Archive for July, 2008

Washboard Hank

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

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

Songs:

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

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

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

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

Thump, Thump (© Washboard Hank)

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

I Love You Queen Elizabeth (© Washboard Hank)

Washboard Boogie (© Washboard Hank)

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Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, news) by Sean on July-29-2008

Here are my Podcamp Boston Pictures for your viewing enjoyment. I had a blast at Podcamp Boston 3, met some great people, and had some wonderful conversations.

Here are my Podcamp Boston Pictures for your viewing enjoyment. I had a blast at Podcamp Boston 3, met some great people, and had some wonderful conversations. I even got to record a For the Sake of the Song with Jody Gnat while she was streaming live to her ustream audience.

Kudos to the entire PCB3 team for hosting a fantastic event.



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

James Gordon with a Ron Belanger guitar

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

Songs:

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

Farther Along the Road (© James Gordon)

The Secret of Rock and Roll (© James Gordon)

Pawpine (© James Gordon)

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Eramosa Belle