Steve's Blog
Wednesday September 12, 2007

Keep in Touch

There are two ways you can receive these updates automatically:

Hi everyone

Hope you're enjoying the Late Summer weather. Glorious, isn't it?

We have heaps of information this week. Apologies for the way Yahoo messes up the web addresses. Please make sure you cut and paste the entire URL of the links below.

Gretchen Peters concert

We launch our Fall Season 2007 at St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue) with a concert featuring the very wonderful Gretchen Peters. She has a truly gorgeous voice, and writes and sings some of the most beautiful songs we've ever heard. She has just released a fine CD called "Burnt Toast & Offerings" on her own label, Scarlet Letter. She will be accompanied by pianist Barry Walsh. You might have seen her on the Songwriter Train Concert with Mary Gauthier and Tom Russell a couple of years ago. You will have heard many of her compositions sung by performers like Bryan Adams, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, and The Neville Brothers.

If you like well-crafted songs about life, love, loss, joy, travel, and the struggles and triumphs we all face, then you'll definitely enjoy this concert. If you love the power of the human voice, relish the ways our best writers can inspire us and cheer us, and love the intimate atmosphere of a Rogue Folk Club concert, then you should definitely come along. You will also have the opportunity to discover a new voice and make friends with one of the most eloquent and charming singers on the planet.

Take a chance on this show, and we'll reward you with a 2 for 1 deal on another concert at St. James Hall.

For more information about Gretchen Peters, visit

For tickets visit or stop by one of our favourite music stores: Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Drive) or Rufus' Guitar Shop (2621 Alma Street, at W.10th)

Radio Rogue Update

We have had some problems with a Listener Robot attacking our broadcast stream and locking out legitimate listeners. So we have had to add a Password in order for you to access the stream.

I just tested it in iTunes and Real Player. Both worked fine.

The URL remains the same

When you open it in your Music Player you will be prompted for a Name and Password

The Name is:
Radio Rogue

The Password is:
Roots Radio!

This should work. Please let me know if it doesn't. If you do have problems, let me know whether you're on Mac or PC, which OS version you're using, and which Music Player and Version.

Thanks. Enjoy! (We've gone back to the Roots Smorgasbord option for a while. So there are around 8,000 songs. Including some brand new songs by Loudon Wainwright III, Dervish, Michael Jerome Browne, and The Sojourners)


We had a fine time at The Cultch last Saturday with Oscar Lopez and James Keelaghan. Thanks to everyone who came along to make it such a great night. Thanks also to our volunteers for coping with heaps of tricky questions and selling scads of CDs and raffle tickets. And thanks to Compadres' publicist, Heather Kitching, for setting up all those interviews and helping us spread the word. Watch for a Compadres feature on Bravo TV in the next few weeks. They had a camera at the gig, so you might see yourself on the TV.

Basque Music Event

World Music fans should check out Juan Mari Beltran at St. James Hall this Friday, September 14th. He plays traditional music from the Basque country on a variety of exotic instruments and will be accompanied by a band. Tickets are only $15 at the door, and more information can be found on

Cap Folk & Roots

This series also kicks off this week, with the long-awaited return of Loudon Wainwright III at Capilano College Theatre in North Vancouver. His new CD, "Strange Weirdos", is his best CD for years. I wouldn't want to miss this show, either! Tickets are on sale at Cap College Box Office only, 604-990-7810 and

New Website for Vancouver Folk Music Fans!

This week also sees the launch of a great new resource for Vancouver's Roots Music scene. It's a website with forums for discussion, concert announcements, and lots of other Folk Music happenings. Visit

CD Warehouse Sale

This Saturday from 10am to 6pm, Festival Distribution is holding an enormous Warehouse Sale. There will be some rare gems, and some excellent bargains. They are located at 1352 Grant Street, just east of Clark Drive, a couple of blocks south of Venables.

Half Way to St Patrick's Day

This Sunday, September 16th, The Paperboys with special guest Shona Le Mottee and MC Tim Readman play at Richard's On Richards. I'll be spinning some Celtic tunes in the breaks, too. This concert is a fundraiser for the Vancouver Celtic Festival, which takes place on and around St. Patrick's Day on Granville Street. That's only 6 months away. More information on

Edge On Folk

And don't forget to tune in to The Edge On Folk, Saturday 8am to 12 noon on CiTR fm 101.9 with yours truly. It's streamed on the web, too, at - and you can download podcasts of the show on that site as well. Playlists can be found on our website

Cheers, everyone. Happy listening.

See you at The Rogue!