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Sam Turton and Jane Lewis are bringing their community singalong to Guelph east side restaurant, Ashuré’s, on a monthly basis from now on. They kick off a new year of community singing  on January 16 from 8.00 till 10.00 p.m. The evening will feature a feast of well-known songs and to celebrate their new home, a selection of prizes including CDs, and gift certificates.

The unique singalong, created by Turton and Lewis, offers lyric books so that everyone can join in on their favourite songs, a rare opportunity these days. “Unfortunately modern music performance has created a division between artist and audience,” says Turton, “and by providing the lyrics to hundreds of well-known tunes, that division dissolves—and the entire room can burst into song.”

As well as monthly singalongs, Ashuré’s also offer other forms of live music on the weekend.  Norman Liota, Mo’ Kauffey, Max Bent, Corduroy Road and Rodney Jewel are all scheduled to appear over the coming weeks.

Ashuré’s wants to become a community-friendly destination that supports the arts and home-made food. For dinner on the night of the singalong, call 519-515-0522 for reservations.

Sam Turton and Jane Lewis Community Singalong Prize Night—a free, all-ages event, from 8 -10 p.m. Saturday, January 16, at Ashuré’s, 259 Grange Road, Unit 6, in Guelph (at Victoria & Grange).

Sam and Jane will also be having a singalong at The Woolwich Arms on Sunday, January 24 at 8.00 p.m.

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Need to blow away the pre-Christmas Blues? Tired of fighting your way through the mall or just fed up with the commercialism that takes over the season, in general? Then, why not take a well-earned break from it all with a good old singalong?

Join your hosts Sam Turton and Jane Lewis on December 12 at Ashuré’s and on December 20 at The Woolwich Arms.

Sam and Jane are hoping for a bumper crowd on December 12 so that Ashuré’s will bring them back every month in the New Year. Also, if you make reservations for dinner, you can take advantage of a wonderful three-choice set menu.

Ashuré’s (formerly Bon Appetit)
Saturday, December 12, 8-10 p.m.
259 Grange Road, Unit 6, Guelph
(Plaza at Victoria & Grange by Planet Bean)
519-515-0522

Woolwich Arms
Sunday, December 20, 8-11 p.m.
176 Woolwich Street, Guelph
519-836-2875

HUNDREDS OF SONGS – SONGBOOKS PROVIDED
Over 100 great artists, including The Band, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, John Prine, The Police, Paul Simon, James Taylor, The Temptations, U2, Neil Young…

Over 200 classic songs, including Hey Jude & Twist And Shout; Amazing Grace & Danny Boy; Brown Eyed Girl & Bobby McGee; House Of The Rising Sun & Heart Of Gold; Like A Rolling Stone & Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door; Wade in the Water & Man Of Constant Sorrow; My Girl & Blue Suede Shoes; Fire & Rain & Bird On The Wire; Jambalaya & Folsom Prison…

For more information visit their website www.all-together-now.ca.

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Jane Lewis and Sam Turton’s All Together Now are offering a whole range of singing workshops during October.

  • Exploring Vocal Harmony with Jane Lewis & Tannis Slimmon — Saturday, October 10 @ 1-4 p.m. $45. What is harmony? How do you know what to sing? Join us for an afternoon of learning and experimenting with vocal harmonies.
  • Vocal Improvisation with Alyssa Wright — Saturday, October 24 @ 1-4 p.m. $45. We’ll explore the key elements of improvisation: rhythm, ornamentation, dynamics, phrase structure, and more! Some very simple knowledge of theory (i.e., can you sing “Do, a Deer”, or a basic scale?) is required. An open mind, spirit of adventure and playful attitude is mandatory.
  • Focus on Harmony (6 Weeks) with Jane Lewis & Jude Vadala — starts Thursday, October 22 @ 7.30 p.m. $175. Delve into the art of singing harmony. You’ll be introduced to easy and fun Beginner Musical Theory (no prior experience necessary). Learn to read musical notes, work on specific songs, and make beautiful harmony with the group!
  • Rise Up Singing! Gospel Choir (8 Weeks) with Sam Turton & Jane Lewis — starts Sunday, October 25 @ 7 p.m. $190. Join us for 8 weeks to learn and sing a collection of rousing gospel-style classics! We’ll work on harmony, dynamics, call-and-response and lead singing in an inclusive, informal manner. Songs will include freedom songs and work songs as well as traditional spirituals. Our focus is on the joyful expression of music, and people of all belief systems are welcome. No auditions, no reading music, no prior singing experience necessary.

All Together Now
music@all-together-now.ca
www.all-together-now.ca

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Sam Turton gets ready to start a Singalong on Royal City Rag

Sam Turton gets ready to start a Singalong on Royal City Rag

Sam Turton and Jane Lewis take their singalong sessions to the Woolwich Arms this Sunday October 11. Future sessions are planned for November 15, and December 20. If the sessions go well they are looking at making this a regular monthly spot for 2010. 

