Corby's Orbit

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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

From Fabulo-Nebulous Nick Fraser to Snaggle's Nick MacLean, to the Bombadil-iciousness.In Orbit. This Friday

Free range organic drummer Nick Fraser will be calling in from Halifax early in the show (5:10 p.m.) this Friday to hold forth on his approaching Burdock quartet show. He will be leading prominent adventurers Rob Clutton, Tony Malaby and Andrew Downing through nebulous rhythmic clusters at Hamilton's Artword Artbar this Sunday afternoon @ 2 p.m. and at Burdock later on in the evening of October 2.

Nick MacLean's band Snaggle launches a new CD, 

The Long Slog,
 into the space/time continuum of Toronto this Sunday at the Rex, and farther out, later this month,
 in Kitchener and Hamilton. 
He will be in the studio at 5:30 to summarize the goals of his recent syncopations and his collaboration with Brownman.

And at 6 p.m., poignant strings, intricate harmony and a chance to listen and talk to Bombadils 

as their NEW SHOES ALBUM TOUR continues.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Friday Afternoon At T.U.R.F. - Fort York Toronto

Toronto's fourth annual fin de popsicle bash, tagging summer's end with country, soul, rock, and even roll.
It was bright, hot and groovy.
Saturday featured a steadily fluctuating high seas cloudburst that I unfortunately missed. But I was there at least for the kick-off.

To open the festival on Friday, Simone Denny presented profound testimony and abundant slow jam lather to ease the heat of the relentless summertime intensity.

Margo Price, current queen of Nashville's esteem had the tightest boots and the tightest band that I heard all weekend with Dillon Napiera drummer of Helmsian calibre and Luke Schneider on pedal steel and dobro 

Modern Space carved 
a nice slice of scream and swagger 
to drive the weekend 
into its first appreciably 
raucous caucus.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 23 September

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Uranium Cranium, Isotope Addicts and Fission To Die)

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Podcast here

Guests: T,C, Folkpunk and Maryem Tollar & Sophia Gregoriadis of Turkwaz

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Wilding Away The Time

The Toasters ~ The Stage ~ Ska Island

Radiohead (Lone Rmx) ~ Feral ~ TKOLRMX

The Bombadils ~ Wild Mountain Thyme ~ New Shoes NEW DISK @ The Cameron Friday 7 October and on CORBY`S ORBIT Next Friday 30 September

The Beatles ~ Because ~ Love ~ Beatles Night @ Hugh's Room tonight

Snowblink ~ Cobalt Clear ~ Returning Current NEW DISK ~ @ Burdock Saturday & Sunday 8-9 October 

Great Lake Swimmers ~ Changing In The Wind ~ New Wild Everywhere @ Yonge Dundas Square Sunday

The Nashville Teens ~ John D. Loudermilk's Tobacco Road (John DLoudermilk, Jr.March 31, 1934 – September 21, 2016)

5:30 Folkpunk-itude

Tim Cameron ~ It Won't Murder Us To Sleep (feat. Jude Klassen) ~ Love In The Sixth / Interview / Wheel Of Misfortune (live) / World Of You (live) ~ Lamest Fast Words @ The Dylan Bar Sunday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

5:45 Mentally Intent

Jim Kweskin ~ Diamond Joe ~ Penny's Farm (Kingswood) NEW DISK ~ @ Hugh's Room Wednesday 28 Sept.

The Bills ~ Hittin' The Do ~ Trail Of Tales ~ @ Hugh's Room Saturday 24 September CD Launch @ Hugh's Room Saturday

Tom Lehrer ~ Poisoning Pigeons In The Park ~ In Concert

Andrew Collins Trio ~ Seed Of It's Own Kind ~ And It Was Good NEW DISK ~@ Hugh's Room Friday 21 October and on CORBY'S ORBIT 7 October

Lauren Marchand ~ Night Time Mistakes ~ Ghosts In The Garden NEW DISK

Oh Pep ~ Doctor Doctor ~ Stadium Cake

Vinnick Sheppard Harte ~ Love Of Mine ~ My Favourite Shirt @ Hugh's Room Sunday 25 September 

