Hi everybody! This is the third and final week of Hillside Saturdays and I have to admit to feeling a little sad, not only because I am not there in person with the 5,000 music fans at the Guelph Conservation Area, but also because this is my last week of playing songs by the impressive lineup for this year's festival. However, here we go. (Spoiler alert... there will be the folk, there will be the country, there will be the duwop, there will be the indie, there will be the rock, you get my drift)
There are people who have been to Hillside in the past, those who are there right this minute and those I kind of wish would be there in the years ahead. Perhaps next year's lineup will surprise us all .
Found Blue Skies Pat Robitaille
Let Loose The Horses The Rescues
Don't Mean Anything Adam Cohen
Ex-Punks Bry Webb (of the Constantines)
I Kind Of Hate Songs With Ambiguous Lyrics Geoff Berner (Klezmer forever!!!)
She Goes Riding Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party
Butterfly Woman Chic Gamine
Melody Kate Earl
Bodies of Fiction Library Voices
Two Places Immaculate Machine
Blue Church Road Collette Savard (from North Bay)
Lindsay Elliott Brood
Drunk Teenagers Joel Plaskett Emergency (from the album Ashtray Rock) (Maybe not at Hillside every year, but this year for certain, and for my money OUGHT to be there each and every year)
Gardens of the Gods The Bright Light Social Hour (from Austin Texas)
I would like to thank the Toronto Public Library, especially the Annette Street Branch, for helping me source so much of this music. Our libraries and the tireless librarians who keep us reading, listening and watching every day are world class.
Next week this show will be pre empted for a live broadcast of another (secret, shhh) music festival. (For a hint go to the CIUT website)
Thanks for listening!! and see you soon.