Talent Tuesday – New Canadian Releases – March 20, 2012

A bit of a slow week, made up for by a release by a band who I have enjoyed over the past few years.

Yukon Blonde plays Vancouver's Legendary Biltm...
Yukon Blonde plays Vancouver's Legendary Biltmore Cabaret (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That band is Yukon Blonde, out of Kelowna, BC and the album is “Tiger Talk”.   These guys have a bright future and I see them as a potential break out band in the next year or two.  This indie-rock band has a distinct style with some interesting guitar riffs.


I like them enough to post a second tune.  This one was recorded live at CBC.

My Girl

The other release is an EP by singer-songwriter “Grey Kingdom”.  They have a definite folk feel to their music.  The EP is titled The Weeping Suns and has 4 songs. This tune is performed live.

Broken Beds

The Shins London Forum 28 March 2007
The Shins London Forum 28 March 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My international release of the week is by The Shins.  They hail from Albuquerque, New Mexico and have been playing and releasing albums since 1992.  What attracted me to this album “Port of Morrow” was a tune called “Simple Song”.  I have heard this during my commute and it is quickly growing on me.  Enjoy a potential Top 10 of 2012.

Simple Song

Remembering Eddie King

Eddie King, Chicago blues guitar player passed away on March 14, 2012.  He was 73.  He played with many of the greats, including Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.  He is best known as both a solo artist and as the backing guitar player for Koko Taylor.  He played with Koko for 20 years.  The video attached is Eddie with his band “The Swamp Bees”.  There is a short interview then some very good live blues.

Eddie King and the Swamp Bees