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CiTR -- Folk Oasis

English, Music, 1 seasons, 434 episodes, 1 day 20 hours 2 minutes
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Banish your mid-week blues with two hours of eclectic folk/roots music, served with a smile. Still patchouli and kumbaya-free!
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New releases

Enjoy tonight's eclectic mix of new releases from Canada and beyond. Thanks so much for listening, enjoy the rest of your week, and please keep in [email protected]
05/11/20151 hour 50 minutes 20 seconds
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The Hallowe'en Show

This week's extended edition of Folk Oasis is eclectic indeed and even goes off-genre at times. I hope you'll agree that the tunes and comedy bits I've gathered make a good pairing to those bags of candy you're supposed to save until Saturday. :-D Think of the children!!Play safe and have fun this weekend..As always, thanks for listening. Please keep in touch!Val [email protected]
29/10/20152 hours 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Texas, y'all!

Welcome to a special all-Texas edition of Folk Oasis. I just returned from a week in Austin and brought back some tunes and tales from the Lone Star State. A musical travelogue which I hope might inspire some of y'all to visit that fine city. This show dedicated to Matt Morgan of New Braunfels, TX who celebrated a birthday today! Vaya con dios, mi amigo.Thanks for listening, and please feel free to get in touch! [email protected]
22/10/20151 hour 58 minutes 46 seconds
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Laura Kelsey live in studio

Welcome to this week's Folk Oasis, two eclectic hours marinating a bit in Texas, as I've just returned from a visit.Joining me for a live session was Laura Kelsey, who is part of the Vancouver collective Modern Banshee and the Limbic Landwalkers.They will be performing "the moon, the pool & the string" at the Vancouver Planetarium Oct. 15.https://modernbanshee.com Thanks for listening and please stay in touch! [email protected]
15/10/20151 hour 57 minutes 55 seconds
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Mississippi Live & The Dirty Dirty live in studio

Tonight I had the good fortune of welcoming East Vancouver's Connely Farr & Jay Johnson (Mississippie Live & The Dirty Dirty) to the show for a live session. Since Connely is an articling architect, we got some feedback on the new AMS Nest as well as the new proposal for the Vancouver Art Gallery. I also featured several new albums tonight: I'm particularly excited about new releases from Linda McRae and Francesca Blanchard.Sorry I forgot to give away Del Barber/Fortunate Ones tickets as I'd promised! Stay tuned to Oct. 7 show with fill-in Matt Granlund and he'll take care of that.Thanks for listening, and please keep in touch! -Val [email protected]
01/10/20152 hours
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Buckman Coe live in studio

Welcome to the first official day of autumn 2015! Tonight I was pleased to welcome "hapa" artist Buckman Coe, whose CD release will be October 10 at the Imperial.It's also Yom Kippur, so I finished with a new Geoff Berner tune; sorry it was cut off so suddenly! (technical glitch) May I atone?Take care, all, and please get in touch to say hi! cheers, val [email protected]
24/09/20152 hours 13 minutes 19 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Sep-2015

It's First Week at UBC, with an exuberant bass-lovin' DJ playing RIGHT outside the studio. Apparently our soundproofing is not perfect.. So sorry for any exceptional buzzing you might hear tonight!I was pleased to welcome Andy Gordon, who hails from Kangaroo Bay, NSW, Australia. We had a great chat and heard some tunes from his latest album "New Albion". Prepared to be schooled on colonial Australian history! Hope you enjoyed tonight's show, and feel free to get in touch. I'd love to hear from you! cheers, [email protected]
10/09/20152 hours 56 minutes 34 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Sep-2015

Hello folks! First Folk Oasis of September, complete with a fire alarm in our new Student Union Building. Let's hope this won't be a regular occurrence..Anyway, hope you enjoy tonight's blend of protest songs, polka, old-timey, klezmer and more. Two interviews tonight: first was with Jenny Ritter of Vancouver, then I chatted with Chris of Victoria's Compassion Gorilla.Thanks as always for listening, and have a lovely Labo(u)r Day weekend!val [email protected]
03/09/20152 hours 24 minutes 28 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Aug-2015

Hello folks! Hope you're having a splendid week and enjoying the last days of August. Tonight I featured Vancouver's upcoming Accordion Noir Festival (8th annual) which takes place Sept. 10-13. More about this festival next week! As well, you'll hear on this podcast a new (yes, new!) duet by Texas reprobates Willie Nelson & Kinky Friedman. That alone is worth the price of admission to this here podcast. ;-)Thanks as always for your support, and thanks for listening!xo, [email protected]
27/08/20152 hours 26 minutes 3 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Aug-2015

Hello and welcome to another Folk Oasis podcast! No scheduled interviews this evening, so please enjoy a mix of old and new folk/roots music, primarily of the Canadiana type. Hope your summer is going well! Enjoy it while you can...September is not far away.Cheers, and thanks so much for listening.val [email protected]
20/08/20152 hours 25 minutes 32 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Aug-2015

Welcome to my festival-addled voice on this week's Folk Oasis. It sounds worse than it feels, and should be okay soon. It was all self-inflicted, in any case. :)While memories are still fresh, I shared musical and personal experiences from my recent visit to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and the VIA Rail trip home to Vancouver from Edmonton. Both good times and I encourage you all to try both experiences.Thanks so much for listening, and hope you'll join me again next week. Keep spreading the good word!Love, [email protected]
13/08/20152 hours 32 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Aug-2015

Welcome to another edition of Folk Oasis! We're seeing a little much-needed rain here on the west coast. Who knew we'd be so dry.. In any case, no shortage of wet and juicy tunes this week! I chatted with Shawna Caspi, a Toronto singer-songwriter who returns to BC this month on tour. I also featured a couple of music festivals: Burnaby Roots & Blues Fest; and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.Take care, folks, and thanks, as always, for listening!val [email protected]
06/08/20152 hours 33 minutes 48 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Jul-2015

Only a couple of days until this month's "blue moon"...can you feel the excitement? ;-) Tonight I featured two songs titled "Blue Moon" as well as the usual mix of old and new. Check out Nick Lowe's version of "Indoor Fireworks". I had a phone chat with Montreal singer-songwriter/ER nurse Derek Olive. He's about to embark on a cycle tour of the western provinces. I'm getting tired just typing that!!As always, thanks for listening, and happy long weekend to those who have one. Play safe!val [email protected]
30/07/20152 hours 36 minutes 42 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-Jul-2015

Still hungover from last weekend's Folk Fest? Did you enjoy The Jerry Cans? Hear an excerpt from a Nardwuar vs. Jerry Cans radio interview on this podcast. As Well, enjoy some tunes from this coming weekend's festival in Mission. Joining me live in the studio at 8:30pm were The Sands, a folk/jazz/indie ensemble from Vancouver. Thanks for tuning in and enjoy the upcoming rain! (if you're here in Vancouver)See you next week..Val [email protected]
23/07/20152 hours 31 minutes 38 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Jul-2015

Tonight: the annual pre-Vancouver Folk Music Festival show. Only a couple more sleeps until the 38th annual edition of VFMF takes place at Jericho Beach! Hope to see you there.All artists you heard on tonight's show will be at this year's festival. (with exception of first 3: songs about Pluto)I was delighted to welcome Perch Creek, from Melbourne, Australia, into the new CiTR studios. Delightful siblings and an in-law, 5 very talented young folks from Down Under. They'll be sure to be a hit this weekend at the festival. Take care, wear lots of sunscreen, stay hydrated, and thanks for listening! See you next week..val [email protected]
16/07/20152 hours 38 minutes 15 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Jul-2015

First live broadcast from CiTR's new digs! Sorry for the technical glitches, hope you enjoy the tunes. And the interviews! One with Gwen Kallio of Vancouver Folk Music Festival, getting us pumped about the upcoming 38th annual festivities. Also a chat with Corinna Rose, a Montreal folk musician who is currently on tour, and in Vancouver July 29.Tonight's live session was with Surrey singer-songwriter Jon Ochsendorf. Hope you enjoy our chat!Thanks so much for listening, and have yourself a fine week. Hope you're not choking on the BC wildfires smoke!val [email protected]
09/07/20152 hours 39 minutes 37 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Jun-2015

Yes, folks, it's the first Folk Oasis of 2015 and the last edition to broadcast from Studio A of the 2nd floor of UBC's old Student Union Building. Starting June 27 we'll be in shiny new digs next door. Be sure to see citr.ca for more info. Tonight's show was an eclectic blend of current topics (eg. marijuana dispensaries, sunshine, Jazz Fest) and a set to celebrate St. Jean-Baptiste Day in Quebec. (bonne St. Jean!)Thanks for listening, and see you in two weeks' time! (I'm taking July 1 off)Take care, play safe, enjoy summer!val [email protected]
25/06/20152 hours 31 minutes 1 second
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Broadcast on 17-Jun-2015

Welcome to another long edition (almost 3 hours) of kumbaya-free goodness. Tonight I had Mark Hildebrand playing live in the studio ahead of his performance at Takin' Turns next week on Main St. At the top of the show I had a lovely phone chat with Adonis Puentes, who is touring Canadian jazz festivals this summer with a new band and new album. Other topics of the evening included patchouli, Peggy Seeger's 80th birthday, and of course Father's Day. Lots happening around our city this weekend, so get out and enjoy yourself lots of live music! Happy summer solstice to you all, and thanks for [email protected]
18/06/20152 hours 57 minutes 14 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Jun-2015

Tonight's vinyl vault feature was side 2 of classic Taj Mahal record "The Natch'l Blues". He won't be joining us at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, but we love him all the same. Another extended version, clocking in around 2hr. 40 minutes, so congrats and thanks if you make it though the whole thing! :) An eclectic mix to be sure, which included a David Duchovny (yes, that Duchovny) song.Thanks for your support and have a great week!cheers, [email protected]
11/06/20152 hours 44 minutes 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Jun-2015

Welcome to 2 1/2 hours of folk/roots fun! Still kumbaya-free and eclectic. Tonight's featured vinyl was Richard Thompson's "Daring Adventures". He'll be at both the Vancouver and Edmonton folk festivals this summer. I also had a wee chat with Regina, Saskatchewan musician Keiffer McLean, who's about to embark on a Western Canada tour. Hope you enjoy tonight's show, and please do feel free to get in touch. Love to hear from you all!cheers, [email protected]. only 3 more shows until we start broadcasting from the new digs!!
04/06/20152 hours 42 minutes 48 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-May-2015

Tonight's feature from the vinyl vault is entire first side of the Dylan classic. Enjoy! Tonight's edition is chock full of new releases goodness and is, as always, kumbaya-free! Check out the sneak peek at Vancouver Folk Fest. 2 1/2 hours of goodness, as several shows are on hiatus.Thanks for listening, and keep in touch!cheers, [email protected]
28/05/20152 hours 37 minutes 12 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-May-2015

Matthew, host of the fabulous Australian-Canadian music show "Stranded" on CiTR, sat in for me tonight. He even managed to get a fellow Aussie, Tom West, in for a live session. Enjoy, and see you all next week!Thanks for listening,Val [email protected]
21/05/20151 hour 56 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-May-2015

We report to SOCAN (performing rights organization, distributor of radio airplay royalties) quarterly, so I like to give love to our homegrown composers. 100% CanCon this evening, mostly new releases. Including a song for Palindrome Week!Enjoy, and have a good long Victoria Day weekend, my fellow Canucks. Play safe!Val [email protected]
14/05/20152 hours 6 minutes 3 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-May-2015

Another extended edition (2 1/2 hours) of kumbaya-free folk, tonight with a Mother's Day theme. I interviewed Reid Jamieson and his wife Carolyn about their upcoming benefit on Sunday. Hope you enjoy tonight's tunes and don't forget to call *your* momma!hugs,val [email protected]
07/05/20152 hours 30 minutes 3 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Apr-2015

No interviews tonight, no live sessions on this extended edition of Folk Oasis. I did reach into our vinyl vaults for a Joni Mitchell masterpiece, and played side 2 of "Blue" in its entirety. Send her your healing thoughts! weloveyoujoni.comMany new releases tonight, hope you enjoyed what I brought, and thanks so much for listening! Val [email protected]
30/04/20152 hours 32 minutes 21 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-Apr-2015

Happy Earth Day! We embraced our inner hippie with appropriately-themed (but kumbaya-free) tunes. Two interviews tonight: first with Scott Shea, who's currently touring Canada with his first solo album. Later in the show I chatted with Melissa Bandura, aka Familiar Wild, who's hosting a benefit April 23 for Mid-Main Community Health Centre.Take care, hugs all around, and many thanks for listening! Hope you enjoy this [email protected]
23/04/20151 hour 55 minutes 8 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Apr-2015

My apologies for technical glitches and strange noises which occurred during tonight's broadcast. Ghosts in the machines, I'm convinced! In any case, I hope you enjoy an eclectic music mix which includes a Newfoundlander on accordion, a Malian on guitar, and an Acadian on vocals.Joining me live in the studio tonight were local troubador Rodney Decroo, accompanied by upright bass player Mark Haney. We heard some exquisite tunes from Rodney's latest album.To those who celebrate/partake, a happy 4-20! Spark 'em if you got 'em. ;-)hugs, [email protected]
16/04/20151 hour 58 minutes 35 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Apr-2015

I'm back from a great few days in Portland, OR. Hope you all got up to something fun over Easter weekend?In any case, here's tonight's 2 hours of eclectic folk/roots music, in all its splendour. Mostly new and Canadian, with nods eastward to Austin and Eastern Europe. I chatted early in the show with Montreal blues artist Michael Jerome Browne, who's about to start a Western Canadian tour. Enjoy! And thanks, as always, for listening.cheers, [email protected]
09/04/20151 hour 59 minutes 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 01-Apr-2015

Another lovely spring evening on the West Coast: hope this finds you dear listeners all well and in fine fettle. Tonight's Vinyl Vault was dedicated to Joni Mitchell, still in hospital at the time of this writing, and was side 2 of her debut LP. I also had a chance to chat with Oliver Swain, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire from Vancouver Island, about his project "Tower of Song", a tribute to Leonard Cohen. He's taking it on tour this spring, starting with a Centennial Theatre (North Van) show April 10.Have a lovely Easter weekend, all, and I'll be back next week with 2 more kumbaya-free hours!cheers, and thanks for listening.Val [email protected]
02/04/20151 hour 56 minutes 55 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Mar-2015

Happy 6th day of spring! (how are you liking it so far?) Today I dug into the vinyl library and pulled out a classic Canadian folk album from 1973, "Coast to Coast Fever" by David Wiffen. Hope you enjoy it and the usual eclectica that filled the rest of my two hours. Wishing you well and thanking you for your support, I remain,[email protected]
26/03/20151 hour 54 minutes
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Broadcast on 18-Mar-2015

A special 2 1/2 hour edition of Folk Oasis this week.Album feature: "A Wanderer I'll Stay" by Pharis & Jason Romero. Joining me live in the studio tonight were Gina Loes and Sarah Lewis, two ex-pat Americans who met here at UBC some years ago. They've developed a musical kinship and are about to do a little West Coast tour. Hear what they really think about Canada! ;-)Also: a 10 min. Grateful Dead tune. Depending on your predilections, you're welcome! Or, sorry.. Thanks for listening, and HAPPY SPRING!Val [email protected]
19/03/20152 hours 32 minutes 56 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Mar-2015

The end of winter is in sight, my friends! Welcome to another edition of Folk Oasis. Tonight's interview was with genre-jumping fiddle/violin player Anne Lindsay. She's doing a little tour of BC, including an opening gig for the Arrogant Worms. A very interesting woman!Thanks to all to donated to our recent Fundrive; it's not too late to put a little $ in our humble pot... http://citr.ca/donateHappy CelticFest, St. Patrick's, etc. Thanks for listening and have a great week!slainte, [email protected]
12/03/20151 hour 54 minutes 8 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Mar-2015

Yes, kids, it's that time of year again. Have you donated yet to your favourite kumbaya-free folk show? No? Well, head over to the secure donation site at http://citr.ca and please help us out. This year's theme is "Let's Get Digital". Joining me via Dropbox was UBC Radio alumni and station supporter Ken Hardie. Thanks for his contribution of not only money, but great stories and field recordings from the 1960's. Bonus: a new Good For Grapes track!Thanks again for listening, and thanks for your support.See you next week!Val [email protected]
05/03/20151 hour 54 minutes 16 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Feb-2015

Welcome to another edition of Folk Oasis! This one focuses on the Festival du Bois, which returns to Mackin Park in Coquitlam Feb. 26 to March 1. Jocelyn Pettit, a young fiddler/stepdancer from Squamish, will be performing at the festival and was my featured interview this evening. Also prepare to be wowed by a track from "Les Yeux Noir", a French gypsy-klezmer outfit playing in Vancouver this weekend. It's still Heart Month, so take care of your ticker! Then it'll take care of you...As always, many thanks/gros merci for listening. Have a great rest of the week!val [email protected]
26/02/20152 hours 1 minute 27 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Feb-2015

Welcome to tonight's edition of Folk Oasis, extended by about 30 minutes. This gave time to stretch out and do an album feature: the new one (Animals, Insects, and People) by Toronto's Foggy Hogtown Boys. Check them out during their BC tour in March! I also covered several topical themes in a musical way, including: Ash Wednesday, the supermoon, and Year of the Sheep.Gung hey fat choi to all, and thanks for listening! See you next week...cheers, [email protected]
19/02/20152 hours 33 minutes 14 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Feb-2015

"Love is love is love", as Julie Gold sings on tonight's show. Tonight we're all about love and "love-adjacent" emotions. (you know..lust, pain, affection, happiness, depression, etc. etc.) Tonight's live phone interview was with the lovely Karen Savoca. Remember the "miracle of the shoes" from Vancouver Folk Fest 1999?Hope you enjoy tonight's show, and thanks for listening. Happy Valentine's to you all, and be sure to reach out and show someone...anyone!...that you care.xo,val [email protected]
12/02/20151 hour 58 minutes 13 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Feb-2015

It's the shortest month, folks! Hope you're keeping warm and dry and cozy. Tonight's eclecticity included a vinyl folk compilation from 1985, a song from Bob Dylan's new album, and some Québécois trad call-and-response. Thanks, as always, for listening, and hope you enjoy tonight's offerings.cheers, [email protected]
05/02/20151 hour 57 minutes 23 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Jan-2015

January 2015 is rolling to an end; hope it's been a good month for all y'all. Tonight I dug into the vinyl vaults to feature Ry Cooder's soundtrack for the Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas. Singing by Harry Dean Stanton! I also cobbled together a musical trip across oceans to pay tribute to musicologist and collector of folk tunes Alan Lomax. He was born 100 years ago this week. Early in the show I had a chat with the lovely Miss Quincy, who has an upcoming show at the Imperial, and pop-up brunch at her home! (see rocknrollbushcook.com for details)All in all a fun two hours. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks so much for listening.cheers, [email protected]
29/01/20151 hour 53 minutes 35 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Jan-2015

Show #3 of 2015, and all is relatively quiet on UBC campus this cloudy evening. Joining me live in the studio at 8:30 was Adam Giles Levy. He's originally from Guildford, UK and now resides in East Van, near Winsome Kind (my studio guests from 2 weeks ago). Filling out the show was a tribute to Leadbelly, some banjo tunes, a New Orleans brass band and more. Hope you enjoy it!Thanks, as always, for listening, and hope you're keeping warm 'n dry.cheers, [email protected]
22/01/20151 hour 54 minutes 12 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Jan-2015

2nd show of 2015, on a clear cold West Coast evening. I had a lovely phone chat with Winnipeg-based songwriter Christine Fellows. (fun fact: she is an adjunct UBC professor and co-teaches a course in the Creative Writing Dept. with her partner John K. Samson) She'll be in town for the upcoming PuSH Festival. The rest of the two eclectic hours were filled with classic country, Balkan brass band, singer-songwriters young and old, and even an 11-minute suite about Laos. Whew! Enjoy, and hope you're warm and cozy..cheers, [email protected]
15/01/20151 hour 56 minutes 35 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Jan-2015

Happy New Year! I'm glad to be back after the holiday break and hope 2015 is not going too badly for all y'all so far.Tonight I was happy to chat live with the erascible and multi-talented C.R. Avery. Who else would find a hidden venue in East Van (side room at Joe's Cafe) and put on a cabaret? Each Saturday in January, folks. Be there or be square!First live studio session of the year took place, with Leora Joy and Scott Perrie of Winsome Kind. Lovely harmonies and chat, and congratulations on the pregnancy! (someone was busy in 2014.. ;-) )Thanks to all of you for listening, and please keep in touch, won't you?hugs,val [email protected]
08/01/20151 hour 53 minutes 57 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Dec-2014

Welcome to the last Folk Oasis of 2014! Tonight's interview was with Budge Schacte, guitarist for Van Django. They're currently doing a Lower Mainland tour with their Xmas variety show "Van Django Bells". The rest of the show was wintry, eclectic and occasionally Christmas-y. Best holiday wishes to you all and thanks for all your support in 2014. Hope you'll join me for a new year of folk, frolic, and fun in 2015!Hugs,Val [email protected]
18/12/20141 hour 58 minutes 33 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Dec-2014

Hope you're surviving December, and December storms, and December king tides! This rainy evening we welcome Ari Lantela + Jasmin Frederickson to the studio for a live session. They've just moved to Vancouver from Calgary and have a fab little outfit called Chicken Like Birds. Had some nice chat and enjoyed some great tunes.Songs about storms and king tides, anyone? You'll hear a bunch near the top of the show, right after the weather report. Keep warm and dry, and thanks for listening!val [email protected]
11/12/20141 hour 54 minutes 17 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Dec-2014

As we roll into the last month of 2014, we take time tonight to mark the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. May we never forget the 14 women who died that cold day in December 1989, and may we continue striving to eliminate gun violence against all.Tonight's "vinyl vault" feature marks the sad passing today of Ian McLagan. Besides his UK rock past, he was an important part of the Austin roots music community for the last two decades. RIP Mac.Vancouver's brief sunny/cold spell is coming to an end. I look forward to the end of touque head!Hope you're all keeping warm and cozy, and thanks for [email protected]
04/12/20141 hour 53 minutes 48 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Nov-2014

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! Tonight's podcast extended slightly tonight. More folky goodness for all! On tonight's show I dipped into the vinyl vaults and pulled out a Nick Drake compilation to feature. Tonight's interview was with Kathleen Nisbet. Besides being a musician (Viper Central) she is the driving force behind East Van Opry, which is now an annual event. 2nd annual EVO takes place Nov. 30 at the Rio Theatre. Be there with bells on!Take care, stay dry, be good to yourselves, and thanks for tuning [email protected]
27/11/20142 hours 21 minutes 53 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Nov-2014

Hello podcast subscribers! Here's a little lagniappe, lil something extra for y'all this American Thanksgiving. I filled in for Exploding Head Movies on Nov. 24, and I thought you might enjoy this show. If you enjoy the music from Princess Bride you'll love it, and heck, there's even some folky content among the other tunes. Enjoy! And be sure to check out the other podcasts for XHM. GAK does a great job with that show.cheers, [email protected]
25/11/20141 hour 56 minutes 49 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Nov-2014

