Throw a log on the fire, drown yourself in eggnog and turn up this year’s festive special. We are spinning some of the essential and not-so-traditional songs.
Lowell has been hailed as Canada’s next great pop export, and Rolling Stone magazine dubbed her “a future Kanye West.” The content of her songs, meanwhile, reflects a socially conscious mind. She explored her story with George in his home. Also, we marked the 35th anniversary of the Clash’s seminal album London Calling with a few friends of the show.
Shadrach Kabango is a Juno Award-winning rap artist who has earned heaps of praise since his self-financed debut album came out in 2005, leading to a trifecta of Polaris-nominated releases. Die Mannequin frontwoman and lyricist Care Failure strolled into George’s living room for an acoustic performance and conversation around her latest record, Neon Zero.
JUNO and Polaris-nominated Canadian folk singer-songwriter Basia Bulat tickles the ivories in the House of Strombo.
BAHAMAS (aka Afie Jurvanen), a singer-songwriter who recently dropped his third album Bahamas Is Afie, gets groovy with George’s kitchen utensils.
Andy Stochansky, singer-songwriter known for his accomplished work alongside Ani Difranco, delivers an acoustic session. After seven years with Difranco, Andy traded his drumkit for a guitar and has earned praise from the likes of David Byrne.
“One likes to believe in the freedom of music…”
George Stroumboulopoulos brings us into his home to run through his personal album collection. A few special guests drop through to share their stories, including Steve Sladkowski from PUP, Thomas Thacker from Gob and Michael Braiden of Movember Canada.
Sunday is the night of the vampires, devils, wolves, monsters as The Strombo Show delivers the annual Hallowe’en Special.
Hayden is a celebrated Toronto folk-veteran with seven critically acclaimed records to his name. With George, he talks about the inaugural Dream Serenade concert, meeting Neil Young, Billy Idol borrowing his guitar, finding out he was dead and the special relationship he shares with his daughter.