SINGALONG with Sam & Jane
Sunday, October 11
from 8.oo – 11.00 p.m.
Woolwich Arms, Woolwich St. Guelph, ON
www.all-together-now.ca

HUNDREDS OF SONGS – SONGBOOKS PROVIDED
Over 100 great artists, including The Band, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, John Prine, The Police, Paul Simon, James Taylor, The Temptations, U2, Neil Young…

Over 200 classic songs, including Hey Jude & Twist And Shout; Amazing Grace & Danny Boy; Brown Eyed Girl & Bobby McGee; House Of The Rising Sun & Heart Of Gold; Like A Rolling Stone & Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door; Wade in the Water & Man Of Constant Sorrow; My Girl & Blue Suede Shoes; Fire & Rain & Bird On The Wire; Jambalaya & Folsom Prison…

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Hanlon Creek Downstream In The Spring (Photo: Bob Gordon)

Hanlon Creek Downstream In The Spring (Photo: Bob Gordon)

It was another busy Royal City Rag on September 26. Bob Gordon joined us again in the first hour to provide an update on the proposed Hanlon Creek Business Park development. This week’s segment focused around a great piece that Bob wrote for the Guelph Mercury questionning some of the written statements of Mayor Karen Farbridge. Although there is no doubt that Mayor Farbridge has (as Bob puts it) impeccable environmental credentials there is quite a difference between her approach to environmental issues as director as OPIRG, where she served for 10 years and now, as a two term Mayor of Guelph. One wonders what has changed?

This is a great radio segment. I’d definitely suggest you take a listen.

Although I’d like to encourage you to listen to the whole show (it’s always great fun) we’ve excerpted it as a taster:

Later, in the first hour, we talked to David Estill about Guelph’s new bridge club. It was great to hear David’s enthusiasm for the game. I’m betting it will be the next big thing. Check out the club if you get a chance.

In the second hour we were pleased to welcome Sam Turton and Jane Lewis back to the show to talk about their All Together Now music for everyone workshop series. Sam and Jane are bringing roots music master extraordinaire, Ken Whiteley to Guelph on October 4 for a gospel show at Three Willows church. This is a show with a difference as it features a one-day gospel choir, trained during an afternoon workshop with Ken. Those of you who have joined Ken for gospel hour at the Hillside Festival will know what an amazing experience his shows are.

Ken joined us on the phone from Quebec where he is currently on tour during the show. Sam and Jane also played live for us in the studio.

Whiteley Gospel ChoirKen Whiteley and The Incredible One-Day Gospel Choir
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road
Guelph, Ontario

TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at the door
ON-LINE: www.all-together-now.ca
OUTLET: Ground Floor Music
13 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON, 519-827-1444

Royal City Rag has two tickets to giveaway for the show.  To win these fabulous tickets, you’ll need to answer the following question.

Question: What was the year of Ken Whiteley’s most recent Hillside Gospel Hour performance?”

Send your responses to info@royalcityrag.ca. The first winning response wins the tickets

Music:
Ken Whiteley, Brightest Star from Acoustic Electric
Neil Young, See The Sky About To Rain from Live At Massey Hall 1971
Shirley Eikhard. Something To Talk About from Country
Aretha Franklin, Bridge Over Troubled Water from The Essentials
Ken Whiteley, That’s When I Need A Song from One World Dance
Sam Turton with Jane Lewis,  I’m On My Way (Live)
Ken Whiteley, Gospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright from Gospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright
Ken Whiteley Two Wings from One World Dance
Sam Turton with Jane Lewis, I Wanna Go Downtown (Live)

Listen to the show:
Part 1

Part 2

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Whiteley Gospel ChoirSam Turton and Jane Lewis take their community music efforts to a new level on October 4 by presenting a concert with Ken Whiteley that features a one-day gospel choir trained during an afternoon workshop with Ken.

After a brief overview of gospel music and its forms, Ken will direct the group in the performance of various gospel classics and his own original compositions.

Ken Whiteley is Canada’s elder statesman of roots, blues, and gospel. As a multi-award-winning songwriter, performer, and producer, Ken has performed throughout North America and collaborated with an astonishing array of stellar artists from Pete Seeger and John Hammond to Tom Paxton and Stan Rogers. His tent-raising performances at Guelph’s Hillside Gospel Hour are legend.

 

Afternoon Workshop (co-ed)
Willow Grove workshop room
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road, Guelph, Ontario

Cost: $45 (includes evening concert)
Registration form can be downloaded at www.all-together-now.ca.

 

Ken Whiteley and The Incredible One-Day Gospel Choir
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road
Guelph, Ontario

TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at the door
ON-LINE: www.all-together-now.ca
OUTLET: Ground Floor Music
13 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON, 519-827-1444

Royal City Rag has two tickets to giveaway for the evening performance.  To win these fabulous tickets, you’ll need to answer the following question.

