Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 30 January

Illustration: "Silence" by Max Ernst

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( brought to you by Flurrious Lumens, Lounge Blizzards and Snow Mad's Land)

5-7 p.m. online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00 Juno What I Like

* James Hill feat. Joel Plaskett ~ The Brightest Lights / She's Still Got It ~ The Old Silo JUNO NOMINEE

* Ron Hawkins ~ Peace & Quiet ~ Garden Songs @ The Drake Hotel February 5-7

* Peter Boyer ~ Pumping Oil ~ Same Latitude As Rome ~ Exclusive Track

Ani DiFranco ~ Hell Yeah ~ Out Of Range @ Danforth Music Hall, Monday 3 February

5:20 Celebratory Laboratories

The Avett Brothers ~ Head Full Of Doubt / Road Full Of Promise ~ Another Day, Another Time: The Music Of Inside Llewyn Davis Live NEW DISK 
* Saukrates ~ Amani ~ Amani E.P. JUNO NOMINEE
Princess Erika ~ God Bless The Child ~ Jazz A St. Germain

Zap Mama ~ Brrrlak ~ Zap Mama @ Koerner Hall Saturday, 7 February

Mocean Worker feat. Marcus Miller ~ Brown Liquor ~ Cinco De Mowo

5:40 Nebular Nectars

The Duke Robillard Band feat. Sunny Crownover ~ Blues Beyond The Call Of Duty ~ Calling All Blues 
* D.D. Jackson ~ Seasons ~ Peace- Song With a Transfixation Of Toronto Music Listings 

6:00 Exit Vista
I had to duck out to go see Norm MacDonald across town so....
* Cold Specks ~ Neuroplasticity Album
Coig ~ Nach Muladach Muladach / Chouffle Souffle / Oak Tree Set / Mary & The Soldier ~ Five

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chandeliers of Music. Corby's Orbit / Radio Regent Toronto - Greatest Hits of 2014

You all have a profound and personal tune-list of songs. This year, in the air traffic control center of my affections, admirations and appreciations, these songs have offered me some cultural comfort, bolstered my imagination, strengthened my conviction that music, as thought, matters more than matter, and played continually in my head without benefit of a device. Amongst many others...

I programmed them all on my show, and often more than once. There are a few Top 40 selections here, as proof against the arguers who say that no new music is as good as back in the day. Even EDM has its epiphanies.Thanks to all the makers.

Corby's Orbit / Radio Regent Toronto Greatest Hits of 2014

1    Poor Angus ~ Never Come Back ~ Gathering  (Borealis)

2    James Hill feat. Joel Plaskett~ The Brightest Lights ~ The Old Silo (Borealis)

3    Amelia Curran ~ Song On The Radio ~ They Promised You Mercy (Six Shooter)

4    Jose Gonzalez ~ Stay Alive ~` Mitty` Soundtrack (Republic) 

5    Indian City ~ Sundancer / Sunrise Second Shine

6    Rory Block ~ Nehemiah James ~ Hard Luck Child (Stony Plain)

7    Dawn Pemberton ~ Say Somethin`

8    Peter Rowan ~ Illusion`s Fool ~ Dharma Blues (Omnivore)

9    Keiffer McLean ~  World Is Square ~ Drama In The Attic

10  Robin Schulz feat. Lilly Wood & The Prick ~ Prayer

11  Nico & Vinz ~ Am I Wrong

12  Ed Sheeran ~ I See Fire (Kygo Remix)

13  Crooked Brothers ~ Organs On Demand ~ Thank You I`m Sorry

14  Eric Bibb feat. Michael Jerome Browne~ Driftin`Door To Door ~ Blues People (Stony Plain)

15  Sarah Jane Scouten ~ I Had To Be Right ~ The Cape

16  Jennie Lewis ~ She`s Not Me ~ The Voyager (WB)

17  Buffy & Larry ~ Surrounded ~ Surrounded (Meganova)

18  Random Order ~Pink Cloud ~ Black Lipstick Kiss

19  Lizzy Hoyt ~ Movement Never Lies ~ New Lady On The Prairie

20 The Barr Brothers ~ Half Crazy ~

My favourite disks of the year are at:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Spiraling Through

