Up Close: The CBC Radio 2 Sessions
Colleen Brown's Dirt, that is the name of the new album by Edmonton's Colleen Brown and it has been getting rave reviews. Colleen has been getting compared to people like Joni Mitchell and Carole King but I would say Colleen has a voice all of her...
On this Up Close session David Myles brings us back to the feel of the 80's with his free spirited "Simple Pleasures" and covers a Gene MacLellan song that Ann Murray made famous. And no, its not Snow Bird.
I know that artists sometimes hate comparisons but when I first heard Joshua Hyslop I thought of Damien Rice. They both write beautiful, heartfelt songs that seemed to be based in deep introspection. Then when Joshua showed up at the studio with a...
Royal Wood's new CD is titled We Were Born To Glory and it just hit shelves and e-retailers everywhere this week. We had the pleasure of having Royal Wood, his band, a string section and special guest Sarah Slean in the Up Close studio for a special...
The Songs of Kate McGarrigle
Today on the Up Close podcast we get to spend some time with Canadian Music Royalty.Anna McGarrigle, Lilly Lanken and Rufas and Martha Wainwright were at Massey Hall a few weeks back celebrating the legacy ofKate McGarrigle with a concert called “Love...
Today we've got The Skydiggers in session. Now, if you love Canadian music you have to love The Skydiggers. The band has been around for over twenty years and are still releasing some of the best music this country has to offer. Their latest CD...
Sarah recently released a double album called Land and Sea. The Land part of the album is a straight uppop rock while Sea delves in to more of a classicalmode. Comparisons to Gustav Mahler and Kurt Weill come to mind when listening to Sea. And it is...
Whitehorse is made up of husband and wife duo Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet. Both are strong artists in their own right but together they really are better than the individual parts. Check them out as they perform two songs from their debut CD...
Bahamas is the brainchild of Afie Jurvanen, not exactly a band and not exactly a solo project. Bahamas latest CD is called Barchords, the record is an intimate affair where the song and the singer are at the core. For this session Bahamas is made up...
Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins
Ron Hawkins was first introduced to Canadian music fans in 1991 when his band Lowest Of The Low released their first record Shakespeare My Butt. That record went on to be one of the biggest selling independent albums in Canada and is still seen as a...
Johnny Reid's new album “Fire it Up” just came out this week and we couldn't help but have him in for an Up Close session. This new record marks a big change for Johnny Reid. His music has moved to new places. While still deeply rooted in the themes...
Many music fans point to the 60's and 70's as the golden age of rock music. The band's were better they say. Well, that may be true in many cases but every once and a while a band comes around that proves that theory wrong. Zeus is one of those...
The Great Lake Swimmers
The Great Lake Swimmers drop by CBC Music for an Up Close session. The band’s new CD, New Wild Everywhere, will be released on April 3. This session is a sneak preview of some of the songs from that CD.
For this Up Close podcast we have Cowboy Junkies in session. Over the past 18 months Cowboy Junkies have been busy releasing a series of albums called the Nomad Series. Each album based on a theme. The fourth album from that series has just been...
Madison Violet's latest album, The Good In Goodbye, dropped back in September and we've been wanting to have them in for an Up Close session ever since. Due to their hectic schedule setting up a date to record Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac...
Hockey Day In Canada - BidiniBand
Its Hockey Day in Canada and Up Close thought it would drag Dave Bidini in to the studio for a preview of his Stolen from a Hockey Card concert. Dave brought along Stephen Stanley, Chris Murphy and the BidiniBand.
On this edition of Up Close, Elliott Brood record great live renditions of Northern Air and If I Get Old from their latest CD “Days Into Years” and a cover of a Bob Dylan song that was made famous by The Band.
Kathleen Edwards' latest album Voyageur was just released and to celebrate this long anticipated CD we thought we should get Kathleen in studio for an Up Close session.
The Deep Dark Woods
Saskatoon’s The Deep Dark Woods bring their soulful Americana to the Up Close studio for an intimate session.
Six Shooter Christmas
We thought we would end the year with a special Christmas edition of Up Close. Our friends at Six Shooter Records put together a Christmas themed session for us that features The Beauties, Justin Rutledge and Jenn Grant.
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