6:00 Beautification Unification 

Turqaz ~ Bansuri Flute Improvisation / Love On A Rainy Day / Interview with Maryem Tollar & Sophia Gregoriadis of Turqaz / The Beloved Comes To Visit Me In The Myrtle Garden (live) / The Nest Among The Roses (live) Nazar NEW DISK CD Launch @ Music Gallery Saturday

6:30 Anguish Fulfillment

Ray Charles ~ The Ego Song / Come Back Baby ~ A Touch Of Soul ~ Denise Leslie Sings Ray Charles " 120 Diner tonight

Marvin Sapp ~ Deeper ~ WOW Gospel 2016 

Hendrik Meurkens ~ A Ra ~New York Samba Jazz Quintet  @  The Rex Wednesday - Thursday, 28-29 September

The Supremes ~ My Heart Stood Still ~ The Supremes Sing Rodgers And Hart (Tamla / Motown)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Folkpunk-itude and Turkwaz-ity in Orbit

T.C. Folkpunk, whimsical galactic rocker, will be in Orbital proximity at 5:30 today,
 as he revs up his guitar turbines for a show at The Dylan Bar at 1276 Danforth Ave
this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be songrise!


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Canadian Folk Music Awards Reveal 2016 Nominees

Thank You Gregory Adams @ Exclaim!@#$%

Young Performer of the Year:

Jake Vance - Eden
Jessica Wedden Fiddling is My Passion
Chanelle Albert - How Beautiful We Are
Nick Earle and Joe Coffin - Live at the Citadel House
Keltie Monaghan Someone Tell Her

New/Emerging Artist of the Year:

Ben Caplan Birds With Broken Wings
Hillsburn - In the Battle Years
Evening Hymns - Quiet Energies
Old Whiskey Road Under The Neon Lights
The Small Glories - Wondrous Traveler

The Oliver Schroer Pushing The Boundaries Award:

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Auprès du Poêle
Ozere - Finding Anyplace
Kaia Kater Nine Pin
Jim Bryson Somewhere We Will Find Our Place
Whitehorse - The Northern South Vol. 1

English Songwriter(s) of the Year

Royal Wood Ghost Light
Donovan Woods Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled
The Strumbellas - Hope
Danny Michel - Matadora
The Small Glories (Songwriters: Cara Luft, JD Edwards) - Wondrous Traveler

French Songwriter(s) of the Year:

Les soeurs Boulay - 4488 de l'Amour
Richard Séguin - Les horizons nouveaux
Safia Nolin - Limoilou
Philippe Brach Portraits de famine
Sept jours en mai - Songwriters: Mara Tremblay, Michel Rivard, Luc De Larochellière, Éric Goulet, Gilles Bélanger, MountainDaisies (Ariane Ouellet, Carl Prévost) - Sept jours en mai

Aboriginal Songwriter(s) of the Year:

Nadia Gaudet & Jason Burnstick - Dream Big, Little One * Fais de beaux rêves, petit ange
William Prince - Earthly Days
Digawolf - Great Northern Man 
Amanda Rheaume - Holding Patterns
Twin Flames Jaaji and Chelsey June

World Group of the Year:

Tio Chorinho - Chora Brazil
Nomadica - Dance of the Infidels
Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray - Live in America
Beppe Gambetta & Tony McManus - Round Trip
Sultans of String - Subcontinental Drift

World Solo Artist of the Year:  

Jocelyn Pettit Caravan
Kattam - De Tombouctou à Bombay
Élage Diouf Melokáane
Karim Saada Mon frère
Willy Rios - Para ti

Traditional Album of the Year:

Auprès du Poêle by Ten Strings And A Goat Skin
Coffee Creek by The Slocan Ramblers
Princes et Habitants by Yann Falquet & Pascal Gemme
Terre Rouge by Vishtèn
Un Canadien Errant by Fásta

Traditional Singer of the Year:

