CM Radio - Nov. 22, 2017 - Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Iskwe, Teri Parker Quartet
Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Iskwe, and jazz pianist Teri Parker
Lemon Bucket Orkestra's new album, If I Had the Strength, follows their JUNO-nominated 2016 release Moorka with another intriguing dose of their international sonic mosaic. They call that mosaic "Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-party-punk" and talk to Mike about all of the album's moving parts, their heralded live show, and a lot more. Iskwé was named one of the Top 10 Artists to Watch by CBC Music on the back of a compelling sound that weaves her powerful vocals with dark, soulful R&B rhythms, electronic flourishes and trip-hop breakbeats. Her latest LP, The Fight Within, is a musical tour-de-force that explores some very weighty and topical themes, including various facets of Canada's troubled history and relationships with its indigenous peoples and communities. The artist speaks with Andrew about those issues and many others in this special interview. Toronto jazz pianist Teri Parker has released a debut album with her quartet called In The Past. We speak with the artist about how her various projects - including Toronto's top Radiohead cover band - complement one another, the musical synergy between the members of her quartet, how the album nods to works that have inspired her, and more.