A trip to the north country
From Toronto, Ontario, Prairie Oyster have been serving up country, country-rock and country-swing for two decades. We've got a tasty sampling from their "Blue Plate Special" cd. (Thanks to my friend Walt for turning me on to them).
In the late 1980's and early '90's, my wife and I owned a music store in south Florida. We also produced the Barracks Coffeehouse Concert Series. One of the best singer-songwriters we had the pleasure of presenting was James Keelaghan. He refused to fly, so he rode the trains from British Columbia to south Florida. After the sound check I gave him the keys to my old Volvo P1800 so he could relax on the beach before the show. This cut is from his "Road" cd.
To finish today's trip we head for the Maritimes. Stan Rogers needs no introduction on either side of the border. The pictures he painted with his songs of the Maritimes are partly responsible for my wife and I being married in Halifax, Nova Scotia and spending over a month enjoying the Canadian Atlantic. One of the greatest singer-songwriters to grace this earth, Stan was tragically taken in 1983. This song is from his "From Coffeehouse to Concert Hall" cd.