Rowen Gallant from Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Auprès du Poêle
Chaim Tannenbaum - Chaim Tannenbaum
Shannon Quinn - If All The Young Ladies
Yves Lambert from the Yves Lambert Trio Laissez courir les chiens
Sophie Lavoie from Fásta - Un Canadien Errant

Contemporary Album of the Year:

Empty Train by David Francey
Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams by Corin Raymond
Hope by The Strumbellas
Just Keep Moving by Big Little Lions
Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled by Donovan Woods

Contemporary Singer of the Year:

William Prince - Earthly Days
Matt Andersen Honest Man 
Jadea Kelly - Love & Lust
Megan Bonnell Magnolia
Danny Michel - Matadora

Instrumental Group of the Year:

The Andrew Collins Trio - And It Was Good
Tio Chorinho - Chora Brazil
Beppe Gambetta & Tony McManus Round Trip
The East Pointers - Secret Victory 

Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year:

Don Alder - Armed & Dangerous
Duane Andrews - Conception Bay
Daniel Koulack - Frailing To Succeed
Arnie Naiman - My Lucky Stars
Lotus Wight - Ode to the Banjo

Vocal Group of the Year:

Rosie & the Riveters Good Clean Fun!
Hillsburn - In the Battle Years
Musique à bouches - Jusqu'aux oreilles
Big Little Lions - Just Keep Moving
Sweet Alibi Walking In The Dark

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 16 September

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Excelsior Formulae, Word Decadence, and Handy Apps )

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Podcast here

Guests: Suzie Vinnick, Kim Sheppard & Elana Harte and Jim Kweskin

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Rough And Humble

* Charlotte Day Wilson ~ After All ~ C.D.W. NEW DISK

* Limblifter ~ I Deleted You / Juliet Club ~ Pacific Milk NEW DISK ~ @ TURF tonight 8:15 p.m.

* Ms. Tanika Charles ~ Love Fool ~ Soul Run NEW DISK ~ @ Massey Hall tonight with Ms. Lauryn Hill

Visti & Meyland ~ Yes Ma'am ~ Cherry Bomb 3RD Anniversary Selector Denise Benson of CKLN.FM

* Tanya Tagaq feat. Shad~ Centre ~ Retribution NEW DISK

5:30 Harmonic Convergence

* Vinnick Sheppard Harte ~ Across The Border / Wherever I Go / Interview / My Favourite Shirt (live) / Teach Your Children (live) / Taking On Too Much (live) ~ My Favourite Shirt (2007) ~ @ Hugh's Room Sunday 25 September

6:00 The Amazing Kweskin

Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur ~ Louis Collins / Just A Little While To Stay Here / Gwabi Gwabi ~ Penny's Farm (Kingswood Records) NEW DISK

Jim Kweskin ~ Interview ~ @ Hugh's Room Wednesday 28 September

6:20 Ennui Demolition

Li'l Ed & The Blues Imperials ~ Black Diamond Love ~ Big Sound ( Alligator)

* The O'Pears ~ Lost At Sea ~ Like Those Nights NEW DISK

* Afiara Quartet feat. Skratch Bastid ~ Soul Searching Parts 1 & 2 ~ Spin Cycle

* Ruben 'Beny' Esguerra ~ Post Apocalyptic News / Stories Will Be Told ~ A New Tradition vol 2 - Return Of The Kuisi NEW DISK ~ Tonight at the Opera House for >>> and Saturday at Aluna Theatre for the Shain Wüunu Fundraiser 

DJ Krush feat. Toshinori Kondo ~ Ki-Gen ~ Ki-Oku (2013)

* House Of David Gang ~ Reggae Warrior (Ed Solo & Stickybuds Drum & Bass Remix)~ Remixes NEW DISK

6:40 East Of The True Love Cafe

* Amanda Tosoff ~ Cool Embrace / Little Bird ~ Words @ Poetry Jazz Cafe Sunday 3:00 p.m. + Toronto Music Listings

* Turkwaz ~ The Nest Among The Roses ~ Nazar NEW DISK @ The Music Gallery Saturday 24 September and on Corby's Orbit next Friday