Audio shows in English
Out of nowhere comes this otherworldly voice…
I am still in awe after seeing Natacha Atlas live at one of the free, generously thrown parties at Luminato 2011.
After all, it’s the only place you get to see these European artists.
They won’t come any other time of the year in Toronto because nobody else books them.
Thankfully, Luminato thinks different – and in 2012, it brings Jovanotti (Friday June 15) and Shantel (Sat June 16)!
Today’s audio podcast features hot Ottawa power-blues trio JOE GASPAR BAND – including one of the best vocalists in rock and blues North America has today.
My friendship with Joe Gaspar, the band’s leader (vocals and bass), goes back to 1993 in Transylvania. At the time, I was promoting good music as a live FM radio jock, while Joe worked hard as a musician in another superb trio, QUO VADIS.
Running time: 11 minutes
TEXT: introducing San Francisco band Wooden Shjips. Their ethos and sound.
MUSIC: Wooden Shjips – Contact (2011)