Saturday, December 22, 2012


Programmed and hosted by Honey Girl

1) Meredith Luce (Neck of the Woods) – “Big City Girl” (3:22)
2) Erica Knight (When You Go) – “Eternity” (2:37)
3) Lori Yates (The Book of Minerva) – “Far Away” (2:58)
4) Whoa, Nellie! (Preview EP) – “I Need You Like a Hole in the Head” (2:29)
5) Trickbag (Trickbag) – “Ain’t Nobody” (3:43)
6) Dawn Tyler Watson (Ten-Dollar Dress) – “Take It Outside” (2:47)
7) Dawn Langstroth (No Mercy EP) – “Dark and Twisted” (3:38)
8) Hip Shakin’ Mama (Reclaim Your Land) – “Funkalicious Sugar Blue” (5:13)
9) Rita Chiarelli (Toronto Blues Now) – “French Kiss” (3:03)
10) Sass Jordan (From Dusk ’Til Dawn) – “Love N Affection” (5:43)
11) Shirley Jackson & Her Good Rockin’ Daddies (When the Money’s All Gone) – “Purple Wall” (6:04)
12) Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley (Toronto Blues Now) – “Shake Blues” (3:32)
13) Michelle Wright (Everything and More) – “In the Blink of an Eye” (3:52)
14) Sue Foley (Queen Bee – The Antones Collection) – “Lightning Boogie” (1:46)



Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker/Misty Blue 1955

1) Muddy Waters (Hard Again) – “Blues Had a Baby…” (0:31)
2) Dave Rave (Live with What You Know) – “One of a Kind” (4:13)
3) Negus (Dare to Dream) – “Dare to Dream” (4:33)
4) Mark Bragg (Your Kiss) – “Roll Baby Roll” (3:35)
5) Johnny Vegas All-Star Band (22 Favourites) – “Ocean’s 11” (2:17)
6) Soul Stack (Big Red) – “Just a Natural Thing” (4:33)
7) Charlie A’Court (Bring on the Storm) – “Take Me Down” (4:42)
8) David Gogo (David Gogo:  Acoustic) – “It’s Killing Me” (3:31)
9) Hippie Campfire (Chasing Shiny Objects) – “Spanking the Monkey” (4:45)
10) James Buddy Rogers (My Guitar’s My Only Friend) – “I’m on the Road Again” (4:18)
11) Barney Bentall (Flesh & Bone) – “One Fine Day” (3:43)
12) MonkeyJunk (To Behold) – “Mother’s Crying” (4:37)
13) Heaven’s Radio (Rendez-Vous – Active) – “Theme” (2:31)


Saturday, December 15, 2012


Programmed and hosted by Honey Girl

1) Gayle Ackroyd [Live Recording – May 9/12] – “Intro to “Women Be Wise” (0:41)
2) Gayle Ackroyd [Live Recording – May 9/12] – “Women Be Wise” (3:56)
3) Gayle Ackroyd [Live Recording – May 9/12] – “Never Felt Blue Like This Before” (3:42)
4) Gayle Ackroyd [Live Recording – May 9/12] – “Anything But Blue” (4:57)
5) Gayle Ackroyd [Live Recording – May 9/12] – “Like Mother and Like Daughter” (3:24)
6) Penny Lang (Gather Honey) – “Broke Down Girl” (2:04)
7) Penny Lang (Gather Honey) – “Senses of Your Leave” (2:27)
8) Blues Duo (Canned Heat) – “Cowboy Blues” (3:36)
9) Sherry Ryan (Sister of Mine) – “The Narrows” (2:47)
10) Missy Burgess (Lemon Pie) – “Blue Sweater” (4:20)
11) Missy Burgess (Lemon Pie) – “Basket of Blues” (4:30)
12) Kim Jarrett [indie mp3] – “Yesterday’s Gone” (3:58)
13) Catherine MacLellan (Silhouette) – “Stealin’” (3:26)
14) Tanya Janca (Recreate) – “Secret Admirer” (4:08)


Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker/Misty Blue 1955

Muddy Waters (Hard Again) – “Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock ‘n’ Roll (0:31)