Playlist For Show Of 23 January

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( brought to you by Nonchalanto, Oncheerio, Care-Nada )

Guests: Karen Andrew & Anne Lindsay

5-7 p.m. online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Quite A Departure

Groove Armada feat. Richie Havens ~ Little By Little ~ Good-Bye Country,( Hello Nightclub ) 2001

* Whitehorse ~ Evangelina ~ Leave No Bridge Unburned  (Six Shooter) NEW DISK

* Michael Jerome Browne ~ Special Rider Blues ~ Sliding Delta (Borealis) CD release  The Rivoli Sunday

*Old Man Leudecke ~ Sorry If I Let You Down ~  I Never Sang Before I Met You @ The Dakota tavern Wed., 28 January, singing Music of Loudon Wainwright III with New Country Rehab

* Ambre McLean ~ We`re Out ~ Me @ The Rivoli Thursday 29 January, 8:30

* Karen Andrew ~ Inside Out / Interview / Open ~ I Am  CD release @ The Rivoli Thursday 29 January

5:40 Agencies Of Travel

War ~ Groovin` ~ Now Dance The 12` Mixes
Malena Burke ~ De Mia Recuerdos ~ Cuban Cool 
Caetano Veloso ~ Um Indio (Ad Vivo) ~ Millennium

6:00 Quest Messaging

* Anne Lindsay ~ Seas Will Rise / Interview / The Three Bears / Amazing Grace Soloworks CD release @ The Heliconian Hall  Friday, 6 February

6:20 Far And Wise

* Linda McRea ~ Burning Bridges ~ Fifty Shades Of Red (Borealis)  @ Winterfolk XIII and on Corby`s Orbit on Friday, 13 February

Miranda Lambert feat. The Jumpers ~ All That`s Left ~ Platinum
Robert Gordon feat. Danny Gatton ~ Love My Baby ~ Hot Rod Guitar ~ Masters Of The Telecaster @ Hugh`s Room tonight

* Kat Goldman ~ Gypsy Girl ~ Gypsy Girl @ Free Times Cafe Saturday

Antoine Roney ~ Bean And The Boys / Toronto Music Listings crooned insinuatingly / Tempus Fugit ~ The Traveler

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ramping Up The Spiritual Vitality For The New Year

Try meshing up your mind with two profoundly soul-stirring artists, by tuning in this Friday's show. At 5:30 we'll be joined by Karen Andrew, vocal explorer from Broadway, currently saddling up a thoroughbred band to support her new EP "I Am" at The Rivoli Thursday, January 29 at 8:00pm. Orbital amiga, Ambre McLean is opening.

And, at 6:00, the bracing audible fragrances of radiant violinist Anne Lindsay will be gracing the Orbit as she prepares to bring her awe-inspiring Soloworks LP to The Heliconian Hall in Yorkville on Friday, February 6th, at 8 pm.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gala Concert For The East End Friends of Acoustic Harvest and Winterfolk XIII in Toronto

 First round featured "Don't Bypass My Heart" and "Wind Of Change", sensitive song work by Lynn Harrison and Brian Gladstone, with overarching guitar adornments by longtime fret-wielders Noah Zacharin and Tony Quarrington. Tony also killed with an original take on Robert Johnson's classic, the suburban nightmare blues, "Hell Hound On My Lawn". Noah brought a wide variety of classic and original tunes, including Lester Brown, Red Red Bird, Ten Tons of Road, and All Go Blind.

 Above, the Kingston Village Outlaws, Noah, Brian and Tony, with singer Glen Hornblast standing by for moral support.