Emerging from the fog of a rather nasty head cold (thanks to listener who offered to make me chicken soup!) I bring you tonight's show. Joining me live in the studio was Jett Pace, aka Old Man Canyon, who wraps up a tour tomorrow at the Biltmore. I also featured a few upcoming events: Black Hen Travelling Roadshow Revue, the 9th annual Grand Cariboo Opry, and the 2nd annual East Van Opry. Wherever you are, please support your local music scene! Thanks, as always, for listening, and remember to wash your hands often during this cold/flu season!Hugs, [email protected]
20/11/20141 hour 55 minutes 32 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Nov-2014

No special theme or guests tonight: just two hours of new, eclectic folk for you all. Did you know Vashti Bunyan has a new album out? You'll hear about some local gigs of note. Please do get out and support live music in your city! And if you live in BC, don't forget to vote in the municipal elections Nov. 15.Thanks so much for listening. Your support of campus/community radio is always appreciated. Take care, and please stay in touch!cheers, [email protected]
13/11/20141 hour 58 minutes 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Nov-2014

Two big rainstorms this week in Metro Vancouver; hence the title of this podcast. No interviews this week but I did give away some tickets and played a good chunk of new music. Hope you enjoyed the show! Your feedback is always welcome, so please shoot me an email, or get in touch with our station staff (see www.citr.ca for contact info)Happy Rememberance Day, and please stay warm and dry!Val [email protected]
06/11/20141 hour 58 minutes 30 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Oct-2014

Good evening, ghouls and goblins! This week it's all about the devil (and a few ghosts) from the likes of Cowboy Junkies, Shovels & Rope, Good For Grapes, Whitehorse, and many more. Music to purge demons to..Thanks for listening, hope you enjoyed tonight's show, and stay tuned next week for two more kumbaya-free hours!Val [email protected]/Instagram: @folkoasis
30/10/20141 hour 57 minutes 26 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-Oct-2014

You're listening to this after the fact of course, but October 22 was a difficult day for all Canadians. A few of tonight's selections reflect this programmer's mood. Mostly I brought you tunes from artists who will be playing in Vancouver in the near future. Please enjoy, and please do support live music and live musicians! Tonight's interview was with violin player Chris McKhool of Toronto ensemble Sultans of String. They will be performing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Good stuff!Thanks so much for listening...stay warm, stay safe, and keep your loved ones [email protected]
23/10/20141 hour 51 minutes 36 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Oct-2014

Slowly working my way through the pile of new releases that came across my desk recently. So many good tunes! Hope you enjoy tonight's eclectic two hours.It's been awhile, but I did a live phone interview, with Kitchener, ON artist Lynn Jackson. She is currently touring Western Canada solo, with a couple of upcoming dates in the Vancouver area. Check her out at www.lynnjackson.netRain is in our local forecast: if it's in yours as well, please stay warm and dry! And crank up the CiTR tunes. Thanks so much for listening, and hope you will join me next week.Cheers, Val [email protected]
16/10/20141 hour 59 minutes 26 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Oct-2014

I'm back from Europe! Part of me still on a warm beach on the Greek Islands, but also happy to be sleeping in own bed again. Lots of new music tonight! As well as a taste of Greece, and a little Kate Bush.It's Thanksgiving day Monday here in Canada, so I hope you'll have a chance to be with loved ones and, well, give thanks.Take care, and I thank you all for listening! Cheers, [email protected]
09/10/20141 hour 58 minutes
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Broadcast on 01-Oct-2014

Thanks to Matt of CiTR's Stranded (Australian-Canadian music) for filling in this week. He did a great job, and I see from playlist there is a feature interview with one of my fave Aussie artists, Paul Kelly! I'm uploading this from Athens airport, on way to Netherlands and home on Oct. 5. Tune in next week and I shall have some tales to tell! Take care, thanks for listening, and hope you've enjoyed the last 3 'relief pitchers'. :)Kalimera,Val [email protected]
02/10/20141 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Sep-2014

Many thanks to Gary (aka GAK) from Exploding Head Movies for filling in this week. I see from his playlist that he took up my "Greek" challenge. Also featured, an interview with Fish and Bird, and I think one with Duncan McHugh.Special extended version - 3 hours of folky goodness. Enjoy! And as always, thanks for listening.kalispera from Santorini,Val [email protected]
25/09/20143 hours 16 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Sep-2014

I'm away in the UK and Greece until October, and apparently this show has gone "to the birds"! Thanks to Paul Norton (Code Blue) for filling in and providing an interesting playlist. Indeed the birds are chirping here today in Oxted, Surrey (currently in a pub on their wifi) as Scotland remains a part of the United Kingdom. Cheerio all and thanks for [email protected]
18/09/20141 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Sep-2014

Tonight we had the honour of a live session with Steve Normandin, an amazing accordéoniste from Montréal. He will be at this weekend's Accordion Noir Festival. Organizer and squeezebox afficionado Rowan Lipkovits gave us the lowdown on the fest: http://accordionnoirfest.comGood squeezins!Hope you enjoyed tonight's show. If you did, please continue to spread the good word! Much love to all. Enjoy the rest of the summer, and be sure to tune in for special guest hosts during the next 3 shows. In a few days I'll be off to Europe..Cheers, [email protected]
11/09/20141 hour 58 minutes 56 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Sep-2014

Welcome back students*! Another two hours of eclectic folk tunes this week, no interviews. Featured festival is Victoria's Rifflandia, which takes place Sept. 11-14. Lots of other local shows on the calendar, so we concentrated on those. Please support live music and live musicians! On the moon phase front: Sept. 8 is the harvest moon, and a supermoon to boot! Hope you enjoy tonight's show, and thanks for listening! Please feel free to get in touch, and have a great week.cheers, [email protected]*post-secondary only in BC (teachers' strike in progress)
04/09/20142 hours 1 minute 9 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Aug-2014

On the last of Vancouver's hot August nights, music to soothe, inspire, cool your furrowed brow! Long weekend is coming up..whether you're at the PNE, Bumbershoot, or (this week's featured fest) the True North Fraser Bluegrass Festival...have a good one, eh? Elvis Costello turned 60 (!) this week, which calls for a musical tribute. Hope you enjoy tonight's show: if you did, please pass the word around! We love and depend on you talking us up.Safe weekend, and thanks for listening.val [email protected]
28/08/20141 hour 57 minutes 31 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Aug-2014

Welcome to another two eclectic kumbaya-free hours of folk/roots music! Tonight I had a chat with local singer-songwriter (and leader of Kingsgate Chorus) Jenny Ritter. Also in the mix: a volcano song, a baseball set, and new protest music from old Vancouver reprobate Art Bergmann! It's all good. Please enjoy, and I welcome your feedback!Take care and enjoy the rest of your week. Thanks for [email protected]
21/08/20141 hour 58 minutes 16 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Aug-2014

Welcome to tonight's edition of Folk Oasis, which comes during a turbulent news week. Featured festival tonight: Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival. Beautiful little town, great music. I also chatted with Eden Oliver of Victoria folk group West My Friend, about their upcoming "Bikes, Barns & Beers" tour. Sounds like fun!Also in tonight's mix: a musical tribute to baseball's Tom Henke (in the crowd at Nat Bailey Stadium last night) and a farewell to the dearly loved Robin Williams. Thanks so much for listening, and be kind to yourselves this weekend, won't you?hugs, [email protected]
14/08/20141 hour 57 minutes 22 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Aug-2014

Since it was BC Day on Monday, I decided to make this an all-BC edition of Folk Oasis. So much talent here at home. This week's featured festival was Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver, which takes place Aug. 1-10. Hope you enjoy tonight's variety, and the interview with Serena Eades of acoustic duo Sostenuto. It's also SOCAN reporting week, so some BC composers will receive a few extra pennies on next royalty cheque after this show airs. What is SOCAN? see http://www.socan.ca/aboutHope you're enjoying summer! Take care and thanks so much for listening.cheers, [email protected]
07/08/20141 hour 55 minutes 54 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Jul-2014

Welcome back, podcast listeners! Apologies for technical difficulties the last few weeks. I'm told by the tech kids that it is under control. I enjoyed tonight's show (partly because I got to squeeze in some Elvis Costello + Kate Bush) and hope that you will too. Had a wonderful chat with Colleen Rennison about her new solo album. What a year she's having! Also: new releases, festival features, even a set of WWI songs. Eclectic AND kumbaya-free!Have a safe and happy long weekend, y'all, and see you next week..cheers, [email protected]
31/07/20141 hour 57 minutes 53 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-Jul-2014

Greetings to all, and especially those recovering from a long weekend at Vancouver Folk Music Festival! Thanks to all who dropped by CiTR's booth near Stage 3. This week I dipped into the new releases bin (which is pretty deep) and also featured the upcoming folk festival in Mission, about an hour outside Vancouver.In the mix: a musical tip of the toque to Bob McDonald of CBC's Quirka and Quarks! Hope you enjoy tonight's show. Apologies for the delay in podcast setup, and keep enjoying your summer.cheers, [email protected]
24/07/20141 hour 59 minutes 42 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Jul-2014

Yes, folks, it's almost time for the 37th annual gathering of the folkies down at Jericho Beach. Folk Fest is just a few days away! From Brasstronaut to Joan Baez, we covered a lot of musical ground on this extended podcast. Near top of show I chatted with Ben Plasse, of the Howlin' Brothers. Looking forward to seeing them, and so many other artists! Thanks for tuning in, and hope to see a bunch of you at Jericho...rain or shine!cheers, [email protected]
17/07/20142 hours 38 minutes 26 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Jul-2014

Summer is here, World Cup fever has hit, and it's hot, baby! With festival season in full bloom, you'll find more spicy worldbeat nuggets in the musical mix tonight. I had the pleasure of chatting with Tamar of the Ventanas, and then Samantha Martin. Both are with Toronto bands: different musical genres, outstanding singers. I look forward to hearing them at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. The other featured BC festival tonight was the Harrison Festival of the Arts, already in its 36th year. A great excuse to get out of the city and hear some great music. Take care, play safe, keep cool, and thanks for [email protected]
10/07/20141 hour 59 minutes 16 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Jul-2014

Hope you're all enjoying your summer! Vancouver Folk Music Festival is only a few weeks away; I was very honoured to speak tonight with one of this year's headliners, Eliza Gilkyson. July 4th is also coming up, so I ended the show with some timely tunes to get my American friends in the mood.. In between, more tasty musical treats and feature on an upcoming festival in Smithers.Happy Independence Day to my American friends, and big thanks to you all for listening. See you next week!cheers, [email protected]
03/07/20141 hour 59 minutes 59 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Jun-2014

All kinds of homegrown Canadian goodness for you this week in honour of Canada Day. Coast to coast to coast! The featured festival is Islands Folk Fest in Duncan, celebrating 30 years of bringin' the deep folk.Sorry this podcast loaded late, "technical difficulties" abound..your Fundrive $$ at work! ;-)Thanks for listening, and have a great weekend and Canada Day, [email protected]
26/06/20141 hour 58 minutes 37 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Jun-2014

June is (for real) Accordion Awareness Month! Tonight I had the pleasure of interviewing Rowan Lipkovits of CRFO-FM's show "Accordion Noir". They also organize an Accordion Noir festival each September, so we had lots to chat about. Rowan was also kind enough to curate an accordion-based playlist. Some very cool tunes. Hope you enjoyed tonight's show, and if you did, please spread the good word around! Thanks for listening, and hope you'll tune in next week.cheers, [email protected]
19/06/20142 hours 1 minute 3 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Jun-2014

Welcome to the second-to-last Folk Oasis of spring 2014! It's been a tumultuous week here in Vancouver, so I hope this podcast will be a bit of an (ahem) oasis for all y'all. And don't forget it's Accordion Awareness Month! Joining me live in the studio this week was Grimsby, Ontario based singer Paul Federici. He's been driving across Canada the past few weeks and had a few tales to tell. Catch him in Vancouver this weekend.Happy Father's Day and have a good time at all the Car-Free festivals taking place around Vancouver. Thanks again to all of you folks for supporting this show. Feel free to drop me a line to say howdy - I love hearing from you all.cheers, [email protected]
12/06/20142 hours 1 minute 7 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Jun-2014

On a night with horrible news coming out of Moncton, New Brunswick, we remember the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacres. Political protest songs in hour 2. In hour 1: an interview with Ethan Caleb of young Victoria band The Archers. He called from a stormy evening in Calgary. Hope you enjoy this evening's show, broadcast from stuffy studio A at CiTR-FM. Sorry if I whinged too much about the heat!!Thanks so much for listening, and enjoy the rest of your week.cheers, [email protected]
05/06/20142 hours 4 minutes 12 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-May-2014

Hope you're all doing well...I know it's been a trying week for many. Hope this two hours will perhaps make you feel a little better.This week's interview at 8:15 was with Toronto singer-songwriter Shawna Caspi, who embarks on her first musical tour of British Columbia in June. Welcome Shawna! The rest of the show covered the gamut from Indian ragas to Scottish accordion to western swing to Maya Angelou singing calypso. Yes, you read that right. Thanks so much for listening, and please tell your friends about our station!cheers, [email protected]
29/05/20141 hour 56 minutes 6 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-May-2014

Greeting podcast listeners! Hope you're enjoying a splendid week, wherever you may be. This week's phone interview was with "Old Folksinger" Bob Bossin. He's been an important part of the Canadian folk music landscape for over 40 years. He has just published a book and written a play written on the life of his father. See davythepunk.com for more details. After that I was joined in the studio by Linda Bull, host of wonderful CiTR show "Give 'Em The Boot". Topic was Corsica and its culture - especially its music. Hope you enjoy the travelogue.Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks so much for listening!cheers, [email protected]
22/05/20142 hours 6 minutes
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Broadcast on 14-May-2014

Welcome to a warm, full moon evening. Full Flower Moon, as it's traditionally known. To celebrate: moon-based content, including a new track from the moon man himself, Mr. Bob Dylan. Near the top of the show I chatted with champion fingerstyle guitarist Don Alder, who had the pleasure of playing recently with Canadian celebrity-astronaut Chris Hadfield. Don will be at the Rogue Folk Club May 23.The last track "Victoria" shorted out on me, so you'll not hear it on the podcast. Sorry about that! Thanks so much for listening, and happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canucks. Drive safe and, if camping, bring rain gear! cheers, [email protected]
15/05/20141 hour 55 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-May-2014

First Wednesday in May 2014. How are y'all doing? It's a fine, warm spring evening here in VanCity. Tonight I chatted on the phone with Chris Prpich of Regina roots duo Brass Buttons. He, his wife, and their two young children are currently on tour in BC. He called from Ainsworth, BC where they'd just got out of the hot springs. (envy alert!!)Tonight's vinyl feature was a 1985 release from The Blasters, in honour of the Alvin brothers upcoming Jazz Festival appearance. In the 2nd hour I also featured a set of Leonard Cohen songs: (yet another) Cohen tribute is coming up at the Rogue Folk Club May 9.My ongoing throat travails are almost done! Blasted what turned out to be bronchitis with a short course of Zithromax. Antibiotics to the rescue..Thanks for listening, take care of yourselves, and a very happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there.cheers, [email protected]
08/05/20142 hours 2 minutes 38 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Apr-2014

Happy last day of April! Today the lineup for the 37th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival was released. At the top of the show I chatted with Gwen Kallio, festival publicist, about what we can expect this summer at Jericho Beach. So exciting! Today's extended podcast includes all sorts of new releases. Mostly Canadian, but you'll hear tunes from Australia, Corsica, Austin, TX as well. Always eclectic and kumbaya-free. Hope you're enjoying spring. Take care, and thanks for listening.hugs, [email protected]
01/05/20142 hours 29 minutes 16 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-Apr-2014

Anybody feel that 6.7 magnitude earthquake today? Was centered off the coast of Vancouver Island, doesn't appear to have caused damage or injury.Tonight's live guests in the CiTR studios were Allen Forrister and Chris Ronald. They played some tunes and chatted about Takin' Turns at the Prophouse. This monthly series takes place at the Prophouse in East Van. takinturns.caAfter that I had a live phone chat with Andrew Penner of Toronto duo The Sunparlour Players. They do a great live show and will be back in Vancouver April 26.Thanks for listening and please say hi when you get a chance: [email protected]/merci,val
24/04/20141 hour 58 minutes 35 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Apr-2014

Holy Week, Passover, spring...a time of renewal. Lots of songs in that vein tonight, as well as a live session with Glenn Chatten. Glenn is a local singer-songwriter who was involved in the Ontario folk scene of the 1980's. With him in the studio, collaborator and good pal Ken Cade on violin. Keep an eye on www.soaringeaglemusic.com for upcoming gigs by Glenn and his band. Two songs called "Easter Snow" for those of you who may experience it! We soggy Wet Coasters feel for ya. Thanks, as always, for tuning in.Have a happy long weekend and stay safe!val [email protected]
17/04/20141 hour 58 minutes 37 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Apr-2014

Happy 14th day of spring -- day 8 or so of my cold, if you're counting. :-) With spring comes new CD releases and lots of tours, so you'll hear everything from Harlan Pepper to Soweto Gospel Choir tonight. For another edition of "Val's Vinyl Vault" I pulled out the Peter Case self-titled lp from 1986. He'll be playing a tiny club in Bellingham this weekend.The phone interview near top of show was with Nelson, BC singer-songwriter James Lamb. He's in town for the Verses Festival of Words that continues this week.Thanks as always for listening! Your feedback is much appreciated, so don't hesitate to get in touch. Even just to say hi.cheers, [email protected]
10/04/20141 hour 57 minutes 38 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Apr-2014

Welcome to the 14th day of spring, and the 2nd day of my annual Spring Cold. Sorry for the extraneous sniffles and coughs tonight. Had a lovely phone interview with "The Bard of East Van", Geoff Berner. He'll be reading from his new novel "Festival Man" on Sunday at the Verses Festival of Words (http://versesfestival.ca). Find out how he came to be big in Norway!After some parking shenanigans (welcome to UBC!) Joyce Island joined me live in the studio for some songs and chat. Thanks for listening, and do please stay in touch! [email protected], val
03/04/20141 hour 56 minutes 20 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Mar-2014

Happy 7th day of spring 2014! Am pleased to report that flowers are in bloom and birds are squawking/stalking their territory here in Vancouver. Lots of new Canadian music tonight, and a lovely phone interview with Craig Cardiff. His Vancouver gig is April 3 and I'm looking forward to it. Maybe I'll add to the Book of Truths! And yes, that is Kate Bush you'll hear, singing "My Lagan Love". Excuse my screaming, but I WILL BE SEEING HER LIVE IN LONDON SEPT. 16! All hail the power of fan club pre-sale codes.Have a great week and thanks for listening!hugs, [email protected]
27/03/20141 hour 56 minutes 14 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Mar-2014

On this last day of winter 2014, lots of interviews! First we spoke to former Vancouverite-now-in-Nashville Steve Dawson. He's on tour with his new acoustic album and will be in Vancouver March 30. Next up was a phone chat with Glenn Sutter from Saskatchewan, currently on tour in BC. To round out the show, Kent McAlister joined us - one of his last public appearances before moving to Calgary. We'll miss ya, Kent!Hope you're all keeping warm and dry. Happy [email protected]
20/03/20141 hour 59 minutes 37 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Mar-2014

Welcome to another extended edition of Folk Oasis! Tonight's guest was Luke Wallace, who played us three tunes and talked about treeplanting and a planned documentary to be filmed this summer.Before I forget, many thanks to those of you who generously donated to our annual Fundrive last week! Good karma and blessings to you all.Lots of new CD releases and bands on tour..spring must be coming! Please get out and see some live music this weekend, woncha?Thanks for listening, and enjoy the rest of your [email protected]
13/03/20142 hours 31 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Mar-2014

It's that time of year.. Our annual fundraising campaign is on, so I brought in UBC Radio alumnus Ken Hardie to help with the pitching. He has just retired as Translink's communication director and had an extensive career in radio before that. And it all started here at CiTR! Thanks so much to those of you who have generously donated. We are still accepting your donations after March 5, so please visithttp://is.gd/YS2qfkJUST A FIVE DOLLAR BILL, Y'ALL! PLEASE AND THANK YOU!More info on CiTR-FM UBC radio and why we need your donations: http://citr.ca Thanks for listening, and for your financial support,val [email protected]
06/03/20141 hour 57 minutes 35 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Feb-2014

Can you believe it's already the last Wednesday in February?! On tonight's show we chatted by phone to a couple of folks: first was Dominic Desrochers from Montreal-based trad band Bon Débarras. They are a featured act at this weekend's Festival du Bois.Later in the show I chatted with Chris Ronald, who has a CD release party (+ video premiere) at the Anza Club March 6.In between, eclectic tunes and an unpronounceable Icelandic name! Fortunately our resident Finn, Gary Karhonen, was in neighbouring studio and helped me out. Thanks, GAK!And thanks to all of you for listening. Our annual fundraising drive officially starts Feb. 27. This year, all I ask from you podcast listeners is a FIVE DOLLAR BILL!You can do it, it's easy.. http://citr.ca to donate.cheers, [email protected]
27/02/20141 hour 53 minutes 14 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Feb-2014

Tonight's show extended by about 1/2 hour as "Sexy In VanCity" did not broadcast. At top of show we spoke with fiddler/stepdancer April Verch, who has a show coming up at Rogue Folk Club Feb. 28. Live in the studio tonight we had Christopher Ford. I enjoyed his quirky sense of humour and hope you might too. Watch for him at local open mics, and a BC/Alberta tour in April.We're still in winter, folks, so stay warm and play safe..Take care,and thanks for listening!val [email protected]
20/02/20142 hours 37 minutes 49 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Feb-2014

Seeing as it's so close to Valentine's Day, the theme of tonight's show is "love". Love in its many variegated forms, as interpreted by an eclectic range of Vancouver artists. Enjoy! And may your Friday (a full moon too, btw) be lovely. Thanks for listening and please keep in touch!hugs,val [email protected]
13/02/20141 hour 56 minutes 4 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Feb-2014

Happy February! We're enjoying rare (for this time of year) sunshine here on the normally wet coast. Maybe enjoying the accompanying cold temperatures a bit less. So pull up a chair and a toasty warm beverage, and enjoy tonight's show. Michael Averill came in to play a few songs and share some great stories about his personal history. Also did a phone interview with Yvonne Hernandez from The Fretless about their current tour and upcoming Vancouver show. Thanks, as always, for listening. If you liked tonight's show, please let your pals know!val [email protected]
06/02/20141 hour 57 minutes 49 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Jan-2014

Tonight young (21 yrs old) singer-songwriter Connor Roff returned to the CiTR studios to chat about his brand new, debut CD release. Quite the eye-catching cover! He'll be doing the official launch on Jan. 31 at the Media Club, and a trip across the country on VIA Rail not long after that. Catch him when he's in your town!This week the folk world mourns the loss of one of its great icons and activists, Pete Seeger. In the spirit of his dedication to working with and inspiring the young, I leaned towards that for my musical tribute. Rest in peace, Mr. Seeger.Thanks for tuning in, and do feel free to drop a line to say hello!cheers, [email protected]
30/01/20141 hour 58 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-Jan-2014

