Sarah Burke here from SiriusXM Canada.
I’m your host for Sunday Service. We gather every Sunday in the name of Americana Music, old and new, familiar and unknown. I’ll catch you up on new Americana releases from the founders of folk, introduce you to emerging roots artists, cover upcoming tours, celebrate milestones and anniversaries, and feature exclusive studio recordings.
Sunday Service: April 19th, 2019
- Jim Cuddy – Rhinestone Cowboy
- Oh Susanna – Johnstown
- Jeff Tweedy – Family Ghost
- Mavis Staples – Change
- Jeremie Albino – Last Night
- Lucy Rose – Song After Song
- J.S. Ondara – Saying Goodbye
- Megan Nash – Deer Head ft. Bears in Hazenmore
- Garrett Kato – River Mouth
- Melanie Brulée – Pretty Wasteland Live @ SiriusXM
- Steve Earle & The Dukes – Dublin Blues
Record Store Day Exclusives
Once again, it’s time for the second-best holiday next to Christmas… RECORD STORE DAY! It’s a day to celebrate independent record stores all over the world, and I sure have my favourites here in Toronto. Record Store Day is not limited to one genre or albums that have sold a gazillion copies worldwide; it’s for music lovers of all genres and a chance to get your hands on special limited-edition releases by waiting in-line at your favourite local record shop to support the format & the artists you love. Many record shops have live performances scheduled to celebrate, too.
Check what’s going on in your area by visiting Record Store Day’s official site and Record Store Day’s Canadian site. I thought I’d highlight some Record Store Day 2019 exclusives in this weekend’s Sunday Service.
Jim Cuddy’s Country Wide Soul / Rhinestone Cowboy
After an extensive tour in support of his most recent solo album, Constellation, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo reconvened his band at his family farm in Southern Ontario. The intent of the session was to let each of his band members do their unique thing. The songs were recorded live on the top floor of Jim’s barn, as natural as possible. The recordings include a mix of Jim Cuddy compositions from both his solo career and Blue Rodeo catalogue with two brand new songs and a couple of covers. The first release from these sessions is an exclusive Record Store Day, a limited edition 7” single, containing ‘Countrywide Soul’ backed with ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’, the signature song from the late Glen Campbell.
Jeff Tweedy Shares ‘Family Ghost’ from New Album WARMER
WARMER is the companion to Jeff Tweedy’s recent autobiographical solo album WARM, featuring an additional ten unreleased songs exclusively for Record Store Day. This guy just doesn’t stop! Think about it; He also released his first memoir (a New York Times best-seller), Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) documenting recording & memories with his band Wilco. Between albums, he’s constantly connecting the dots between his work for us.
Oh Susanna’s 1999 release, Johnstown on 12” Vinyl
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Oh Susanna’s 1999 release Johnstown, the folk masterpiece is available on vinyl with a limited edition poster and a digital download of ‘A Shot of Oh Susanna.’ P.S. she’ll be performing at Ottawa’s The Record Centre at 4pm if you’re in the nation’s capital!
Steve Earle Talks GUY (Clarke)
Last month, Steve Earle released his 19th studio album (JEEZ). This release was dedicated to one of his friends and songwriting mentors, Guy Clark and the project was appropriately titled GUY. He joined me for a studio session to play us some of his favourite Guy Clark songs and discuss Guy and the way he inspired his own music. While we get the session ready to air, I’ll play you some of the interview this weekend as a little teaser.
Meet Garrett Kato
Canadian-born Garrett Kato jumped the pond to Byron Bay in Australia to hone his songwriting craft in 2010 and has been turning heads ever since. Get to know Kato’s new song ‘Rivermouth’ this weekend on Sunday Service. You’ll be able to see Garrett Kato supporting Ziggy Alberts this summer. Find the date near you here by visiting www.garrettkatomusic.com
More Sunday at 9 ET, talk then. Listen live to SiriusXM North Americana now.