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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Strombo Show Brings You Coeur de pirate!!

George welcomes both Québec recording artist Coeur de pirate, and CBC's Tara Henley to The Broom Closet.

Born Béatrice Martin, Coeur de pirate was playing piano by the age of 3, and by the age of 9 she entered le Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. By the age of 15, Béa was playing keys for post-hardcore band December Strikes First.  She then briefly played for indie pop band Bonjour Brumaire, before adopting the stage name Coeur de pirate.  She released her eponymous debut album in 2008.  Coeur de pirate which was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Francophone Album of the Year in 2009.  Her next album was the English language Blonde, released in 2011. Her latest album is a soundtrack of cover songs she recorded for Trauma, the Canadian French Language television series. Trauma - Chansons de la série télé (Saison No. 5) was released in January.  She plays all of the instruments on the album herself, and the covers run the gamut from Kenny Rogers (Lucille), The Rolling Stones (Dead Flowers), Bill Withers (Ain't No Sunshine), Wayne Cochran (Last Kiss), The National (Slow Show), to Tom Waits (Bottom of the World), just to name a few.  Coeur de pirate will be playing an acoustic set featuring songs from her new album.  Here she is performing Bon Iver's Flume on Q:  

Also on the show will be Tara Henley to discuss the connection between music and prison,   in particular Louisiana's Angola Prison Farm.  Several musicians of note have been incarcerated there over the years, among them Freddy Fender, Mexican American country rocker, and blues legend Leadbelly, who served several years there on an attempted murder conviction.  Many songs have been written about Angola as well, from such artists as The Clash, The Neville Brothers, Gil Scott-Heron, and Dr John, to mention a few.  In 2010, Canadian Film Director Bruce McDonald filmed a documentary at Angola Prison featuring Canadian blues and roots musician Rita Chiarelli.  Music From The Big House featured three bands comprised of musicians serving time at the prison.  As you will find, there is a deep musical culture at Angola.  Here is the official trailer for Music From The Big House.

As always, there will be a Nod To The Gods of Classic Rock,

The Magnificent Seven, or the seven hottest tunes of the week, 

Ten O'Clock With Tom (Tom Waits)

and lastly, an across-the-airwaves tuck-in with the mellowest of tunes for The Big Lie Down or The Collective Horizontal.

You can hear The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 on Sunday nights, from 8 to 11 pm.
See you there!  ;)

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