly with their funk, soul, and rock and roll roots.

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Jerry Doucette - The Douce is Loose Canadian

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C'est pas ma faute
Chevdot x LeFloFranco - s/t Canadian New
Chevdot x LeFloFranco - s/t Canadian New
Je serais tjrs là pour toi
Chevdot x LeFloFranco - s/t Canadian New

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Pretty good to be here
Nayana - s/t Canadian New

Nayana is one of Canadas newest rising country stars. She took home a $50,000 grand prize including a record deal with Indie label Young, Wild And Free Records in the fall of 2019. She released her debut single "Pretty Good To Be Here" Oct 9/2020

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Satisfy Your Guilt
Highfront - s/t Canadian New
Break Free
Highfront - s/t Canadian New

The sound of the band is rooted in a heavy hard rock sound and the four members of HIGHFRONT bring a wide range of influences that the band hopes will help them branch out while remaining true to a straight up rock n roll sound.

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Through the Window
Jasper Bridge - s/t Canadian New
Pistachio Van
Jasper Bridge - s/t Canadian

Jasper Bridge is the singer songwriter alias of Ottawa guitarist Jeff Logan. The debut album ‘Love to a Wild Thing’ explores the theme of love; the songs are honest, heartfelt and vulnerable.

Performing in intimate venues as a solo artist on the road, the goal of the album was to stay true to the singer songwriter approach, and honestly portray the songs as they were written.

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Hip to the Bone
Finely Tuned Elephant - Perfect Coincidence Canadian New
Finely Tuned Elephant - Perfect Coincidence Canadian New
NEW LOCAL MUSIC AND AN INTERVIEW with Jordan from Finely Tuned Elephant!

Finely Tuned Elephant is an Ottawa based jazz/rock fusion trio formed in 2019 by guitarist Jordan Robinson, bassist Felix Labrosse, and drummer Kyle Iveglia.

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Interactive CKCU
impressive...for sure! thanks much!

7:16 AM, October 19th, 2020
Joel Elliott (host)
Glad you dug it Glenn!

10:44 AM, October 19th, 2020