Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on February-28-2008

Manitoba Hal Brolund


For 20 years, Manitoba Hal Brolund has been travelling all over North America, perfecting his blues sound. He is a master of the blues and a Master of the ukelele. He is also a master at using the internet to promote his music, expand his audience, and develop new revenue streams. He has 8 CDs available at,, Apple iTunes, Bitmunk, PayPlay, Tradebit, MusicIs Here, Chondo, or GreatIndieMusic.

Tomorrow, February 29, 2008, he is releasing his new CD Worn Out Shoes. The show will be live from Montreal Canada and also happen simultaniously in Second Life at the House of Flames. A couple live versions of songs from that CD appear on this episode. Enjoy.

Manitoba Hal CD release


  • Worn Out Shoes – 2008
  • Come The Ruination– 2006
  • Resonator – 2005
  • Ukulele Bluesman – 2005
  • This Condition – 2003
  • Kick At The Stones – 2002
  • Railroad Bill and Other Folk Blues – 2000
  • When Hal Freezes Over – 1999
  • Flatland Cafe – 1997

When he’s not on the road on an endless tour, you can find him on Second Life: performing as his alter-ego Forsythe Whitfield. He is currently working on a new CD with David Essig and Mae Moore, which should be ready this spring.


Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Worn out Shoes– (© Hal Brolund and Mae Moore)

Dark Beauty (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Walls of Jerico (© Hal Brolund)

Name Dropping (links)

Web: www.manitobahal.comMySpace:


Second Life: Forsythe Whitfield –

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