Greetings from the beautiful foggy-and-then-sunny West Coast! Tonight I was happy to feature a locally produced answer to those Starbucks compilations: East Van Special Blend. 18 eclectic tracks including, of course, some folksy-rootsy stuff. I forgot to mention on air that a CD release party will be held Jan. 30 at Chapel Arts.At 8:30 I did a phone interview with Lindsay May, who did a live session on this show in late 2012. Nice to catch up with her and chat about her new CD. That release party will be Jan. 25 at the Rogue Folk Club.Happy birthday to my mom Jan. 23! Although I doubt she'll ever figure out podcasts to hear the song I sent out, I love her all the same.Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks, as always, for listening!val [email protected]
23/01/20142 hours 2 minutes 9 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Jan-2014

Tonight, for the first live session of 2014, we welcome Ari Shine + Adrienne Pierce, also known as The Royal Oui. They've both had successful solo careers over the years and have now released their first CD as a duo. Watch their website for a tour date near you..Near the top of the show we also chatted with Greg Rekus, who is currently touring Western Canada (in a winterized van) behind his sophomore CD "Punkcoustic". Tonight's a full "wolf" moon, so you'll no doubt hear a musical reference or two to that..Enjoy! And thanks, as always, for listening.cheers,val [email protected]
16/01/20142 hours 1 minute 15 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Jan-2014

Welcome back to the Folk Oasis podcasts; this is podcast No. xxx (I lost track ages ago) and is the first one of 2014. Hope your year is going swell so far! No interviews or live session this week, just 2 hours and a bit of eclectic roots music. As always, kumbaya-free. Even a David Bowie cover included, as he celebrates a birthday today. Don't forget that you can find the playlist for this and other shows archived at http://folkradio.orgAlso, could you please take a few short minutes and complete the listener survey at http://citr.ca? Thanks beaucoup!Stay warm, and thanks for listening..val [email protected]
09/01/20142 hours 9 minutes 49 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Dec-2013

Welcome to the last Folk Oasis of 2013! Seasonal treasures, some old(er), some new(er), even some on vinyl. Quebec, UK, Texas, BC, and elsewhere all represented. Longer version this week. At very end of podcast (if you make it that far) you'll hear some ranting in b/g by our resident Polish Prince, Marian (host of Hans Van Kloss' Misery Hours).BIG BIG hugs and thanks to all of you for your support this year. I am most humble and grateful, and look forward to hanging with you in 2014. Take care, have a safe and happy holiday, and see you in January!cheers, [email protected]. please take a quick minute and fill out our Listener Survey at citr.ca - merci!
19/12/20132 hours 50 minutes 30 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Dec-2013

Radio debut of a new folk duo! Parlour Roller is two ex-pat Ontarians (Ontarioans?) Skye Wallace and Ben Doerksen, now resident in East Van. Lovely to meet them and learn about their upcoming BC pre-Xmas tour. You can find them on Twitter and FB. (don't forget the 'Canadian' spelling of Parlour!)Earlier in the show I pulled out some lovely 80's vinyl by South African bands in honour of the late Nelson Mandela. I hope he's smiling down on us.Congrats to Vancouver Community College music grad Jennifer Gasoi for her Grammy nom! We ended the show with a cut from her nominated album (children's music category).Next week will be the last live Folk Oasis of 2013. Seasonal treats for all! Requests are welcome..nothing schmaltzy, please!Thanks, as always, for listening.stay warm,val [email protected]
12/12/20131 hour 59 minutes 34 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Dec-2013

I've been hearing a lot of good things through the grapevine (excuse the pun) about this band Good For Grapes. Turns out they're all true! Great guys and very energetic live set, even unplugged, in cramped quarters at CiTR. Local heroes, or soon to be. Get to their Vogue Theatre show Dec. 14 for future "I saw 'em when.." bragging rights.Also played some vintage Dave Van Ronk to warm you folks up for the next Coen Bros. movie, which is loosely based on his life and music.Keep warm everyone! Big cold front moving in, we may see some actual pre-Xmas snow here in Vancooolver.Thanks for listening,Val [email protected]
05/12/20132 hours 3 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Nov-2013

A hint of winter hangs in the air; hope you are all keeping warm, dry and toasty. Tonight's interviews included one with Jon Landry, of Halifax band The Stanfields. They have *two* shows coming up in Vancouver - one rock, one acoustic.Later in the show I chatted with Victoria's Quinn Bachand, best known for his Celtic band with sister Qristina. He now heads a new gypsy jazz band called Brishen. Did I mention he's only 17?? Best of luck on his upcoming Berklee audition.A famous Berklee grad provided us with some good protest music at show's end, and then...a "Nightcap". Best wishes to all my American friends on this Thanksgiving weekend. Take care and easy on the turkey!Thanks, as always, for listening.Val [email protected]
28/11/20131 hour 58 minutes 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Nov-2013

The 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination is coming up. Tonight we featured The Kennedy Suite, a rock opera/song cycle about that event, produced by the Cowboy Junkies and other Toronto musicians. Also from Toronto, a new 25th anniversary release from the Skydiggers. Check out the new version of "Desmond's Hip City". Coming to town soon is the 8th annual Grand Cariboo Opry, hosted by Barney Bentall. Proceeds from that show go to the Potluck Cafe Society, so tonight we learn a bit about them from exec director Heather O'Hara. Getting cold out there, so hope you're all warm and dry... Thanks as always for listening; please spread the good word if you enjoyed this podcast.hugs, [email protected]
21/11/20132 hours 4 minutes 25 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Nov-2013

Joining me for tonight's live session was Jess Hart, who commuted to UBC from Roberts Creek, BC on the Sunshine Coast. Had a lovely visit! Check out her music at http://jesshart.com We opened the show with a phone call to C.R. Avery, who's about to do a small tour with Yukon musician Sarah Macdougall. He's also working on a new book, new album, and painting when he gets a chance. Busy boy! Catch him Nov. 17 at the Rogue Folk Club.Thanks so much for listening, and be sure to e-mail your comments, questions, what-have-you. [email protected], val
14/11/20131 hour 58 minutes 48 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Nov-2013

Tonight's live session was with two Calgarians who come to folk music from a punk angle. Great little session, hope you enjoy it, and maybe learn a thing or two about Calgary. Tomorrow Joni Mitchell turns 70! So I tried to squeeze in a few of her older tunes on vintage vinyl. More to come next week! I also featured the five finalists for the upcoming Canadian Folk Music Awards, contemporary album category. Just to give you a taste at the depth of talent this country is producing.Have a good Remembrance Day weekend and stay warm and dry!hugs, [email protected]
07/11/20131 hour 59 minutes 55 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Oct-2013

Yes, little ghosts and goblins, it's that time of year...No interviews, but 2 hours of holiday-themed music, with the odd technical difficulty (ghosts in the machine?). Where else can you hear Frank Zappa, Chuck Prophet, Jimmy Buffett, and Dave Van Ronk on the same playlist? And R.I.P. Lou Reed. Tonight's last song is his version of "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean".Indeed.Take care, my sweets, and have a safe Hallowe'en..love,Vampire Val [email protected]
31/10/20132 hours 33 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-Oct-2013

Happy almost Hallowe'en! It's been quite interesting weather here on the Lower Mainland..#Fogcouver. Pretty for photos, but must suck if your flight gets cancelled.Anyway, tonight I chatted with Joël Fafard, a BC singer-songwriter who is currently on tour with his sculptor father Joe. (you know the big bull on West Georgia? Yup, that sculptor) Later, Lisa Joyce, aka Joyce Island, joined me in the studio for a charming live session. Hope you enjoy tonight's podcast, and thanks for listening!What are you gonna be for Hallowe'en? val [email protected]
24/10/20132 hours 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Oct-2013

Here's a little bonus/lagniappe/early Hallowe'en gift for all of you. I filled in on Sunday Oct. 20 for alt-country show "Blood On The Saddle". I featured many of the local artists who played Oct. 19 East Van Opry show, and an entire vinyl side of Doug Sahm and Band. Good times, and no interviews! Hope you enjoy, and thanks as always for listening.cheers!val [email protected]
20/10/20131 hour 54 minutes 1 second
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Broadcast on 16-Oct-2013

We're enjoying a gorgeous autumn week here in Vancouver. What used to be called "Indian Summer". Anyhoo, hope you enjoy tonight's music and interviews. At the top of the show we had a nice chat with SONiA, aka Disappear Fear, who returns to Vancouver for a live show Oct. 18. At 8:30 I was joined in the studio by guitarist Simon Fox, who is part of the West Coast Guitar Night (15th annual) that takes place on Oct. 19 at the Cultch. In between, a bunch of computer probs, but the music could not be stopped! Thanks for listening, and for supporting our little campus/community [email protected]
17/10/20132 hours 16 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Oct-2013

Tonight I was very happy to invite back to the studio, after many years, East Van accordion player Geoff Berner. He is now a published author so we chatted about his novel "Festival Man" and the music which will accompany it. Because he was on a whirlwind radio station tour today, no time for accordion tunes. Next time! Be sure to check his website for more info about his upcoming Canadian book tour. geoffberner.comHappy (Canadian) Thanksgiving to you all! Hope you have a lovely and safe long weekend.cheers, [email protected]
10/10/20131 hour 56 minutes 13 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Oct-2013

Welcome to another edition of Folk Oasis! Still kumbaya-free as we roll into October (already!) 2013. Tonight's interview was live with Nick of Spirit Family Reunion. They've been touring across North America and are looking forward to their inaugural Vancouver gig on Oct. 9.Very excited about next week's show, which will feature a live session with East Vancouver bard Geoff Berner. Yeah! He has just published a novel "Festival Man" so we'll have lots to chat about.Thanks for listening, and tune in next week!cheers, [email protected]
03/10/20131 hour 58 minutes 21 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Sep-2013

Happy autumn 2013, everyone! It was a lovely crisp, sunny day here in the Lower Mainland. My kind of weather.. Tonight's interview was with Newfoundland-born, Bowen Island-based musician Lorne Warr. He's just released his first solo album (he's also a member of the Creels) and has some local gigs upcoming. Today is Ian Tyson's 80th (!) birthday. It's also the 25th ann. of TMBG album "Lincoln", so both occasions are commemorated in song. Hope you enjoy tonight's eclectic selection, and thanks for listening.cheers,val [email protected]
26/09/20131 hour 57 minutes 1 second
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Broadcast on 18-Sep-2013

While controversy continues here at UBC (http://president.ubc.ca/featured/2013/09/18/ubc-measures-announced-to-address-the-c-u-s-frosh-events/) it's also SOCAN reporting week for our station. A fine excuse to play CanCon, featuring artists who are playing in Vancouver in the near future. The notable exception being the song by Arrogant Worms, which I played since it's Int'l Talk Like A Pirate Day tomorrow. Arrrr! Tonight I broke with tradition and interviewed a non-musician. Chelsea McMullan is director of a documentary about transgendered folk musician Rae Spoon. The film has its world premiere at the upcoming Vancouver Film Festival. (a great film, so try to see it when it's here)Enjoy the rest of your week, folks, and thanks again for listening to this podcast.Cheers!val [email protected]<
19/09/20132 hours 14 minutes 34 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Sep-2013

The school year is still frosh-fresh here at UBC and already controversies rage. (google "rape chant" if you are not in the know..)Anyhoo, it is 9/11, and to that end Ryan Adams and Leonard Cohen finish tonight's show. Before that, a couple of 9/11 birthdays were featured (Leo Kottke, Dave Bidini). Tonight's interviews: 1) Sue Malcolm of bluegrass band Highrise Lonesome. Their CD release is at the ANZA Club Sept. 23. 2) Melissa Bandura (aka Familiar Wild) also has a new CD, she will be at Rifflandia this weekend and various venues around BC in September.If you're still reading: it is also My Birthday. If you'd like to buy me a drink, an extra dry martini with two olives would be lovely. ;-)Thanks again for listening!val [email protected]
12/09/20131 hour 53 minutes 25 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Sep-2013

First week back for UBC students, who are filling up the halls of the Student Union Building, where our station is located. At top of show we chatted with Faye Blais, an Ontario singer-songwriter with Vancouver gigs coming up (Sept. 12 + 14) fayeblais.comThen, joining me live in the studio: Deborah Holland, a Californian expat now residing and teaching here in Vancouver. She brought East Van singer-songwriter Michael Friedman to accompany on guitar. Deborah's next local gig is Fri. Sept. 13 at Trees Organic Coffee House.Days are getting shorter, autumn definitely in the air, so hunker down with a warm bevvie and enjoy this podcast! Thanks for listening.val [email protected]
05/09/20132 hours 47 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Aug-2013

What a fun show! At the top, Rodney DeCroo called in to chat about his upcoming Vancouver Fringe Festival production, "Allegheny, BC". Most of the rest of the show was ambushed (in best way possible) by East Van man C.R. Avery. We heard some of his recorded work, both new and old, and a few live songs. And my sister phoned in to tell a (mostly true) story about me! Good times.Thanks for listening, and have a safe long weekend, eh?cheers, val [email protected]
29/08/20131 hour 54 minutes 47 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Aug-2013

Starting to feel like another school year upon us...getting busier around campus, to be sure. Tonight's featured live session was with UBC and Discorder alumnus Scott Rudd, who's in town to visit family. He is currently based in Brooklyn, and has a gig at the Railway Club Aug. 30. A very eclectic and post-full moon sorta playlist tonight. Tell me what you think? Thanks so much for listening, and thanks for your support of campus/community radio.Till next week!val [email protected]
22/08/20131 hour 56 minutes 23 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Aug-2013

A lovely show tonight, starting with a phone chat to Malcolm Holcombe. He was kind enough to phone in live from several time zones away, so forgive him if he sounds a bit weary. Do see him Aug. 19 at the Railway Club here in Vancouver. Tonight's live session was with local actor/musician/activist Scott Perrie. He celebrates his new ep with a show Aug. 16 at the Backstage Lounge.Some welcome rain has arrived here in Metro Vancouver - time to hunker down inside and check out some live music! Thanks as always for listening, and hope you'll tune in next week.cheers, [email protected]
15/08/20131 hour 57 minutes 18 seconds
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Broadcast on 31-Jul-2013

How's everybody doin'? Here in Vancouver we're breaking records for sunniest and driest July ever. Tonight's featured interview was with Australian Jordie Lane, currently nearing end of his first cross-Canada tour. Nice guy!To end the show: as it's second of three nights of Vancouver's annual fireworks competition, I did my annual spin of "Indoor Fireworks". May your long weekend be safe, and hope there's some live music in there somewhere..Thanks as always for listening!-val [email protected]
01/08/20131 hour 58 minutes 57 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Jul-2013

Warm enough for ya? ;-) We're days away from setting a record for driest July ever here in Vancouver. "Summer Fires" seemed like a good tune to start with tonight. Tonight's interview was with Victoria-based quartet West My Friend, who are touring the West Coast over the next few weeks. More festival features included vintage vinyl from Dick Gaughan and Valdy! Phew, it is warm in this studio so I shall bid you adieu and thank you again for listening. See you next week!val [email protected]
25/07/20132 hours 1 minute 24 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Jul-2013

We're days away from the annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Weather looks like it'll be fabulous, and the music will be as well. We had a chat with Jayme Stone, who will be at Folk Fest with a very interesting Alan Lomax project. We also chatted to Jeremy Allingham of Factories and Alleyways, who have a CD release party on July 20 at the Biltmore Cabaret.And, as we have done for many weeks, we featured more festivals; Artswells (Wells, BC) and the South Country Fair (Fort Macleod, AB). So many festivals, so little time! :-)Congrats to Erin, who won 2 day passes to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. If you're at VFMF, please stop by the CiTR tent and say hi.Have a fun and safe weekend, all! val [email protected]
18/07/20132 hours 2 minutes 16 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Jul-2013

Happy summer! Special shout-out to you soggy folks in Toronto, hope you're much drier. You too, Alberta! Here on the West Coast we're enjoying the sunshine and festivals, festivals, festivals. Some of which were featured on tonight's show. Near top of show we chatted with Cory Woodward about his new project The Lion The Bear The Fox. They'll be at Khatsahlahno! Festival this coming Saturday (July 13). Later in show we chatted with Jon Davis, who's touring across Canada, and playing at the Railway Club July 11. Hope you enjoy tonight's show, and I'd love to hear from you! Thanks so much for listeningval [email protected]
11/07/20132 hours 26 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Jul-2013

How's everybody's summer going? We in Vancouver had a heatwave (by our standards...we are wilting wimps, mind you) over our July 1 weekend. Somehow we survived! Tonight I featured several festivals (Vancouver Folk, Mission Folk, True North Fraser Bluegrass) and a set in the last 1/2 hour to honour my American friends. Two versions of "America the Beautiful", and I'm sure you will figure out which version I prefer..Have a safe and happy July 4th weekend, and careful of that strong sun!cheers, val the [email protected]
04/07/20131 hour 56 minutes
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Broadcast on 26-Jun-2013

Now that we're firmly, and officially, into summer (local weather be damned..) Folk Oasis continues down the road of summer festivals. We had a nice chat with the artistic director of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Linda Tanaka. Less than one month before the big event! (July 19-21)Other festivals profiled tonight include events in Bella Coola, BC + Darrington, WA.To wrap up the show I played two new tunes which, in their own ways, are anthems to Canada. Enjoy! And have a safe and happy Canada Day weekend, woncha?Thanks, as always, for listening!cheers, [email protected]
27/06/20131 hour 54 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Jun-2013

Back from Friendly Manitoba! Had a great time at the National Campus & Community Radio conference. So many bright, engaged folks involved in the same kind of programming that we offer here at CiTR. Thanks again to GAK for last week's podcast.This week, the usual mix of new (mostly Canadian) releases. Tonight's special live session featured 18 year-old fiddler and stepdancer Jocelyn Pettit, who lives in Squamish. Extremely engaging, poised and talented. Hope you enjoy this one - she did a great job.Until next time, enjoy summer (officially here this weekend!) and thanks again for listening.cheers, [email protected]
20/06/20132 hours 22 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Jun-2013

Thanks so much to Gary Karhonen (aka GAK) for filling in while I was at the National Campus and Community Radio conference in Winnipeg. From the looks of the playlist, Gary provided an amazing and eclectic taste of folk, through his lens. (*please note: there may be a 'dead air' gap/glitch, we are working on fixing that)Enjoy and see you on June 19,Val folkoasis
13/06/20132 hours 6 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Jun-2013

On tonight's show I featured a few more summer festivals. All in early August, they take place in Kaslo,BC Comox,BC and Deming, WA. Road trip anyone?I also had a lovely chat with Vancouver's own Kate Reid, who's celebrating the release of "Queer Across Canada" on June 8 at the Rogue Folk Club. katereid.netIt's a warm and breezy evening here in Point Grey (UBC Campus), hope it's lovely wherever you might be. Thanks for listening and please keep in touch!val [email protected]
06/06/20131 hour 49 minutes 59 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-May-2013

Another rainy UBC evening, vastly improved by a cheery live session with Vancouver singer-songwriter Connor Roff. Some really good material from this 20 year old. One to watch..Rounding out the two hours, the usual eclectic mix -- heavy on newer Canadian material, as always. And still kumbaya-free! Many thanks for your continuing support, and please continue to spread the good word. See you next week!-val [email protected]
30/05/20132 hours 6 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-May-2013

Tonight I was thrilled to welcome back to CiTR studios Matt Masters, who's visiting from Calgary. The boy can sure spin a tale, and he kept us entertained with stories and a few tunes. Gotta love his version of "Summer Wages" (nice tip of the hat to our town!) Accompanying him was Vancouver guitarist Craig McCaul. See mattmasters.com for upcoming Vancouver & Vancouver Island dates.Besides musical tributes to important figures of the Canadian folk scene who passed recently,(sound engineer Si Garber and writer Greg Quill) we tipped our hat to Bob Dylan. He's still alive and kickin', turning 72 on May 24.Hope you're still enjoying spring, and thanks for your support of this podcast!cheers, [email protected]
23/05/20131 hour 57 minutes 24 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-May-2013

Welcome to another two hours of kumbaya-free folk music and interviews. This week I spoke to John Miller of acoustic trio Miller/Dermody/Johnson. They'll be at the Rogue Folk Club on May 17. Later in the show I was joined in CiTR studio by David Roy Parsons and James Testani. David has a show coming up May 24 at Cafe Deux Soleils. And he'll be a father soon - exciting!Thanks again for your support, hope you enjoy this podcast.Enjoy the long Victoria Day weekend and play safe!hugs, [email protected]
16/05/20132 hours 4 minutes 10 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-May-2013

An eclectic two hours tonight, after a break last Wednesday. We celebrated the music of Bob Brozman and George Jones, who both passed away recently. We also celebrated the music of Willie Nelson, who's still alive and well, and now 80 years young. Summer festivals featured this evening were the Vancouver Folk Music Festival (official lineup announcement May 9th) and the Starbelly Jam Festival (Crawford Bay, BC). Both take place July 19-21, 2013.As our recent heat wave confirms, summer is not far off! So get ready to enjoy some live music, whether indoors or out. Big hugs to all, and thanks for your ongoing support.xo,val [email protected]
09/05/20131 hour 59 minutes 39 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Apr-2013

Yes, folks, a mixed bag this fine spring evening, all kumbaya-free of course. No interviews tonight, so we had time to feature tunes from our vinyl vault and from artists playing in Vancouver soon. We bid farewell to the recently departed Richie Havens, and celebrated upcoming summer festivals. Featured tonight were the Vancouver Island Music Fest (Comox, BC) and Pickathon (Happy Valley, OR). Summer doesn't feel so far away. Enjoy the Full Pink Moon tomorrow, and thanks for listening!cheers, [email protected]
25/04/20131 hour 59 minutes 47 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Apr-2013

Welcome to another extended edition of Folk Oasis (Sexy in VanCity not on air tonight). After a live interview with Kiran Ahluwalia, we welcomed Melanie Brulee and Dylan Groulx for a live session in CiTR studio. We also marked the recent passing of Nova Scotia's Rita MacNeil with tracks from some of her older vinyl releases. Which reminds me...Happy Record Store Day / 4/20!Thanks for listening, and keep on keepin' on!val [email protected]
18/04/20132 hours 32 minutes 6 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Apr-2013

Crazy spring weather day in Vancouver: started with torrential downpour and then the (strong) winds blew in some sunshine. Same kind wind also blew Vancouver singer-songwriters T.Nile and Melissa Bandura into the studio for a live session. They were joined by Chris Ronald and Glenn Chatten who joined in with chat about the "Takin' Turns at the Prophouse" series that takes place monthly in East Van. CiTR is also a sponsor of this series! Hope you enjoy listening to some fine local talent, and thanks again for your support. Take care and keep warm!Val [email protected]
11/04/20131 hour 58 minutes 20 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Apr-2013

