Playing tracks by
Stompin' Tom Conners , The Birthday Party, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, HENRY WAGONS, Popstrangers and more.
Legendary country and western musician and Maritimer, Stompin' Tom Conners , passed away in March of this year, leaving a legacy of over 300 songs, many of which chronicle his extensive travels throughout Canada. He became a musical icon through the strength of his story telling and tunes referencing Canadian historical events. For instance 'The Martin Hartwell Story' - which we play on the show today - is about a pilot who survived 31 days in the Northwest Territories, after resorting to cannibalism.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds return to North America this week in support of 'Push the Sky Away', the band's 15th official full-length. Today we play 'Jubilee Street', the latest single from the album, after visiting the anarchic days of the Birthday Party, and small selection of earlier Bad Seeds tunes, including a haunting cover of 'Hey Joe'.