Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 30 October

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Trad Troubadours, Mad Minstrels, and Rad Songmongers )

Guests ~ Andy Frank of the CFMA's and Caroline Planté of La Otra Orilla

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Hallowe'en Agers

* Paul James ~ Happy Hallowe'en

Geno Delafose ~ Geno's Two Step ~ That/'s What I'm Talkin' About

The Way Out Mummy ~ Bob Ridgely ~ Monster Mash

* Cris Cuddy ~ The Haunts Hotel 

Brother Strut ~ The Weeknd's I Can't Feel My Face

5:20 Presenting A Folk I.D.

* Andy Frank ~ Interview ~ @ Canadian Folk Music Awards in Edmonton November 6-8

* Amelia Curran ~ Never Say Good-bye ~ They Promised You Mercy CFMA NOMINEE English Songwriter of the Year / Contemporary Singer of the Year
* Fortunate Ones ~ Lay Me Down ~ The Bliss CFMA NOMINEE English Songwriter of the Year / Vocal Group of the Year
*Pharis & Jason Romero ~ A Wanderer I'll Stay ~ A Wanderer I'll Stay CFMA NOMINEE Traditional Album of the Year / Vocal Group of the Year / Traditional Singer of the Year

Matthew Byrne ~ What Fortunes Guide A Sailor ~ Hearts & Heroes NEW DISK CFMA NOMINEE Traditional Album of the Year / Traditional Singer of the Year

* Miranda Currie ~ Sky Runner ~ Up In The Air NEW DISK CFMA NOMINEE  Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year
* Le Vent Du Nord ~ L' échafaud ~ Têtu CFMA NOMINEE Traditional Album of the Year:
* Monsoon ~ Mosaic ~ Mandala CFMA NOMINEE Instrumental Group of the Year / World Group of the Year
* Peter Katz feat. Royal Wood ~ Brother ~ We Are The Reckoning CFMA NOMINEE Contemporary Singer of the Year
Lizzy Hoyt ~ White Feather ~ New Lady On The Prairie CFMA NOMINEE Solo Artist of the Year

6:15 Guitar Cataracts

Joey DeFrancesco feat. Danny Gatton ~ Fine ~ Relentless ~@ Hugh's Room Saturday & Sunday

* Caroline Planté of La Otra Orilla ~ Huellas / Interview ~ 8Reflexiones NEW DISK ~ @ Lula Lounge Next Tuesday, 3 November

Maxence Cyrin ~ The Pixies' Where Is My Mind ~ Spirit Cool Jazz

Lucky Peterson ~ Is It Because I'm Black? ~ Blues Spirit

* Élage Diouf ~ Foula Ak Feyda ~ Melokáane NEW DISK

6:40 Dread Clock

* Dione Taylor ~ Beer And A Bible ~ Born Free EP NEW DISK

Frank Turner ~ Mittens ~ Positive Songs For Negative People 

* Monsoon ~ Awakening / with Toronto Music Listings 

Claudine Clark ~ Walkin' Through A Cemetery ~ Monster Mash

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Frank Folk Talk This Friday

Photo by Shawna Caspi
In anticipation of the annual Canadian Folk Music Awards, happening next weekend in Edmonton, impressario Andy Frank will be syncing in with the Orbit Friday to run down the lineup of meritorious roots musicians who will be proliferating at the celebrations and at Sunday's awards ceremony. 

Come listen at 5:30 to the best Canada has to offer as we review the tunes, the trends and the traditions that have held our country's music in the highest regard worldwide ever since Suzanne served Leonard Cohen brunch.

The CFMA Gala Event
 takes place at the 
Citadel Theatre in Edmonton 
(9828 101A Avenue Northwest) 
on Sunday, November 8, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 23 October

Spacehawks by Epicpics

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Ethereal Emblems, Anthropomorphic Anthems and Stratocaster Stratagems)

Guest ~ Daniela Nardi

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

5:00 Table Of Contexts

Circa Survive ~ Strange Terrain ~ Blue Sky Noise ~ @ Danforth Music Hall Wednesday 28 October

* Chic Gamine ~ Before It's Too Late ~ City City ~ tonight @ The Rivoli

New Found Glory ~ My Friends Over You ~ Sticks & Stones ~@ Danforth Music Hall Sunday

Jackson Browne ~ Casino Nation ~ The Naked Ride Home ~ Tribute To Jackson Browne @ Hugh's Room tonight

Three Dog Night feat. Cory Wells (born Emil Lewandowski; February 2, 1941 – October 20, 2015) ~ John Finley's Let Me Serenade You ~ Tribute to John Finley @ Seven 44 Sunday
Vortexture by Emilio Gomariz 

5:30 Hyper Texture 

Brother Strut ~ Bags Of Funk ~ First Strut Is The Deepest NEW DISK (Woodward Avenue)

* Kristi Lane Sinclair ~ Fools ~ Dark Matter

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers ~ Lose Lose ~ Method To My Madness NEW DISK (Alligator)

Brother Strut ~ Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud ~ Single

Justin Hinds & The Dominos ~ Here I Stand ~ Cornerstone

5:45 Canzone Architettura di Daniela

* Daniela Nardi ~ Senza Paura / Interview / A Story Gone Wrong Canto NEW DISK (eOne) CD Release @ Lula Lounge Wednesday, 28 Oct.