On this mild spring evening we started with some hot fiddling from Natalie MacMaster, and finished up with classic Nick Cave (sold out show in Vancouver April 6). In between, an eclectic assortment of new Canadian releases, a "geography" set, and vintage Richard Thompson vinyl (his birthday today). And... a lovely interview with Horsefly, BC residents Pharis & Jason Romero. They have a fantastic new album out and a show at the Rogue Folk Club April 5.Please enjoy, and thanks as always for your support!Val [email protected]
04/04/20132 hours 32 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Mar-2013

One week into spring and it's starting to feel that way, around Vancouver at least. And what a beautiful full moon tonight! Near the top of the show we chatted with Toronto performance artist + musician, Evalyn Parry. She mounts her bicycle-themed show "SPIN" at the Cultch starting April 9.To end tonight's show we heard from Nick Cave's "The Boatman's Call" album. In between, all sorts of eclectic new goodies, as always. Enjoy the long weekend and take care!Happy Easter,Val [email protected]
28/03/20131 hour 59 minutes 25 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Mar-2013

Happy first day of spring! Some of you may be shovelling out from snowstorms (!). Wherever you may be, please enjoy this edition of Folk Oasis.. Tonight it's 100% Canadian content, and all about artists who will be playing live in our city in upcoming weeks. Please continue to support live music, and live musicians! Take care, and thanks for [email protected]
21/03/20132 hours 2 minutes 50 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Mar-2013

Tonight's podcast is extended by about 45 minutes(following show was postponed due to illness). Featured were a tribute to the recently deceased Stompin' Tom Connors, ticket giveaway to tomorrow's Stephen Fearing show, and a polka for incoming Pope Francis. At 8:30 I was joined in the studio by local singer-songwriter John Pippus, whose new album "Howl At The Moon" has just been released.Heavy rainfall warnings continue for the southern coast of B.C. Hope you're staying warm and dry, wherever you are!Polka on..val [email protected]
14/03/20132 hours 47 minutes 20 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Feb-2013

I'm back! Pre-emption last week and a holiday in the sun week before that (thx to Paul Norton for filling in). A wonderful little mid-winter festival, Festival du Bois, takes place March 1-3 so we featured some of its music. As well, Mireille "Mimi" Roy of the festival's staff phoned to fill us in on what to expect in Mackin Park this weekend.Besides that, lots of new Canadian folk/roots music, as well as some classic Emmylou Harris to warm up the cold folks in Amarillo, TX and elsewhere.Hope you're warm and dry, wherever you are! Thanks for listening. CiTR's annual fund raising drive starts Feb. 28, so please consider a donation. www.citr.cahugs,val [email protected]
28/02/20131 hour 55 minutes 53 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Feb-2013

These not just any love songs. I’ve dug deep through my collection to find the funniest and goofiest and/or darkest and maddest representations of the genre. It was quite a selection process, since we all know most songs are love songs in some way or another. To further narrow the field, I have selected only songs that actually have “love” in the title - just so you know for sure what you are listening to. I will be broadening the genre base considerably for this special show - there will be blues, R&B, jazz, country, reggae, rockabilly and more in addition to folk. The emphasis will always be on danceability , so I expect y’all to roll up the living room rug and dance your butts off when you listen to this show!
14/02/20132 hours 31 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Feb-2013

Besides new Canadian releases, tonight's show included polka from Bela Fleck, a Mardi Gras mambo, and some vintage Joni Mitchell on vinyl. Tonight's phone interview was with Fernie, BC musician Troy Cook, aka "Bubba Uno". He's about to go on tour with fellow quirky songwriters David P. Smith and Ben Sures. Info at http://bubbauno.wordpress.comHappy Family Day (BC's newest holiday), Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, etc. etc. This will be last Folk Oasis podcast until Feb. 27, so enjoy! Thanks again for [email protected]
07/02/20131 hour 58 minutes 3 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Feb-2013

I had the honour of filling in for GAK and his show XHM (Exploding Head Movies) tonight. In keeping with his theme of "the soundtrack to your life", I featured....wait for it...some Bob Dylan. Specifically, the 2-disc soundtrack to Martin Scorcese's documentary "No Direction Home". I also squeezed in some South American content, in honour of Gak's trip there. We look forward to his return next week. Meantime, I hope you enjoy this little podcast. Thanks for listening!Val [email protected]
05/02/20131 hour 28 minutes 1 second
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Broadcast on 30-Jan-2013

No theme tonight, no interviews: just 2 hours of eclectic, mostly new, mostly Canadian, folk/roots music. On "Vinyl Vault" we played some live Dave Van Ronk from the early 1980's. Did you know that the Coen Brothers are soon to release a movie, loosely based on Dave's autobiography "Mayor of MacDougall Street"? Hope you're all keeping warm these midwinter days. See you next week with more great tunes, and thanks for listening!val [email protected]
31/01/20132 hours 20 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-Jan-2013

Tonight we featured many new Canadian folk/roots releases. Hope you enjoy the variety! Early in the show we had a phone interview with Ed Henderson, local guitarist who's been around the Vancouver music scene for many years. And he plays in his brother's rock band Chilliwack... Of course we at F.O. tipped our tam o' shanter at show's end to Mr. Robert Burns. Och aye!Enjoy the podcast and thanks for listening. See you next week! [email protected]
24/01/20131 hour 56 minutes 47 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Jan-2013

Podcast server is back, so you can load up on all your CiTR faves. Hope you enjoy tonight's (abbreviated) edition, which features UBC School of Music student Adam Hill. He brought his guitar and entertained us with fine tunes and chat. (adamhillmusic.com) Also hope you enjoy the musical version of "Cremation of Sam McGee) by Vancouver's own Kate Reid. Robert Service, "Bard of the Yukon" and author of that poem, was born on this day in 1874.Cheers and stay well! (wash your hands often..)val [email protected]
17/01/20131 hour 30 minutes 37 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Dec-2012

Tonight's podcast is extended by half an hour (thanks to a cancel by Sexy In Vancity) and there were no interviews this evening. Less talk, more folk! The theme of dreariness reared its head throughout the show, but we also featured new Canadian releases that brought some light to the proceedings. Snuck in a few 'seasonal' tunes, more of which will spring up next week, no doubt. Meantime, thanks for listening, and take care, all! Drive safely! Walk safely! Enjoy the rest of your week..peace, [email protected]
13/12/20122 hours 28 minutes 50 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Dec-2012

Happy December! Tonight's interviews went longer than expected, but they were both so interesting, it was hard to "rein 'em in". Hope you find them interesting as well. Barney Bentall (yes, that one :) ) called to chat about his upcoming Grand Cariboo Opry event (lotsa fun + for very worthy cause). Following that was a lovely talk with Edmonton's Maria Dunn about her new CD and participation in The Christmas Carol Project. On a more serious note, tonight's show ended with a song by Australian folk icon Judy Small, which commemorates the Montreal Massacre of 1989. Please take a moment on December 6 to remember those who have been victims of violence.Peace,Val [email protected]
06/12/20122 hours 1 minute 1 second
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Broadcast on 28-Nov-2012

The bubbly and vivacious Lindsay May dropped by CiTR studios for a live session. Great songs, nice picking, beautiful voice and a great sense of humour! See her live at the Main on Main Nov. 30. We also had a live phone chat with San Francisco's Lauren O'Connell. Her debut Vancouver show is Dec. 1 at Little Mountain Gallery.And I played a Mexican folk song, covered by The Tubes (speaking of San Francisco..) There you have it, another kumbaya-free two hours!Thanks, as always, for listening. Stay warm and dry!Val [email protected]
29/11/20121 hour 57 minutes 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Nov-2012

Tonight's show included a chat with Newfoundlander Amelia Curran, who ends her cross-country tour Nov. 22 in Vancouver. In the spirit of the season, I sprinkled in a few Thanksgiving songs tonight for my American friends. (sorry about the song fragments at show's end) For those celebrating, hope you had a lovely time with friends and family. For the rest of us: stay warm, and go Stamps!!Thanks for listening,val [email protected]
22/11/20121 hour 53 minutes 38 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Nov-2012

A lively show! After some classic Neil Young and Roger McGuinn we had 3 local singer-songwriters in the studio: Brett Wildeman, Francesca Belcourt and Ian Schram. Good times! They have an upcoming gig in East Vancouver at Prophouse, November 17. The last 30 min. or so of show consisted of music by groups nominated in the "Instrumental Group of Year" category of upcoming Canadian Folk Awards. Doesn't get much more folky, or eclectic, than tonight's show -- enjoy!Val [email protected]
15/11/20121 hour 59 minutes 50 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Nov-2012

As a nod and wave to our American friends, post-election, we started tonight's show with a classic Joni Mitchell tune from 1969. (she turned 69 today) Had a nice chat with Liam Titcomb, young Toronto singer-songwriter who's currently in BC opening some dates for Colin James. Also heard some nominees for upcoming Canadian Folk Music Awards. All in all, two eclectic kumbaya-free hours. Thanks for listening!val [email protected]
08/11/20121 hour 58 minutes 41 seconds
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Broadcast on 31-Oct-2012

A special extended Hallowe'en edition of Folk Oasis for you trick or treaters! It's amazing how many songs contain the word "vampire", have you noticed? We also had a nice chat with Yukon singer-songwriter Gordie Tentrees, who's currently on the BC leg of a gruelling 5-month world tour.Hope you're all well recovered from your sugar hangovers and ready for a wet November. Stay warm!val [email protected]
01/11/20122 hours 43 minutes 35 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Oct-2012

Thanks to CiTR's Saturday morning dj, Steve Edge, for filling in while I was in transit home from Las Vegas. I would have been getting a luggage search and questioning at the border (grr) right around the time this show started at 8pm. Steve did his best to continue the eclectic vibe of this show - lots of plugs for upcoming Rogue Folk Club shows.I'll be back live next week with 2 more kumbaya-free hours!cheers, [email protected]
25/10/20121 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Oct-2012

Tonight's special guest for a live session was Sheila Giffen, a recent transplant to East Van from Montreal. Sheila's studying here at UBC (working on a M.A.) Check out her local gigs if you can and welcome her to our fair burgh!A few technical glitches affected the flow of tonight's program, so apologies in advance for that -- hope you'll enjoy the playlist I pulled together for the evening.Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks, as always, for listening! Stay warm and [email protected]
11/10/20121 hour 59 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Oct-2012

The dry, sunny days continue here in BC and it's a lovely evening in Vancouver. Joining me live in the studio were East Van singer-songwriter Ben Everyman and his trusty sidekick "Ox" (aka Mike van der Lans). We enjoyed a few live tunes from his new CD and found a common bond in (of all people)...Steven Seagal. Hope you enjoy this show and thanks so much for listening. Feedback is always welcome; would love to hear from you! [email protected] Thanksgiving to those of us in Canada, and to rest of you...well, enjoy the debates!cheers, val
04/10/20121 hour 54 minutes 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Sep-2012

Welcome to autumn 2012, folks! Unfortunately our scheduled interviewee did not phone in, but we filled in with some classic vinyl from Van Morrison. Lots of new Canadian releases, and we kicked things off with some "accordion rock"! Hope you enjoy this week's podcast. Take care, everybody, thanks for listening, and hope you'll tune in next week..cheers, [email protected]
27/09/20122 hours 4 minutes 1 second
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Broadcast on 19-Sep-2012

Last Folk Oasis of summer 2012! Sage McBride of Fernie band Shred Kelly phoned in to chat about their upcoming tour, which includes a stop at the Railway Club Sept. 20. Since today is Int'l Talk Like A Pirate Day, we featured a few pirate songs....arrrr!Best wishes for the rest of your week, and many thanks for checking out this podcast.cheers, [email protected]
20/09/20121 hour 55 minutes 23 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Sep-2012

Yes, the fifth annual Vancouver festival celebrating a most understood instrument takes place Sept. 12-15. Accordion Noir Festival, or "Accordion For Outliers" http://accordionnoirfest.comGreat excuse to feature local squeezebox-friendly bands such as Geoff Berner, Maria In The Shower, The Creaking Planks. Also featured this week was my new favourite Acadian folk/trash chanteuse, Lisa Leblanc. Take care all and enjoy the rest of this summer, because autumn is officially around the corner!hugs, [email protected]
13/09/20121 hour 57 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Sep-2012

Welcome back UBC students! Lots of activity around the Student Union Building this fine late summer evening. We opened tonight's show with some yodelling, and then an interview with said yodeller, John Lilly. He will be on tour in the Vancouver area next week. After that, straight into another interview with multi-instrumentalist member of The Bills (from Victoria), Adrian Dolan. As a bookend to the yodelling opener, we finished off with the classic cover of "Gin and Juice" as performed by The Gourds. (they're touring the Pacific Northwest soon)Cheers and thanks for listening!val [email protected]
06/09/20121 hour 59 minutes 7 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Aug-2012

Tonight's live session was with Vancouver's Christa Couture, who has a CD release party Sept. 6 at the Rogue Folk Club. We enjoyed delightful conversation and a couple of live songs. Sharing the bill Sept. 6 will be SONiA (of Disappear Fear) - we did a live phone interview with her at the top of the show.Enjoy the Labour Day weekend and play safe!See you in September...val [email protected]
30/08/20122 hours 59 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Aug-2012

Sorry about the lame title, but how else to label this week's show? Which was a pastiche, a potpourri of (mostly) new Canadian folk/roots releases. Two eclectic hours! Thanks as always for listening. I'm taking next week off, so will be back live Wed. August 29 with more kumbaya-free folk.Stay cool, dry, and hydrated..val [email protected]
16/08/20121 hour 51 minutes 49 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Aug-2012

Still festival season here on the West Coast! Featured tonight were musicians performing at above festivals, plus a whole lot of new releases. Also a song dedicated to World Congress of Herpetology, now underway at UBC.Hope you're enjoying these warm summer days,val [email protected]
09/08/20122 hours 3 minutes 5 seconds
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Broadcast on 01-Aug-2012

Aug. 1 was the second night of Vancouver's annual fireworks competition, so several songs along that theme were sprinkled throughout the evening. Musical tribute was paid to Jerry Garcia, who would have turned 70 on this day. Tonight's interviews involved the upcoming FolkWest festival in Victoria, from perspectives of the artistic director (Oliver Swain) and a performing musician (David Newberry). Please support this new festival, which takes place Aug. 11 + 12: http://folkwest.ca/Cheers, and many thanks for listening!val [email protected]
02/08/20121 hour 59 minutes 48 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Jul-2012

Tonight's show was extended by about 20 minutes as I borrowed some of "Sexy In VanCity" time.. Which nicely allowed for a longer interview with the very charming Joshua Hyslop, who hails from the Fraser Valley (just east of Vancouver). We heard a couple of songs performed live and some great stories. Also featured on tonight's show were a couple more Woody Guthrie covers, and a musical tribute to the recently departed Kitty Wells.Enjoy your summer and have a safe weekend!Thanks for your support,val [email protected]
26/07/20122 hours 26 minutes 17 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Jul-2012

Started things off tonight with a little Vancouver Folk Music Festival 'post-mortem' and also talked about the upcoming Mission Folk Music Festival. Roger McGuinn, founding member of the Byrds (who continues to have a solo career) turned 70 last Friday. Woody Guthrie, as we all probably know by now, had a well-publicized centenary on Saturday. We paid musical tribute to both gentlemen this warm summer evening.Hope you're all keeping cool and dry! As always, thanks for listening.cheers, [email protected]
19/07/20121 hour 57 minutes 36 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Jul-2012

We were honoured to be a community sponsor of the 35th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival. I co-hosted two hours of live broadcast on Saturday afternoon with Adam Januscz. We were lucky enough to chat with Veda Hille, Steve Dawson, Mrigya, Royal Wood and more. Enjoy!val [email protected]
14/07/20122 hours 1 minute 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Jul-2012

VFMF celebrates its 35th birthday this year! Lookin' good for middle age.. ;-) The entire show was devoted to artists playing this year's event at Jericho Beach (July 13 to 15): everyone from Dan Mangan to Ani DiFranco to Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Two live phone interviews tonight -- first was with Royal Wood, second with evalyn parry. Both are Toronto artists familiar to Vancouver audiences, and performing for their first time at VFMF.Have a great time this weekend, everyone. If you're going to the festival, don't forget your hat, water bottle, sunscreen, and Birkenstocks!peace/out,val [email protected]
12/07/20122 hours 42 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Jul-2012

My July 4 show was cancelled due to a scheduled power outage here on UBC campus, but I filled in for the Saturday blues show, "Code Blue". The theme was women performing the blues, and I thought it went well enough to share with you listeners. Hope you enjoy it!Summer is here at last; don't forget to 'slip/slop/slap' and stay cool, mes amis!Val [email protected]
07/07/20121 hour 56 minutes 53 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Jun-2012

Canada Day is July 1, so in that spirit we had an (almost) 100% Canadian Content show. Featured were two lovely interviews. First was with Amanda Walther of Toronto duo Dala, second with Julien Álvarez Thomet of Montréal group Bombolessé. Both groups will be performing at the 35th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, which is coming up in a few weeks.Canadians and Americans everywhere, please have yourselves a safe and happy long weekend! Canada Day Up Canada Way...eh?val [email protected]
28/06/20121 hour 59 minutes
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Broadcast on 20-Jun-2012

First day of summer 2012! Hope you're enjoying it so far. Besides our lovely live session with From Birch to Yew, there were phone interviews with Silas Lowe (of Austin band Atomic Duo) and Vancouver guitarist Alexander Flock. It's still Accordion Awareness Month, so we started the show off with one of the greats, Esteban "Steve" Jordan.Take care, enjoy your summer, and thanks so much for listening!Val [email protected]
21/06/20121 hour 55 minutes 32 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Jun-2012

Almost summer! We started off with Vancouver's own Balkan brass band, Orkestar Slivovica, did an interview with Linda Tanaka about next month's Vancouver Folk Music Festival, talked to Willy Blizzard on the road, and finished with some new Corb Lund! Phew! In there somewhere was tucked a little musical tribute to Rob Lowe's new fave city, Winnipeg. (google if you don't get the reference..)Cheers and thanks for listening!val [email protected]
14/06/20121 hour 55 minutes 51 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Jun-2012

Yes, June is indeed Accordion Awareness Month (some of the history here: http://www.ladyofspain.com/naam.html) so we featured some "deep" polka from the U.S. Midwest. Also featured tonight was former Vancouverite Linda McRae's new album "Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts".Been a crazy week out there, n'est-ce pas? Hope you're all managing to get some fun in. Thanks, as always, for [email protected]
07/06/20121 hour 56 minutes 38 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-May-2012

A sad and turbulent week. Today (May 30) word drifted north of the Cafe Racer shootings in Seattle, which killed two members of roots/burlesque band "Gods Favorite Beefcake". We paid musical tribute to them, and also to Doc Watson, who passed away this week. Had a lovely interview with Creston, BC singer-songwriter Elena Yeung, who's touring BC this week. Take care, everyone, be careful out there, and give your friends an extra big hug this week.cheers, [email protected]
31/05/20121 hour 57 minutes 19 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-May-2012

Accordion Awareness Month is coming up in June, so we warmed up with a set of Celtic accordion tunes as well as various other songs containing accordion. We chatted by phone with Cindy Doire + Andrea Ramolo of Toronto duo Scarlett Jane. They're currently on tour in Western Canada and no, they're not a heavy metal band..Lots of touring artists this month, including Montreal's Elage Diouf - we hear a powerful version of "Man of Constant Sorrow" from him tonight.Take care, happy Memorial Day weekend to all my American friends, and play safe!val [email protected]
24/05/20121 hour 59 minutes 58 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-May-2012

New releases and two interview segments. First was with Jay Aymar, a Torontonian touring BC. Later we heard from 3 BC singer-songwriters touring together, currently on the Prairies: Ryan McMahon, Cory Woodward & Christopher Arruda.Tonight's closing cut was a tribute to American icon and master wordsmith George Carlin, who would've been 75 on May 12. He will always be a "Modern Man"!Thanks for listening, and see you next week..val [email protected]
17/05/20121 hour 58 minutes 27 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-May-2012

Kia ora! Still somewhat in a New Zealand state of mind, so I played a track from Wellington band Fat Freddy's Drop and shared some commentary on Vancouver from Air New Zealand's in-flight magazine. Did you know one can spot "bald eagles, elks (sic) and otters" around the waterfront here? ("if you are lucky") Hee hee. Two interviews tonight: first with local folk artist Keith William Miller about his upcoming ep release. Second was with CiTR's own Steve Edge, on the occasion of the Rogue Folk Club's 25th anniversary. Some great stories from Steve!Thanks again for your support, and keep in touch!val [email protected]
10/05/20122 hours 1 minute 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-May-2012

Kia ora! Good to be back from New Zealand, where it's already Thursday afternoon.. Thanks again to all my fill-ins for April; do please check out their shows on podcast if you haven't yet. Tonight I chatted by phone with banjoist Jayme Stone, who's in town May 11. Then 2 members of local quartet Headwater joined me in the studio for a live(ly) interview. Their CD release party is May 4.Thanks as always for listening, and keep in touch!xox,val [email protected]
03/05/20122 hours 2 minutes 2 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Apr-2012

Thanks to "Code Blue" host Paul Norton for filling in this week. I'm still in New Zealand (currenty in Bay of Islands, on North Island) but will be back next Wednesday. Both sad to leave and looking forward to getting back to a regular routine.. Kia [email protected]
26/04/20121 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Apr-2012

Kia ora! I'm still in New Zealand and GAK, host of Exploding Head Movies filled in tonight. A great and decades-crossing playlist from him, it would appear, and I look forward to hearing this podcast myself. Yours truly makes a special appearance live via crappy mobile phone from the southern part of North Island.Next week Paul Norton hosts. Take care and have a happy autumn -- oops, spring!in Aotearoa,Val [email protected]
19/04/20122 hours 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Apr-2012

I'm still in Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud (aka New Zealand). Indeed we've had several days of long clouds, and several rainbows today on the rugged coast of the South Island. Thanks so much to Jim Burnett of "Code Blue" for his fabulous fill-in. I peeked at his playlist and am very impressed with his eclectic programming. Well done, Jim! Hope you all enjoy his fill-in and I'll be back in a few weeks. GAK of "Exploding Head Movies" is filling in next week.Take care and kia ora!Val [email protected]
12/04/20121 hour 59 minutes 24 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Apr-2012

1I am away in New Zealand this month, but the magic of Folk Oasis lives on through guest hosts. Many thanks to Jonathon Brown of "Shameless" for his CanCon friendly playlist. Enjoy the show! kia ora, val
05/04/20122 hours 5 minutes 49 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Mar-2012

Kia ora and welcome to my last Folk Oasis broadcast until May. I'm off to New Zealand! Four wonderful CiTR programmers will be filling in while I'm gone, so do please tune in and enjoy. Tonight I chatted with Toronto's "ukulele songstress" Shelley O'Brien, who tours B.C. in April. Tonight's featured CD was the new Octoberman release "Waiting In The Well". In the Vinyl Vault we paid tribute to Earl Scruggs, who passed away this morning. And to end the show, some New Zealand content.I hope you enjoy this podcast, thanks for listening, and please keep in [email protected]
29/03/20121 hour 56 minutes 10 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Mar-2012