For the second round, two duets, one angelic (Clela Errington and Jocelyn Barth, above), and one outlaw (Fraser & Girard) parenthesized Meg Tennant, who seems to be able to go both ways. Clela offered harmonies to her left and right and Marianne Girard provided an emergency acoustic guitar for Meg's busted tuning peg disaster. By the grand finale (below) of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", the answer to that eternal question was, more than obvious, manifest. A true communal experience with laughs, tears and lots of bright moments on a dark, dark Saturday night.

L. to R. Allan Fraser, Tony Quarrington, Marianne Girard, Meg Tennant, Clela Errington, Noah Zacharin, Brian Gladstone, Lynn Harrison and Joselyn Barth. More to come, by and by, at the 13th annual Winterfolk Festival

WHERE: The Danforth:
• Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. , 416-469-0537,
• Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., 416-778-1804,
• Terri O’s, 185 Danforth Ave., 416-462-0038,
• Globe Bistro (upstairs lounge), 124 Danforth Ave., 416-466-2000,
WHEN: February 13 – 15, 2015
$$: Combination of paid and free concert stages
• Friday February 13, 7:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. -  Saturday February 14, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. - Sunday February 15, 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 16 January

Illustration by Mattias Adolfsson
Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( brought to you by The January Itinerary, The Acorn Moon and The Capricornucopia )

Guest: Michael Jerome Browne

5-7 p.m. online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00 Blues Or Consequences

* Joel Johnson ~ Out Of My Mind ~ Blues Joose vol.ll @ Koerner Hall Monday for The Maple Blues Awards
* David Gogo ~ Gettin' Old ~ Soul -Bender @ The Blues Summit / Delta Chelsea this weekend
Greg Brown ~ Sleeper ~ Dream Cafe (1992)
* Jokela Vogan Cooley ~ Baby Boogie ~ Jokela Vogan Cooley NEW DISK

5:20 Anarchy and Jughead

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (Don Van Vliet January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) ~ Pachuco Cadaver ~ Trout Mask Replica

Shooter Jennings ~ Everything Else Is Illusion ~ Black Ribbons (Bullet Version) @ Phoenix Thursday, 22 January

Velvet Underground ~ Run Run Run ~ The Velvet Underground & Nico

5:40 Adorements

Petra Haden ~ I Believe When I Fall In Love ~ Petra Haden & Bill Frisell
* Gregg Lawless ~ Why Don't You Love Me ? ~ Something Beautiful @ Hugh's Room Saturday, 24 January for 50th B-Day Concert

* Allison Lupton ~ Bruce Cockburn's Love Song ~ Half A Heart NEW DISK @ AyrSpace Snowed In Concert Series, 31 January, 44 Stanley Street, Ayr, Ontario
* Raylene Rankin ~ Bruce Cockburn's All The Diamonds ~ All The Diamonds

* Jane Lewis ~ Listen ~ Stay With MeNEW DISK Live @ Corby's Orbit Friday, 6 Feb.

6:00 True To The Blue

* Michael Jerome Browne ~ Sliding Delta / Broke Down Engine / Interview / Frisco Town (live) / Special Rider Blues (live) ~ Sliding Delta CD Release @ The Rivoli Sunday, 25 January NEW DISK

Eric Bibb feat. Michael Jerome Browne ~ Driftin' Door To Door ~ Blues People 

6:30 Culturistic

Lenn Hammond ~ Mixed Up Moods And Attitudes ~ Lenn Hammond

John Holt feat. Augustus Pablo ~ My Desire ~ Pablo & Friends

Third World ~ Jackson Browne's Lives In The Balance ~ Committed

Oliver Nelson ~ Blues For Mister Broadway / Toronto Music Listings Reconstructed / Blues And The Abstract Truth ~ More Blues And The Abstract Truth 

* Anne Lindsay ~ Pilgrimage To Pushkar ~ Soloworks NEW DISK @ The Heliconian Hall Friday, 6 February and on Corby's Orbit Friday, 23 January @ 6:00

Ted Russell Kamp wrote this one.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Michael Jerome Browne ~ True To The Blues

This Friday at 6:00 p.m., I'll be having Montreal's primary blues export, Michael Jerome Browne, on the program to tee up his album launch at the Rivoli 
Sunday   January 25, 2015  at 8:00 PM
(334 Queen Street West

