“This is it. CFRC 101.9 FM's second live sessions compilation. It is a product of a year of work – and represents much of what makes campus and community radio the kind of a place that it is. The seventeen performances collected here run the gamut from folk to rock to experimental jazz, from Juno-nominated musicians to high school bands, with a focus on Kingston but including musicians from across the country. It is in some cases ramshackle or raw, in other cases polished and perfect, but in all cases each song is full of the vitality, enthusiasm and dedication that makes these musicians, and CFRC, something.” - Cameron Willis
CFRC 101.9 FM is Kingston, Ontario's campus and community radio station. Our volunteers are drawn from across the area, from Kingston itself, and from Queen's University – where our studios are located. We recorded over 50 interviews and live performances during 2015 and early 2016, and we are proud to include a selection of the best right here.
All proceeds from the sale of this release go to CFRC's 11th Annual Funding Drive.
CFRC 101.9, and Cameron Willis especially, would like to thank the following volunteers who interviewed musical guests in 2015 and made this compilation possible: Pamela D., Katie Beth, Cyndy Gibson, Nina Corcoran, Vikas Bansal, Adam Binhammer, Piper Curtis, Matt Dowling, Trevor Dowling, Anthony ter Huurne, Alain Beriault, Lynette Johnson, Rocky Petkov, Pat Waters, Laura Palma, Shawn Kazpar Gardiner, Kenneth Hall, Mike Cowan, Nik Yuen, Michael McLaren, Dave Coon, Jessica Holmes, Chris Akol, Jackie Resnik, Lucy Cilliers, J. Kaela Simpson, Ron Irwin, Emily Townshend, Lara Kahn, the members of The Vault, CFRC's 2015 Music Coordinator Tina Mgonja and our co-op students Shane Watson and Quentin DeGenova.
CFRC would like to thank all the musicians and artists who so graciously allowed us to use their music on this compilation, as well as Kim Cooke of Pheremone Recordings, Graham Stairs of Popguru Sound & Vision, David Parker of Dirty Clothes Records, Jess Seguire of penelopePR and Yellow K Records.
An especially big thank you to Matt Rogalsky, whose patience, experience, wisdom and good sense were a constant and necessary part of this project.
released February 4, 2016
All songs appear courtesy of the artists.
All Mixing and Mastering by Matt Rogalsky / Memory Device.
All Recording and Tracking by Cameron Willis except #3 (Tony ter Huurne); #8 (Alain Beriault); and #17 (Adam Binhammer).
All art by Kevin Meritt.
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