Thursday, September 20, 2012


Programmed and Hosted by Honey Girl

1) Pat Benatar (Best Shots) – “Outlaw Blues” (4:21)
2) Pretenders (Be Close) – “Roomful of Mirrors” (4:37)
3) Hunter Valentine (The Impatient Romantic) – “Break This” (3:44)
4) Elyssa Mahoney and Lucas Haneman (Pull Me In) – “Melting” (3:25)
5) Deb Seitz (Blues for Kids’ Sake) – “Rock Me Right” (4:10)
6) Politique (Politique) – “Old War, Cold War” (4:08)
7) The Dollyrots (Because I’m Awesome) – “Because I’m Awesome” (3:28)

Great Big Rock Jam Report: 

Here’s a great little story from Canadian musician Orit Shimoni, a.k.a. Little Birdie.  Two missionaries walked into the bar where she had a gig.  She had just finished her set but they asked if she would play a few more for them, as they'd seen her from their hotel window and came in to hear the music.  She scanned her brain for her 'religious' songs (while thinking of about 30 songs she shouldn't play in order to avoid starting a major discussion with them).  She then played what she thought were a few acceptable tunes.  They smiled and nodded, and then one of them asked, 'Do you do any blues?'   Upon leaving, they said, "Thank you for your ministry."

The Town of Sackville, NB, and the Tantramarsh Blues Society will be presenting a live performance by Toronto-based Queen of Sass Ms. Shakura S’Aida, a Canadian blueswoman, born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Switzerland.  Shakura is on tour to promote her new double CD entitled Time.  This particular gig takes place next Saturday, September 22, at the Bridge Street Fall Fair Tent in Sackville.  The show is free and starts at 9 p.m.

Rita Chiarelli is hanging out these days at the Toronto International Film Festival, where her documentary “Music from the Big House” L.A. publicists, RMH Media, by name, are representing the film, “Caught in the Web”, by award-winning Chinese director Chen Kaige.  Rita, who’s pitching an idea for a film, as well, is scheduled to perform at Hugh’s Room in Toronto next Saturday, Sept. 22.

Another Canadian blues femme, Sunday Wilde (with an ‘e’ at the end of Wilde), has raised almost $1,500 at in pre-sale orders and financial assistance towards the production of her upcoming CD.  Check it out.  It’s bound to be a brilliant release.

I’m Honey Girl, and I’ll be right back with more “Iron Maidens”, a program comprised of music composed and/or recorded by women determined to succeed in the industry alongside their male peers.  Playlist selections may include male-female duos or bands comprised of both genders.

8) Banditas (Banditas) – “Fighting Girl” (3:28)
9) Juliette and the Licks (Four on the Floor) – “Smash and Grab” (2:47)
10) Claudia (Claudia) – “Oh No” (3:40)
11) Sledge Leather (Imagine Me Alive) – “A Taste of Night” (4:40)
12) Chantel McGregor (Like No Other) – “Cat Song” (2:16)


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