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Monday Special Blend
Monday October 26th, 2020 with Jumpin' Joel Flash
FUNDING DRIVE IS ON! An interview with Funding Drive Co-ordinator Emily D'Orazio! PLUS MUSIC WOW!

An Interview with CKCU Funding Drive Co-Cordinator Emily D’Orazio! We yik yakked local culture, local fun, and the importance of community media! And of course, lots of talk about the CKCU FUNDING DRIVE, on until Nov.8! ALSO NON STOP CANUCK MUSIC from The Nesrallah Artuso Project, Yehonatan Berick, Jonny Porter, Neha Sin, Matt Gower, Hopper, Domanique Grant, Econoline Crush, and Max Webster!
Here Among the Cats
Max Webster - Max Webster Canadian
My Troubles Are Yours
Matt Gower - 2020 Canadian New
Latenight in the Early Morn
Matt Gower - Heart Swells Canadian

Matt Gower likes to wear hats – he owns lots of them. Some of the different hats he’s been known to wear include the “old- timey-banjo-player-hat”, the “mandolin-player-hat” and the quite fashionable “lead-singer-for-Ottawa-garage-folk-band-Capital-Grass-and-the-No-Men-hat”

More Matt here:
Caught in the moment
Hopper - s/t Canadian
Hopper - s/t Canadian

Playing Marvest 2020!
Friday, Oct.30 on Youtube
Marvest Schedule:

Hopper is one of the region’s most exciting indie rock outfits with their raw, catchy tunes that have a bit of grit as well as a refined, indie rock polish. Think Modest Mouse meets Young Empires.

More Hopper here:
Domanique Grant - s/t Canadian New
Til we see the Sun
Domanique Grant - s/t Canadian

Toronto born DOMANIQUE GRANT is a Singer-Songwriter, Media Personality and Creative Director.

Named one of BUZZFEEDS top 20 artists’ to watch, DOMANIQUE GRANT is the perfect combination of whimsical fierceness. With a vocal tone that will make you believe that mermaids exist, one of the sirens most prophetic powers is vulnerability. A compelling songwriting and lyrical gift that breaks down your walls and empowers you to let go of trying to be anything but your most authentic self. Currently working on her second music project, DOMANIQUE’S new music is SIA meets LISA LEFT EYE LOPEZ. Moody pop soul blending electronic inspiration from artist’s like Imogen Heap, with pop-rap undertones of Chance the Rapper and Lizzo.

More Domanique here:
Fake News
Nesrallah Artuso Project - Wearing the Blues Canadian New
I Can't Help Myself
Nesrallah Artuso Project - Wearing the Blues Canadian New

Well folks here it is , finally , a project started last March with Danny Artuso, a labour of love to say the least !!! the highly anticipated Nesrallah Artuso Project "Wearing The Blues" , Enjoy the stream , download tracks and buy the album All tracks produced, composed, arranged ,recorded, and performed by Victor Nesrallah and Danny Artuso, recorded at Studio Artuso Stiittsville and mastered by none other than Bova Labs. Featuring ten songs in the tradition of the Blues , stellar performances all around featuring guest performances by Lynne Hanson on the title track "Wearing The Blues", Guy DelVillano stompin barrelhouse piano on "Confused" and Shelley Garrison Artuso background vocals .

More NAP here:
Place in my Mind
Neha Sin - Signs of Pink 'til Morning Canadian
Cotton Candy Skies
Neha Sin - Signs of Pink 'til Morning Canadian

Playing Marvest 2020!
Wed, October 28 on Youtube
Marvest Schedule:

Neha Sin is a local Ottawa musician with a warm, honey-folk sound. With two years of professional performance experience in various venues, bars and coffee shops. Her sound is shaped by the hazy acoustics of Bob Dylan, Phoebe Bridgers, and Leonard Cohen.

More Neha here:
A Criminal Mind
Jumpin' Joel Flash - s/t Canadian
CKCU FUNDING DRIVE IS ON NOW! And I had a great interview with Funding Drive Co-odinator Emily D'Orazio all about HOW AMAZING THIS STATION IS! :)

We're looking to raise $150,000 this year, and we're already on the way! Check the links below for more info on the drive, and how you can help!

Click to Contribute here:
Visit the program guide here:

Also, Shameless self-promotion! It happens sometimes.

