Thin White Duchess (ultra_drella) wrote,
Thin White Duchess

Banjos and Lures

I checked out Patrick Watson last night at Zaphod's. I was surprised that it wasn't sold out. Patrick is immensly talented. I love the ethereal feel of his music and vocals, which is enhanced by the peculiar use of a guitar pedal. And I really like the way he incorporates classical piano into his indie pop sound. He entertained us with a few Eric Satie compositions. Very nice and creative. Patrick promised to join us on Hop The Fence next time he is in town.

A few weeks ago, our CHUO studios were graced with the presence of Marie-Josée Houle and her accordion. This week, in my earnest attempt to explore a wide variety of eclectic instruments, I’ll be welcoming ANDREA SIMMS-KARP to our studios. She is bringing her banjo ! How many young indie folk hipsters do you know play banjo? Join us on the air tonight at 5 pm. Andrea will perform live in studio for us. If you like it, you can check out a full set on Monday night at Zaphods.

Also joining us this evening is multi-talented, local producer Dean Watson of the band, LURE. Dean and his merry friends are organizing a special Christmas bash at Barrymore’s next Friday, December 22nd. LURE will be headlining the magical evening along with special guests, Ana Miura, Sarah Deluca, Amanda Rheaume, Sarah Metzner, Marty Sobb, Andrea Simms-Karp, Peter Voith and of course Santa and elves of every sort. Since it’s that time of year when it’s better to give than to receive, donations of winter clothes and/or canned food for the Snowsuit Fund and the Ottawa Food Bank will be accepted (and will reduce door charge by 2 dollars). I hear there are also plans for a kissing booth for charity! I’m still not sure who’ll be doing the kissing – Santa, maybe?

Get your season’s greetings at CHUO FM at 89.1 on your FM dial in Ottawa. Or listen on-line at:


Hop The Fence
CHUO 89.1 FM Ottawa
Fridays @ 5
Studio # : 613.562.5967

e-mail: hopthefence [at] hotmail com
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