Dan Mangan (& friends) perform live @ In The Pines H.Q.

The start of a new year is always a good time to make good on some promises of old. Some are easier than others. I’ve barely picked up my guitar (fail), I’ve barely stopped to draw breath between beverages (fail) and I’ve barely saved a cent (fail again). But I have started keeping a tidy collection of interviews recorded at FBi 94.5. WIN!

If you missed my chat earlier this month with Dan Mangan and his band of merry Canadians (Gordon Grdina, Kenton Loewen and Colin Cowan), you can now stream it on this very blog. The band managed to escape torrential rain and giant spiders in Queensland just in time to make it to FBi Radio to sing a few songs ahead of their gig at the Oxford Art Factory.

It’s well fabled that there is something magical in the Canadian water that makes them hyper-musical, so the tale end of this interview features music from Gordon’s band Gordon Grdina Trio and Kenton’s solo project The Crackling. Colin didn’t have a cd on hand to share, but I will endeavour to play some of his group, Analog Bell Service on the show this week.

Tracks featured on the stream: Robots, Rows Of Houses (live), Sold (live), FWR (Gordon Grdina Trio) and The Three Of You (The Crackling).

Dan Mangan live on FBi 94.5 by emma_swift

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