Show #178 – Fire In Ft. McMurray

We start off every show with Canadian artist Tim Hus’ song “Bakersfield Music.”  The opening lines are:

Sittin’ in a bar in Ft. McMurray
Buck, and Merle, and me
The music on the jukebox
Brings us to Bakersfield
For every round there’s another town
And a barroom crowd somewhere
We’re all wishin’ we were long gone
And they’re wishin’ they were here

When I first heard of the devastating wildfires in Canada earlier this week, and more specifically, in Ft. McMurray, I felt a bit of the pain.  After 178 Bakersfield & Beyond shows and hearing that song, it felt like we had been sitting in a bar in Ft. McMurray too.  It’s part of us after seven years.  So, tonight’s show featured Canadian musicians, songs by Canadian songwriters, bands from Canada, you get the idea.  We wanted to celebrate Canada and express our sympathies with those who are displaced from the fires in Ft. McMurray.  This show was for y’all.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bushpilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
Neil Young Southern Man After The Gold Rush Reprise
Janis Martin I Don’t Hurt Anymore The Female Elvis – Complete Recordings 1956-60 Bear Family Records GmbH
Tom Phillips & The Men of Constant Sorrow Play Hank Williams ‘Till I Die Downtown Cowboy Independent
k.d. Lang Luck In My Eyes Absolute Torch and Twang Sire
The Band The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down The Best of the Band Capitol
Lindi Ortega Cigarettes & Truckstops Cigarettes & Truckstops Last Gang
Tim Hus Cattlerack Cadillac Bush Pilot Buckaroo Stony Plain Records
The Deep Dark Woods Back Alley Blues The Place I Left Behind SUGAR HILL
Johnny Cash duet with Waylon Jennings I’m Movin’ On Out Among The Stars Sony Music Entertainment
The Sadies Another Year Again Darker Circles Yep Roc
Cowboy Junkies I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry The Trinity Sessions RCA
Luther Wright & The Wrongs Comfortably Numb Rebuild the Wall Snakeye Muzak
Neko Case If You Knew The Tigers Have Spoken Anti/Epitaph
Neko Case Soulful Shade of Blue The Tigers Have Spoken Anti/Epitaph
Reggae Cowboys Reggae Rodeo Stone Ranger Tumbleweed Records
Gordon Lightfoot Early Morning Rain The United Artists Collection Capitol Records
The Guess Who American Woman Greatest Hits RCA Records Label
Johnny Cash I’ve Been Everywhere Unchained American Recordings
K.d. Lang Honky Tonk Angels Medley Shadowland Sire
Neil Young From Hank to Hendrix Harvest Moon Reprise
John Doe & The Sadies (Now And Then) There’s A Fool Such As I Country Club Yep Roc Records
The Knitters Born To Be Wild The Modern Sounds of The Knitters Universal Music
Dwight Yoakam (with k.d. lang) Sin City Just Lookin’ For A Hit Warner
Rush Closer To The Heart A Farewell to Kings Island Def Jam
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers Make it Last North of Bakersfield Dionysus
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