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Bernice, Bob Mold + Celebrating John Candy
Sunday night is for Johnny LaRue.
Bernice‘s Robin Dann is the daughter of a symphony harpist and former-TSO principal violinist and a graduate of formality and experimentation herself. She leads a band of celebrated collaborators that includes Thom Gill, Colin Fisher, Daniel Fortin, Philippe Melanson and Felicity Williams. Their work adds colour to projects with some of Canada’s finest: Bahamas, The Barr Brothers, DIANA, John Southworth, Martha Wainwright, Owen Pallett and many others. That is all to say that they conspire to create some mastery as evident on their critically applauded debut album, PUFF. After bringing the heat with their Joni Mitchell cover on our JONI75 special earlier this season, Bernice returns to the House with their own songs.
Bob Mould, the master and architect that you know from Hüsker Dü, has been dropping excellent solo records for about three decades. With his recent relocation to Berlin, shifting from San Francisco, he’s writing songs armed with love, positivity and unveiled that sound with his latest offering, Sunshine Rock. In his visit to the House Of Strombo, he unpacks that process and his infinite vault of stories.
Strombo premieres new music from friends of the show, Hannah Georgas and another from Partner.
We nod to the god: John Candy. We lost the comedic force 25-years-ago this week. So to celebrate the man, voices come together: the legendary Paul Shaffer sings a tribute; the man that discovered him and one of the fathers of The Second City, Andrew Alexander; his school councillor and friend, Ted Schmidt; songwriting legend and fan, Joel Plaskett and we’ll be joined by his SCTV co-hort, Martin Short.
Tell your friends that the Spirit Of Radio lives on.