1) Sedrick [indie mp3] – “Less than One” (4:07)
2) Gerry Griffin (w/Heather Houston) (Moment to Moment) – “Welcome” (3:18)
3) Brandon Isaak (Bluesman’s Plea) – “Jump Start Me” (2:09)
4) Stephen Fearing (That’s How I Walk) – “Like the Way You Said” (4:33)
5) Terry Gillespie (Big Money) – “Big Money” (3:28)
6) Harry Manx (In Good We Trust) – “Don’t Swim, Float” (2:47)
7) John Pippus (Born a Genius) – “Let’s Legalize It” (4:08)
8) The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer (Checkered Past) – “Too Late, Virginia” (3:19)
9) Riot and His Rhythm Devils (Riot and His Rhythm Devils) – “I’ll Make It Somehow” (4:17)
10) Philip Sayce (Silver Wheel of Stars EP) – “Take You Away” (2:49)
11) Boom Creek (Boom Creek) – “Torn Genes” (3:29)
12) Sister Hyde (Sister Hyde) – “The Movers and the Shakers” (4:20)
13) Lamp (Full Spectrum/Metal Halide) – “Big Fat Mary” (2:42)
14) Heaven’s Radio (Rendez-Vous – Active) – “Theme” (2:31) (CLOSING THEME)


Programmed and hosted by Honey Girl

1) Donita Sparkes/Lee Aaron [indie mix] – “Headcheck” (0:08) (Intro Clip)
2) Suzie Vinnick (Me ‘N’ Mabel) – “Walking by Myself” (2:45)
3) Lynn Miles (Black Flowers) – “I Always Told You the Truth” (3:21)
4) Lindsay May (Shimmer) – “Nashville” (3:30)
5) Soma (Soma) – “The Wind” (4:54)
6) Ariana Gillis (Forget Me Not) – “Money, Money” (2:36)
7) Avi Pierce (Moonlight) – “Moonlight” (4:42)
8) Tomgirl (Tomgirl) – “Robot Wars” (4:26)

Great Big Rock Jam Report

Brian Gladstone, musical artist and founder of Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival and the Association of Artists for a Better World, is celebrating his birthday today.  He is also one of the multi-artist “Smoking Guitars of Winterfolk pre-festival peak tonight at Free Times Café on College Street in Toronto.  Featured artists include Ken Whitely, Wendell Ferguson, Tony Quarington, D’Arcy Wickham, Mr. Rick, Hotcha!, Crabtree & Mills, Margaret Stowe, Erwin Shack and the Wanted and Noah Zacharin.  The same lineup will also perform on Saturday, December 15, at Moonshine Café in Oakville, ON.  Advance ticket purchases are recommended.  Winterfolk XI officially takes place from Feb. 14-17/13 at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto.

Renowned musical journalist Larry Leblanc is to be honoured with a Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the 2013 Juno Awards on April 20 in Regina, Saskatchewan.  The award is given to individuals who have made an impact on the Canadian music industry.

Vicky Hynes’ 13th Feast of Cohen will take place at the Arts & Culture Centre in St. John’s on December 28 and 29.  The performers include Vicky herself, Luke Major, Amelia Curran, Blair Harvey, Andrea Monro, Andrew James O’Brien, Jill Porter, Lori Cooper, Bryan Hennessey, Jenny Gear, Sean Panting, and Des Walsh & the Beautiful Losers (comprised of Sandy Morris, Boomer Stamp, Derek Pelley, Geoff and Dave Panting, and Kelly Russell).

Local musician and visual artist Scott Goudie’s artwork will be on display at the Christina Parker Gallery on Water Street ’til December 22.

Sunday Wilde, who just released a new CD entitled He Gave Me a Blue Nightgown, is a co-founder of Blues Women International, which currently has a Kickstarter campaign underway to raise funds for a group of blueswomen who will be travelling to Memphis to participate in the International Blues Challenge in January.  Prior to their trip, they will be recording a live performance at the Hopson Plantation in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  Blueswomen International is also developing a database of female musicians, songwriters, vocalists, radio DJs, promoters and venue operators to foster a global blues community.  Projects being planned include an annual compilation CD, awards show, touring and recording endeavours.  The organization was featured in the November 2012 Bluesletter, published by the Washington Blues Society in Seattle, WA.  If you’re interested in being included or simply assisting in the process, they are online at

I’m Honey Girl, and I’ll be right back with selected “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.  Every once in a while I dub a particular male an “honourary Iron Maiden”.

