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It's Canada's Birthday, this Week on Come by the Hills!

As July 1 is Canada Day, the date on which the place I call home formally became a nation, I thought I'd celebrate Celtic-style by playing songs from several Canadian folk artists and groups on this week's show. We've got some of the best-known Canadian musical exports as well as some who are known and loved only in this vast and very musical country. So, if you're looking for something Canadian to do this weekend, then look no further than Come by the Hills on Mushroom FM!

Vocalese this week on The Juke In The Back

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

Vocalese this week on The Juke In The Back

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

it's Jean-Baptiste Day this Week on Come by the Hills!

We are going French-Canadian this week on Mushroom FM's premier celtic music show, because this weekend is when Jean-Baptiste Day is celebrated in Quebec and in other French-speaking parts of Canada. So, I'm picking six artists to which we'll devote a half-hour each, and I know you'll have a great time! Even if you've never heard this music before, you'll understand why it's so amazing by the time the show's over.

More jaw-dropping songs tonight on The Early Years!

Join me for The Early Years where you'll enjoy the best variety of music from the 50s and 60s with an occasional nod to other decades, including music from before the rock era which is generally accepted as starting in 1955.
For several weeks now, I've been talking about jaw-dropping songs. What are jaw-dropping songs? As defined by a regular listener, jaw-dropping songs are songs that made you stop and listen the first time you heard them, whether you ultimately liked them or not; or songs that made you say, "what the frig!"

RB Pioneers: Titus Turner and Buddy Lucas this week on The Juke In The Back

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

Songs for dads from the 50s and 60s tonight on The Early Years!

Join me for The Early Years where you'll enjoy the best variety of music from the 50s and 60s with an occasional nod to other decades, including music from before the rock era which is generally accepted as starting in 1955.
It's Father's Day in North America and I'm honouring them with songs from the 50s and 60s about dads, daddies and papas.

The Mosen Explosion. I write the songs that make the whole world...switch off

Looks like we made it to another Mosen Explosion. I haven’t been alive forever, but Barry Manilow’s closer to it than me because he is blowing out 72 candles today. That’s why he’s our featured artist on this week’s jolly old Mosen Explosion.

For a while there, and perhaps even now, it was trendy to hate on Barry Manilow, and I never figured out why that was. He’s a great pianist, vocalist and performer, and I’ll be delighted to play any Barry requests you may have.

More Amazing and Fabulous Folk, this Week on Come by the Hills!

Yes, Come by the Hills, Mushroom Fm's premier Celtic music show, (well, Mushroom Fm's only Celtic music show,) is back again for another week of great music and possibly-witty banter! We've got all our usual features, some talk about a very strange new variety of whisky, and what else? Well, you'll have to listen to find out.

You can catch the show on Sunday night at 8:00 PM Eastern, right after Steve Cutway and The Early Years, or on Friday morning at 4:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM in the UK and Ireland, right after Jonathan Mosen and The Daily Fibre!

Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris part 2, this week on The Juke In The Back

The Juke In The Back” focuses on the “soul that came before rock n’ roll,” the records that inspired Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and countless others.

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