Saturday Edge Episode July 23, 2022

On A Mission

8:00am - 12:03pm

Mission Folk Music Festival Special, featuring many of the performers at this weekend's Mission Folk Fest. Back to its best as a celebration of community, Canadian music, and multicultural sounds from around the world, Mission kicked off last night. I included some interviews from last weekend's Vancouver Folk Music Festival: Debashish Bhattacharya from Kolkata - the inventor of the Hindustani slide guitar and a true virtuoso; Allison Russell, former resident of Montreal and Vancouver and now a Bird of Chicago and a member of Our Native Daughters, she released Outside Child this year to great acclaim. What a remarkable singer, songwriter, musician, activist, and champion of the downtrodden - especially young, abused women; and Molly Tuttle, stunning guitarist, lovely singer, and brilliant songwriter, she showcased her new album and superb new band right after our little chat. I added a dose of personal nostalgia, going back to my college days on the Ents Committee at Staffordshire University (then known as North Staffs Polytechnic) where we booked the likes of English soul band Kokomo, G.T. Moore & The Reggae Guitars, blues diva Jo-Ann Kelly, and Scots folk rockers JSD Band. I added some real tasty new music from Sudan, Marseilles, Chile, Estonia, and all across Canada. I also celebrated a monumental Celtic session we held on Granville Island during the week, with 10 fiddlers, 2 uilleann pipers, and multiple mandolins, banjos, and guitars - plus yours truly on the bodhran. What a week it was!!

Track Listing:

Music For A Found Harmonium
Patrick Street · Irish Times
Soudani Manayo
Julian Belbachir · Babdoukkala
Noori & His Dorpa Band · Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass from Sudan's Red Sea Coast
Fai Sautar
San Salvador · La Grande Folie
La Fin de la Guerra
San Salvador · La Grande Folie
Montaña Arriba
Golosa la Orquesta · Single
Interview Part 1
Debashish Bhattacharya · VFMF 2022
Vasundhara (Mother Earth)
Debashish Bhattacharya · Slide Guitar Ragas from Dusk Till Dawn
Interview Part 2
Debashish Bhattacharya · VFMF 2022
Debashish Bhattacharya · Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey
Viimane Suusataja
Puuluup · Viimane Suusataja
Polska Efter Hjelm-Pelle
Massivet & Kongero · Vaerla Vaken - The World Awakens
La courte: Paille
Le Winston Band · Canajun - EP
Le réel du Mohawk perdu
Le Winston Band · Zig Zag Zydeco Zoo
Dance Me Around The Moon
Anne Harris · Roots
This Is Not A Love Song
Shakura S'Aida · Brown Sugar
Wild Things
Clerel · Songs from Under a Guava Tree - EP
It Ain't Cool (to Be Cool No More) [Live Session]
Kokomo · To Be Cool: The Rehearsal Sessions
Bye & Bye
G.T. Moore & The Reggae Guitars · G.T. Moore & The Reggae Guitars
Me & My Chauffeur Blues
Jo-Ann Kelly · Do It & More
Can You Sew Cushions?
Allison Russell · In The Heather
Interview Part 1
Allison Russell · VFMF 2022
Quasheba Quasheba
Our Native Daughters · Songs of Our Native Daughters
Interview Part 2
Allison Russell · VFMF 2022
Allison Russell · Outside Child
Lost Art of Making Love
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings · O Glory
The Carny
William Prince · Earthly Days
Old Souls
William Prince · Reliever
Fade Away
The Crescent Sky · Wonder
Alone In This Crowd
Russell deCarle · Alone In This Crowd
Love You the Best
Quote the Raven · Can't Hold the Light
Can't Hold the Light
Quote the Raven · Can't Hold the Light
You Can Never Go Home
The Lonesome Town Painters · Go Out and Paint the Town
Love Please Come Home
Old & In The Way · That High Lonesome Sound
Big Backyard (feat. Old Crow Medicine Show)
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway · Crooked Tree
Molly Tuttle · VFMF 2022
She's A Rainbow
Molly Tuttle · But I'd Rather Be With You
Standing On The Moon
Molly Tuttle · But I'd Rather Be With You
Shaye Zadravec · Now and Then
Suzie Ungerleider · My Name is Suzie Ungerleider
At Your Service
Terra Spencer & Ben Caplan · Old News
The Mystery Girls
The Eventually Brothers · LSD&B
Migrations: The Loon & His Quine / Open Skies
Jocelyn Pettit · Wind Rose
Through the Ether
Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira · All It Brings
John Tams · The Reckoning
The Drover Lads / The Old Grey Goose
Dan MacDonald · Rural / Urban
Best Kind (Featuring Carole Bestvater, Simon Nyberg & Markus Räsänen)
Graham Lindsey · The Next Best Thing
The Award For Best Picture (Featuring Jesse Périard, Rachel Davis & Darren McMul
Graham Lindsey · The Next Best Thing
The Lonely Road
The McDades · The Empress
Le Vert Laurier/Yinn & Yann
The McDades · Bloom
Daoirí Farrell · The First Turn
Granny's 93rd
The Canny Band · The Canny Band
King's Favourite
JSD Band · Travelling Days