NXNE @ Lee’s Palace

. : : June 9th, 2007 : : .

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays.

As a special, one-time present to the fans of this blog which have helped make it so successful and fun in 2010, I’m going to do something extremely out of the ordinary. Something I will likely never do again. I’m going to post a recording that I didn’t make myself.

This is a FM recording of the Bob Harris Saturday Program on the BBC. The show broadcast snippets of the classic night I attended an intimate North By North East (NXNE) festival showcase at Lee’s Palace in order to see headliners Blue Rodeo in a venue smaller than the spacious outdoor Molson Amphitheatre. It was my personal introduction to many of the acts that have since been featured on this blog and, unbeknownst to me at the time, ended up being a catalyst into my continued interest in roots music.

Unfortunately, the broadcast only contains a small selection of the beautiful sets each of the artists performed. Luckily, he has the bonus of being interspersed with an interesting bonus: in-studio interviews between Bob Harris and several of the artists. You really get a feel for Bob’s rare genuine interest and enthusiasm for music, and these artists in general.

It’s a wonderful example of some great Canadian music featuring many of HaterHigh.com’s favourite Canadian artists, and its very possible that, without this night’s experience, this blog wouldn’t be here today. A special thanks to original taper, leex100, Bob Harris, the BBC, Lee’s Palace, and all the artists for what has literally become a life altering evening. May you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Jim Bryson

01. [introduction]
02. Tired of Sleeping In Toronto
03. Feel Much Better
04. Somewhere Else
05. [interview with organizer Andy McLean]

Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland

01. Passenger 24

Linda McLean

01. [interview]
02. Working It All Out
03. [interview]
04. No Language
05. [interview] ^

Ron Sexsmith

01. Not About To Lose
02. [dj banter]

Justin Rutledge

01. Lay Me Down Sweet Jesus
02. Too Sober To Sleep
03. Does It Make You Rain?
04. [interview with Larry LeBlanc]

Oh Susanna

01. Greyhound Bus
02. Bullies > You’ll Always Be
03. [dj banter]

Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland

01. Broken One
02. [dj banter]

Ron Sexsmith

01. Secret Heart
02. These Days
03. [interview]
04. Never Give Up
05. [dj banter]

Kathleen Edwards

01. The Cheapest Key
02. Good Things

Blue Rodeo

01. Bad Timing
02. What Am I Doing Here?

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