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Originally Aired March 9, 2019
A Canadian roots music sensation, Melanie Dekker is home to Deep Cove, BC, Canada. She started making a name for herself in the A-Country clubs in Western Canada, with a music diploma in hand…and before long Dekker’s world-class strumming & warm vocal style earned her radio hits in Canada and thousands of concerts and fans. She now tours all over North America and Europe.
Originally Aired May 4, 2019
Stick a pin in a map somewhere between the California hills, Motor City and Nashville, and there you’ll find TrailerHawk. Blasting out haunted melodies, country-soaked Americana and jagged rock n’ roll, this band digsat the roots of a rich, southern sound.
Originally Aired July 6/13, 2019
Ezra Kwizera’s music carries the spark of life along with the rich undertones of someone who has seen and survived hardship: war, poverty, and growing up as a Rwandan refugee in Uganda. Yet from seemingly insurmountable challenges Ezra has risen up to become one of the most notable artists and music producers in Africa and internationally. In recent years, Ezra has travelled around the world and performed in front of thousands, in places such as Africa, UK and US. Now based in Vancouver BC, Canada and has brought with him his energetic yet soulful melodies, along with his signature unique mix of genres and cultures. Having a richly multi-ethnic performance style, Ezra fluidly sings and raps in English, Kinyarwanda, Luganda, Zulu and Swahili, while infusing flavors of Reggae, Soca, East African Bongo, and Pop. Hearing Ezra sing, you know that he is sharing with you his story, and making you want to dance to celebrate life at the same time.
De La Terra
Originally Aired March 23, 2019
Doug Towle and De La Terra will take you away and experience a unique blend of world music and Spanish guitar. Fueled by his passion, Doug lets his audience hear the smooth sounds of jazz-infused rumba and flamenco with a dash of modern world beat.
Daniel James' Brass Camel
Originally Aired May 18, 2019
Imagine Yes had a three-way with George Clinton and Led Zeppelin...in Canada. Out pops Vancouver's own Brass Camel, a self proclaimed "prog-funk" quintet that blends 70's prog, funk, and blues rock into a fresh and original sound.
Originally Aired February 22, 2020
Nimbus founder GGGarth Richardson understands the value of learning by doing. The son of legendary Canadian music producer Jack Richardson, he began his music career at a young age working in his father’s studio. Garth was mentored by industry greats, learning music production and audio engineering from producers such as Nimbus co-founder Bob Ezrin, Brian Christian and Jack Richardson.
Garth has worked with some of the most exciting artists in music history including: Rage Against the Machine, Ozzy Ozbourne, Alice Cooper, Rise Against, Mudvayne, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Taylor Swift. Garth produced and engineered Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut album which earned him a Grammy nomination for his engineering work and secured his place among the world’s top record producers.
Originally Aired April 13, 2019
Throughout their revolution, Coco Jafro have become a synchronous soul-unit travelling the planet, honing their craft, absorbing the sights, sounds and feels from cultures across the globe and creating a unique tapestry of sounds that captures the pulse, energy and vibrancy of innovative world music.
Originally Aired June 8, 2019
Imagine the warm, woody tones of acoustic guitar, upright bass & trap kit, paired with the lush, distinctive timbre of Wurlitzer and Hammond organ, each played expertly by master musicians. Now, add the soulful, stirrings of songsmith Bruce Coughlan as they perform a collection of original Retro-esque Roots, Rhythm & Blues music.
The Town Pants
Originally Aired February 29, 2020
With a decade's worth of headlining roots and Celtic festivals to selling out nights at rock venues, The Town Pants' own brand of Celtic roots rock rebel spans five albums so far, and backed up with and a legendary live show that's garnered them fans internationally from New York to Norway.
The Vancouver, Canada based band combines aspects of Irish traditional, folk rock and roots Americana, fusing their signature dual lead vocals to create their own unique brand of high energy "West Coast Celtic" that remains in the heart and head long after the music stops. Rarely does a band have this combination of passion, energy animation and spirit that makes for some of the most imaginative songwriting you'll find in the genre. Enjoy the group's stripped down show at Hubcast Studios