9) Birgit Kuit (I Feel a River) – “Raising Thunder” (3:20)
10) Harriet Frost (Random Days) – “Crossfire Communication” (4:46)
11) Mama Groove (How Mama Got Her Groove Back!) – “Salt in My Wounds” (4:36)
12) Madison Violet (The Good in Goodbye) – “She’s Got Something to Live for” (3:30)
13) Ginger St. James (Tease) – “Please, Mr. Driver” (2:55)
14) Sue Foley (Queen Bee – The Antones Collection) – “Lightning Boogie” (1:46)


Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker/Misty Blue 1955

Muddy Waters (Hard Again) – “Blues Had a Baby…” (0:31) (Intro Clip)

1) Al Wood and the Woodsmen (Right on Cue) – “Dark Cloud Blues” (4:46)
2) String Bone (Nadir) – “Killing Town” (4:41)
3) Danny Marks (A Friend in the Blues) – “Blues for Lonnie Johnson” (3:19)
4) Marshall Lawrence [Show Promo – “Travellin’ Blues”] (0:20)
5) Marshall Lawrence (Blues Intervention) – “Love Like Heroin” (3:41)
6) Corey Lueck and the Smoky Wagon Blues Band (It Ain’t Easy) – “That Voodoo” (6:56)

D.D.’s Blue Notes

As mentioned on November 24, I had vowed to play 100% Canadian content throughout the month of December.  However, I miscalculated the date of last week’s show to be November 31st – which date, of course, does not exist in our hemisphere – it actually fell on December first  and did contain non-Canadian music selections.  Happily, though, there are still four weeks left in December, and these shows will be comprised entirely of Canadian music.  This is my Christmas gift to our nation’s musicians, who have given fans so much of themselves.

’tis the season to be merry, of course, but some of us in St. John’s have lost close family members or friends who are sorely missed, particularly at this time of year.  In that regard, the Compassionate Friends Newfoundland and Labrador Branch is holding a candlelight vigil at the Health Sciences Centre tomorrow evening from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room #2J619, just down the hall from the Pastoral Care office.  If you’d like to be a part of the gathering, you can call 753-3530.

The 2012 Mummer’s Festival is now underway in St. John’s.  The Victoria Park Poolhouse is hosting a couple of hobbyhorse workshops beginning tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 1-5 p.m.  On Monday, Tuesday and Thurday, they will be hosting ugly stick workshops.  The Rooms art gallery is hosting a lecture and public forum, entitled “How Do You Mummer, Anyway?” next Friday, December 12, and on Saturday, they will be screening “Mummer Movies:  CBC’s Land and Sea Mummer Episodes”, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  There are several other events taking place on December 15, including a Mummer’s Parade Concert and Jam, also at The Rooms, and a Mummer-oke at the Georgestown Pub from 5-7 p.m.

Speaking of “ugly sticks”, later on next Saturday night, Chris Kirby (just back from Nashville) and the Marquee will be putting some jam on it when they are joined by the Horns of Justice AND new family member Professor Cowbell.  It’s a big night of funk and soul at Fat Cat Blues Bar on George Street.  You are invited to come dressed in your gnarliest festive wear, since there will be a prize for the UGLIEST CHRISTMAS SWEATER!!  AND, there will be a Jam Jam challenge. What's that? Gotta be there to find out!!  There will be a special opening performance by the super talented Brianna Gosse.

9O’ClockRocksDecember on Thursdays at The Levee with the likes of Dust Radio and Georgie and Jomie on December 13, Manifest and Pathological Lovers on December 20, and Pilot to Bombardier and Mercy the Sexton on December 27.  Beauwater and The Domestics were scheduled to perform this past Thursday.  If you’d like to have your NL events announced on-air, look me up on Facebook under “Mistyblue1955” and ask to be added as a friend.  It’s as simple as that.

The Long and McQuade benefit at Fat Cat on November 24 in aid of the Music Therapy Program at the Janeway raised a whopping $3,144.82.  Congratulations to all of the bands and solo musicians who performed for the cause, as well as the patrons who attended the wildly successful event.

In international news, the UK’s Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate has released a full-length CD entitled Invisible, and Secret Illusion of Athens, Greece, has released an EP called Point of No Return.

I’m D.D. Rocker (a.k.a. Misty Blue 1955), the proud founder and sole member of NL Blues Society (a.k.a. the St. John’s Anti-Social Blues Conspiracy).  You’re listening to “Rockin’ the Blues from Canada”, offering free group therapy, on The Charmer, that is, CHMR 93.5 on your radio’s FM band, streaming live online at, and broadcasting on Rogers TV Channel 942 and Bell Aliant Channel 825, so we’ve got all our bases covered.  Come on in for a visit – sign up for a show, or just buy some candies and necklaces, so we can stay in business.  Stay tuned for more tunes.

