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The Travelling Salesman

Ron Leary is The Travelling Salesman every Monday on CJAM 99.1 (5-6 pm)

Past performances and interviews include Dave Dubois, Tara Watts, Johnny West, Emma Guzman, Jane Siberry, Mike Ward, Allison Brown, James O.L., Max Marshall, Kenneth MacLeod, Mike Galbraith, Fred Eaglesmith, Drinkard Sisters, Sodra, James Anthony, Matt Dmits, Travis Reitsma, Dave Russell, Karen Morand, MZTF, Kay Oh Chay, Nick Juno, Michelle Oberholtzer, Great Lake Swimmers, South River Slim, Years of Ernest, Justin Latam, Alison Corbett, Tony Coates, Slow Leaves, Catriona Sturton, Al Tuck, Danny Kroha, John Freeman, Matt Fredericks, Bruised Reed, Sebastian Abt, Bunky Hunt, Len Wallance, Bishop Boys, Teajai Travis, James McInnis, Allesandro Rotundi, Of the Pack, Jacob Van Dongen, Ty Sharon, Aaron Jonah Lewis, Kelly Hoppe, Maria Goggin, David Zelco, Steve Deasy, Border Patrol, Mike Beauchamp, The Scrappers, Dale D'Amore, Noire, Rod Strickland, Mohair Sweets, Midnight Metro, Les Morre, Sherry Ryan, R Grunwald, Don Duprie...

Windsor-Detroit's Finest

Windsor-Detroit's Finest

Monday September 14, 2020 Playlist 

1. Old 97's "This House Got Ghosts" Twelfth

2. Wares "Surrender Into Waiting Arms" Survival

3. Pottery "NY Inn" Welcome to Bobby's Motel

4. Tommy and the Commies "One Arch Town" Hurtin' For Certain

5. The Lemon Twigs "No One Holds You (Closer Than the One You Haven't Met)" Songs For the General Public

6. Ceu "Forcar o Verao" Apka

7. Kate Bollinger "A Word Becomes A Sound" A Word Becomes A Sound

8. Talking Violet "Indigo" CJAM Singles Club (Sept 2020)

9. Detroit Cobras "Feel Good" Single

10. Danny and the Darleans "Bug Out Bag" Bug Out!

11. The Stooges "Down On the Street" Live At Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970

12. The Dirtbombs "Underdog" Ultraglide in Black

13. Jason Molina "Whisper Away" Eight Gates

14. Gordon Lightfoot "E-Motion" Solo

15. John McKiel "Object Permanence" Bobby Joe Hope

16. Sweet Dave "Beautiful Nightmares" Pink Dreams

17. Yo La Tengo "James and Ira Demonstrate Mysticism and Some Confusion Holds (Monday)" We Have Amnesia Sometimes


Talking Violet's new single "Indigo"

Monday September 7, 2020 - Happy Labour Day!  

1. Catriona Sturton "Calling From My Pants" Bumble Bee

2. Skinny Dyck "Dreamin'" Get To Know Lonesome

3. Talking Violet "Indigo" CJAM Singles Club (Sept 2020)

4. Dane Roberts "Dancing In the Living Room" CJAM Singles Club (Sept 2020)

5. Sherry Ryan "Stop the Trains" Weckhouse

6. Al Tuck "Small and Few" Live at Rebecca Cohn

7. MZTF "Torn Apart" Single

8. Johnny West "Hollow Mast" Year of the Sleepwalk

9. Thicc "All the People" Wanderfunk

10. Tara Watts "In the Backyard" About Love

11. James O-L "Depression Blues" No Fear

12. Dean Drouillard "Beyond the Bend's Empty Light" Single

13. Jackie Fitzgerald "Let the Old Men Call You Tiger" (the wreck of the) Jackie Fitzgerald

14. Allison Brown Model Railroad Town "Stitches and Incisions

15. R. Grunwald "Age" Oma


MZTF's 2010 single "Torn Apart"

August 31, 2020 - Missing Pelee Island's 'Island Unplugged Festival' 

1. Daniel Romano "Lilac About Thy Crown" Visions of A Higher Dream

2. Great Lake Swimmers "Alone But Not Alone" The Waves, The Wake

3. Tara Watts "Met A Girl" Pale Blue Moon

4. Wanderlust Club "Sexual Friends" Sexpectations

5. The Brandy Alexanders "Anastasia" The Brand Alexanders

6. The Kerouacs "Satisfy Me" The Kerouacs

7. Allison Brown "Currents Collide" Single

8. Fred Eaglesmith "Jenny Smith" Standard

9. Flower Face "Bedhead" Single

10. The Sadies "Dying Is Easy" The Sadies

11. Elliott Brood "Oh, Alberta" Tin Type

12. Drinkard Sisters "Apples and Oranges" Enough Already

13. Nudie "The Royal Tavern" Everything's Different in the Night

14. Huttch "Get Up" Huttchino


The Sadies "Dying Is Easy," from their 1998 release self-titled release

Monday August 17, 2020 - Playlist 

1. Sweet Spirit "Behold" Trinidad

2. Kate NV "Telefon" Room For the Moon

3. Joel Plaskett "If There's Another Road" 44

4. Skinny Dyck "Running Kind" Get To Know Lonesome

5. Black Marble "In Manchester" I Must Be Living Twice

6. Johnny West "Embedded Ignitable/So Happy" Year of the Sleepwalk

7. Jason Molina "Old Worry" Eight Gates

8. Dana Gavanski "At Least I'm Free" Wind Songs

9. The Acorn "Crooked Legs" Glory Hope Mountain

10. Camille Delean "Fault Line (Late July)" Cold House Burning

11. Ryan Dillaha "Wide Open Skies" Closer to Better

12. Don Duprie "Somebody's Got To Win" Single

13. Chris Coole "Baby Blue" Tumbling River

14. Mike Galbraith "Out of My Mind" Here Elsewhere


Detroiter Mike Galbraith's beauty track "Out of My MInd," from the 2019 release Here Elsewhere

Monday August 10, 2020 - Playlist 

1. Mr Ben and the Bens "Astral Plane" Life Drawing

2. Tommy and the Commies "Hurtin' For Certain" Hurtin' For Certain

3. Winter "Say" Endless Space (Between You & I)

4. Holy Hive "Didn't You Say" Float Back To You

5. Margo Price "Gone To Stay" That's How Rumors Get Started

6. Helvetia "Reaktor" This Devastating Map

7. Twin Peaks "What's the Matter" Side A

8. Mav Karlo "Shakedown" Reno Tapes

9. Border Patrol "Michigan's Hand" The Worst Excuses

10. James O-L "Depression Blues" No Fear

11. Gillian Welch "Strange Isabella" The Lost Song, Vol. 1

12. Catherine MacLellan "Dark Dream Midnight" Dark Dream Midnight

13. Andy Swan "Can I Pay You With Sunshine" Ottawa

14. Skinny Dyck "Glory For Me" Get To Know Lonesome

15. Chad Vangaalen "Mind Highjacker's Curse" Light Information

16. Rev Hank "Theme from El Camino" El Camino


Digging the Mr Ben these days, here's a track from their new record Life Drawing