Hey folks...episode 51 continues The Ruckus' wandering through Canada's rock and roll past, with the second of a three-part series on Thrush Hermit. They were one of the finest bands to erupt from the mid-90s Halifax alt-rock scene. For those of you who aren't quite sure who they were, you may know their most famous member, Canadian folk-rock-poet Joel Plaskett.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joel, Ian McGettigan, and Rob Benvie at a tea shop in Ottawa before they did their soundcheck during their quickie reunion tour in March 2010.
In this episode, you'll hear all about how they signed with Elektra Records for their Sweet Homewrecker album, and you'll also hear all about their infamous Steve Miller set.
Thrush Hermit - www.joelplaskett.com
Sloan - www.sloanmusic.com
Kevin McGowan (your host) - www.kevinmcgowan.ca
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