Monday, June 28, 2010
This Wednesday's show will air the night before Canada Day. Growing up in Montreal in the 1970s, I can still remember referring to it as Confederation or Dominion Day (the country didn't get its own flag or national anthem until the mid-60s...). But Canada's identity issues notwithstanding, last year July 1 fell on a Wednesday, and toward the end of the one-hour show we paid brief hommage to blues of a Canadian persuasion. This year, however, we'll righteously begin observing Canada Day at sundown on June 30 and spend part of the two-hour show listening to the past, present, and future of blues-y music out of Canada. Start with this article from the Canadian Encyclopedia (uh huh), then tune in Wednesday night.