7) Tippy Agogo and Bill Bourne (Amoeba Collective) – “Black Banks” (5:34)
8) Grant Lyle (So There) – “Lost in Temptation” (4:17)
9) JW-Jones (Seventh Son) – “I’m Tryin’” (3:59)
10) Andre and The J-Tones (Till the Real Thing Comes Along) – “Melting Pot” (4:35)
11) Tommy Alto (I’m Coming Home) – “Baby I’m Gone” (3:02)
12) Heaven’s Radio (Rendez-Vous – Active) – “Theme” (2:31)

Programmed and hosted by Honey Girl

1) Nadine Stern (Nadine Stern) – “To Have Loved and Lost You” (2:46)
2) Dor-Ethea (Hope’s Wings) – “Can Love Again” (4:19)
3) Debbie Davies (After the Fall) – “Little Broken Wing” (3:30)
4) Layla Zoe (Hoochie Coochie Woman) – “That’s Why I’m Crying” (4:36)
5) Beverly McClellan (Fear Nothing) – “I See Love” (3:13)
6) Sunday Wilde (He Gave Me a Blue Nightgown) – “Shaken Down” (3:01)
7) Carrie Clark & The Lonesome Lovers (Seems So Civilized) – “Just for Tonight” (3:05)
8) The 24th Street Wailers (Unshakeable) – “Unshakeable” (3:07)
9) Stacy Jones Band (Live and Untapped) – “Back Again” (4:20)
10) Sublimatus (Evidence) – “It’s Just a Game” (4:58)
11) Sledge Leather (Imagine Me Alive) – “One Glimpse” (4:22)
12) Aria Tesolin (Aria Tesolin EP) – “The Key” (3:14)
13) Chantel McGregor (Like No Other) – “Cat Song” (2:16)



Programmed and hosted by D.D. Rocker/Misty Blue 1955

1) Dan Doiron (Even My Guitar Is in Love with You) – “Even My Guitar” (3:45)
2) 8 Ball Aitken (Alive in Tamworth) – “Run with the Pack” (3:43)
3) Jimmy Bowskill Band (Back Number) – “Sin’s a Good Man’s Brother” (4:53)
4) Blacklist Union (Til Death Do Us Part) – “I Do” (3:00)
5) Eminence Grey (White Space Conflict) – “So Much for Misery” (6:47)
6) Eyes of Dawn [indie mp3] – “Time to be Going” (2:11)
7) The Rolling Stones [indie mp3] – “Doom and Gloom” (4:07)
8) The Happy Endings (Greatest View from Alcatraz) – “Candy Cane” (3:47)
9) Douglas Watson R and B Revue (Broken Hearted Man) – “B-Hearted Man” (2:37)
10) Dennis Gruenling (f. Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones) (Rockin’ All Day) – “The Rev” (4:18)
11) Chris Kirby (Wonderizer) – “The Breakdown” (3:51)
12) Heaven’s Radio (Rendez-Vous – Active) – “Theme” (2:31)



Saturday, December 08, 2012

Andy Griffiths Poster
The Fight Against Cancer
Andy G and the Lost Groove (full band) with special guests.
Thurs Dec 13, 8:30pm - 12am-ish at the Moonshine Café.

The Lost Grove will once again Rock the Shine in aid of a great cause.

Frank Koren (guitars), Russ Boswell (bass), Eddie Cromwell (drums) will join Andy for this event.
Ray Lyell is going to drop in to play a few tunes as well. Ray is Andy's vocal coach and wrote
one of his favorite songs : 'Carry Me' making guest appearances will be John Layton, Shawn Brush and Brian Gladstone.
Andy's hair stylist, Dianna, will be there as well.
The idea being that his hair will be cut off and donated to fabricate a wig for a cancer patient.

Tickets are $10 from the bar, at the door or send an e mail if you want tickets to
Funds raised through % of ticket sales, 50/50, raffle, etc. will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly recommended, especially for groups.
This will be a full house event, reserve or get your tickets early.

The Moonshine Café 137 Kerr St, Oakville, ON.  Phone: 905 844 2655 
www.themoonshinecafe.comSponsored by Archimage Design & Drafting Services Inc., Burlington, Ontario. 905 331 8453.


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