Tonight I had a brief phone chat with Steve Dawson about a new live music series at Electric Owl. Hope it goes well! Then a Folk Oasis first: an American singer-songwriter drove up from Washington State (Bellingham) to appear on the show. And he was great! Following Robert Sarazin Blake's live session I played the 16 min.(!) opening track from his new CD. I really dig it and hope you'll give it a listen.Welcome to Spring 2012 and thanks for listening! Hope you'll tune in again next week.hugs, [email protected]
22/03/20122 hours 1 minute 13 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Mar-2012

Tonight's throaty voice courtesy of Suzanne Pleshette* -- no, just me with a head cold. Lots of local (Vancouver) content on tonight's two hours, and a lovely interview with Maria Dunn of Edmonton, Alberta. She's doing a gig with Shannon Johnson at the Rogue Folk Club March 23 that you will want to catch if you're here.Take care of yourselves and thanks again for listening! See you next week..val [email protected]*yes, a 1970's reference. I am that old.
15/03/20122 hours 5 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Mar-2012

On the eve of March 8 we featured music performed and/or written by women. Featured were interviews with Bowen Island musician Kate Reid and various members of Wintermitts, a bilingual folk-pop Vancouver band. They (Wintermitts) did a lovely live session in the CiTR studios. Also featured this week was the recent Arhoolie compilation "Blues, Ballads, & Beyond", which is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in West Coast field recordings of blues and folk in the 1960's.Have a happy International Women's Day and thanks for [email protected]
08/03/20122 hours 1 minute 2 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Feb-2012

I'm back after a few weeks of pre-emptions. Today's Feb. 29, a day that only comes around once every four years, and we have a lovely song to end the show called "Leap Year". Also featured was a new Arhoolie collection of 1960's blues recordings, "Blues, Ballads and Beyond" in honour of Black History Month. So that was tonight's show in a nutshell! Thanks for listening and I hope you'll join me again next week.Hugs,Val [email protected]
01/03/20121 hour 58 minutes
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Broadcast on 08-Feb-2012

Live phone chats on tonight's show with above artists: Lenka calling in from Toronto, Jacquie calling from the road, near Vancouver. Local shows upcoming for both artists. Lots of new releases featured tonight. I'm particularly fond of the new Chuck Prophet and Great Lake Swimmers releases.Feb. 15 show will be pre-empted by a live broadcast from UBC School of Music, so load up on some old podcasts, woncha?Many thanks for listening, and happy Feb. 14! [email protected]
09/02/20122 hours 48 seconds
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Broadcast on 01-Feb-2012

It's SOCAN* reporting week at CiTR, so I made sure to load up on local music tonight. Including a live session with Vancouver trio Willy Blizzard. Delightful chat and tunes ensued. Welcome to a 29-day version of February, and hope this leap year is a lucky one for all y'all.Many thanks for [email protected]*SOCAN = Canadian performing rights organization that distributes radio airplay royalties to music writers.
02/02/20121 hour 59 minutes 13 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Jan-2012

Keith William Miller, a local singer-songwriter, joined me for a lovely live session. Accompanying him on cello was Adam Mackenzie. In honour of Australia Day I spun some Paul Kelly for the "Vinyl Vault" feature. Finished up the night with some brand new Leonard Cohen. Long may he sing..Keep warm and dry, and thanks as always for listening!hugs,val [email protected]
26/01/20121 hour 59 minutes 34 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Jan-2012

Tonight we featured some Gordon Lightfoot. Quite a bit, actually, so hope you enjoy it! (although we only hear him singing on one track) Check out the new book about Mr. Lightfoot by Dave Bidini if you get a chance.Joining me live in the studio this FRIGID* winter evening was Lee Watson of Vancouver roots/bluegrass group The Breakmen. We chatted about their new CD and upcoming tour.Later in the show we also had a quick phone chat -- from Australia(!) -- with Ash Grunwald, who's touring here in Feb.Take care and keep warm, [email protected]*frigid is relative. We're currently much colder than Australia, yet somewhat warmer than say, Edmonton.
19/01/20121 hour 57 minutes 47 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Jan-2012

The subtitle about says it all! This week we featured several tracks from a Time-Life compilation of 60's folk. Nothing like some Bobbie Gentry to get the phone lines going! Many other new and new-ish releases featured tonight, hope you enjoyed what you heard! Thanks very much for listening, and feel free to get in touch. Hope your 2012 is going well so [email protected]
12/01/20121 hour 59 minutes 8 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Jan-2012

As we roll the calendar over to 2012, tonight's show surveys a few music blogs for their fave roots/folk albums of last year. Thanks also for the listener feedback and suggestions! Here's hoping 2012 is full of peace, hope and prosperity for you all. As always, many thanks for listening! Bonne journée,Val [email protected]
05/01/20121 hour 57 minutes 56 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Dec-2011

Happy holidays! Many vintage tunes from the country end of the Oasis this beginning-of-solstice night (Bob Wills, Dale Watson, Buck Owens). Also musical tribute to two important roots music figures who passed away this week: Cesaria Evora and Warren Hellman (founder of Not Strictly Bluegrass Festival). As Dickens said: "It's at Christmas time that Want is most keenly felt", so please remember that this season. Warmest wishes to all, and see you in 2012!joyeux noel,val [email protected]
22/12/20112 hours 4 minutes 41 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Dec-2011

Tonight we ease into the busy holiday season with a blend of new releases and holiday-themed tunes. Kick back with a large warm beverage (or cold if you're lucky enough to be somewhere tropical) and enjoy! Early in the show we had a chat with Vancouver musician Tim Readman. He has a new CD of UK folk covers called "Out of the Green" - CD release party in late January 2012. 2011 rolls to an end soon, so this is probably a good time to wish one and all a happy, safe, and non-dysfunctional holiday season! (well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad..)hugs,val [email protected]
15/12/20111 hour 58 minutes 28 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Dec-2011

We opened up the show with a couple of Christmas-themed songs because yes, it is already December. Eclectic selection of (mostly) new releases followed. Mixed in there was some vintage Jimmy Sturr polka (!) and Phil Ochs' first album in the Vinyl Vault. Take care during these early dark evenings, light a candle and curse if ya hafta..warm wintry hugs,val [email protected]
08/12/20111 hour 58 minutes 32 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Nov-2011

First off, big thanks to all who took the time and $ to donate to CiTR during last week's Fundrive! We're still accepting donations at citr.ca/donate. Featured in the Vinyl Vault tonight were two classic Joni Mitchell albums: Clouds and Blue. Live in the studio we had a great session with Norika Yue, aka From Birch to Yew. Only 18 years old and a finalist in next Tuesday's Shindig!Enjoy the sun, fellow Vancouverites, and I hope the rest of y'all are keeping warm and dry.cheers, val [email protected]
01/12/20112 hours 39 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-Nov-2011

Tonight was our annual Fundrive show. Hey folks, we only do this once a year, so please, if you're listening to this via podcast, please throw a few $ in the pot at http://citr.ca/donate. Your dollars help us maintain the podcast archive, among other things. Please note that UBC has both Cdn + U.S. charity numbers, so your secure donation at above link is TAX DEDUCTIBLE. (nice, eh?)Please enjoy our chat with CiTR alum and local Translink spokesman Ken Hardie, as well as the live session with Linda McRae and her husband James Whitmire.Thanks as always,Val
24/11/20111 hour 56 minutes 42 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Nov-2011

Tonight we had a special live session with Matt Masters, which became an extended live session just because we were having so much fun. Go see him at the Cariboo Opry this weekend (Nov. 19) at the Vogue Theatre if you're in town. We also did a live phone interview with Kate Weekes who has several island gigs coming up. Hope you enjoy this podcast, and thanks for listening!Keep warm and [email protected]
17/11/20111 hour 59 minutes 29 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Nov-2011

Another rainy day, clocks are rolled back and it's dark and dreary. Hope some of tonight's tunes cheer y'all up! Even if we did start with a Dan Mangan song about death.. :) We sampled a new Canadian folk songs compilation, which is available for free download: http://folksongsofcanadanow.com/ We also chatted with Petunia, of Petunia & the Vipers, and later in the show we checked in with Folk Thief. Both these bands have local gigs coming up, so if you're in our city, please come out and support them! Take care and take a moment to remember on Nov. [email protected]
10/11/20111 hour 56 minutes 25 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Nov-2011

It's Day of the Dead (sugar skulls, anyone?) and we celebrated in suitable musical style. Tonight's "Vinyl Vault" feature: They Might Be Giants. 4 songs from late 80's LP's to get us in the mood for their Nov. 8 show here.We also chatted by phone with April Verch (8:15) and Bonnie Ste-Croix (9:00) who are both playing in our city within the week.Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for [email protected]
03/11/20111 hour 55 minutes 39 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Oct-2011

Oktoberfest is over for another year so we thought we'd celebrate with music from two of Canada's Polka Kings, Gaby Haas and Walter Ostanek. Whee! We also enjoyed Hallowe'en comedy from Greg Behrendt and a few holiday-themed songs. And in the midst of all that thrill and horror, a mellow live set from Vancouver singer-songwriter Hemant Rao. Whew! Good times. Hope you enjoy this week's show, and thanks for listening!Vampire [email protected]
27/10/20111 hour 58 minutes 10 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Oct-2011

Subtitle for this wk's show was meant to be "interview with the Gourds" but they were, alas, a no-show. In any case, we heard a couple tracks from their new CD, a polka "teaser" (more Oktoberfest music next week), several new releases, and Peter Tosh in the "Vinyl Vault" feature. Good times..Thanks as always for listening. Enjoy the rest of your week!cheers, [email protected]
20/10/20111 hour 55 minutes 21 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Oct-2011

No interviews or live session this evening, so let's call this show "Beau Dommage" because that was the subject of this week's Vinyl Vault feature. Classic 70's era folk-rock from 'la belle province', Québec. We also listened to new releases from Alanna Cherote, Jolie Holland, Gillian Welch, and wished Jane Siberry a very happy birthday..Hope your autumn is going well, and please enjoy this podcast. Thanks for your [email protected]
13/10/20111 hour 59 minutes 28 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Oct-2011

Sad news this week as cancer felled not only Steve Jobs but the two folk legends mentioned above. Their music lives on, of course, and we heard some of it on tonight's show. Also featured were great new CD's by blues singers from Ontario & New Brunswick respectively: Treasa Levasseur and Matt Andersen. Wowza.Have a great Thanksgiving weekend, my fellow Canucks, and happy Columbus Day to my American listeners! I am, as always, very thankful for your support.Big hugs,Val [email protected]
06/10/20111 hour 57 minutes 33 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Sep-2011

Back from a long weekend in Nevada! Still a little bit pooped...that's this week's excuse for engineering errors. ;-) Hope you enjoy tonight's eclecticity (is that a word?) which includes new Dan Mangan, Cloudsplitter, and Gram Parsons on our "Vinyl Vault" segment. Cuddle up and keep warm, it's definitely sweater weather! (in Vancouver, anyway)Cheers and thanks as always for tuning in,Val [email protected]
29/09/20112 hours 2 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Sep-2011

Summer is rapidly coming to an end and the rains have already started -- in Vancouver, at least. Local singer-songwriter John Pippus joined us for a live session and sang tunes from his new album "Wrapped Up In The Blues". Check out his website http://www.johnpippus.com. Tonight's Vinyl Vault feature was "New Skin For The Old Ceremony" by birthday boy Leonard Cohen. Long may he sing! I'm off to Vegas for the weekend, so luck be a lady tonight!!cheers, [email protected]
22/09/20112 hours 2 minutes 35 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Sep-2011

Summer's coming to a close, school's back in session - autumn is in the air! We welcomed good friend of Folk Oasis Bocephus King to the CiTR studios. Jamie (aka BK) brought his lovely daughter Stella along, so listen for her backing vocals and commentary. Bocephus King's long-awaited CD release party is Sept. 22 at Chai, here in Vancouver, so be there or...Thanks for listening and enjoy the rest of your week!hugs, [email protected]
15/09/20111 hour 56 minutes 59 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Sep-2011

UBC is a hustling, bustling place this week - welcome back, students! Tonight's show was heavy on local content and new releases. On 'Vinyl Vault' we heard several old tracks from Leo Kottke, who celebrates his birthday on 9/11. Happy September everybody and enjoy the remainder of the summer. It's lookin' good out there!cheers, [email protected]
08/09/20111 hour 54 minutes 31 seconds
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Broadcast on 31-Aug-2011

Many new releases tonight, including a teaser track from the upcoming Tom Waits release. Mr. Waits was also the focus of tonight's "Vinyl Vault" feature. Had a nice phone chat with Ottawa singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume, who will be at the Café Deux Soleils Sept. 7.Starting to look busy here on UBC campus with students back in classes next week. Have a safe and happy Labo(u)r Day weekend, all!cheers, [email protected]
01/09/20112 hours 2 minutes 1 second
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Broadcast on 10-Aug-2011

Fun show tonight! We talked to Joelle May about an exciting new folk festival in Victoria: see folkwest.ca for details. Then we had Morgan in for a delightful chat and songs. Go see him at the Media Club Aug. 12 if you're able. Tonight's Vinyl Vault featured Dave Van Ronk and the recently departed Philippe Bruneau, master Québécois accordion player.Enjoy the craziness that is August and go see some live music..Bonsoir, mes amis,Val [email protected]
11/08/20111 hour 54 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Aug-2011

Because that's what's clogging up the streets and waterways of downtown Vancouver tonight and Aug. 6.. Lots of new releases from a wide variety of artists, as well as the latest installment of "Val's Vinyl Vault". Bonus (classic) vinyl to end the show -- and it's fireworks-related, too. Enjoy our late summer, Vancouver! The rest of ya, enjoy your summers too, and thanks so much for listening.cheers! [email protected]
04/08/20111 hour 59 minutes 51 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Jul-2011

Tonight we lightly scratched the surface of the many (many) musical offerings happening around our province this long weekend. Travel from Coombs to Comox, Kaslo to Rock Creek, and back to West Van -- all without the tolls, sunburn, or kids throwing up in the station wagon.. Take care out there and come back in one piece! As always, thanks for your support. From the "Best Place On Earth",val [email protected]
28/07/20111 hour 54 minutes 42 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Jul-2011

Wonderful session with Melbourne, Australia trio The Little Stevies. Great wit to go with the harmonies! Tune in to hear what "dink" means in Aussie-speak. Also chatted with Mission Folk Music Festival artistic director Francis Edwards. This great little fest takes place July 21-24 in the Fraser Valley. For those of you in parts of North America stuck in a heat wave: Keep cool! For those of you in SW British Columbia..here's hoping for some sun..Cheers and thanks for [email protected]
21/07/20112 hours 2 minutes 51 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Jul-2011

I was pleased to welcome special guest host GAK (of CiTR's Exploding Head Movies -- check his podcasts if you haven't already) for two houurs of VFMF preview. We chatted with Andrea Birkett about JoyFest, also taking place this weekend. We also talked to Ben Whiteley of New Country Rehab, and Morgan O'Kane: two artists we're excited to see live this weekend. Gonna be good times, rain or no! VFMF takes place July 15-17. See you at Jericho Beach!hugs, [email protected]
14/07/20112 hours 7 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Jul-2011

Wonderful live session with Redgy Blackout. Keep a close watch, these guys are ready to move up several levels. Check out their CD release party on July 15 at Cafe Deux Soleils. Also did phone interviews this evening with local ghazal/tabla wizard Cassius Khan, and with Edmonton singer-songwriter Ann Vriend. Vancouver Folk Music Festival is just around the corner, my friends! Enjoy the sunshine and thanks, as always, for your support.xo, [email protected]
07/07/20112 hours 1 minute 30 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Jun-2011

Festival season is here, and tonight I chatted with 2 of the world/roots bands taking part in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. At 8:40 I spoke with Natalie of Australia's Blue King Brown. At 9:30 I spoke with Aaron of Toronto's Jaffa Road. Both bands worth seeing live this Canada Day weekend if you're in town. We also paid musical tribute to the late Gaye Delorme, and finished tonight's show with a song written from the viewpoint of Paul Revere's horse.(!) Happy Canada Day (July 1) and Independence Day (July 4)! Thanks, as always, for listening.Cheers, Val ([email protected])
30/06/20111 hour 59 minutes 49 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-Jun-2011

First Folk Oasis of summer '11! Hope you're enjoying it so far. After a little rundown on The Week That Was, we enjoyed a live set with Colin Easthope. You can catch his trio at the Lamplighter in Gastown June 27. Some Phil Ochs at show's end for a little social redemption.Take care, get out in the sun, and enjoy yourself some live music!cheers, [email protected]
23/06/20112 hours 3 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Jun-2011

Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals tonight in Hockey Town. Congrats Boston Bruins, and congrats to the majority of Canucks fans who kept spirits high. Alas, it looks like a few hooligans are mixing it up downtown as I write this. (sigh) Maybe it's the full moon..Tonight's show featured the new Blackie & the Rodeo Kings 'duets' album and a host of other new releases.Summer's almost here so shave off those playoff beards! Thanks for listening and happy end of spring,val [email protected]
16/06/20111 hour 59 minutes 32 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Jun-2011

A little hockey music to get us going, and then a chat with artistic director of the VFMF, Linda Tanaka. She reminds us to check out their song contest! (see www.thefestival.bc.ca for details)Many new releases, and some music to commemorate National Accordion Awareness Month. And, if you're thinking of getting pregnant, well...check out the final track of this podcast. :)Cheers and happy-almost-summer.. GO [email protected]
09/06/20112 hours 2 minutes 58 seconds
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Broadcast on 01-Jun-2011

We went on air with this episode shortly after Vancouver Canucks' 1-0 victory in game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. Exciting times in the city! I was thrilled to have a chat with Holger Petersen, "Canada's Ambassador for the Blues" and head of Edmonton's Stony Plain Records. They've just released a wonderful CD/DVD combo to celebrate 35(!) years as a label. This week's Vancouver Folk Music Festival preview included bands from Britain and Mali. Many thanks for listening, enjoy your spring, keep cool (or warm, depending on yr locale) and GO CANUCKS GO!!peace, [email protected]
02/06/20111 hour 53 minutes 54 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-May-2011

Tonight's show, with special guest host Karen Pighin, is all about Bob Dylan: the man, the myth, the legend. We included some interesting covers of Dylan tunes and a couple of phone calls. Paul Norton of CiTR's "Code Blue" talked about Bob Dylan fandom, and then Carl Finch of Brave Combo chatted about the backstory of Dylan covering "Must Be Santa". Apologies for the technical difficulties at show's beginning - it does get better! :) Thanks so much for tuning in and for supporting CiTR.cheers, [email protected]
26/05/20111 hour 57 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-May-2011

Cherry and apple blossoms are falling around the city and it's feeling like hockey playoffs weather: warm and sunny. Tonight we featured 3 more bands playing at this year's Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and an interview with John + Michele Law. They're playing at Jericho Folk Club May 24 - do check them live if you can. Thanks for listening, and go Canucks!peace, [email protected]
19/05/20111 hour 57 minutes 12 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-May-2011

Tonight's extended version of Folk Oasis featured local musician/producer/indie record label owner/all round good guy Steve Dawson. We talked about his new solo CD "Nightshade", Roxanne Potvin's new CD, going to college at Berklee with Gillian Welch, and much more. Catch his CD release party May 20 at St. James Hall if you can! It's been a wet and cold spring here in Raincouver, so I hope the rest of you folks are keeping warm and dry. Enjoy the rest of your week, and thanks for listening!cheers, [email protected]
12/05/20112 hours 25 minutes 24 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-May-2011

This week's lineup includes new Fleet Foxes and Low Anthem, and finished up with two homemade YouTube tributes to moms. Don't forget yours this Sunday!Oliver from Orkestar Slivovica phoned in to talk about the Balkan Fever festival taking place May 7+8. Should be a wonderful couple evenings of dance and music! Hope you're all enjoying a wonderful spring, and thanks again for all your support.cheers, [email protected]
05/05/20112 hours 1 minute
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Broadcast on 27-Apr-2011

On tonight's show we paid musical tribute to bluegrass pioneer Hazel Dickens, who passed away this week. We also took a sneak peek at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival lineup, which is now up on their website. (http://www.thefestival.bc.ca) GAK of CiTR's Monday evening Exploding Head Movies show joined me in the booth for some chitchat. Nice to have you, Gary!All the best, and happy voting on May 2..cheers, [email protected]
28/04/20112 hours 3 minutes 2 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Apr-2011

April 20 (4/20) has become a popular day for young Vancouverites, as much or even more so than Earth Day (April 22). We tip our hand-crocheted beanies to all y'all who celebrate either of those days, with some musical treats. We also did a phone interview with Toronto's Andrea Ramolo, currently on tour and touching down at the Railway Club 4/25. And near the end of the show, Raffi implores all you "Beluga grads" to get out and vote May 2! Thanks as always for listening. Have a happy Passover and Easter!cheers, [email protected]
21/04/20111 hour 56 minutes 2 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Apr-2011

As tumbleweeds blew by on the streets of Vancouver (game 1 of 1st round NHL playoffs), we at Folk Oasis madly fought the retrograde of Mercury. Somehow 2 hours of eclectic roots music made it to the airwaves of metro Vancouver; here it is for the rest of y'all. High Can(adian) Con(tent) this week, and a set dedicated to CBC personality and UN ambassador George Stroumboulopoulos. Long may you rock, sir.à la prochaine,Val [email protected]
14/04/20111 hour 58 minutes 27 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Apr-2011

While a big ole birthday party took place downtown, we spun the usual eclectic mix here at Folk Oasis. Tonight's featured album is the newest from Montreal singer-songwriter Roxanne Potvin. It's available on Black Hen Records and was produced by Vancouver's own Steve Dawson. Enjoy the spring blossoms and see you next week! Thanks so much for your support.cheers, [email protected]
07/04/20111 hour 56 minutes 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Mar-2011

Happy spring, and welcome to 2 more eclectic hours of roots music from our back yard and beyond! Joining me for a live set at 8:30 were Dave Hadgkiss and Kelly Haigh of local group Folk Thief. Their CD release party is coming up April 6 at the Railway Club. Don't forget to send your suggestions for my all-Bob (Dylan) show, airing May 18, to [email protected] et bonne fin de semaine!Val
31/03/20112 hours 21 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-Mar-2011

First show of Spring 2011! Vancouver songwriter Mathieu Lavigne joined me in the studio for an interview and several songs. His CD release party is coming up March 26 at Lanalou. Also featured tonight was a musical tribute to Vancouver icon and all-round hero David Suzuki. He turns 75 on March 24.Enjoy the rest of your week and don't put those snow shovels away just yet, Canada!*cheers, [email protected]*southwest BC excepted ;-)
24/03/20111 hour 59 minutes 56 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Mar-2011

Hope you enjoy this week's pre-St. Patrick's Day show. Among the Celtic-influenced ditties we sprinkled tunes from South Louisiana, Cackalacky, Montreal, even Vancouver. This week's featured album was the wonderful "June In Siberia" by Mark Berube.A "Black Velvet Band" and "Unicorn" free zone..Play safe, everyone!slainte,val [email protected]
17/03/20111 hour 55 minutes 33 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Mar-2011

