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Monday Special Blend
Monday November 2nd, 2020 with Jumpin' Joel Flash
It’s Funding Drive, Scooter-Mania, and NEW LOCAL MUSIC on The Monday Special Blend!

An Interview with Austin Spademan, Ass. General Manager of Bird Scooters Ottawa! We yik yakked the summer scooter explosion, usage patterns, and what we can expect in the future! FUN! ALSO NON STOP CANUCK MUSIC from Winchester Warm, Cheko Salaam, Class of ‘91, Lady Charles, Alanna Sterling, Sultans of String, Lynne Hanson, Azym, Kim Mitchell and Max Webster!
America's Veins
Max Webster - High Class in Borrowed Shoes Canadian
Cheko Salaam - s/t Canadian New
Cheko Salaam - s/t Canadian New

"Sergio Guerra, stage name Cheko Salaam, is a Salvadorian-born emcee, producer and poet based in Ottawa, Canada. In the past year he has released a slew of projects, starting with The TAPAS album, with visceral emcee G.Grand and prolific producer Jeepz, which got them on the Bluesfest stage for the 3rd time. He is also part of Missing LInX, the 4-man hip-hop-spoke- word super group featuring Ottawa’s Poet Laureate JustJamaal, National Spoken Word Champion Prufrock Shadowrunner and Somali born activist poet Cannon2x. They released their sophomore album entitled “SpaXe Camels”, entirely produced by Cheko. Capping off 2018 with his solo project, “Thirst Trap Mixtape”, a project closely examining the realities of masculinity in the #metoo era.

Having migrated from civil war strife as a young boy, he was influenced by the intersectional experience that was growing up in the south-side of Ottawa, a place known for having the most shawarma shops per capita in the world. Hip-Hop culture was a way to translate the vast experiences of life around him. A way to sow a thread through memory and migration. Cheko carries a remarkable ability to create music brimming with emotional clairvoyance and complexity, accompanied by a devoutly diverse and unique production style. His ambidextrous style switching from boom bap to new age traps ensures Cheko’s continued and sustained place in the game."

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Higher Ground
Lynne Hanson - Just Words Canadian
Would You Still
Lynne Hanson - Just Words Canadian New

Lynne Hanson’s track “Higher Ground” won the Songs from the Heart - Blues category at the 2020 Folk Music Ontario awards! Nice work Lynne!

Check out the awards and winners here:

Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, LYNNE HANSON's brand of "porch music with a little red dirt" can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. She's known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances, whether playing solo or with her band the Good Intentions. A closet stand-up comedian, Lynne often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter.

Lynne has performed in venues and festivals across Canada, parts of the United States, and in Europe, had official showcases in Memphis, TN and Austin TX, has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert), and opened for guitar legend Albert Lee in the UK and Canada.

More Lynne here:
One and Only (Feat. Kalista)
Azym - s/t Canadian New
Open Up
Azym - s/t Canadian

Since a young age I've been in love with singing and performing, Music has always been in my heart and soul, and continues and will always be a part of me! I'm very lucky to be doing what I love as my profession. This music allows me to travel and meet interesting new people all the time. Arts and Entertainment is an exciting industry.

More Azym here:
Found on the Apt613 #ottmusic weekly playlist:
Like an Anchor
Winchester Warm - Belle Attente Canadian
The Great Fall
Winchester Warm - Belle Attente Canadian

Jonathan Pearce of Winchester Warm is Playing Marvest 2020!
Wed, Nov.4 on Youtube
Marvest Schedule:

Jonathan Pearce of Winchester Warm blends together warm harmonies and sometimes raucous indie rock jams into a sound that is curious, experimental, and fun. One-part folk, one-part pop, and four parts fun, he packs enough punch to send you spiraling down the rabbit hole.

More Winchester Warm here:
I am a Refugee
Sultans of String feat. Ifrah Mansour - Refuge Canadian
Sultans of String - Refuge Canadian

Sultans of String won in two categories at the 2020 Folk Music Ontario awards!
Songs from the Heart - Instrumental: Chris McKhool – “Refuge”
Songs from the Heart - Political: Chris McKhool, Kevin Laliberté, Drew Birston, Rosendo Leon & Ifrah Mansour – “I am a Refugee”

Check out the awards and winners here:

A collaboration with over 30 musicians, including Béla Fleck, Robi Botos, Ifrah Mansour, Demetrios Petsalakis, Imad Al Taha, Amir Amiri, Duke Redbird, Twin Flames and others on wide-ranging treatise on displaced peoples.

Addressing the struggles of life on Mother Earth has always inspired Toronto-based quintet, Sultans of String. On their visionary seventh album, Refuge, Sultans of String bring their unique brand of musical synergy and collaboration to bear on 13 songs that speak to the challenges facing the world’s displaced peoples–their stories, their songs, their persistence and their humanity.

Joined by an international cast, some of whom are recent immigrants to North America, the celebrated quintet immerses themselves in the plight of the international refugee on Refuge, and the humanitarian response that should greet everyone in search of a home.

More Sultans here:

An Interview with Austin Spademan, Ass. General Manager of Bird Scooters Ottawa! WE yik yakked all about the pilot project, the summer scooter explosion, usage patterns, and what we can expect in the future!

Check out more info on Bird below!
Alanna Sterling - s/t Canadian New
Alanna Sterling - s/t Canadian

Alanna Sterling is a multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter that fuses jazz, rock and ska elements paired with with soulful vocals and meaningful lyrics to create an eclectic sound unlike anything you've heard before. After starting on piano at age 3, Alanna has taught themself over 40 instruments, currently focusing on guitar, trumpet, saxophone and of course their powerful voice which ranges from raspy belted notes to delicate falsetto. They use their songwriting abilities as a platform to speak about issues of all sizes that affect them on a personal level in hopes that their songs can help others heal and cope with their own struggles. Their goal as a musician is to raise awareness about topics like mental illness, addiction, child abuse, rape culture, LGBTQ+ rights, body positivity, and our society's dire need for feminism.

In March 2018, Alanna decided to start streaming on Twitch under the alias MermaidUnicorn. Twitch is a platform where people can stream a live video for anyone to watch and comment on which allows for real-time interaction between Alanna and their fans all around the world. This has been an amazing opportunity for Alanna, allowing their to grow the reach of their music.

More Alanna here:
On the Downlow
Lady Charles - s/t Canadian New
Free Speech
Lady Charles - Lady Charles Canadian

I couldn't find one! How mysterious! :)

More Lady Charles here:
This Is Magic
Class of '91 - Eyes on Fire Canadian New
Class of '91 - Eyes on Fire Canadian New

Class of 91 is Ian Ferguson, Brock Sarault, Fred Pantalone Jr. & Steve Clifford. Indie rock from Ottawa!

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Kim Mitchell - s/t Canadian New
All We Are
Kim Mitchell - Akimbo Alogo Canadian

Bio (From wikipedia):
Kim Mitchell is a Canadian musician. He was the lead singer and guitarist for the band Max Webster before going on to a solo career. His 1984 single, "Go For Soda", was his only charted song on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 86.[1] Six other singles, "Patio Lanterns", "Rock and Roll Duty", "Rockland Wonderland", "Expedition Sailor", "America", and "Some Folks", reached the top 20 in Canada.

More Kim here:

Interactive CKCU
tuned in Flash...luv Lynne!!! ($$$ in)

7:36 AM, November 2nd, 2020
Jumpin Joel Flash
Hex yeah! Thanks Glenn!

10:12 AM, November 2nd, 2020