The Ruckus in Ottawa Part 2: We Need Kelp
I met Jon Bartlett at the famed Going Gaga Weekend in downtown Ottawa. We escaped the noise for a while, and headed down to a park bench by the Rideau Canal to chat about his 15-year-old label, Kelp Records. You'll hear a number of tracks from Kelp artists, and hear about how the label has developed over the years.
My apologies for some distortion in the interview. It was windy that day, and the microphone was overwhelmed!
01:22 Rhume - Home Tonight
04:03 Chatting with Jon about starting the label when he was a university student in New Brunswick.
07:39 Andrew Vincent - Let's Go Out Tonight
10:31 The Acorn - Second Fiddle
14:15 More chatting with Jon.
15:24 The Hilotrons - Ass Menagerie
17:43 Jon tells us about the supportive world of the Ottawa music scene.
19:52 Andy Swan - Ruby Red
21:40 Camp Radio - Cracked Up To Be
23:30 Jon tells us his approach to running Kelp.
25:46 Jim Bryson - All The Fallen Leaves
The Ruckus Blog: www.kevinmcgowan.ca
Kelp Records: www.kelprecords.com
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