Sunday Service

Sarah Burke here from SiriusXM Canada.

I’m your host for Sunday Service.  We will gather every Sunday in the name of Americana Music, to both worship the legends, and preach about new artists that you need to know. Every Sunday, I’ll catch you up on new Americana releases from the founders of folk, introduce you to emerging roots artists, and feature exclusive studio interviews & performances. It’s a look at the week that was in Americana music, and Sunday IS the day of rest, so let me provide the soundtrack.

Sunday January 13th, 2019:

  1. Pegi Young & The Survivors – Lie
  2. Crosby Stills Nash & Young – Carry On
  3. Don Brownrigg – Bad Timing
  4. The Avett Brothers – Trouble Letting Go
  5. Bradley Cooper – Maybe It’s Time
  6. Amanda Rheaume – The Skin I’m In
  7. Mumford & Sons – Guiding Light
  8. Abigail Lapell – Devil in the Deep
  9. Jeff Tweedy – I Know What It’s Like
  10. Ariel Posen – How Long

R.I.P. Pegi Young

I’ll start Episode #5 with a tribute to the late Pegi Young jumping back a week because it’s the first episode of 2019.  She passed away on January 1st at the age of 66 after battling cancer in her California home surrounded by friends and family.

She was an incredible songwriter on her own accord and of course, picked up a thing or two in studio with her ex-husband, Neil Young.  On his Archives Website, he wrote:

“Thanks Pegi, for being such a wonderful mother to our children… You live inside of them and the many you have touched.” The post was complete with the lyrics to one of several songs which she inspired on his Harvest Moon record titled ‘Such a Woman.’”

Festival Season is Upon Us…Does it Include Woodstock?

Well, Bonnaroo just announced their 2019 line-up for this June and it has me convinced I want to pitch a tent at arguably the sweatiest campground on the continent in that Tennessee sun….look at all those North Americana artists! The Avett Brothers! John Prine! Kacey Musgraves! Who wants to go?

This little headline may just have me MORE excited though; Woodstock 2019?

Three-Day Woodstock Festival From Original Organizer Coming This Summer

Original Woodstock co-creater Michael Lang has confirmed Woodstock 50! The three-day festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original festival in 1969. Mark your calendars for August 16th – 18th, 2019 to be a part of the historical event!  Tickets go on sale in February, according to Lang, who promises an diverse line-up.  From Rolling Stone:

He wouldn’t delve into specifics, but Lang did say that some “newer bands” will stage “celebrations of artists from the original Woodstock” that will likely include tribute performances to Janis Joplin, the Band, Jefferson Airplane and Joe Cocker, among others. “Having contemporary artists interpret that music would be a really interesting and exciting idea,” he says. “We’re also looking for unique collaborations, maybe some reunions and a lot of new and up-and-coming talent.”

Tell. Me. More. Or, just read more.

Tell me a reunion you’d LOVE to see @BurkeTalks on Twitter using the hashtag  #WoodStock50

Bradley Cooper’s “A Star is Born” Wins Best Original Song at the Golden Globes

If you ask me, Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born was snubbed at the Golden Globes last weekend, but it’s still early in awards season.  I only think it’s fair to say that if you have also seen Bohemian Rhapsody (which was incredible too, don’t get me wrong).  I felt more engaged with Cooper’s film though, and I was happy to see ‘Shallow’ win at least ‘Best Original Song in a Motion Picture’ last weekend. I really enjoyed the song ‘Maybe This Time’ too, which I’ll feature in this weekend’s episode.  According to BuzzAngle’s 2018 Music Consumption report, Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga moved more physical albums than Rami Malek did as Freddie Mercury.  I guess it’s tough to follow-up Wayne’s World, though.

A Conversation with Ted & Winston from Mumford and Sons

Mumford and Sons are touring in support of their new album ‘Delta’ and they’ll join me for a conversation about their recording process and their proven ‘campfire test,’ with a laugh about their ancient MySpace page and an old e-mail thread that carved out the band’s early promise to one another a decade ago. Can you believe these guys once said, “We’ll never be playing arenas like Coldplay…”

Hear Episode #5 of Sunday Service at 9am / 9pm ET on SiriusXM’s North Americana.

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