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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Best of the Week: Friday April 6th

A closer look at Friday's Best of the Week episode

To wrap up this week's trek to the West Coast, Friday's musical guests are Vancouver's own Mother Mother and  legendary rocker Nick Gilder, a founding member of Canada's Sweeney Todd.

Mother Mother were formed in January of 2005 by guitarist/vocalist Ryan Guldemond, and were originally known as simply "Mother".  Their self-titled first album was released on an independent label.  In 2007 they  signed a four album deal with Last Gang Records.  Changing their name to Mother Mother, they have since released three albums:  a re-release of their first self-titled album renamed Touch Up in 2007, 2008's O My Heart, and March 2011's Eureka.

Mother Mother have been met with much critical acclaim.  Tune in Friday to hear their mix of vocal harmonies backed by a curious mix of instruments.  You won't be disappointed.

Also on the show will be Canada's legendary musician, Nick Gilder.  Gilder was a founding member of 70s band Sweeney Todd. The winner of the 1976 Juno for Best New Group, Sweeney Todd were best known for their hits  Roxy Roller (1976), (one version which featured a 16 year old Bryan Adams!), as well as 1977's Hot Child in the City.  

Gilder's songs have been covered by such artists as Patti Smyth, Bette Midler and Toni Basil. His 25 year career includes ten Top 20 hits in the US, three of which reached #1 in Canada.


Have a Happy Holiday weekend and don't forget to tune in Sunday night to          
 The Strombo Show.

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