The 9th Annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash in support of CKCU!

The Annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is upon us again!

Join Ray and Lefty from Friday Nite Truck Stop, with their friends The Whiskey Standards and a slew of special guests, celebrating the life and music of The Man In Black, all night long!!

Special guests include:  Slo’ Tom! Pat Moore! Steve Stacey! Mabel Beggs! Ashley Newall! Jon Laurie-Beaumont! Howie Hooper! ⊕ Maria Hawkins!

The Whiskey Standards will be slogging away all night, show them lots of love too:

Ray Harris/Lefty McRighty – hosting, guitars, etc
John Cormier – electric guitar
Steve Donnelly – upright bass
Ian Cook – drums
Jim McDowell – keyboards
Gary Schertzer – harmonica/percussion

Bring some cash for raffle prizes, including prize packs from The Record Centre, and customized Johnny Cash Guitar(t)work from Hipcrank!

Saturday February 23rd, 2019  |  The Rainbow Bistro (76 Murray St)
Doors 8pm  |  Music 9pm  |   Tix $12 advance  |  $15 door

https://www.facebook.com/events/1272050029602102/

FemmeVox: Debut event at GCTC with Lynne Hanson and guests!

CKCU is super pleased to be part of FemmeVox‘s debut event which will be taking place at the Great Canadian Theatre Company on Sunday, February 24th 2019. FemmeVox is a series of concerts and artist-led workshops celebrating established and emerging talent, and promoting mentor-ship among its artists.

Back from a whirlwind tour of Europe, the spectacular and award-winning Canadian music legend Lynne Hanson headlines the event. She will be joined by Ottawa’s Tara Holloway, Malak Sound and Sam Steel!

Advance tickets for the concert are $10 or $15 at the door. Prior to the event from 2:30-4PM, you can also join an exclusive songwriting workshop led by Lynne earlier in the day for only $15. The workshop will be facilitated by CKCU’s own Tonya Price. Don’t delay though, as seating is limited!

For tickets: https://www.gctc.ca/events/2019/2/24/femmevox-lynne-hanson

More info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/358233764986591/

https://www.facebook.com/femmevox/

AND THE WINNER IS… paid pledge draw prizes….

Winners of the CKCU-FM Paid Pledge Draw

The Record Centre – Gift #1:  Edwards TT1S1 turntable, valued at $500: Kelly P.
The Record Centre – Gift #2:   Edwards TT1S1 turntable, valued at $500: Sylvia B.

ByTowne Cinema – Gift Pack #1: two movie admissions, plus popcorn and soft drinks: Mike K.
ByTowne Cinema – Gift Pack #2: two movie admissions, plus popcorn and soft drinks: Tristan L.
ByTowne Cinema – Gift Pack #3: two movie admissions, plus popcorn and soft drinks: Amir D.

Black Sheep Inn – Gift #1: pair of tickets to a show at the Black Sheep: Lucy P.
Black Sheep Inn – Gift #2: pair of tickets to a show at the Black Sheep: Rob S-T.
Black Sheep Inn – Gift #3: pair of tickets to a show at the Black Sheep: Marcelo B.
Black Sheep Inn – Gift #4: pair of tickets to a show at the Black Sheep: Shaundra M.

National Arts Centre – Gift #1: pair of tickets to a National Arts Centre performance: Sean K.
National Arts Centre – Gift #2: pair of tickets to a National Arts Centre performance: Linda W.
National Arts Centre – Gift #3: pair of tickets to a National Arts Centre performance: Matt M.

LIVE! on Elgin – Gift #1: A sweatshirt and a pair of tickets to a Live on Elgin show: Jordan C.
LIVE! on Elgin – Gift #2: A sweatshirt and a pair of tickets to a Live on Elgin show: Scott B.
LIVE! on Elgin – Gift #3: A T-shirt and pair of tickets to a Live on Elgin show: Matthew H.
LIVE! on Elgin – Gift #4: A T-shirt and pair of tickets to a Live on Elgin show: Hans M.

Congratulations to the winners and HUGE heartfelt thanks to everyone for your resounding support!

Funding Drive 2018 Kick-off party at Black Squirrel w/ 3 great bands!

Oct 3rd 2018: As you are probably starting to notice, the CKCU annual Funding Drive is imminent. It all officially starts in the morning of Friday, Oct. 19th and runs for 17 days until Sunday, Nov. 4th around 6PM. You can get a jump start on things by clicking on the “Donate Now” on the red bar that follows you around the site.

We’d like to invite everyone to our “Funding Drive Kick-Off” party that will be taking place at Black Squirrel Books (1073 Bank St.) on Saturday October 20th, with 3 great local bands, all with significant ties to CKCU and the local music community:

The Haig
https://thehaig.bandcamp.com/album/sick-nasty

Forgotten In The Woods Again
https://forgotteninthewoodsagain.bandcamp.com/releases

Klapshmock!
https://klapshmock.bandcamp.com/track/creatures-of-the-night

Things get rolling at 9PM , it is All Ages & Licensed, $10.00 at the door, with all proceeds going towards the Funding Drive. Hope you can make it!
Hear the radio ad here:

Canadian Spaces & Back Forty broadcasted from CityFolk this year!

We broadcasted live from CityFolk this year to celebrate 25 years of Folkfest — There was be an elaborate installation in the Aberdeen Pavilion throughout the festival featuring photos, videos, artifacts etc. from the past 25 years. Canadian Spaces host Chris White had a “Chopper McKinnon  selfie station” set up. Former Ottawa XPress editor Allan Wigney co-hosted Canadian Spaces with Chris, and there was a number of musical and non-musical guests dropping by throughout the show, interviews interspersed with live performances.

The “Innovation Pod” (pictured here) that we broadcasted from, was built at a very cool prototyping facility at Bayview Yards by a company called called PrototypeD.   Apt-613 and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) teamed up to use it for podcasts and other activities during CityFolk and at various other times over the next two months following.

Hope you were able to tune in or drop by and check out the hi-jinx Saturday (Sept. 15th).

https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/129/info.html

CKC-You: Meet Elly Laberge

This is Elly Laberge! She is an amazing co-host for the radio program, Indie City Madness here at CKCU.

Elly joined the CKCU team as an official volunteer in 2014 because of her passion for local music and her desire to showcase the breadth of talent in the Ottawa Gatineau region.

Elly’s love for music began on her 8th birthday when she received a yellow Sony Walkman and her first album was, Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo by MC Solaar.

Check out Indie City Madness, every Monday from 5-6PM!

Saint Brigid’s Sessions

Recorded at the Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, located in Ottawa’s Lowertown, this former church, which was built in 1890, plays the ideal host to the sessions. The goal of the Saint Brigid’s Sessions is to capture live unplugged performances by artists in as technically minimal and unobtrusive manner as possible in order to capture a natural sound in what really is a magnificent sounding space.” Sponsored by CKCU , hosted and produced by CKCU’s Steve Neale

Past performers have included Lucky Ron, Kaleigh Watts, Chris Page, Jim Bryson, Irish Airs and Laments, Lynn Miles, Craig Cardiff & Kelly Sloan. Check it out here: www.saintbrigidssessions.com