Saturday, October 27, 2012


Programmed and hosted by Honey Girl

1) Miss Angel & the Homewreckers (Blues in the Alley) – “Shake a Hand (Live)” (5:38)
2) Randy Oxford Band (w/ Patti Allen) (Big Blues for Little Bill) – “Another Rainy Day” (5:46)
3) Gayle Ackroyd (Give It All You Got) – “Yellow Moon” (5:59)
4) Cowboy Junkies (Trinity – Revisited) – “I Don’t Get It” (3:55)
5) Pat Moore & The Vinyl Frontier (Take It to Heart) – “There’s a Dark Cloud Hanging over Me” (4:41)

Great Big Rock Jam Report – Oct. 27/12

As mentioned in the previous show, I wasn’t feeling well enough last night to check out either The Salty Dolls & the Moonshine Men at the Rose & Thistle or Skank & the Discounts at the Ship Pub.  Hopefully I’ll be recovered by tomorrow night to see Chris Kirby, as well as Erin Costelo and her guitarist Clive MacNutt, who are making a return visit to The Rock from Halifax.  Erin and Chris both have CDs they are currently promoting – Chris, of course, with his MusicNL award-winning Wonderizer, and Erin, with her brand-new release, We Can Get Over.  I’ll be playing a track from that disc right after this report.

In American female blues news, the 2nd annual New Mexico Blues Society’s ‘’Cused of the Blues” Fest took place in Albuquerque yesterday and featured “Women of the Blues” at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.  Scheduled performers included Twisted Mojo (f. Beth McCormack), Secret Seven (f. Marilyn Hubbert), Anna Marie Anglada’s Bad Katz Blues Band, Zenobia, Suzy Q w/ Rudy Boy Experiment, Sherri and the Ex’s, and Sally Townes.  There was no cover charge, but they did raffle off door prizes and collected money for their scholarship and Blues in the School programs.  Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite donated a signed harmonica for the auction.

Montreal’s Orit Shimoni, recording under the name, Little Birdie, has just released her fourth CD, entitled Bare Bones.  The title refers to the fact that is a truly solo album.  I’ll be playing tracks from it starting on November 10, but if you can’t wait until then, you can scoop up your own copy at CD Baby.  Just search for Little Birdie, and all four of her albums will come up onscreen.

A little while ago, I was asked by Dale Schimpf, President of the East Coast Blues Society in Halifax, to compile a list of local blues performers here in St. John’s or elsewhere in the province.  I could only think of a couple who dedicate their repertoire solely to the blues genre, e.g. Denis Parker and Darren Cooper.  That being said, if you are a blues-focused performer/recording artist (male or female) and you are interested in being included in a Newfoundland & Labrador branch of the East Coast Blues Society, you can contact Dale at the or visit  Since they are already an established blues society, you don’t need to fret about being the first to join.

If you are not able to tune into CHMR regularly on Saturday mornings, you can always get your blues music fix on Sunday morning or Monday evenings with resident blues promoter and long-time CHMR show host, Terry Parsons.  His “Blind Lemon Blues” show airs right after his “Cosmic Debris” musical melange, which begins at 7 p.m.

I’m Honey Girl, and I’ll be right back with Erin Costelo on “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 include male-female duos or ensembles comprised of both genders.

6) Erin Costelo (We Can Get Over) – “Count to 10” (2:43)
7) Clear (Hard Love) – “Billiards Hotel” (4:40)
8 Vanessa Peters (The Burn The Truth The Lies) – “The State I’m Living In” (3:41)
9 Marie-Josee Houle (Monsters) – “Collarbone” (3:48)
10) Natalia & Montuno (Moving North) – “La Fiesta” (4:21)
11) Hotcha! (Dust Bowl Roots – Songs for the New Depression) – “Ain’t What You Do” (1:54)
12) Sue Foley (Queen Bees – The Antones Collection) – “Lightning Boogie” (1:45)


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