Three-time Juno-nominee and two-time CFMA Solo Artist of the Year, Montreal indie artist Michael Jerome Browne is Canada's living, breathing encyclopedia of the music of the Deep South -- and his new album, Sliding Delta, is a tribute to the artists who first ignited his passion for their sound.
He will be in the Orbit live, chatting, playing, singing and invoking the pleasures of spreading the blues vibe around the known universe and in particular, at this weekend's Toronto Blues Summit.
for more info >>>>

Complete Schedule Released

1pm-8pmBlues Summit Office HoursGerrard Room
7pmOpening Reception with Soulstack     Monarchs Pub
8pm-1:20am     Showcases[See "Friday Showcases"]

Monarchs Pub

Market Garden A

Market Garden B
9:00pmCarlos del Junco & Jimmy Bowskill8:00pmMadagascar Slim8:40pmJenie Thai
10:00Erin McCallum9:20Suzie Vinnick10:00Jake Chisholm
11:00Raoul & The Big Time10:40Ross Neilsen11:20Bobby Stagg
12:00amGary Kendall Band12:00amGuy BĂ©langer12:40amPaul DesLauriers Band


10am-8pmBlues Summit Office HoursGerrard Room
10am-12pmMeet the Funders and Rights Collectors One on Ones*   Stevenson Room
1:30pm-3:30pm    Festival SpeedSchmooze Session A* (Full)Seymour Room
2pm-3:30pmThis Is A Man’s World. Why? RoundtableStevenson Room
4pm-5pmMentorship One On Ones*Seymour Room
4pm-5pmThe Current State of Rez BluesStevenson Room
5pm-7pmBrian's Campfire JamMonarchs Pub
8pm-1:20amShowcases[See SaturdayShowcases Grid]
*Please Note: All Speed Schmooze and One on One meetings (including Meet the Funders and Rights Collectors & Mentorship One On Ones) require pre-registration.
Monarchs Pub

Market Garden A

Market Garden B
9:00pmConor Gains Band8:00pmAngelique Francis8:40pmMichael JeromeBrowne
10:00Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar9:20Ben Racine Band &Dawn Tyler Watson10:00The Oh Chays
11:00Chris Antonik10:40Steve Dawson11:20Drew Nelson
12:00amThe 24thStreet Wailers12:00amDavid Gogo12:40amcatl.


10am-8pmBlues Summit Office HoursGerrard Room
10:30amKeynote Welcome with Piano by Alexander McTaggart   Mountbatten Room Lobby
11amBruce Iglauer Keynote SpeechMountbatten Room
1pm-3pmFestival Speed Schmoose Session B(ClosedEvent)Mountbatten Room
3pm-4pmOh No! Not Another Social Media Session!Seymour Room
3pm-4pmBorder BluesStevenson Room
4pm-5:30pm   Blues TV: YouTube & Promotional VideoSeymour Room
4pm-5:30pmBlues Canada LiveStevenson Room
8pm-1:20amShowcases[See "SundayShowcases"]

Monarchs Pub

Market Garden A

Market Garden B
9:00pmAndria Simone8:00pmThe Ria Reece Band8:40pmMurray Porter & Robbie Antone
10:00Wicked Grin9:20Sugar Brown10:00Tobin Spring
11:00Robin Bank$10:40Kat Danser11:20Brandon Isaak
12:00amThe MacKenzie Blues Band12:00amNorbert Schneider12:40amThe Jordan Officer Band


9:00am-3:00pmBlues Summit Office HoursHotel Lobby Outside Gerrard Room*
10:00-11:30amSync RightsStevenson Room
1pm-2:30pmTrendsStevenson Room
1:30pm-3pmChasing Gigs: Dos & Don’tsSeymour Room
3:30pm-5:00pm    Radio: Terrestrial Digital & WebSeymour Room
7:00pm18th Annual Maple Blues Awards    Koerner Hall(273 Bloor St W)**