Listen to the March 8, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show.
"I’m not down on my luck or behind on my dues. I’ve got some kind of f--ked up illegitimate blues."
The Strombo Show ran the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.
George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by our friend, the prince of Dartmouth himself, Joel Plaskett, for an acoustic performance and intimate interview in the House of Strombo.
Plaskett is one of our nation's finest music makers. He is known best for his Juno Award-winning activity as a solo artist, for the sounds he cranked with the beloved Thrush Hermit and his production skills behind many singer-songwriters, such as Halifax's Mo Kenney.
Ahead of his upcoming album, The Park Avenue Sobriety Test, and another extensive Canadian tour, Plaskett will delve into the past, explore his formative record collection and debut a handful of brand-new tracks in the House of Strombo.
Also, we premiered a B-side off Cancer Bats' upcoming album, Searching For Zero, and were visited by some good friends who include Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire, Gallows) and Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats).
As always, we'll be tipping our hats to those groundbreakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spinning the best new tracks, paying tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and we'll send you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.
Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!
M7. JOEL PLASKETT, "Alright/OK"
M6. BLACK ZONE MYTH CHANT, "He Evil"
M5. CANNIBAL OX, "Harlem Knights"
M4. WARPAINT, "No Way Out (Redux)"
M3. GALLOWS, "Bonfire Season"
M2. GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, "Peasantry or Light! Inside of Light!"
M1. CLARE MAGUIRE, "Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King cover)"
For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.