6:15 Great Jazzpectations

Dizzy Gillespie  (Born John Birks Gillespie: October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) ~ A Night In Tunisia ~ Birk's Works

* Jane Bunnett (Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts 2015) & Maqueque  ~ New Angel ~@ Koerner Hall Saturday

Tony McManus & Beppe Gambetto ~ Doherty ~ Round Trip NEW DISK  (Borealis) @ Hugh's Room Wednesday, 28 Oct.

Galen Weston ~ Keith Jarrett's Country ~ Plugged In NEW DISK (Blujazz) ~@ The Paintbox tonight

Painting ~ Trumpestuous ~ Corby '95 ~ from the collection of Brad Sales

6:30 Affection Reflects

* Andrea Superstein ~ My Baby Loves Me ~ What Goes On NEW DISK  (Cellar Live)

* Anne Walker ~ Kittens In The Barn ~ Down The Horseshoe Valley Road NEW DISK @ Acoustic Harvest for Healing Garden Music Fest Saturday

* Old Man Luedecke ~ Brightest On The Heart ~ Domestic Eccentric @ LSPU Hall, St. John's NFLD Tuesday 27 Oct.  NEW DISK  (True North)

6:45 Flux Capacitors

Dizzy Gillespie ~ Groovin' High / Toronto Music Listings

* Melissa Lauren ~ Send Them Away ~ Your Mess ~ NEW DISK CD launch @ The Burdock Wednesday 28 Oct.

Mariza ~ Ja Me Deixou ~ Terra ~ @ Massey Hall Thursday, 29 October Small World Music

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 16 October

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Electoral Magnetic Fields, Votation Devices and Ballot Dancers)

Guests ~ Rich Brown of The Abeng and Linda McRae

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

5:00 Painstaking Pulsations

* Afterfunk ~ The Fugitive ~ CD launch @ Adelaide Hall tonight

* Ann Vriend ~ Rush Of Your Wings ~ For The People In The Meantime ~@ Musideum Wednesday 21 Oct.

* Majical Clouds ~ Are You Alone ? ~ Are You Alone CD launch NEW DISK @ Smiling Buddha Saturday

Streetlight Manifesto ~ If And When We Rise Again ~ Everything Goes Numb @ Danforth Music Hall tonight

* By Divine Right ~ Kiss My Chakras ~ @ Junction City Music Hall tonight / Lily Frost @ Castro's Monday

* Mimi Oz ~ Dreaming Again ~ Men Who Never Loved Me NEW DISK

5:20  Rich Legacy

* The Good Lovelies ~ Watching TV ~ Burn The Plan ~ Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee @ The Winter Garden tonight

* Miranda Currie ~ Humility & Grace ~ Up In The Air NEW DISK Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

* Rich Brown ~ Mishishmatish / Interview / Window Seat / The Lotus Ascension ~ Abeng CD release NEW DISK @ The Lula Lounge Wednesday 21 Oct.

6:00 Yea Though I Walk

* Linda McRae ~ Why Can't Waylon / My Man / Interview ~ Shadow Trails NEW DISK @ Folk Music Ontario Conference all weekend

Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys ~ Another Song, Another Drink ~ Dedicated to the FMO Delegates

6:20 Berry Blast

Ringo Starr feat. Paul McCartney ~ Walk With You ~ Paul @ ACC Sunday / Ringo @ Massey Hall Tuesday
The Beatles ~ Chuck Berry's Roll Over Beethoven ~ Chuck Berry b.18 Oct. 1926

* The Band ~ Chuck Berry's Goin' Back To Memphis ~ Moondog Matinee Re-Issue~ Chuck Berry b.18 Oct. 1926

6:40 Critique Disturbers

* John Grant ~ Global Warming ~ Grey Tickles, Black Pressure NEW DISK

* Geoff Berner ~ Thanks, No Thanks ~ We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians NEW DISK

Vijay Iyer ~ Mutation vs. Automata ~ Mutations / Toronto Music Listings 

* Miranda Currie ~ Catharsis / I Am ~ Up In The Air NEW DISK Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

* Lizzy Hoyt ~ Relentless ~ New Lady On The Prairie Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rich Brown Sounding Out For Freedom and Linda McRae Making Happy Trails

  • Rich Brown will be releasing his third CD, Abeng, this coming Wednesday, October 21
    at 8:30 pm
     at the Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas West 

    with Rich Brown - bass/composition
    Luis Deniz - alto saxophone
    Kevin Turcotte - trumpet
    Stan Fomin - piano & keys
    Larnell Lewis - drums

    He will be playing tracks and talking about this musical watershed at 5:30 in the Orbital Airspace