Each week, I release a new dramatic acoustic cover on my youtube channel! And this year, #FlashcamFriday has been TOTALLY CANADIAN! Covers you never knew you needed or ever wanted, really. Check out my YouTube channel below, and give my socials a follow for all the latest videos!

Resident Fiddle
Yehonatan Berick (The Fiddle Twins) - s/t Canadian New

Playing Saturday!
5 at the First: Intimate & Interactive with violinist Yehonatan Berick
Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 2 PM EDT
Online Event

Prizewinner at the 1993 Naumburg competition and a recipient of the 1996-97 Prix Opus, Yehonatan Berick is in high demand internationally as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Performances as soloist include Quebec, Winnipeg, Windsor, Ann Arbor, Jerusalem and Haifa Symphonies, and the Israeli, Cincinnati, Montreal and Manitoba Chamber Orchestras, Thirteen Strings and Ensemble Appassionata. Recital offering include the complete Paganini Caprices, and the complete Solo Sonatas and Partitas by Bach. He has collaborated with many world renowned artists. Festival and chamber series include Marlboro, Ravinia, Seattle, Ottawa, Great Lakes, and Music@Menlo. He tours extensively worldwide, and is featured in the world's most important venues, including Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall. On CD, Berick has recorded for the Acoma, Albany, Centaur, Equilibrium, XXI-21, Gasparo, Summit, and Helicon labels. On video, he can be seen on a BluRay dvd Paganini: 24 Caprices. His recordings have won rave reviews in the press. Equally sought after as violin teacher and chamber music mentor, Berick serves as Professor of Violin at the University of Ottawa. He has been invited as teacher and artist-in-residence at many festivals, and is featured in masterclasses worldwide. His students hold leading positions in major orchestras, ensembles, and music schools worldwide. Yehonatan Berick is currently plays a 1761 violin by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, generously on loan from the University of Ottawa, as well as violin by Honoré Derazey Père from 1852, and a viola by Stanley Kiernoziak from 2003.

More Yehonatan here:
Look Out
Jonny Porter - Look Out Canadian New
Back to the Rats
Jonny Porter - Look Out Canadian New

Jonny Porter is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. His style incorporates rock, blues, and alt-country. Jonny started his music career as the drummer in the successful Reggae/Rock band Staylefish. During his time with Staylefish, he won multiple awards at the London Music Awards, performed on the Vans Warped Tour, and opened for such acts as Down With Webster, Subb, Stomp Records All Stars, and The English Beat among many others.

Following his departure from Staylefish, Jonny recorded his debut 11 track album Grave Bird which was released on Gypsy Soul Records in March 2017. During the support for that release, Jonny shared the stage with Rik Emmett of Triumph, John Wozniak of Marcy's Playground, Todd Kerns of SLASH, Spenny (Kenny vs. Spenny), Five Alarm Funk, and Ko, performed at Canadian Music Week, and Burlington Sound of Music Festival.

More Jonny here:
Get Out of the Way
Econoline Crush - s/t Canadian New

From wiki:
Econoline Crush is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada formed in 1992. They have released five studio albums as well as singles such as "Wicked", "Home", "Surefire", "All That You Are", "Sparkle & Shine", "You Don't Know What It's Like", "Make It Right" and "Dirty".

After the release of their third album, Brand New History, the band was either on hiatus or disbanded, since vocalist Trevor Hurst started his own band, called Hurst. However, during 2007, the band reunited and started touring Canada with Alice Cooper. They released their fourth album, Ignite, in 2008.

More Econoline Crush here:
Interactive CKCU
hillbilly glenn
mailed cheque last wed....+6 bucks for Chopper. Luv The Blend (s)! Thanks!

6:31 AM, October 26th, 2020
hiillbilly g
Night Trax playin some great tunes warmin up the crowd for you Flash! ;-)

6:33 AM, October 26th, 2020
Mike Mercer
For sure!:)))))

7:05 AM, October 26th, 2020
Good interview with Emily AWESOME POSITIVE ENERGY! check out this Gowan live online performance coming up Thursday

11:01 AM, October 26th, 2020
Joel Elliott (host)
Thanks for tuning in friends! And thanks for donating as well! Every little bit helps! :) Also: GO GOWAN!

11:03 AM, October 26th, 2020