Two-part series to be broadcast Oct. 29, Nov. 5.
DJ/historian Bob Harris will spotlight Canada's music scene in a major two-part series for BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom. "The Maple Music Revolution" will be broadcast Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 on BBC Radio 2. The programs are a production of Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company and will be available for BBC2 website.
"From Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen to Sarah McLachlan, the Dears and Arcade Fire, Canada has had a massive impact on the way the world listens to music," says Harris.
The programs feature exclusive interviews with such Canadian veterans as Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Leonard Cohen, Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies), Geddy Lee (Rush), Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), and Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake (Nickelback).
The series will also feature a new generation of contemporary Canadian artists, including Sam Roberts, Ron Sexsmith, Kathleen Edwards, Dallas Good (the Sadies), Hawksley Workman, Sue Foley, Alana Levandoski, Jim Bryson, Buck 65, Luke Doucet and Pilate.
"What struck me most after being in Toronto doing interviews was the sense of community within the Canadian industry," says Harris "The scene is much less competitive among the musicians than it is in the UK. Without exception, every musician we spoke with was in it for the music. That’s unique."