Tonight we featured a live session with Marian and Steve from the Vancouver Folk Song Society. They talked about the Society and regaled us with a few folk songs. Learn more about the VFSS at www.folksongsociety.org. Also featured a few cuts from Geoff Berner's fine new klezmer album "Victory Party". His CD release party takes place March 12 at the W.I.S.E. Hall.Take care all and umm, happy Lent?peace, [email protected]
10/03/20111 hour 58 minutes 33 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Mar-2011

Apologies for the lack of podcast last week, we were pre-empted with fairly short notice. In any case, we're back this week with more new roots music releases, and two interviews. We chatted with Johanne Dumas regarding this weekend's magnifique Festival du Bois, and then to Mae Moore about her Rogue Folk Club show on Saturday.Take care all, and thanks so much for listening!cheers, [email protected]
03/03/20111 hour 58 minutes 1 second
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Broadcast on 16-Feb-2011

Tonight's husky-voiced host is me (thanks, going-around-work virus!) and I bring you two more hours of eclectic, mostly recent, roots releases. Of note is the new Cowboy Junkies tribute to Vic Chesnutt. We also learned during interview with Jon Cohen that Vic was recording in Montreal before his untimely death last year. Jon Cohen begins several months of touring with some Vancouver area gigs - see http://www.myspace.com/thejoncohenexperiencePeace/out!val [email protected]
17/02/20111 hour 59 minutes
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Broadcast on 09-Feb-2011

Yes, Dr. Connors turns 75 years young today and we played some Stompin' Tom love songs, what with Feb. 14 approaching.. Also had a phone chat with Mathias Tom of Spring Breakup, a Yukon-based duo whose songs are about love gone wrong. They'll be at the Biltmore Cabaret Feb. 13. Whatever you get up to on Valentine's Day, hope it's good. Hope you enjoy this podcast. As always, many thanks for your support, fair listeners!hugs, [email protected]
10/02/20111 hour 56 minutes 18 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Feb-2011

Tonight's show featured two phone interviews: first with Ash Grunwald, calling a day ahead from Byron Bay, Australia! (gloating that he'd surfed twice today) Then we heard from Calgary's Lauren Mann, phoning from Penticton, BC. Both artists have shows in Vancouver and BC winter driving ahead! Wherever you may be listening, hope you're keeping warm and dry..cheers, [email protected]
03/02/20111 hour 57 minutes 46 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Jan-2011

An eclectic two hours, including musical tributes to Charlie Louvin (died Jan. 26/11) and Paul Quarrington (died Jan. 21/10). Rob Moir joined me in the studio for a live set in advance of his Jan. 30 show at Cafe Deux Soleils. I also spoke with SONiA of Disappear Fear, who will be at the Rogue Folk Club Jan. 28.Enjoy, mes [email protected]
27/01/20111 hour 57 minutes 31 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Jan-2011

Tonight's show is a musical tribute to the Lone Star State, buffered by tales of my recent trip to Austin/New Braunfels. Much of the music you'll hear are fresh releases from new and upcoming Austin artists. Kick off your boots and enjoy! This show pairs well with some brisket and an icy cold Shiner (if you can get hold of some..)Enjoy, y'all,Val [email protected]
20/01/20111 hour 57 minutes 26 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Jan-2011

It's my first show of 2011 (thanks again to Gary for filling in last week) and an eclectic one it is.. Irish polkas, Americana, Tex-Mex, singer-songwriter and more tonight. Tune in next week for an all-Texas show! Gonna be a good 'un, I tell you whut..peace,val [email protected]
13/01/20111 hour 55 minutes 14 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Jan-2011

I'm in Austin TX as I type, so please enjoy this wonderful show hosted and produced by "Exploding Head Movies" host Gary. I've seen the playlist and it's wonderfully diverse! Even a lil Texas content. I'll be back next week with musical goodies from the Lone Star State. Keep warm, y'all!val [email protected]
06/01/20111 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-Dec-2010

3 sleeps to Christmas, hope you're not feeling too frazzled these days. Tonight we featured everything from vintage Homer & Jethro to 2009 Bob Dylan to 2010 Dan Lyth. Another eclectic two hours, in other words. Hope you enjoy the show and thanks so much for listening! Best wishes to you all, however you celebrate (or don't celebrate) the season. Happy winter and warm hugs,val [email protected]
23/12/20101 hour 59 minutes 37 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Dec-2010

Halfway through December 2010 already! (where did the time go...) We dipped into the seasonal tunes bin and enjoyed a lovely live session with local band Rollaway. Country-folk, folk-rock, southern rock, whatever you want to call it, it's all good. Enjoy!Take care and take a deep breath if and when required this hectic month. Warmest wishes,Val [email protected]
16/12/20101 hour 53 minutes 9 seconds
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Broadcast on 01-Dec-2010

Another evening of eclectic new releases, and an interesting interview with Edmonton musician Bill Bourne. He is part of the Christmas Carol Project, coming soon to BC: http://carolproject.com/Thanks again for your support, and one last reminder that it's not too late to donate to our fundraising campaign to improve podcasting capability and digitize our library. http://citr.ca/donateHappy Hanukkah!Val [email protected]
02/12/20101 hour 57 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Nov-2010

Day 9 of our 2010 fundraising campaign, I hope all y'all listening have donated to our worthy cause! (www.citr.ca/donate if you haven't yet) Featured tonight were several winners of Canadian Folk Music Awards, which took place last weekend in Winnipeg.Thanks again for listening, and for your moral and financial support! Stay warm Vancouverites!!cheers,val [email protected]
25/11/20102 hours 4 minutes 54 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Nov-2010

Joining me tonight was Translink director of communications Ken Hardie, a familiar face and voice to those who follow local news. He is a proud alum of UBC and CiTR, back before we had our FM license. He brought vintage folk recordings and lots of stories. Good times!If you've been enjoying these and other CiTR podcasts, it's time for you to please throw a little change into our annual Fundrive coffers! We've made it very easy for you to donate securely at http://citr.ca/donateMany thanks for all your support!val [email protected]
18/11/20102 hours 3 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Nov-2010

Much of tonight's show dealt with the theme of Remembrance Day, but we also squeezed in an interview with Jane Mortifee. She has a great new R&B cd out, CD release concert Nov. 13 at St. James Hall. We also tip our toque to Canuck folkie great Gordon Lightfoot - 35 years ago today the Edmund Fitzgerald was wrecked.Have a peaceful weekend, [email protected]
11/11/20102 hours 19 minutes 11 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Nov-2010

After a week off (pre-empted by a live slam poetry broadcast) tonight's show was programmed by my friend and tonight's co-host Karen. Bear with the opening chit-chat and ye shall be rewarded with such treasures as Iggy Pop in a Slavic-folk groove, new Australian roots music, and a soothing soul set to close the show. Thanks, as always, for listening...and for your feedback!cheers, [email protected]
04/11/20101 hour 59 minutes 23 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Oct-2010

We have indeed been enjoying a bit of the ole Indian summer here in the Lower Mainland. Tonight's show included sunny new releases from all over North America, and a phone interview with Edmonton singer-songwriter Daniel Moir. He'll be rolling into our town Oct. 28.Next week's show will be pre-empted but I'll be back live (with a special guest host) on November 3.Have a great 'n ghoulish Hallowe'[email protected]
21/10/20101 hour 57 minutes 46 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Oct-2010

We paid tribute to the late great Mr. Burke tonight. He was larger than life, and will remain so in the afterlife, I'm sure. We also had a lovely phone conversation with Alan Gilsenan, director of a documentary screening at VIFF about the late Liam Clancy. Film also available on DVD - liamclancyfilm.com Enjoy the rest of your week, all, and thanks again for listening!cheers,val [email protected]
14/10/20101 hour 58 minutes 57 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Oct-2010

Autumn crispness in the air, Film Fest is underway, CFMA nominees have been announced. We featured the 'Pushing the Boundaries' category tonight and a phone interview with Saskatoon's Jen Lane. She's at the Railway Club on October 10.Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend, my Canadian friends! (happy Columbus Day in the U.S.)cheers,[email protected]
07/10/20102 hours 4 minutes 21 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Sep-2010

Autumn leaves may be falling but at least we have a respite from autumn rains for the time being. Yay! Tonight's show featured a phone interview with banjo player Jayme Stone, who will be performing at Capilano Performing Arts Centre Oct. 2. We also played a set of polkas, featuring local band The Dreadnoughts (CD release Oct. 1 at Rickshaw Theatre). Hold on to your hats!Thanks, as always, for listening,[email protected]
30/09/20101 hour 59 minutes 42 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-Sep-2010

We started the show with Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" and finished with Hawksley Workman's "Autumn's Here" - both fitting songs this autumn evening. Phone interview with Gavin Gardiner of The Wooden Sky, then a live session with local singer-songwriter Aaron Cadwaladr and his drummer Michael Munro. Good times!Happy fall, [email protected]
23/09/20102 hours 11 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Sep-2010

Well, summer's about over and we at Folk Oasis hope you enjoyed it! A little under 2 hours of eclectic roots music tonight - mostly new releases from across Canada and the U.S.A. As always, many thanks for listening, and a special hi to all my fellow Virgos who are celebrating birthdays this month. Amusez-vous [email protected]
16/09/20101 hour 30 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Sep-2010

Several cuts tonight from the wonderful new Robert Plant CD, and a stellar live session with Reid Jamieson. Hear his duet with fiancee Carolyn Mill of "Young Love". So sweet! For those in the Vancouver area, do check out his CD release show Sept. 18 at St. James Hall. Enjoy these last days of summer all and take good care!cheers, [email protected]
16/09/20102 hours 19 minutes 30 seconds
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Broadcast on 01-Sep-2010

Frazey Ford (ex-Be Good Tanyas) and Rodney DeCroo did separate live interview sets tonight. Good times with both, I'm sure you'll enjoy listening! Also a short phone interview with Maple Ridge native Hilary Grist. E-mail before Sept. 4 if you want in on the Frazey Ford autographed CD contest!Have a safe and happy Labour Day weekend,[email protected]
02/09/20102 hours 10 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Aug-2010

Tonight we pay musical tribute to the Big Easy, where life is still not so easy after Hurricane Katrina and the more recent Gulf oil spill. We also stirred some new and new-ish releases into the gumbo for a warm summer serving of eclectic roots music. Served up with a smile!Enjoy the rest of your summer, y'[email protected]
26/08/20101 hour 57 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Aug-2010

Before the award nominations, before the hype, before the sold-out shows, there was Dan Mangan, Vancouver singer-songwriter. During tonight's show we replayed his wonderful live in-studio set of Aug. 26, 2009. Got to a few releases as well, notably the great new release from Little Miss Higgins. Enjoy what's left of [email protected]
19/08/20101 hour 57 minutes 49 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Aug-2010

Tkt giveaway and music from above festival, which takes place in Deer Lake Park Aug. 14. Gonna be a good one! A set of fiddle tunes and a variety of eclectic (of course) music rounded out the two hours. Enjoy! As always, thanks very much for your support. cheers, [email protected]
12/08/20101 hour 55 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Aug-2010

More new releases this evening from Reckoners, Alejandro Escovedo and others. A stuffy evening in the CiTR studios.We've had no real rain here since mid-June and are so ready to replenish our parched rainforest! Hope all y'all out there are keeping cool and dry. Thanks, as always, for listening and enjoy the rest of your week.cheers,val [email protected]
05/08/20101 hour 58 minutes 4 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Jul-2010

Night 3 of 4 of annual "Celebration of Light" tonight, which means several hundred thousand folks cram into the West End. And leave garbage all over the place! I have a song for those people.. Lots of new releases tonight and an interview with Montreal singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk, currently touring the West Coast. Hope everyone's staying nice and cool!cheers, [email protected]
29/07/20101 hour 56 minutes 56 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Jul-2010

This week we featured several artists who will be playing in Mission this weekend (http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca) - surtout les francophones! Take care everyone and enjoy the 4 nights of fireworks coming up.cheers (boom),val [email protected]
22/07/20101 hour 54 minutes 33 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Jul-2010

Vancouver Folk Music Festival is just around the corner! (July 16-18) Australian duo Luluc is in town for the festival and graced us with a few songs live in the studio. Also two phone interviews: one with the inimitable Kinky Friedman (he's at Biltmore Cabaret July 26) and one with Anne Louise Genest of Annie Lou (appearing at Harrison and Vancouver festivals).Hope to see some of you at Jericho Beach this weekend - come prepared for hot weather and even hotter music!cheers, [email protected]
15/07/20102 hours 22 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Jul-2010

Tonight's show featured interviews with Linda Tanaka of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and an interview with Mark Adams of charity event "Friends of Folk" (July 8, Biltmore Cabaret). We also featured the July 18 evening lineup for VFMF, which is going to be amazing (and yours truly will be co-hosting).Hope everyone is keeping cool out there! It's gonna be a hot hot weekend..cheers,val [email protected]
08/07/20101 hour 59 minutes 20 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Jun-2010

CiTR's all-Canadian music Canada Day programming started a little early with a 100% CanCon show. Featured were live interviews with Toronto band The Warped 45's and Vancouver Folk Music Festival media rep Gwen Kallio. Hope you all had a safe and happy holiday weekend!cheers,[email protected]
01/07/20101 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Jun-2010

Tonight we welcomed Connely Farr (aka Mississippi Live) and David Newberry to the CiTR studios for a live session. Fun times with a couple of talented local singer-songwriters who celebrate their CD releases Thurs. June 17 at the WISE Hall. Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there, and thanks to you all for listening!cheers,val [email protected]
17/06/20101 hour 58 minutes 10 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Jun-2010

For real! The favoured instrument of many a Folk Oasis party gets its own month, and celebratory set this evening. Many new releases from our backyard and beyond. Sure sign of spring!stay dry,val [email protected]
10/06/20102 hours 2 minutes 37 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Jun-2010

Hope you enjoy this little detour. Tonight I told a few stories about my travels in New Zealand, and played tunes by New Zealand artists in between. Hope it gives you a little taste of Aotearoa and perhaps even a little longing to visit!kia ora y'all,val [email protected]
03/06/20101 hour 58 minutes 28 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-May-2010

First, a big gracias to fellow programmers Linda, Paul and Andrea who filled in during my trip to New Zealand. Hope you enjoyed their podcasts! This week we dig deep into the new releases bin. Mostly Canadian, all great. Thanks for listening and enjoy!cheers, [email protected]
27/05/20101 hour 58 minutes 19 seconds
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Folk Oasis Broadcast on 19-May-2010

Peter Ostroushko, When the last morning glory blooms, The nine years waltzPeter Ostroushko, When the last morning glory blooms, Memories of Tyler, TexasBeverly Smith and Carl Jones, Glow, Weary Lonesome BluesCaleb Klauder, Dangerous Mes & Poisonous Yous, The Pain of Loving YouBeverly Smith and Carl Jones, Glow, SnowflakeGinny Hawker, After it's gone, The back of your handGinny Hawker, After it's gone, Gonna write me a letterNatalie Merchant, Leave Your Sleep, Calico PieGinny Hawker, After it's gone, Blues in my mindNatalie Merchant, Leave your sleep, The man in the wildernessCrooked Still, Some strange country, Sometimes in this countryCrooked Still, Some strange country, Locust in the willowOld Man Luedecke, My hands are on fire and other love songs, Woe betide the doer of the deedJenny Whitely, Forgive or forget, Final seasonChris Coole, Old Dog, Six Days on the RoadThe Abramson Singers, The Abr
20/05/20102 hours 50 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-May-2010

13/05/20101 hour 59 minutes 42 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-May-2010

06/05/20101 hour 59 minutes 41 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Apr-2010

29/04/20101 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Apr-2010

My last Folk Oasis before a little spring break travel to New Zealand. Where it'll be autumn, of course. Shari Ulrich phoned in tonight from the ferry to Bowen Island..how very West Coast! Do check out her CD release show May 7, if you're in the city. Hope you enjoy tonight's show. As always, thanks for your support! Do check out the podcasts for the next few weeks and some special guest hosts.cheers, [email protected]
22/04/20102 hours 2 minutes 57 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Apr-2010

"low and growly" being the state of the announcer's voice this week, esp. as she forgot to bring a bottle of water with her into the studio. No matter - fun was had, new CDs were played and upcoming concerts were announced. Thanks for listening and hope you're enjoying [email protected]
15/04/20102 hours 1 minute 26 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Apr-2010

Ahh, spring. The flowers bloom, the grass is riz, Billy Joe Shaver goes to trial.. We pay musical homage to the most polite (alleged) shooter in the Lone Star state, and play a wheelbarrow full of other new releases. Enjoy, mes amis!cheers, [email protected]
08/04/20102 hours 36 seconds
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Broadcast on 31-Mar-2010

Tomorrow is April Fool's but I kid you not, a fine show tonight. Everything from pretty English folk to Roky Erickson to an infamous cover of a Snoop Dogg song. Enjoy! As always, many thanks for listening, please drop a line and say hello. Happy spring!cheers, [email protected]
01/04/20101 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Mar-2010

...the grass is riz, and all that. Eclectic crop of new releases, many by artists performing in Vancouver in coming weeks. Also a set of music inspired by Jesse Winchester's amazing recent performance on Elvis Costello's "Spectacle". The man who made Neko Case cry.. Hope you're enjoying the new season, wherever you may be. Thanks so much for listening!hugs, [email protected]
25/03/20101 hour 56 minutes 34 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Mar-2010

Slightly abbreviated version tonight due to Paralympics-related traffic snarls (there's a phrase I thought I'd never type!!) Local singer-songwriter Rodney DeCroo joined me in the studio for a live session. Wrapped up tonight's show with some Van Morrison & The Chieftains. Does it get any more Irish than that now? Happy St. Pat's Day.Slainte,val [email protected]
18/03/20101 hour 47 minutes 16 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Mar-2010

The 2010 Winter Olympics are but a (mostly) lovely memory, but the Cultural Olympiad continues. The Winter Paralympics begin March 12 and provide another opportunity to hear free musical performances in our city. We feature some of these artists on tonight's show - including the band who played at the Olympics closing ceremonies during the (in)famous "flying beavers" bit.As always, thanks for listening, and have a lovely week!cheers, [email protected]
11/03/20101 hour 58 minutes 19 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Mar-2010

Lots of new releases to sample post-Olympics, and a live set from Jess Hart at 8:30. She's a recent transplant from Montreal and looking forward to getting involved in Vancouver's scene. http://www.myspace.com/jesshartmusicThanks for listening and enjoy the long month of March!cheers,[email protected]
04/03/20101 hour 57 minutes 3 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Feb-2010

Tonight we featured music from some of the Canadian pavilions and stages at the Olympics. There's a lot of music going on and the city's been one giant music/arts festival past few weeks. Then there's the sports stuff. Go Canada! Play safe tout le monde - thanks again to all for listening. Enjoy!cheers, [email protected]
25/02/20102 hours 1 minute 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Feb-2010

5 days of Winter Olympics madness thus far and the city is still standing, lo and behold. Tonight our little Folkalympiad featured the stylings of Reid Jamieson. Reid's a fairly recent West Coast transplant who hails from Toronto. (but we won't hold that against him) We look forward to the spring release of his new CD - locals can see him Feb. 20 at The Main on Main.Take care, play nice, and get out to see some live music this week! amitiés, [email protected]
18/02/20102 hours 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Feb-2010

...and so is Valentine's Day, and the solar New Year. Gung hey fat choy! We tried to cover off on all these themes, with special focus on the wonderful music we'll be treated to in Vancouver over the next few weeks. Local band Spoon River came in to talk about their new CD and Feb. 18 gig at the W.I.S.E. Hall. Take care everybody, get out there and take in some live music this weekend!warm hugs, val [email protected]
11/02/20102 hours 2 minutes 22 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Feb-2010

We pay tribute to Oscar Brand, Winnipeg native & dj of world's longest-running radio show (it's folk!), who turns 90 this Sunday. Bob Marley, if he were still with us, would have turned 65 this weekend, so we pay tribute to him as well. At 8:30 we had a phone chat with Robbie Slade of local folk-electro duo Humans. They're performing at the New Forms Festival this weekend, a Cultural Olympiad event.February's here, folks - only 9 days until the Winter Olympics commence. Can you feel it?remain calm,val [email protected]
04/02/20101 hour 57 minutes 21 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Jan-2010

Can you believe we've already blown through the 1st month of 2010? Hope you enjoy tonight's show..we started things off with a track from the long-awaited Gil Scott-Heron CD. He's back and sounding great. Had a very pleasant studio session with local singer-songwriter Ben Sigston, who lugged a guitar *and* keyboard to our studios. Good work, Ben!Thanks for listening, folks.cheers, [email protected]
28/01/20101 hour 54 minutes 55 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Jan-2010

We paid musical tribute at the beginning and end of tonight's show to Canadian folk music icon Kate McGarrigle, who passed this week. She will be greatly missed.We dug well into the new release bin this week, featuring local and not-so-local talent.Apologies to anybody who attempted to download the Jan. 13 show and got nothing. Technical problem have been resolved but alas, we could not retrieve that show. C'est la vie!Thanks, as always for listening, and have a good Rrrrrobbie Burrrrns Day!och aye, [email protected]
21/01/20101 hour 58 minutes 13 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Jan-2010

Welcome to a special extended edition of Folk Oasis, trust 2010 is treating you all well. Our first live session of the year was with Jack Mercer, who hails from Ladner. At show's end CiTR's own "Hans Von Kloss" joined us for a chat. Check out his podcasts if you haven't yet..Cheers,val [email protected]
07/01/20102 hours 45 minutes 26 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Dec-2009

Instead of looking back at the year and decade, we looked into the future, to confirmed and rumoured 2010 CD releases. We started tonight's show with a brief tribute to the recently-departed Vic Chesnutt. R.I.P.My New Year's resolution: meeting more of you kind listeners in 2010!Here's hoping you have a blessed and prosperous new year.Thanks for tuning in, my friends.val [email protected]
31/12/20091 hour 59 minutes 5 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Dec-2009

A l'il holiday lagniappe for all y'all! I had the pleasure of filling in for Gary on Monday night. Since he features a movie soundtrack each week, this was a great opportunity to revisit the (multiple) Grammy-winning "O Brother Where Art Thou". Still one of my favourite soundtracks -- and movies -- of the last decade. Enjoy!
29/12/20091 hour 24 minutes 41 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-Dec-2009

Tonight we featured two hours of eclectic and seldom-heard holiday songs, many released in 2009. I wish you all a peaceful, happy and quiet holiday season and a prosperous 2010. Thanks again so much for your support! Big hugs et joyeux Noel a tous,val [email protected]
24/12/20092 hours 3 minutes 28 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Dec-2009

It's almost (officially) winter folks! Which means the days will start getting longer again. Phew. Hope your Decembers are going as well as can be expected. Take a load off yer feet and enjoy tonight's show. Vancouver's own Julia Spitale entertained us with a few new songs and chat. Squeezed in a few Christmasy songs tonight - more next week.Take care everyone and happy holidays!hugs, [email protected]
17/12/20091 hour 57 minutes 50 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Dec-2009

