Saturday, October 13, 2012


Programmed and Hosted by Honey Girl

1) Little Birdie (Cinematic Way) – “Oh, Abraham” (4:04)
2) Bonnie Raitt (Nick of Time) – “Nobody’s Girl” (3:17)
3) Tannis Slimmon (w/ David Francey) (Lucky Blue) – “My Body Moves” (4:52)
4) Rita Chiarelli (Road Rockets – Re-Issue) – “Highway 61 (Backporch version) (3:00)
5) Ellen McIlwaine & Cassius Khan (Mystic Bridge) – “Crawlin’ Kingsnake” (2:21)
6) Yanah (The Girl in the Picture EP) – “The Girl in the Picture (Napalm Girl)” (4:28)
7) Tara Holloway (Sins to Confess) – “In the Flesh” (4:18)

Great Big Rock Jam Report

Sad news from the U.S. West Coast - Singer Kathi MacDonald of Anacortes, Washington, and based for years in San Francisco and the Greater Seattle Area, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, after slipping into a coma.  Early in her career she was an Ikette backing singer with Ike and Tina Turner and went on to perform and record on a long-term basis with Long John Baldry, best known for his hit, “Don’t Try to Lay No Boogie-Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll”.  Among the numerous bands and artists she worked with was Big Brother and the Holding Company (post-Janis Joplin’s departure from the band), and more recently she recorded with that band’s drummer and his new troupe, The Dave Getz Breakaway.  She also made a duo recording with John Lee Hooker guitarist Rich Kirch earlier this year.  She released several CDs under Kathi McDonald & Friends, and also contributed to the Seattle Women in Rhythm and Blues project.  The Washington Blues Society inducted her into their Hall of Fame in 1999.

There are several special events and festivals happening this month in St. John’s – firstly, for this Thanksgiving weekend, the Qidi Vidi Village Plantation is hosting the Feast of Pottery, an exhibit of functional and beautiful dinnerware and serving pieces by award-winning North American potters and ceramic artists.  It’s on today, tomorrow and Monday from 10 a.m. ’til 4 p.m.

The Festival of New Dance starts on October 9 and runs through October 14.  To check out the performance schedule and event venues, visit

That will be followed by the Women’s Film Festival running from Oct. 16-20, inclusive.

On Wednesday, October 19, at the Ship Pub, off Duckworth Street, the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association will be holding a fundraising concert.  All proceeds will help establish the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Emergency Fund.   The door opens at 10 p.m. $15 at the door.

Republic of Doyle’s Lynda Boyd, Krystin Pellerin and Sean Panting will be singing jazz and blues standards, along with favourite local jazz and blues musicians, Mary Barry, Bill Brennan, Shawn Beresford, Gary Johnston, Brad Jefford, and more.  The contact email address is or you can call 709-722-8005.

The city, and indeed the whole province, is celebrating its 10th annual Ocean Week from Oct. 21-27, and once you’re done celebrating the elixir of life on the 27th, you can take in the St. John’s Halloween Mardi Gras.  For info, call 722-7634 or visit - fun times in Canada’s “Far East”!

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 include male-female duos or bands comprised of both genders.

8) Evelyn Voigt (And the Embryo Dreams of Rainbows) – “Willow World” (1:57)
9) Jesse Greene Band (Jesse Greene Band) – “You Leave Your Woman Alone” (4:27)
10) Cecilia [DiBenedetto] (Kardamom) – “Market Place” (3:17)
12) Thread (Thread) – “Mortified” (3:50)
13) Kate Schrock (Live at the Majestic – 6.30.01 – Solo Acoustic) – “Madman” (4:04)
14) Aimee Allen (Writers & Mays) – “Bye Bye Blackbird/It Could Happen to You” (3:39)
15) Sue Foley (Queen Bee – The Antones Collection) – “Lightning’s Boogie” (1:45)

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