Song Of The Day – “September Fields” by Frazey Ford

Being as how we are in the Kootenays, it seems appropriate to post a tune by Castlegar’s own Frazey Ford.  It doesn’t hurt either that it is a terrific tune.

Canada’s Number One Song And Album – March 8, 2015

This weeks number 1 song (Via CBC Radio 2) and album (As per CKUA) are

Death Cab For Cuties song “Black Sun” as single

and

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project as the top album

Two very different bands with 2 very good sounds.

Death Cab For Cutie is a well established American Alternative band out of Washington state that have been playing and recording since 1997.  They feature some interesting musical and instrumental variations and the distinct vocals of Ben Gibbard.

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project features Jayme Stone, a Canadian banjoist.  The project is a working of Alan Lomax’s collection of folk songs.  Some interesting material here as Jayme has gathered some of North America’s finest folk artists to assist in the making of the album.

More info here.

The 7:40 Songbook – March 6, 2014

Thought it was going to be a terrible drive in today.  Radio said to avoid the route I usually take due to a massive water-main break on Glenmore.  Unfortunately I heard this as I was at the point of no return.  Rolled the dice and won, everybody else went to alternate routes and me and the other cars I saw sailed right through.  Actually got to work 5 minutes earlier than normal.  Enough about the drive, time for the music.

Today’s tune is by St Vincent and is called “Digital Witness”.  St Vincent is actually Anne Clark and hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma, residing in Manhattan.  A singer songwriter, leaning to alternative, I hear some Annie Lennox, not much, but some. Interesting tune with some decent hooks.

Song Of The Day – David Ford – “Pour A Little Poison”

For today we have English artist David Ford and a tune called “Pour A Little Poison”.  The song is taken from his 2013 album “Charge”.  A rollicking number which gets you tapping your foot almost immediately.

David Ford on iTunes

 

Music From The Mailbag – Gena Perala

As I attempt to get back on the beat after a fabulous (but not yet over) Canadian summer, I decided to empty the mailbag.  Simply put, I have veritable treasure trove of new music that I have had no chance to do much about.  Having said that, we will attempt to empty the bag by starting oldest to newest and plowing through them with you the reader, until they are done.

Gena Perala

First up, we have Gena Perala, a Canadian artist out of British Columbia.  She is a mufti-talented type who not only writes and performs her music, she also writes poetry, with 3 books to her credit.  Very impressive.   The song I am featuring is from her second album, “Exactly Nowhere”.  The song is “Living Proof”.   A fine ballad, featuring Gena playing the piano and belting out her tune.  Nice song, well produced.

If you want to learn more about Gena, hit the links

Gena Perala Home Page

Gena Perala on Twitter

Gena Perala on CBC Music

Gena Perala on iTunes