Tonight we enjoyed chat and a few songs from the lovely Coco Love Alcorn. Can't wait for her show Dec. 12 with Matt Epp! Also did phone interview with Caleb Stull of Parlour Steps about the upcoming "Funderwear" benefit show (Dec. 14)This show also served as a 'lab' for Fleur & Christian who start a new show on CiTR this week: "Are You Aware", Thursdays at 6pm. Good luck!Vancouver - lock and load the snow shovels. Thanks to all for listening - stay warm!peace, [email protected]
10/12/20091 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Dec-2009

This clear, cold night we warmed up with two versions of the same polka - one from Bob Dylan's new album. Which proves you can take the boy out of Minnesota, but...Also sampled the new Amchitka Concert For Greenpeace CD set which features Phil Ochs, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor.Whew, I think we've blown our Big Folk Star budget for this month already.. Happy full moon to all!hugs, [email protected]
03/12/20091 hour 56 minutes 31 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Nov-2009

Wonderful chat and stories with Steve Dawson, slide guitarist extraordinaire and owner of Black Hen Records. Black Hen has just released a tribute to the Missisippi Sheiks which is WONDERFUL - do get yourselves a copy. You can hear me pitching for $ for Fundrive throughout - please do donate at http://citr.ca if you've enjoyed these podcasts. Thanks to those who have contributed! Take care, keep warm and dry..xo, val [email protected]
26/11/20091 hour 58 minutes 51 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Nov-2009

Dear listeners, here's your chance to give back to the station that's given you so much podcast goodness:http://www.citr.ca/index.php/get-involved/donate/or call 604-822-8648. E-mail and I can cut you in on the amazing prizes action! Interviews with fellow CiTR programmer Heather Kitching and Translink communications director/ex-UBC Radio member Ken Hardie to help pull in your pledge dollars. Thanks so much!In between pitches I played tunes from nominees for the upcoming Canadian Folk Music Awards.Enjoy!val [email protected]
19/11/20091 hour 52 minutes 32 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Nov-2009

Today's busy show included a chat with Simone from Toronto country band $100, a lovely live session with Vancouver's own Kent McAlister, and a tribute to the groundbreaking kids' show Sesame Street. Can you believe it's already been 40 years since they broadcast their first episode?Happy November, all!val [email protected]
05/11/20092 hours 2 minutes 46 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Oct-2009

Some devilish treats for you this evening, fair listeners.. (mwahaha) Including a very non-scary interview at 8:30 with Ed Henderson about his new acoustic guitar CD and concert Nov. 5. Take care everybody and play safe this weekend!ghoulishly yours..val [email protected]
29/10/20092 hours 4 minutes 39 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Oct-2009

Greetings, fair listeners! Tonight's 8:30 interview was with James Keelaghan, from Winnipeg. "Keelo" will be in Vancouver Oct. 31 - scary stuff, kids! H1N1 flu has hit us pretty hard here in BC so keep washing your hands and stay [email protected]
22/10/20091 hour 54 minutes 39 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Oct-2009

As we roll into the second half of October, thoughts turn to falling leaves, warm sweaters, beer steins and...polka! But we played lots of other stuff too, so fret not. Stay warm and dry, and thanks for listening!oompah! [email protected]
15/10/20092 hours 3 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Oct-2009

Music by various members of 'folk royalty' Guthrie family to start things off this fine evening. At about 8:30 Port Coquitlam singer-songwriter Garrett Kato joined us for a live session in the studio. Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian listeners - enjoy the long weekend!cheers, [email protected]
08/10/20091 hour 59 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Sep-2009

Tonight's show featured a nasally congested host and interviews with Ganga Giri (currently in Nelson) and Corinne West (currently in Toronto). Both artists are touring through Vancouver next week: see their websites for details. Looks like our Indian summer conditions are over, folks, so stay warm and dry, don't forget yer brolly.As always, thanks for your support, dear [email protected]
01/10/20091 hour 59 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Sep-2009

To return the favour (Andrea filled in for me a couple weeks ago) I agreed to host "Pacific Pickin'" on Tuesday at 6:30 am (!!). Hope you enjoy this bonus podcast which is all about the bluegrass and the old-timey. Including a song from Roger McGuinn, who did not co-host. (long story..see Twitter)cheers and stay warm/dry! val
29/09/20091 hour 30 minutes 49 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-Sep-2009

Vancouver reggae-folk band Warless treated us to a tasty live interview and music set. Their drummer Heather even joined us via phone link from California!I also cracked open a 4-cd Woody Guthrie pkg recently released by Rounder Records.Enjoy, and as always...thanks so much for [email protected]
24/09/20091 hour 59 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Sep-2009

The lovely Andrea B. from Tuesday morning's "Pacific Pickin'" filled in for me this week. From the looks of her playlist it was a wonderful and diverse show - lots of material which will be new to regular listeners. [email protected]
17/09/20091 hour 59 minutes 35 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Sep-2009

Welcoming back UBC students, themes of liquor (esp. whiskey) and money recurred in tonight's tunes. Hope it was a lucky day for you all!cheers, [email protected]
10/09/20091 hour 56 minutes 47 seconds
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Bumbershoot!

Yes, that umbrella of an arts festival, Bumbershoot, returns to Seattle this Labo(u)r Day weekend so we featured a few of the fine rootsy bands that will be performing. Then we sprinkled in new (mostly local) releases et voila, another Folk Oasis cake out of the oven! Have a safe and lovely long weekend, all. And thanks for listening!xo, [email protected]
03/09/20091 hour 59 minutes 13 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Aug-2009

I had a lot of fun with tonight's show! 8:15 interview with Pam Delgado of Blame Sally (they're at Rogue Folk Club Sept. 3). Just after 8:30 Dan Mangan rolled into the studio with his trusty Taylor and cohorts John and Aaron. Hilarity and fine music ensued. Tune in and enjoy, my friends!Enjoy the rest of the summer..val [email protected]
27/08/20091 hour 54 minutes 40 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Aug-2009

Lots of new releases featured this week, and an interview with Matt Epp from Winnipeg. He's doing several shows in Vancouver this weekend - http://www.mattepp.comCheers and enjoy the rest of the summer!val [email protected]
20/08/20091 hour 59 minutes 36 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Aug-2009

Among the new releases we sprinkled a little Woodstock love in the mix. Hard to believe it was 40 years ago! Let the love live on and have a groovy week!Thanks, as always, for [email protected]
13/08/20091 hour 58 minutes 4 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Aug-2009

I'm back! Tonight's potpourri included new Son Volt and Wilco, old Bob Dylan and Doug Sahm, and a long concert calendar. So much music in the city this week - hope you get to check some out!cheers, [email protected]
06/08/20091 hour 57 minutes 38 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-Jul-2009

This week we featured the Folk Festival out in Mission: http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca/ Head over there for good times! 9:30 interview with the oh-so-charming Dan Mangan, who wowed the crowds at Jericho Beach this year.Apologies that our system had some outages and podcasts were temporarily not available. Hopefully this has been resolved.Enjoy the podcast and keep cool, everyone!cheers, [email protected]
23/07/20091 hour 59 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Jul-2009

Yes, it's time for the running (er, walking?) of the Birkenstock 500 as assorted music lovers convene at Jericho Beach this weekend. Interviews with Suzie Vinnick and Anne Loree, who will be at VFMF. Special guests live in the studio at 9pm: The Ebony Hillbillies. All the way from NYC! They do a free show at Tom Lee Music Thursday at noon, then you can see 'em all weekend at VFMF. Come on down!
16/07/20091 hour 54 minutes 46 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Jul-2009

3 interviews on tonight's show! First up at 8:10 was Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family (they're at Biltmore Cabaret July 15). At 8:30 we spoke to Stacey Earle, who is performing this wknd at Vancouver Island Musicfest. 9:00 we had a great chat with Meghan Cursons of VI Musicfest, followed by a musical preview of that festival. http://www.islandmusicfest.com/ If anyone's lucky enough to be going over to Comox this weekend, have a fabulous time!-val [email protected]
09/07/20092 hours 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 01-Jul-2009

An All-Canadian show tonight, and mostly featuring artists who will be gracing our fine shores this month at one or more of the following festivals:Golden Spike Days, Vancouver Island Musicfest, Harrison Festival of the Arts, Vancouver Folk Music Festival.Get out and enjoy your live music out-of-doors!Stay warm/cool/dry..val [email protected]
02/07/20091 hour 50 minutes 35 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Jun-2009

June 24 is the national holiday of 'la belle province' so we celebrate appropriately with songs from Québec! 8:30 interview with local gal Kate Reid. If you can't catch her at the W.I.S.E. Hall June 25, do check out her strong new CD - http://www.katereid.net/From the wet coast (stay dry!),val [email protected]
25/06/20091 hour 58 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Jun-2009

As the solstice approaches we tip our Folk Oasis touque towards our polka-playing friends who will no longer have their own category at the Grammys. Besides, June is Accordion Awareness Month! 8:30 interview tonight with Jim Byrnes, whose CD release show is June 19 at Richards on Richards. Turns out he's a polka and bratwurst fan too! Who knew??party on,val [email protected]
18/06/20091 hour 54 minutes 19 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Jun-2009

Another lovely evening here on the Lower Mainland and warm toasty tunes to match. Two phone interviews with local artists this evening: Corbin Murdoch and Tamara Nile. Both have CD releases coming up locally this weekend. (track down these CDs if you can't make the shows - both highly recommended!) Enjoy the last days of spring and take good care!!cheers, [email protected]
11/06/20092 hours 1 minute 17 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-May-2009

Greetings, music fans! Tonight's special guest was Jadea Kelly from Toronto. (but we won't hold that against her ;-) ) A most charming young woman with a lovely voice. You can see her tomorrow night (May 28) sitting in with Rich Hope et al at the Railway.Thanks for listening, and enjoy the rest of this superb spring week!hugs, val [email protected]
28/05/20091 hour 57 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-May-2009

VFMF schedule now up online (http://www.thefestival.bc.ca and we chatted early in the show with Linda Tanaka, artistic director of said fest. A little this, a little that, and another Folk Oasis is in the proverbial can! (or archive) Enjoy, and thanks for listening.-val [email protected]
21/05/20091 hour 57 minutes 12 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-May-2009

Hola amigos/amigas and welcome to another eclectic two hours of fine roots music! Tonight we feature the fabulous new CD tribute to Doug Sahm. Happy Victoria Day!xo, [email protected]
14/05/20091 hour 57 minutes 47 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-May-2009

Except for our opening Stompin' Tom Connors tune (go Canucks go). Enjoy a 2 hour sampling of what's new and happening in our fair province on the roots music scene.Cheers, and don't forget your ma on Sunday!-val [email protected]
07/05/20091 hour 58 minutes 47 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Apr-2009

Lots of stories (sorry for all the yak) and some music from the Big Easy. Had a great trip, but it's nice to be home. Happy 100th day of ruling to Mr. Obama (today) and a happy 90th birthday (May 3) to Pete Seeger! Thanks for listening and enjoy the rest of your week..xo, val [email protected]
30/04/20091 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-Apr-2009

Thanks so much to Gary, of CiTR's "Radio Free GAK" for filling in this week. Enjoy his wanderings in the folk field and check out his own podcasts sometime!I'm back from the South and will be back in the squeaky chair of Studio A next Wed. Enjoy the rest of your week!-val [email protected]
23/04/20091 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Apr-2009

Hey everybody, I'm in New Orleans. Even saw some surprisingly bad music last night, but that'll change soon! Having good time and thanks to Jim Burnett of "Code Blue" for filling in this week. Laissez les bons temps rouler!!
16/04/20091 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Apr-2009

Campus was vibrating tonight with the AMS Block Party (yr-end student bash) - the Roots onstage across from CITR headquarters. We mellowed out indoors with a live set from local singer-songwriter John Pippus. Classic Gordon Lightfoot vinyl near show's end - he's in town this Friday and Saturday. Enjoy, and thanks for listening! peace, val [email protected]
09/04/20092 hours 2 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 01-Apr-2009

Yeah, crazy weather we're having.. So we kept the vibe mellow tonight, good sitting near a fire with a bevvie music. Check out the cool tunes from Denmark!cheers and keep yer powder dry! -val [email protected]
02/04/20092 hours 10 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Mar-2009

Junos are in town and we acknowledge them tonight. Not so much the cheezy televised awards, increased blow 'n hookers, etc. that the Music Industry brings -- but the fun stuff like Junofest (lots of great music in local clubs) and Juno Cup (Rockers v. NHL stars hockey!). Check out the Nickelback-free nominee action and have a great weekend! xo, [email protected]
26/03/20091 hour 58 minutes 55 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Mar-2009

Sit back and enjoy the splendour of Nick Cave, Lambchop and a rare blast of polka. Blob's Park lives! Thanks so much for listening.. xo,vc
19/03/20091 hour 56 minutes 31 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Mar-2009

Welcome to a special edition celebrating some of the fine women who have helped form Vancouver's vibrant and diverse roots music scene. We've even tucked in a few 'exes' like Neko Case and Oh Susanna. Give the women in your life big hugs this week!Thanks for listening, and note that you can now subscribe to this podcast free on iTunes. xo, val
12/03/20091 hour 57 minutes 26 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Mar-2009

Our musical travels took us far tonight: from Quebec to Nashville, Prince George to Ecuador, with layovers in Denton, TX and Victoria, BC. Enjoy, and thanks again for supporting our fine little station!cheers, [email protected]
05/03/20092 hours 2 minutes 13 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Feb-2009

It's a snowy winter evening here in Vancouver. First day of Lent and we ain't givin' up nuthin'! Tonight we had local songstress Sarah Macdougall in the studio, singing 3 wonderful songs from her new album "Across the Atlantic".Thanks for listening and stay warm tout le monde!val [email protected]
26/02/20091 hour 59 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Feb-2009

Welcome to another fun-filled 2 hours of new roots music, including a rockin' Mardi Gras set! 8:30 interview with Emmanuelle LeBlanc of PEI's Vishten - they're doing a festival in Nanaimo this weekend.Laissez les bons temps rouler, tout l'[email protected]
19/02/20091 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Feb-2009

This pre-Valentine edition of Folk Oasis features my sparkling guest co-host, Karen Pighin. Our somewhat vague theme was "lothario" and at 9 pm a real live one phoned in! ;-)Thanks for tuning in and a lovely Feb. 14 to you all.cheers, [email protected]
12/02/20091 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Feb-2009

From Saskatoon to Wisconsin with stops in Louisiana, Quebec, back to our own backyard...another eclectic musical journey around the continent. Enjoy!cheers, [email protected]
05/02/20092 hours 1 minute 32 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Jan-2009

Another eclectic evening of Vancouver-and-beyond folk,including an interview at 8:30 with Joanna Chapman-Smith. Her CD release show is Friday at the Ukrainian Hall - should be spectacular! Take care, stay warm and unfoggy, and thanks so much for your support.cheers, [email protected]
29/01/20092 hours 28 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Jan-2009

I'm back from a week in Texas! So be prepared to hear a bunch of Lone Star State bands tonight. Thanks again to Gary of Radio Free Gak for the wonderful show he guest-hosted last week. And thanks to all of you for listening!From the fog,val [email protected]
22/01/20092 hours 7 minutes 36 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Jan-2009

Muchos gracias to Gary from Radio Free Gak for filling in this evening. I'll be downloading this tomorrow and enjoying it with breakfast in Plano, TX. Gotta love technology! Keep warm and dry!val [email protected]
15/01/20091 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Jan-2009

Happy 2009, everyone! In honour of the calendar flipping over, this show featured new releases from all over. Keep warm, dry and cozy!cheers, [email protected]
08/01/20092 hours 4 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Dec-2008

Special extended version of Folk Oasis thanks to a last-minute cancellation of Juicebox Radio. A little snow won't stop us, tho', so enjoy the eclectic seasonal tunes! For those of you listening at work, watch out for a couple 'f-bombs' about an hour in.As 2008 grinds to a close, thanks again for your support and hope you'll continue to check us out in 2009!Stay warm, be safe,val [email protected]
18/12/20082 hours 59 minutes 46 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Dec-2008

Hope you're all surviving the last month of 2008! Tonight's show eased us into the holidays with some seasonal themes as well as the usual eclectic mix of local and international roots musique. Enjoy!hugs, [email protected]
11/12/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Dec-2008

Thanks to all your fabulous donations, we met and beat our fundraising goal! This week's show featured a lot of blues...seasonally appropriate? Take care all and be good to each other!hugs,val [email protected]
04/12/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Nov-2008

Thanks for listening and merci beaucoup to all you podcast listeners who kindly donated money to our CITR fundraising drive. (as for the rest of ya's, it's not too late to give: http://citr.ca/donate.php)Tonight's show features several winners of recent Canadian Folk Music Awards.Happy Thanksgiving to our American friends!cheers, [email protected]
27/11/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Nov-2008

Tonight, special guest host Karen Pighin joined me to help out on our annual Fund Drive. She brought in all sorts of fine tunes, many money-related, to get us all in a giving mood. You podcast listeners ain't off the hook! Think about what CITR and our podcasts mean to you, and please donate accordingly. Many thanks to those who have generously donated and to those who will! Please see citr.ca for information on how you can help.thanks for listening,val [email protected]
20/11/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Nov-2008

Welcome to another two eclectic hours of roots music - many new releases featured tonight. Enjoy the rest of your week, and thanks so much for listening!cheers,val [email protected]
13/11/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Nov-2008

Tonight's show graciously hosted by Steve Edge while I am gallavanting around the American Midwest. Many thanks to Steve for filling in, be sure to check out his podcasts (Edge on Folk, Saturday 8-12). See you next week!cheers from a delirious illinois,val
06/11/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Oct-2008

Tonight's Folk Oasis is populated by devils, ghosts, hellhounds and various other goblins...listen at your peril...Have a safe and happy Hallowe'en. And to our fine feathered American friends - good luck on Nov. 4!peace, val the [email protected]
30/10/20082 hours 2 minutes 23 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Oct-2008

All kinds of new releases tonight, including the outstanding new Old Crow Medicine Show CD. Balanced with some classic Neil Young vinyl. Mellow vibes sent out despite (or because of?) yesterday's election results.. Peace and love, everyone, and I'll see you in two weeks' time! Off to see Neil next Wed. @ The Garage!cheers, [email protected]
16/10/20081 hour 57 minutes 37 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Oct-2008

Still hazy from my trip to Cali-for-ni-a but pulled together a good show, if I may say.. Surprise 'drive-by' studio visit from Tippy Agogo and Bill Bourne, who are playing at the Railway Club Oct. 12. A little bye-bye set to GW Bush, and on that note: please don't forget to vote Oct. 14, my fellow Canadians!peace 'n luv, [email protected]
09/10/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 01-Oct-2008

Thru the wonders of wireless technology, I am setting up this podcast from my lovely little hotel rm in San Francisco! Heather Kitching of CiTR's "Queer FM" filled in for me this week, I'm certain beyond a doubt she did a great job.. I believe she'll be interviewing Michael Jerome Browne on this show. Thanks for listening and I'll see you next week!cheers, [email protected]
02/10/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Sep-2008

Welcome to autumn '08 and another two hours of folk/roots yumminess. Special accordion set for you squeezebox junkies! As always, thanks for listening and for spreading the good word.Stay well and keep dry..val [email protected]
25/09/20081 hour 56 minutes 10 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Sep-2008

Another mixed bag o' Folk Oasis trix - from Vancouver to Romania and back, with a dab du polka for good luck. Special cameo appearance and mixing by Hans Kloss!Lots of great music happening in this city on the weekend, hope you'll get a chance to check some out..Happy Oktoberfest & ein prosit!-Val [email protected]
18/09/20082 hours 10 minutes 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Sep-2008

Welcome to a liquor-heavy :) edition of Folk Oasis. Joining me in the studio at 8:30 was Rodney DeCroo, who has a new CD out (Mockingbird Bible) and upcoming release show (Railway Club Sept. 12). http://www.myspace.com/wartornmanEnjoy your weekend and remember, September is Bourbon Heritage Month!cheers, [email protected]
11/09/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Sep-2008

The welcome-back-to-class edition..Hope your week's going well! Cameron Latimer joined me in the studio around 8:40 for stories, laughs, and 3 live songs. Check out his fabulous new album "Fallen Apart". http://www.cameronlatimer.comcheers, [email protected]
04/09/20081 hour 57 minutes 51 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Aug-2008

August is almost over - time for another edition of Seattle's fine fine festival, Bumbershoot! Every artist on this week's show will be playing live at Bumbershoot this weekend (and a few of them will drift north for a gig or two as well). Party hearty and play safe this long weekend. Happy Labo(u)r Day, all!xo, [email protected]
28/08/20081 hour 59 minutes 51 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Aug-2008

We seem to have gone straight from summer into winter here in Vancouver :( but the toasty music continues.. Special cameo appearance from gadfly DJ Goulash. Enjoy the tunes and thanks as always for your support!stay dry, val [email protected]
21/08/20082 hours 25 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Aug-2008

Having fun in the sun here on the West Coast! Lotsa new releases tonight..and check out our tribute to donnybrooks and family reunions..Happy full moon and keep the peace, eh?val [email protected]
14/08/20081 hour 59 minutes 18 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Aug-2008

Dizzy from the heat and recovering from a long weekend family reunion, we soldiered on here at Folk Oasis to bring you two more hours of fabulous folk/roots/American music! Whew!!keep cool, kids..val [email protected]
07/08/20081 hour 57 minutes 41 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Jul-2008

Taking a break from festival previews, we dug into the new releases bin this week for a fine selection of goodies.Have a safe and happy (and warmer here in Vancouver!) long weekend, mes amis!cheers, [email protected]
31/07/20081 hour 59 minutes 6 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-Jul-2008

Hope you local folks had fun at the fabulous VFMF - the folkiness continues at Mission Folk Festival this weekend. Some artists playing there are featured in this podcast. Check out the vintage Dylan and the closing cut, a tribute to all y'all road warriors out there..stay human,val [email protected]
24/07/20081 hour 56 minutes 16 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Jul-2008

It's the annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival blowout! Music lovers gather at gorgeous Jericho Beach Park July 18-20...hope to see some of you there!peace & love,val [email protected]
17/07/20082 hours 7 minutes 55 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Jul-2008

Hope everyone's having a fabulous summer! Some great festivals coming up, including Vancouver Island Musicfest this weekend, and Vancouver Folk Music Festival following weekend. 8:30 interview with Evalyn Parry, currently on tour in B.C. Tonight's show is dedicated to the memory of Oliver Schroer, fiddler and teacher extraordinaire, who died in Toronto July 3. peace, val [email protected]
10/07/20081 hour 57 minutes 51 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Jul-2008

From Texas to Vancouver to Québec City - vive l'été! Vive les festivals! Hope you're all enjoying a wonderful summer. Wishing a safe and happy July 4th to all our American friends!cheers, [email protected]
03/07/20081 hour 58 minutes 31 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Jun-2008

First Folk Oasis of summer 2008! Hope it's going well for you all so far. Lots of CanCon tonight, what with Canada Day coming up Tuesday. Have a fun and safe long weekend!cheers, [email protected]
26/06/20081 hour 52 minutes 46 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Jun-2008