  • ``Abeng is a Twi word of the Akan people. It, the word and the concept, came from the area now known as Ghana on slave ships to Jamaica. When Africans/Akans ran off plantations, boats, or were left by Spaniard slave masters (defeated by the English) and headed for the hills, they carried the abeng in their hearts and minds. These Africans were now Maroons and fought a series of wars against the English to maintain their freedom.
    The Maroons sounded the abeng as a means of communicating between Maroon villages. It was like sounding off  "the British are coming, the British are coming."
    Because of this, the abeng (in the form of an animal horn or a conch shell), still represents Freedom."
    `Definition courtesy of

    Linda McRae is in town with a brand new disk, Shadow Trails, highlighting her clear-sighted songwriting and action-packed soloing by producer Steve Dawson. Drummer Gary Craig makes every tune a heart-rocker. 

  • Around 6:00. I will be playing a few tracks and talking to her live from the Folk Music Ontario conference, which is currently raging in the west end of Toronto.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lovers Enmeshed

The Statue of Love sculpture inspired by the love story of "Ali and Nino" was created by Georgian artist Tamar Kvesitadze

The story is similar to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and tells of an Azerbaijani youth who falls in love with a Georgian princess but dies defending his country.The action in the novel takes place in the Caucasus, against the background of the events of the First World War.
 The book is a search  to reconcile the contradictions of Islam and Christianity, East and West, men and women. 

The author still remains unknown; it has been published over 100 times in 33 languages ​​of the world. "Ali and Nino" was a bestseller in 1937, and is still read today. 

 The 7 ton statues start their motion at 7 P.M every day and are controlled by computer and lit with dramatically coloured lighting.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 9 October

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Bag Production, Walrus Gumboot, and Spinal Cracker )

Show Dedicated To John Winston Lennon b. 9 October 1940, (while the Nasties were still booming)

When The Beatles Rocked Toronto: 1960s Pop-Up Museum
Friday, October 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
The Market Kitchen (Mezzanine Level) at St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

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

5:00 Come Out The Cow With Glasses

John Lennon ~ I Don't Wanna Face It ~ Wonsaponatime

Willie Nelson ~ The One After 909 ~ Come Together / America Salutes The Beatles

 * The Karpinka Brothers ~ Heaven Help Me Through The Hard Times ~ You Can Count On Me @ Musiikki in Kingston tonight

John Lennon ~ Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out ~ Wonsaponatime

Iris Dement ~ The Wasteland Of The Free ~ The Way I Should 

Susan Ashton & Gary Chapman ~ In My Life ~ Come Together / America Salutes The Beatles

Aerosmith & Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars ~ Give Peace A Chance 

5:30 Country To Popular Belief

* Buckman Coe ~ Rubber Bands ~ Malama Ka 'Aina NEW DISK

* Whitney Rose ~ Lasso ~ Heartbreaker Of The Year @ The Cameron House Saturday

* David Owen ~ The Truth ~ Livin' Life NEW DISK ~ @ Jazz Bistro Wednesday 14 Oct.

* David Storey ~ Hymn # 1 ~ Coming Home NEW DISK

* Sarah Jane Scouten ~ Cold And Heartless ~ The Cape ~ @ The Local 5 p.m. Saturday

* Shania Twain ~ Don't ~ Greatest Hits ~ @ ACC Saturday

Dave Mason ~ Waitin' On You ~ Alone Together ~@ Hugh's Room Tues. & Wed. 13 - 14 Oct. with Traffic Jam

*Linda McRae ~Jesus Or  Jail ~ Shadow Trails NEW DISK @ Hugh's Room Sunday 18 Oct.

* Birds Of Bellwoods ~ Roll Your Stone ~ The Fifth NEW DISK~ @ The Horseshoe Saturday

6:00 Rhythm Drizzle

Herbie Hancock ~ Tomorrow Never Knows ~ The Imagine Project 

Talking Heads ~ Listening Wind ~ Remain In Light (Sire - Released 8 October 1980)

Muddy Waters feat. Willie Dixon ~ Close To You ~ The Chess Box ~ Willie Dixon : The Man Who Was The Blues @ Hugh's Room Saturday

Della Reese ~ Things Ain't What They Used To Be 

6:20  Eclectomaniac

* Myriam Alter ~ Weird Mood ~ Cross / Ways NEW DISK

* Geoff Berner ~ Condos ~ We Are Coming To Bremen To Be Musicians NEW DISK

* Daniela Nardi ~ Tout L'Amour ~ Canto NEW DISK ~ @ Lula Lounge Wed. 28 October

* Diem LaFortune ~ Fear & Hunger Beauty And Hard Times Musideum Wednesday 14 Oct.

6:40 Habitual Rituals

Tove Lo ~ Habits ( Oliver Nelson Remix ) Sound Academy Tuesday

Petra Haden feat. Bill Frisell ~ I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) ~  Stevie Wonder ACC tonight

Herbie Hancock ~ Tamatant Tilay Exodus | Toronto Music Listings

Bananarama He Was Really Sayin` Something