It’s theme week on Song Of The Day. The theme, songs about Canadian cities. Winnipeg. Check. Montreal. Check. Now it is time for Saskatoon. The Guess Who did this one way back in 1972. As an added city bonus, the song also has references to Moosomin, Moose Jaw, Broadview in Saskatchewan, Red Deer, Hanna and Medicine Hat in Alberta, Terrace in BC and for some reason Hong Kong. No idea why Hong Kong. The other towns would all be familiar to Winnipeg bands playing the Western Canadian pub and club circuit. Enjoy the classic “Running Back To Saskatoon”.
The Deep Dark Woods are another band out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan that I spent some evenings listening to at Bud’s On Broadway. This particular song was written for a CBC project in 2009 called The Great Canadian Songquest. Charlie’s (is coming down) is performed live in this version. Ah, memories.
Regina band “Library Voices” released their new album on August 23. (Available on iTunes). The album is titled “Summer Lust”, which is what people in Western Canada definitely do for summer. The attached video is their first single released from the album “Generation Handclap”. The band hails from Regina, Saskatchewan and are following up a successful album “Denim on Denim” from 2010. If you like the video, and are interested in hearing more from this band, hit the link*. It will take you to CBC3 and has most of their songs.