Tribute tonight to June 17, 1958, an important day in our fair city. Also a tip of the Folk Oasis toque (touque?) to nos amis dans la belle province de Québec. Happy St. Jean-Baptiste!cheers, [email protected]
19/06/20081 hour 54 minutes 38 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Jun-2008

Hockey, Vancouver Folk Music Festival and Newfoundland were just some of the topics we covered musically this evening. 8:30 interview with Marta of e.s.l. Their fab new CD is Eye Contact. Enjoy their lovely version of "Venus In Furs"! Thanks for listening, and happy Fathers Day to all you dads!cheers, val [email protected]
12/06/20081 hour 54 minutes
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Broadcast on 04-Jun-2008

Lots of live music in our town this month and we heard a sampling tonight. 9 pm live mini-concert from Vancouver's own Tarkin, who celebrate the release of their 2nd CD "Charming to the Last" on June 6 @ St. James Community Centre. Oh summer, where art thou??cheers from chilly van,val [email protected]
05/06/20081 hour 58 minutes 7 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-May-2008

Muchos gracias to Gary and Andrea for doing such a fine job of holding down the Folk Oasis fort while I was away. Tonight's 8:30 interview was with Ike Sheldon of The Wilders, who are performing May 30 @ St. James Community Hall.Take care everyone and thanks, as always, for supporting campus and community podcasts!cheers, [email protected]
29/05/20081 hour 57 minutes 4 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-May-2008

Andrea Berman of Pacific Pickin' was filling in for this show.
22/05/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-May-2008

Tonight: less talk, more folk! 8:30 interview with Rebecca Rowan of Langley, BC's Kensington Prairie. Hope you're enjoying spring, and don't forget your moms this Sunday!cheers, [email protected]
08/05/20082 hours 2 minutes 7 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Apr-2008

Fun fun fun in the Oasis 2nite! 8:30 interview with Eugene Ripper, who's bringing his Fast Folk Underground series back to Vancouver next week. Surprise caller at 9! Spring fever in the air..Muchos gracias for listening and happy Ascension Day y'all!amitiés, [email protected]
01/05/20081 hour 56 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Apr-2008

Two more hours of eclectic roots music! Many new wonderful releases and, to help celebrate Poetry Month, a classic track from Leonard Cohen. Bon appetit!hugs,val [email protected]
17/04/20082 hours 57 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Apr-2008

So many great new releases, so little time. Live phone interview with Malcolm Bauld, Montreal singer-songwriter doing a gig this Saturday at the Astoria.Lots of great live music happening in our town (it is spring, after all) so get out there and support it!thanks for listening..val [email protected]
10/04/20081 hour 55 minutes 57 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-Apr-2008

Nuthin' says "spring" like frogs, so we dipped into the classic "Sounds of North American Frogs" cd tonight along with all sorts of new releases. Have a great week, and remember: the April showers bring May flowers!cheers, [email protected]
03/04/20082 hours 3 minutes 47 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Mar-2008

Snow and/or thunder forecast for Greater Vancouver region: welcome to spring! Get cozy with tonight's programme. As always, a kumbaya-free zone. Keep warm!val [email protected]
27/03/20081 hour 56 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Mar-2008

Spring's on its way - can you feel it?? We slam the door tonight on winter's ass and raise our glasses in protest to the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Jesus help us!Happy Easter all..val [email protected]
20/03/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Mar-2008

This week's 8:30 interview with Lise Monique of local bilingual group Wintermitts. We tip our tam o'shanter to this weekend's Celtic Festival, and to the late Lawrence Welk, who was born March 11, 1903. And ah-one and ah-two!Only 9 days till spring..val [email protected]
13/03/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Mar-2008

A fine end to a gorgeous sunny day here on the coast (take that, Toronto!). 8:30 interview with Vancouver's own queen of all things folk and art-rock, Veda Hille. Check out her CD launch show at the W.I.S.E. Hall this Sunday.Enjoy the rest of your week!cheers,val [email protected]
06/03/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Feb-2008

I'm freshly back from Memphis with armloads of fine new music for y'all...enjoy!stay cozy,val [email protected]
28/02/20081 hour 58 minutes 34 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Feb-2008

Welcome to the annual Folk Oasis Valentine show, co-hosted and programmed by the lovely Miss Karen. Louvin Bros. to Amy Winehouse with a whole lotta lovin' gone bad in between!Have a lovely Feb. 14th.hugs,val [email protected]
14/02/20082 hours 4 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Feb-2008

UBC ticks along as usual and so does Folk Oasis! Lots of tunes this week from locals and out-of-towners playing here in the next few days. And to warm things up, a little Brazil and Mardi Gras.Thanks for listening and stay warm!val [email protected]
07/02/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-Jan-2008

Welcome to another two rootsy hours, after an exciting day here on campus (google: UBC lockdown). Steve Dawson joined me in the studio to play a couple of tunes on beautiful guitars and talk about his upcoming solo release. Feel free to enter the contest for Steve Dawson concert tix and CD's: [email protected] Only requirement: you need to be in Vancouver Feb. 8 to see the show @ St. James Community Centre.Stay warm (you Prairie People especially!) and hope the rest of your week goes well..hugs,val
31/01/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-Jan-2008

Gospel, reggae, Scottish, Americana and more! Enjoy, and a happy Robbie Burns Day to you all..Lang may yir lum reek wi ither fowk's coal.slainte, [email protected]
24/01/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-Jan-2008

Hola! Two more hours of eclectica for you, including a polka set..Enjoy, and keep warm you frozen prairie people!!cheers,val [email protected]
17/01/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-Jan-2008

Thanks to David Love-Jones for covering my show last Wednesday (sorry no podcast available). I'm freshly back from Texas so tonight featured music from the Lone Star State. Enjoy, y'all!Happy 2008,Val [email protected]
10/01/20081 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Dec-2007

The last Folk Oasis of 2007 (where did the year go?). With some listener input, this show included just some of my favourite roots music releases of the year. Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve and thanks again for your support!xo, [email protected]
27/12/20072 hours 4 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Dec-2007

Tonight: the 2007 Folk Oasis Christmas, etc. show. Many thanks to Paul Norton and Karen Pighin for their able assistance on the music front!Warmest wishes to all and feliz everything..meilleurs voeux, [email protected]
20/12/20071 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Dec-2007

I had a lot of fun with tonight's show. 8:30 chat with Kent McAlister and at 9:00 Ridley Bent joined me in the studio with his sweet rented Gibson to share tunes and tales. Enjoy, y'all! Take care and keep warm 'n cozy..smooches,val [email protected]
13/12/20071 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Dec-2007

Tonight's highlights include a live phone interview with Ridley Bent (CD release this Friday) and a live set in the studio with duo The Wind Whistles, also with a CD release show this Friday. Take care and take a moment Dec. 6 to remember the Montreal Massacre.Thanks all for listening!val [email protected]
06/12/20071 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Nov-2007

Another cold evening here in Vancouver..but never as cold as Winnipeg.. :)Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!cheers,val [email protected]
29/11/20071 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Nov-2007

Tonight we enjoyed a lovely chat with Marcus Moseley of the Sojourners, a local gospel group who have a CD release party this weekend at St. James Community Hall.Happy Thanksgiving to our American listeners, and happy Grey Cup weekend to the rest of us! (go 'Riders)cheers, val [email protected]. found out (after I was on air) that Corb Lund doing a just-announced show at the Railway Club Wed. Nov. 28. Locals - get there early!!
22/11/20071 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Nov-2007

As always, two hours of (very) eclectic music. A little o' this, a little 'o that, a little Frank Zappa, a little William S. Burroughs et voilà! Enjoy!Stay warm,val [email protected]
15/11/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Nov-2007

Hello and welcome to November, The Month of the Rains (well, the first month of). We kept warm and cozy with music from bands coming through town in near future and a little set devoted to the sniffle. Apologies for the technical glitches - I swear it's a console issue and not user error! :)stay dry,val [email protected]
08/11/20071 hour 56 minutes 56 seconds
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Broadcast on 31-Oct-2007

Happy Hallowe'en! Hope you enjoy tonight's special edition of ghoulishly themed music...keep warm and don't eat all your candy in one night!cheers,Vampire [email protected]
01/11/20072 hours 4 minutes 15 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Oct-2007

Greetings from windswept Vancouver where a full moon is waxing.. Have yourselves a fun pre-Hallowe'en weekend. Any ideas for a good costume?cheers,val [email protected]
25/10/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 17-Oct-2007

Back from Scotland, aye! Thanks to my lovely guest hosts for filling in the last few weeks (check out their podcasts if you haven't already) and to all who donated in our recent fundraising drive. Keep warm and dry and lang may your lum reek!cheers, [email protected]
18/10/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Oct-2007

This week Andrea Berman of CiTR's "Pacific Pickin" kindly filled in while I was still in Scotland. (do check out their podcast if you love bluegrass) Andrea was recently in Nashville for the International Bluegrass Music Association awards so you'll hear a lot of hot new music from that on tonight's show. Enjoy, and mucho gracias to those of you who kindly dug into your pockets to help CiTR out with our fundraising drive!cheers,val [email protected]
11/10/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Oct-2007

Hey, I'm setting the podcast time markers from the wee village of Dalguise in central Scotland. Ain't technology great? This week you'll be hearing the dulcet tones of fill-in host Paul Norton. From the looks of the playlist he forwarded appears to have been a wicked good show! Thanks Paul and all you who donated to our fundraising drive!cheers,val [email protected]
04/10/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 26-Sep-2007

First Folk Oasis of autumn, and during the harvest moon to boot. Thanks all for listening and please consider making a small donation to our cause at http://citr.ca during the upcoming fundraising drive. Your donations help us maintain and improve our podcasting!I'll be overseas until mid-October so stay well and look forward to stories from a broad abroad..cheers,val [email protected]
27/09/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 19-Sep-2007

Back in the saddle after a week off.. Take care, all, and enjoy the last fleeting days of summer!cheers, val [email protected]
20/09/20072 hours 2 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 12-Sep-2007

I played hooky this week to enjoy the FABULOUS Richard Thompson show at the Commodore, so please enjoy my guest host Heather Kitching (Queer FM, Sundays 6-8pm). Thanks to Heather for the favour and to all you fine listeners for your continued support!cheers,val [email protected]
13/09/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 05-Sep-2007

Special extended version of the show tonight. It's September already - where the @#$%! has the year gone?Have a good one and welcome back to school, students!cheers, [email protected]
06/09/20072 hours 23 minutes 8 seconds
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Broadcast on 29-Aug-2007

The all-Bumbershoot special! If you're not familiar with this annual arts extravaganza, see http://www.bumbershoot.org. Have a wonderful and safe Labour Day weekend!cheers, [email protected]
30/08/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Aug-2007

Another lovely Wednesday evening on the West Coast! Music and stories from last weekend's folk festival in Edmonton, and new releases. Till next time!cheers, [email protected]
16/08/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Aug-2007

Tonight's show was a mixed bag of blues, world beat, singer-songwriter - lots of new local releases. I'm off to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival this weekend, so should have a few stories from that for next week's show. Keep it real and stay cool, all!cheers, [email protected]
09/08/20071 hour 56 minutes 50 seconds
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Broadcast on 01-Aug-2007

Another lovely fireworks night here in Vancouver. Tonight's 8:30 interview was with Mark Davis, of Edmonton roots band Old Reliable. He's got not one but two solo CD's out and is coming to town soon.Have a lovely and safe long weekend, everyone! Thanks again for listening..cheers, [email protected]
02/08/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Jul-2007

Summer has returned to Vancouver! This evening we heard from several bands who will be at this weekend's Mission Folk Festival, also a phone interview with Jeremiah McDade of The McDades. Special guest in the studio, banjo in hand, was Linda McRae. Her CD release/moving to Nashville party happens Saturday at the Railway Club - get down there if you can!Thanks as always for listening, and stay cool..val [email protected]
26/07/20071 hour 55 minutes 39 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Jul-2007

Post-Folk Fest potpourri of new releases: polka to bluegrass to luscious songwriting and a whole lot in between. Keep warm and dry (if you're here on the Lower Mainland), otherwise enjoy your summer! Hopefully ours is just temporarily in hiding..cheers,val [email protected]
19/07/20071 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 11-Jul-2007

The 30th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival takes place this weekend, so we filled the two hours with a musical preview. Tonight's interviews: Mihirangi, a Maori artist who wowed us at last year's festival and is back; and Dugg Simpson, the artistic director of VFMF who is looking forward to a sunny and fun-filled weekend. See you at Jericho Beach! don't forget the sunscreen..val [email protected]
12/07/20071 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Jul-2007

A warm summer night (at last!) here in the Oasis. Tonight's 8:30 interview was with Matt Bryant of Headwater, a fine local "tractor jazz" band with a CD release party this weekend. http://www.headwaterband.comHappy July 4th to our fine feathered friends to the south. Play safe and, as always, thanks for listening!cheers, [email protected]
05/07/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Jun-2007

Lots of Canadian Content on tonight's show for Canada Day July 1. Also a nod to our friends in la belle province who celebrated St. Jean-Baptiste Day Sunday.Tonight's feature interview at 8:30 was with Steve Briggs of Toronto western swing outfit Bebop Cowboys, soon to be on a western swing..Have a safe and happy long weekend, all, and as always: thanks for listening!cheers, [email protected]
28/06/20071 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Jun-2007

Special supersized pre-solstice show for y'all as the Juicebox gals following me took yet another week off. New releases, old N. Young and B. Dylan vinyl, and a tribute to keyboard whiz Richard Bell (Band, Janis Joplin, etc.) who passed away last week. Happy summer to all and thanks again for listening!cheers, [email protected]
21/06/20072 hours 34 minutes 39 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Jun-2007

I'm back from a brief holiday, thanks again to David Love Jones for filling in last week. See his webpage http://africanrhythmsradio.com/.Lots and lots of live music in the city these days, so tonight's focus was on bands with upcoming gigs. Also check out the Iggy Pop cover from Kelly Willis & The Gourds!cheers and thanks for listening,val [email protected]
14/06/20071 hour 59 minutes 42 seconds
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Broadcast on 30-May-2007

It's a blue moon Thursday so we here at the Oasis are celebrating in an appropriate fashion. Check out the duelling versions of "Blue Moon of Kentucky"!Summer has arrived on the West Coast - hope all well with all y'all and as always, thanks for listening.cheers,val [email protected]
31/05/20071 hour 59 minutes 42 seconds
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Broadcast on 23-May-2007

Bob Dylan turns 66 on May 24 - we here at the Oasis couldn't let that pass without a few of his tunes. Healing thoughts and a set of his music to Willie P. Bennett, who's recovering from a recent heart attack. Stay well everybody and hope your spring's going well! Bonsoir et bonne chance..enjoy,val [email protected]
24/05/20072 hours 4 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 16-May-2007

Dang (*&Q@#! upper respiratory tract infections! But we soldiered on, voice or no.. Joining me in the studio tonight was a most delightful local band, Tarkin. Wonderful live set. Check out their CD release party May 19 @ St. James Community Hall if you can. http://tarkin.caAs always, thanks for listening!xox,val [email protected]
17/05/20071 hour 59 minutes 43 seconds
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Broadcast on 09-May-2007

Felt like a full moon night..please pardon the technical difficulties (and accidental choice of Dash Rip Rock song!). I'm smitten with the new Oh Susanna CD - do run out and pick up a copy. Better yet, see her live if you're able. http://ohsusannamusic.com/8:30 interview with New Brunswick songwriter David Myles and an impromptu visit from fellow CiTR flack DJ Goulash late in show. Remember your moms this Sunday!smooches and thanks for listening,val [email protected]
10/05/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 02-May-2007

Cold's gone! (thanks for the encouraging and kind notes)Tonight we dipped into new Canadian releases, some of the new Putumayo label offerings, rambled on about the full moon and played one of the best Canadian folk songs ever written (imo) by Gordon Lightfoot.May your May be sunny..cheers, [email protected]
03/05/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 25-Apr-2007

If my voice gets any freakin' deeper I'll be up for the next Darth Vader pic.. Lots of local and Canadian releases this week, as well as a l'il Alejandro Escovedo and Townes Van Zandt thrown in for good measure. Featured phone interview at 8:30 was with a fine Albertan singer-songwriter, Joel Kroeker, currently touring his new CD. As he reminds us, we should all try to support live music despite the hockey playoffs. Amen to that!cheers, [email protected]
26/04/20072 hours 12 minutes 17 seconds
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Broadcast on 18-Apr-2007

I'm back, fresh and gravelly-voiced from a San Francisco trip. Lots of new releases, a rousing gospel-tinged set, and to wrap up, Corb Lund's version of our "other" national anthem. Goooooo Canucks!!cheers, [email protected]
19/04/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Apr-2007

Welcome, charming podcast listeners! Big crop of new releases on this evening's show, and an extra-special bonus for you Gourds fans. (mega thanks to Tucker L. for that)Happy Easter and don't forget to always look on the bright side of life..cheers, [email protected]
05/04/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 28-Mar-2007

Tonight's show featured a phone interview with Chris MacLean and Kuljit Sodhi of Ottawa band Galitcha. Hey, it's spring - can you feel it yet? Full moon coming up Monday, too. Get out there and enjoy the rest of your week! Thanks as always for listening.cheers, [email protected]
29/03/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Mar-2007

Welcome to spring 2007! It's rather damp here in VanCity but please do cozy up to our lovely warm podcast. Tonight's interview feature is with Spirit of the West founding member John Mann. He has a wonderful new solo CD out - check out the song written by his 16 year old son..Thanks for downloadin' 'n listenin'. Have a great week!cheers, [email protected]
22/03/20072 hours 6 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Mar-2007

Hello lovely listeners and apologies in advance if the sound quality is not quite up to snuff (studio monitor issues).. Featured tonight was the new FABULOUS cd by Monsieur Ry Cooder, dedicated to and inspired by the late great Buddy of Red Cat Records. We also had a healthy dose of Celtic and Celticesque music to mark Vancouver's Celticfest and the imminent arrival of St. Patrick's Day. Slainte y'all and thanks for listening! (and did I say the new Ry Cooder cd is fabulous??)val [email protected]
15/03/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Mar-2007

Many thanks to Linda Bull for filling in last Wednesday! (podcast for that show is available under her show link -"Give 'em the Boot").This week featured a live phone interview with Hoss Power from German band Bosshoss. Only 5:30 am in Berlin (yikes)! Canadian tour soon..their first gig will be in Vancouver Mar. 11. http://thebosshoss.com I have a bunch of Bosshoss t-shirts and CD's to give away to you podcast listeners! We'll even mail them. Enter at [email protected] for listening and hope you're keeping warm and dry!cheers, val
08/03/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 21-Feb-2007

Happy Ash Wednesday! Tonight we featured a phone chat with Yukon singer-songwriter Kim Barlow, another chunk of classic Neil Young, and a twisted country version of "Hey Ya". See you next week and thanks for listening!cheers, [email protected]
22/02/20071 hour 59 minutes 45 seconds
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Broadcast on 14-Feb-2007

Joining me on the music and wit patrol this week was the ever-so-charming Ms. Karen Pighin. Nothing says luuuv like Nick Cave, Tammy & George, and a cowboy shooting his nuts off..Happy Wednesday!Val [email protected]
15/02/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 07-Feb-2007

New releases, Juno nominees and the first of several Neil Young sets to come in future weeks. Keep warm and thanks for listening!val [email protected]
08/02/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 31-Jan-2007

Celebrating National Gorilla Suit Day! Short phone interview with Yukon songwriter Kim Beggs, and at 9 pm the inimitable Bard of East Vancouver, Geoff Berner, joined me in the studio. Much hilarity ensued..cheers,val [email protected]
01/02/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 24-Jan-2007

Lots of new CD's by BC & Ontario artists currently on tour.(in winter! yup, only in Canada) And a set of tunes by the Band for all you oldtimers. ;-)cheers,val [email protected]. tune in next week for a special live in-studio set by Geoff Berner!
25/01/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 10-Jan-2007

The weather outside was frightful enough to keep away all the evening programmers except this one, who soldiered on with part II of 'Fave CD's of 2006'. Enjoy!cheers,val [email protected]. Jan. 17 show + podcast will be pre-empted due to special programming on CiTR: 24 Hours of Radio Art.
11/01/20071 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 03-Jan-2007

Tonight: fave CD's of 2006, as submitted by me and you wonderful listeners. It was an especially good year for local roots labels and artists! Special extended show (extra 1/2 hr.)Next week: more fave 2006 releases.Wishing you all a happy, healthy 2007 - bonne nouvelle année!cheers,val [email protected]
04/01/20072 hours 29 minutes 39 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Dec-2006

A year-end potpourri to enjoy with your Xmas hangovers... Neko Case, Bob Dylan, even some rootsy offerings from the Velvet Underground and Luna. Enjoy! And remember kids, don't drink and drive!! Stay safe and thanks for all your support in 2006.peace,val [email protected]
28/12/20061 hour 59 minutes 44 seconds
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Broadcast on 20-Dec-2006

Many BC musicians featured this week, as well as eclectic and underplayed seasonal tuneage. Best wishes for the holiday season - keep warm, and play nice!Cheers,Val [email protected]
21/12/20062 hours 47 seconds
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Broadcast on 13-Dec-2006

A true mixed bag this week -- Canadian Folk Awards winners, Grammy nominees, many new releases, and vintage Zappa!Happy Hanukkah, and thanks for listening.-val
14/12/20061 hour 59 minutes 50 seconds
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Broadcast on 06-Dec-2006

No November 29 podcast, alas, as we were 'snowed out'. (doesn't take much here in Lotusland)Tonight's show includes a musical commemoration of the Montreal Massacre and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Comments, questions, etc. always welcome at [email protected]. Thanks for listening!-val
07/12/20061 hour 59 minutes 10 seconds
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Broadcast on 22-Nov-2006

The continuing saga in story and song of Val's recent road trip to the U.S. South. Hear Neil Young, Drive By Truckers, Artimus Pyle, and how to donate to our first-ever CITR fund drive. Thanks for listening!
23/11/20061 hour 55 minutes 13 seconds
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Broadcast on 15-Nov-2006

First of a special 3-part series where the DJ (Val) shares with y'all (the listener) tunes and tales derived from her recent travels to the Deep South. C'mon back now, y'hear?! And don't forget to donate to our first ever pledge drive..details at citr.ca/donateThanks for listening, and thanks for your support, financial and otherwise!
16/11/20061 hour 59 minutes 52 seconds
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Broadcast on 08-Nov-2006

Val's back from the U.S. Thanks to Andrea Berman and Paul Norton for filling in. Mixed bag of goodies this week. Next week stay tuned for the first installment of "Songs of the South".. Cheers!
09/11/20062 hours 7 minutes 8 seconds
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Broadcast on 04-Oct-2006

Interview with OX and lotsa new stuff - thanks for listening!
05/10/20061 hour 56 minutes 29 seconds
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Broadcast on 27-Sep-2006

28/09/20062 hours 2 minutes 24 seconds