The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #11

May as well get the big gun out of the way. I was too young for The Band. I didn’t really notice the band until I was in my mid- to late 20s; nobody’s fault but my own. O, I had heard “The Weight” and “Down on Cripple Creek” on FM radio when I was… Continue reading The 12 Roots Songs of Christmas- #11

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Ten Roots Songs for Canada Day, 2011

To quote Stompin’ Tom Connors, it’s Canada Day up Canada way, and in honour of our great Canadian celebration- marked traditionally by hailstorms, watching the NHL Free Agent Frenzy on TSN, and mega-sleep-ins to recover from a school year (6 PM last evening until 7:45 this morning, a personal best perhaps)- I thought I would… Continue reading Ten Roots Songs for Canada Day, 2011

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Garth Hudson & Various Artists- A Canadian Celebration of The Band

Garth Hudson & Various Artists A Canadian Celebration of The Band Curve Music I bought this one at Chapters  on impulse, having not seen very much- if any- press on it. I’m glad I trusted my gut. One doesn’t need to describe the impact The Band had on roots and rock music. The influence is obvious with… Continue reading Garth Hudson & Various Artists- A Canadian Celebration of The Band

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