North Americana’s Sunday Service: January 20th, 2019

North Americana

Jesse Roper

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, and feature exclusive studio interviews & performances.

Sunday January 20th, 2019:

    1. Steve Earle & The Dukes – Dublin Blues
    2. Charlotte Cornfield – Andrew
    3. Roddy Colmer – Patches
    4. Willie Nelson – Last Man Standing
    5. Whitehorse – John the Revelator
    6. Midnight Shine – Heart of Gold
    7. Lindi Ortega – In The Clear
    8. Terra Lightfoot – No Hurry
    9. Jesse Roper – All My Love
    10. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Hard Case

Steve Earle & The Dukes Announce ‘GUY’

Steve Earle will take a little break from hosting his show on SiriusXM Outlaw to tour in support of his new album GUY due out March 29th. The 16 songs are all written by one of his songwriting mentors; Guy Clark.  This isn’t the first time he’s paid tribute to one of his idols,  either.  His Grammy-award winning album TOWNES was released in honour of Townes Van Zandt a decade ago. Here’s our first taste of GUY:

Midnight Shine Reimagines Neil Young’s ‘Heart of Gold’

This release makes it full-circle for Indigenous Canadian artist Adrian Sutherland, who you’ll hear singing lead vocals as well as playing acoustic & slide guitar AND harmonica on the track.

The Attawapiskat native recalls that at 16 years old, he borrowed a harmonica from an Elder making a homemade harness with a coat-hanger, two sticks and elastic bands, and was determined to learn how to play Neil Young’s Heart of Gold. Years later, his band Midnight Shine put the song out for his fans to enjoy.  Sutherland says his surroundings play a role in his version of the song complete with some traditional pow-wow off the top, and a verse recorded in Mushkegowuk Cree:

Here’s a fun fact straight from Adrian:

“There are Cree words for different types of rocks and minerals, so when we describe gold we say ‘money rock.’ But ‘heart of gold’ really means someone ‘good hearted’ so that’s how I translated it into Cree.”

Jesse Roper Talks ‘Gotta Have It’ EP

Jesse Roper will be one of this weekend’s guests. I caught up with the Victoria native while I was out west over the holidays and it turns out, you can’t go far without hearing his music, or his name! My first impression of him was pretty true to form; he waltzed into the coffee house with his OWN mug chipped with the perfect place to sip from. Sure, they’re environmentally conscious out on Canada’s west coast, but he takes it a bit further! He’s so genuine and so is his music. He’ll talk about how the songs on the EP came together with some friendly commentary from his old man.

Toronto’s Roddy Colmer Releases ‘Patches’

If you’ve been listenening to North Americana consistently since we launched on SiriusXM 359, you’d be familiar with Roddy Colmer’s soothing vocals on the album ‘Afterglow.’ His latest release is titled ‘Patches’ which he says is definitely one of his favourites on the album. Turns out it came together in about a half hour – sometimes the best songs just pour out. He’ll be another guest on this episode.

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