North Americana: Jim Cuddy, Lowest of the Low Release New Music

Jim Cuddy

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.

1. Jim Cuddy – Countrywide Soul
2. Lucette – Talk to Myself
3. Roddy Colmer – Beautifully Strange ft. Pat Robitaille
4. Rhiannon Giddens – I’m On My Way (with Francesco Turrisi)
5. Andrew Phelan – That’s How
6. Courtney Barnett – Everybody Here Hates You
7. Justin Rutledge – Good Man
8. Leeroy Stagger – Searchlight
9. Josh Hyslop – One Shot in the Darkness
10. Lowest of the Low – The Barricade


Jim Cuddy’s Countrywide Soul Out Now!

Jim Cuddy’s Countrywide Soul is out now! On this album, it was very important for Cuddy to let every member of his band shine, while capturing the energy we know and love from their live shows. Countrywide Soul was recorded live on the top floor of Jim’s barn and features re-worked recordings of songs he released both with both Blue Rodeo and his solo career.

Roddy Colmer Releases Afterglow

Toronto-based Roddy Colmer is Live @ SiriusXM this week sharing songs & stories from his new album, Afterglow. Join us for the session Saturday at 10 ET, Tuesday at 8 ET, or Thursday at 11 ET, and hear a bit of the interview with his new song ‘Beautifully Strange’ featuring Pat Robitaille on this weekend’s Sunday Service.

Justin Rutledge Celebrates Release of Passages

Justin Rutledge is back with an album called Passages. During the recording of his 2014 album Daredevil, Rutledge and Rob Baker from the Tragically Hip formed a friendship. While the material was in tribute to The Tragically Hip, the friendship and collaboration would continue past the release. Rutledge says, “It was a real honour to have Rob in the studio with us, both musically and socially. As a musician, he’s quite fearless and very intuitive when it comes to serving the song.” What came out of ten days at Union Sound studio in Toronto was this live-off-the-floor project. In reflection, Rutledge says the album title is inspired by his new collaborations: “Fortunate things are surrounding me, and they are larger than myself…The chapters of my life are becoming more interesting, and I can hear the pages turning when I close my eyes.” I’ll play you a song I love off the record titled ‘Good Man’ this weekend.

Lowest of the Low Unleash Agitpop

Lowest of the Low are celebrating the release of their new, very political album Agitpop featuring their new song ‘The Barricade.’ In support of workers around the world, Ronnie Hawkins’ says this is one of the most political records he’s ever written.:

“It’s been a while since I felt the need to take the small p in the politics of my songwriting and capitalize it… But with fascism on the rise again throughout the world and with the steaming wreckage of Neo-Liberalism proving that it has no answers for the liberation of the world’s population it’s time to hit “caps lock” on that P once again. We have a studio session coming with these fellows, can’t wait for you to hear it! This weekend, I’ll play you some of the interview.

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