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Monday Special Blend
Monday January 11th, 2021 with Jumpin' Joel Flash & Kim Valentine
New local tunes and Chamber Chats on the Monday Special Blend! Also special guest co-host Kim Valentine!

A Chamber-filled interview! I hopped on the line with Carissa Klopoushak, Artistic Director of the Chamberfest! They have upcoming Chamber Chats, and concerts, and it’s all online! What fun! You’ll hear tracks from Fred Pellerin, Bucky Barrow, Holly Acres, Lnqmrjerz, The Resin Witch, Golden Hour, Hilotrons, Nadia Sirota, Wayfie, BWB and Max Webster!
America's Veins
Max Webster - High Class in Borrowed Shoes Canadian
Bucky Barrow - Another Year Wasted Canadian New
Bucky Barrow - Another Year Wasted Canadian New

Bucky Barrow, (known to police as Rob Snasdell-Taylor), has been on the run, busking around town and evading the authorities. Bucky has been playing in the local underground music scene since the early 90's, as well as touring in bands across Canada, in a stream of well orchestrated and planned out shows. Further proving he is one (good) tough act to follow.

More Bucky here:
Freight Train
BWB - Voices Canadian New
1000 Roses
BWB - Voices Canadian New

BWB is a Power Trio fueled by many generations of music from 60's grit and feeling to 70's Hard Rock Grooves to 90's angst and desperation. We are Ottawa Valley Based.

More BWB here:
Street Sermon(100 bars)
Lnqmrjerz - s/t Canadian New
Harden Pt 1/2
Lnqmrjerz - s/t Canadian

Professional intelligent troller/musician/podcaster...theres allot of slashes

More LnqMrJerz here:
La chanson du camionneur
Fred Pellerin - s/t Canadian
La lurette en colère
Fred Pellerin - s/t Canadian
Diplômé en littérature à l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, fils de comptable agréé, il est devenu «conteur agréable par mégarde» après avoir été bercé par les histoires de sa grand-mère, de son voisin Eugène et de son père.

Les histoires de Fred Pellerin sont celles de son village: Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, petit village québécois de la Mauricie, «où les lutins et les fées s’écrasent dans les pare-brises le soir». Anecdotes, potins, rumeurs passent à la moulinette de Fred Pellerin pour en ressortir sous forme de contes pour adultes.

La frontière entre réalité et imaginaire est ténue et toute ressemblance avec des personnages ayant réellement existé n’est pas fortuite. Et la force de ce formidable bonimenteur est, sans être démagogique, de nous raconter des histoires… toujours vraies! Fred Pellerin met des enjoliveurs à la surréaliste banalité, brasse notre mémoire collective par ses acrobaties verbales.

Fred Pellerin, figure emblématique du conte au Québec, s’est aussi illustré au-delà de nos frontières avec plus de 3000 représentations professionnelles au sein de la francophonie mondiale.

More Fred here:
Holly Acres - s/t Canadian New

Formed in October 2019, Holly Acres has spent the last year perfecting their sound for their debut EP. Recording at Hillside Audio, they are excited to share what they've been writing with the world. From catchy riffs, to drums that will make you tap your feet and lyrics that will make you sing along, Holly Acres is a band to keep your eyes and ears out for.

More Holly Acres here:
Wayfie - s/t Canadian New

Over the past 8 years, Wayfie has been working with talented artists in Canada and
abroad - developing his career from the bedroom. At only 22 years of age, Wayfie is an
extraordinarily talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter (winner of Music BC’s Canadian
Songwriting Challenge 2020), producer, and audio engineer.
It all started with nearly getting trapped in Paris during a global pandemic. “By the
time 2020 arrived, I no longer felt a sense of purpose doing what I had once claimed to love. I
decided to finally stop, drop, and get lost across Europe with my girlfriend. It took getting
stuck in hotel rooms for me to realize I wanted to share my story with the rest of the world.”
With the calendar full of releases through 2021, Wayfie promises to deliver incredible
songs with a variety of sounds and different styles of music, all being DIY productions from
beginning to end.

More Wayfie here:
Sorcierès Mad Woman - Pomme
Golden Hour - s/t Canadian New
Golden Hour - s/t Canadian New

🌻 Indie/pop music group

More Golden Hour here:
Étude 3
Nadia Sirota - s/t
Violist Nadia Sirota’s varied career spans solo performances, chamber music, curation, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a broader audience. Nadia’s singular sound and expressive execution have served as muse to dozens of composers, including Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, Missy Mazzoli, Daníel Bjarnason, Judd Greenstein, Marcos Balter, and David Lang.

Nadia won a 2015 Peabody Award, broadcasting’s highest honor, for her podcast Meet the Composer, which deftly profiled some of the most interesting musical thinkers living today. Ms. Sirota also received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for her work in radio, and Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Prize, awarded to pioneering artists and scholars with an emerging international profile. She sits on the board of directors of Chamber Music America, the national service organization for ensemble music professionals. Nadia received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang.

More Nadia here:


A Chamber-filled interview! I hopped on the line with Carissa Klopoushak, Artistic Director of the Chamberfest! They have upcoming Chamber Chats, and concerts, and it’s all online!

Next event:
Chamber Chats: At Home, Chez vous
Eric Friesen welcomes violist Nadia Sirota
Thursday, January 14, 2:00pm

Chamber chats with Eric Friesen:
upcoming Chamberfest music events:

More Carissa here:
J.S. Bach Sonata no. 1 in G minor, 1. Adagio
Carissa Klopoushak - s/t Canadian
Ritual Violence
The Resin Witch - A Return to Violence Canadian New
With Trip
The Resin Witch - A Return to Violence Canadian New

Formed in the winter of 2016. We play what we love -psychedelic, heavy music.

More Resin Witch here:
Subtle Siren Song
Hilotrons - s/t Canadian New
Echo of my Last Joke
Hilotrons - s/t Canadian New

We are HILOTRONS. Simply just a band, like other bands… but not as good as The Jesus Lizard. We approach music transcending the idea of genre, making musical statements or asking musical questions, accepting the responsibility of growing, learning and evolving as musicians/composers while embracing the absurd, darkness and humour of life. We also super-dig movies and stand up comedy! Never looking for any sort of balance, we try to reflect ALL of this in our music and on our records, delivering high energetic non-stop performances to engage your mind and dance your ass off!

More Hilotrons here:
Interactive CKCU
Thanks for the spins! I'll work on that bio! lol

11:59 AM, January 10th, 2021
Mika Guedes
Amazing selection of songs! Loved it

7:22 AM, January 11th, 2021
Cool show. Good stuff. Thanks.

8:29 AM, January 11th, 2021
it was an honour being included in the wonderful mix of tunes spun here at The Monday Special Blend <3

2:37 PM, January 11th, 2021
Joel Elliott (host)
Thanks all! Fun on the radio hooray!

10:40 AM, January 17th, 2021