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Washboard Hank

Earlier this year, I interviewed Washboard Hank, about his memories of Willie P. Bennett.

I was able to interview Hank at the Twisted Pines Music in Movies festival about his own music and songwriting. Washboard Hank is a Canadian folk music institution. He has released several CDs of quirky and humorous music, a Children’s CD and played for many years in Fred Eaglesmith’s band. Our interview delved into the meat of songwriting but also features some of his more adult oriented material so I’m putting an Itunes explicit label on this episode.

Songs:

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

I’m Just a Lonesome Garbage Truck (© Washboard Hank)

The Empties in the Trunk go Clink, Clank, Clunk (© Washboard Hank)

I’m So Glad I Got My Gentle Vasectomy (© Washboard Hank)

Thump, Thump (© Washboard Hank)

Also for your enjoyment, check out these videos of Washboard Hank at the Twisted Pines Festival:

I Love You Queen Elizabeth (© Washboard Hank)

Washboard Boogie (© Washboard Hank)

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Filed Under (Barrie, blog, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on July-15-2008

James Gordon with a Ron Belanger guitar

James Gordon has been a fixture of the Canadian folk music scene for over 25 years. He was a founding member of Tamarack, and played with them for 22 years before going solo about 10 years ago. He has written hometown songs and humorous songs for CBC radio, and has written a number of musical plays. I interviewed James at the Mariposa Folk Festival on the deck of his hand-made houseboat, the Eramosa Belle. For this episode, James and I both played a lovely handmade guitar built by Ron Belanger. You can find out how to purchase any of James’ 40 CDs at http://jamesgordon.ca.

Songs:

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

Farther Along the Road (© James Gordon)

The Secret of Rock and Roll (© James Gordon)

Pawpine (© James Gordon)

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Eramosa Belle



Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on June-10-2008

Ashley Condon, Douglas John Cameron

Once a month, George Scott and Jason Cliche host a Songwriter’s Showcase at the beautiful Gibson Centre in Alliston, Ontario. I drove the family down on March 2 for a wonderful afternoon of original music featuring Ashley Condon and Douglas John Cameron. I sat down with Ashley for an interview after the show. Ashley Condon was raised in PEI and now lives in Guelph, Ontario. This episode is a little unusual because I use live footage from the concert, interspersed with our interview. I also hope to feature Douglas John Cameron on an upcoming episode.

Songs:

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

Let it Go– (© Ashley Condon)

Everything (© Ashley Condon)

When I’m With You (© Ashley Condon)

Name Dropping (links)

Ashley Condon

Douglas John Cameron

Songwriter’s Showcase

AshleyandSean

(photo by Sarah McGaughey)

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Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, twistedpines) by Sean on May-18-2008

Scott Cooper is another former Midland resident who now lives in Toronto. Last fall he released his new CD,  Tiny Increments. I featured him in a For the Sake of the Song Interview a few months ago.

Here is Scott Cooper singing The Summer Song, accompanied by Mike Yates on cello at the Twisted Pines Festival on May 17.

Here is Don’t Turn Around



Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on May-10-2008

Ben Sures at Penetanguishene Library

Ben Sures is a veteran singer songwriter with 4 CDs to his credit. His song, Any Precious Girl won the John Lennon Songwriting competition and placed second in the International songwriting competition His new album, ‘Field Guide to Loneliness was released at the end of February. In February, we had Ben over for a house concert. We recorded the interview just prior to dinner before the concert. Sorry for the background noises, but people were beginning to arrive for dinner and the concert.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)
Any Precious Girl (© Ben Sures)

If I had a Ray Gun ( © Ben Sures)

The Future Aint What it Used to Be( © 2003 Sean McGaughey)

2 Vignettes ( © Ben Sures)

The Last Full Blood From Serpant River (in progress) ( © Ben Sures)

Holes ( © Ben Sures)

Name Dropping

Ben Sures Official Webpage. Check here for CD sales, tour information, and all things Ben.

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Filed Under (Barrie, blog, for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on April-30-2008

Rob Heath is an Edmonton based singer-songwriter who I met when I was visiting my parents a couple of years ago. He writes thought-provoking country flavored songs. His CD , Couple of Times Around the Sun, is a polished collection songs from a songwriter at the top of his game. Rob has a new CD coming out in the spring. Be sure to watch for it at his website, robheath.com.

Songs:

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

When Big Boys Cry( © 1994 Rob Heath and Nicki Berns)

The Future Aint What It Used to Be (©2003 S. McGaughey)

What Jenny Draws (© 1998 Rob Heath)

Rob Heath

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Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on April-20-2008

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Fortunately, I was able to arrange an interview with Kyle Heimann of Popple. Popple are getting quite well known around the podosphere for their quirky, funny nerdy songs about life and faith.

Unfortunately, we had to reschedule the interview.

Fortunately, Kyle installed Skype so we could record in relatively high quality using his professional mic and mixer.

Unfortunately, his connection would cut out for about 4 seconds every minute or so.

Fortunately, he was willing to use Skype just as a conduit and record his own end of the conversation then I could piece them together.

Fortunately, that meant he could play songs live on the recording.

Unfortunately, the problem wasn’t with Kyle’s internet connection. His computer was taking a 5 sec nap every few minutes.

Fortunately, I just spliced in the album cuts of Popple’s songs.

Unfortunately, my editing program crashed just before I finished the editing, and I neglected to save it.

Fortunately, I had the original files, and just edited them together again.

Unfortunately, just as I finished saving the Mp3, I was tidying my hard disk and DELETED the WHOLE WORKING FOLDER!!!!! AARRGGHHH!!!

Fortunately, I edited it back together again and it’s awesome.

Songs:

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

Contra(© Popple)

Henry the Ninja(© Popple)

Duct Tape Song(©1999 S. McGaughey)

Peanut Butter Sandwiches (© Popple)

You can buy Popple’s CDs, including the new CD, Plaid, at Popple.us

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