Friday, September 29, 2017

Geoffrey Ursell - Moose Jaw Meetin'

A fiery Moose Jaw protest song.

 Geoffrey Ursell
Moose Jaw Meetin' / The Energy Waltz

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Idols - Reajean / I've Been Inside

1980 single from the Pre-Northern Pikes Saskatoon band The Idols. Released by Eagle Creek Records. Jay Semko - Bass, Vocals Merl Bryck - Lead Vocal Nigs - Drums Neil Morgan - Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals Robin Billinton - Distorted Guitar

Friday, May 19, 2017

Prairie to Pine Radio Show

Prairie to Pine is an exploration of the province's near-forgotten musical history, presented alongside with related history and ephemera. It's broadcast weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm CST on CFCR 90.5FM Saskatoon Community Radio. Worldwide at and archived here within a day or two of its airing:

For the first episode, I was joined in the studio by my pal Clayton Linthicum of Kacy & Clayton. We talked a bit about Saskatchewan music from the past, their summer plans, and he laid down a killer version of my favourite song from this province, Jim Munro's "Snowgoose."

Sunday, April 2, 2017


A "Records From Saskatchewan" YouTube channel can now be found here. Expect miscellaneous uploads, such as this Ernie Valentine and Dorius Dyrland song I haven't been able to get out of my head for months.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Kuriakos - "My Sweet Lord"

Lately, I'm rather taken by this homespun George Harrison cover, as found on the lone album from Kuriakos (Belonging to the Lord).

Twelve young people, "belonging to the Lord", is what KURIAKOS is all about. Selected by auditions from across Canada, they came together in the spring of 1971 to prepare for an intense summer of singing and travel which took them to New Brunswick in the east and VanCouver in the west.

Kuriakos was sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada through its Divison of Congregational Life (based in Saskatoon), and four of its twelve members were from Saskatchewan.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Still Rollin' (Up The Rim)

A new all-Canadian mix a friend and I compiled is up now on Aquarium Drunkard. Mostly mellow 60s/70s stuff from varying shades of unknowns and featuring a moody instrumental from SK hero Howard.