Question: What was the year of Ken Whiteley’s most recent Hillside Gospel Hour performance?”

Send your responses to info@royalcityrag.ca. The first winning response wins the tickets.

Catch Sam Turton and Ken Whiteley on Royal City Rag on September 26.

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From Sam Turton. Royal City Rag is very pleased to support this excellent community initiative.

Hey everyone – here’s our fall line-up of workshops!

NEW WORKSHOPS
There are new offerings this time around, including one-day gospel, vocal improv, and percussion workshops, plus multi-session choirs, harmony groups, and MORE. You can view the whole list below, or on our new and improved website: 
http://www.all-together-now.ca

NEW LEADERS – Ken Whiteley, Alyssa Wright, and Vince Maccarone!

NEW NAME – ALL TOGETHER NOW!
“Rise Up Singing” was the name for the original 8-week singing workshop. We have expanded and had to find a new name that refers to all the workshops, not just the singing ones!

Have a wonderful end-of-August, and we hope to see you in the fall!

Jane Lewis and Sam Turton
Rise Up Singing / All Together Now
music@all-together-now.ca
http://www.all-together-now.ca

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FALL 2009 WORKSHOPS
REGISTRATION & WORKSHOP DETAILS:
http://www.all-together-now.ca

ONE-DAY
SEPT 19  Three-Chord Wonder: Learn to Play the Guitar (with Eve Goldberg)
SEPT 20  Rise Up Singing! Intro Workshop (with Sam Turton & Jane Lewis)
OCT 4  Gospel Afternoon with Ken Whiteley 
OCT 4  Evening Concert with Ken Whiteley
OCT 10  Exploring Vocal Harmony (with Jane Lewis & Tannis Slimmon)
OCT 24  Vocal Improvisation (with Alyssa Wright)
NOV 14  Fancy and Fun Guitar: Guitar Chord Voicings (with Norm Liota)
NOV 21  An Introduction to the Blues (with Sam Turton)
NOV 22  Basic Fingerpicking Guitar (with Eve Goldberg)
NOV 29  Shake, Rattle, and Drum! Learn to Jam with Percussion (with Vince Maccarone)

MULTI-SESSION (listed by start date)
SEPT 8  Rise Up Singing—Finding & Freeing Your Voice (8 Weeks; led by Jane Lewis)
SEPT 10  Small Vocal Group (6 Weeks; led by Sam Turton)
SEPT 14  Rise Up Singing Women’s “Choir” (8 Weeks; led by Jane Lewis & Katherine Wheatley)
SEPT 15  Chord Progressions (6 Weeks; led by Katherine Wheatley) 
OCT 22  Focus on Harmony—Level One (6 Weeks; led by Jane Lewis & Jude Vadala) 
OCT 25  Co-ed Gospel Choir (8 Weeks; led by Jane Lewis & Sam Turton) 

Rise Up Singing / All Together Now
music@all-together-now.ca
http://www.all-together-now.ca

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After the success of the last Singalong at Bon Appetit, there is another planned for May 15. These sessions are great fun. Reservations are recommended.

SINGALONG! with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis
Friday, May 15, 7-9 p.m.
BON APPETIT RESTAURANT (licensed)
259 Grange Road, Unit 6, Guelph
(Plaza at Victoria & Grange by Planet Bean)
Reservations: 519-515-0522
TRANSIT: Route 6 (Auden/Eastview) leaves Downtown (St. George’s Square) every 20 minutes starting on the hour, and is a 5 minute ride
Website: www.all-together-now.ca
Hosted by Sam Turton & Jane Lewis with songbooks so you can all join in! 

HUNDREDS OF SONGS – SONGBOOKS PROVIDED
Over 100 great artists, including The Band, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, John Prine, The Police, Paul Simon, James Taylor, The Temptations, U2, Neil Young…

Over 200 classic songs, including Hey Jude & Twist And Shout; Amazing Grace & Danny Boy; Brown Eyed Girl & Bobby Mcgee; House Of The Rising Sun & Heart Of Gold; Like A Rolling Stone & Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door; Wade in the Water & Man Of Constant Sorrow; My Girl & Blue Suede Shoes; Fire & Rain & Bird On The Wire; Jambalaya & Folsom Prison…

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Some day JanThe Culture Vultures, Lynn and Daniel, were back in the studio for our monthly trip around the Guelph arts and cultural scene. As always, there is a lot going on. We’ve tried to cover as many of the events as possible and have including the major event links below.

 

Daniel’s Picks:

 

Lynn’s Picks:

Jan’s Picks:

Music:
James Gordon, Weapons Of Mass Instruction from Endomusia
Martin Sexton, Glory Bound from Black Sheep
Eliza Gilkyson, Emerald Street from Beautiful World

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A rerun of the second hour of the wonderful Christmas Royal City Rag from December 17 featuring a singalong with Sam Turton, Jane Lewis and Monique Vischschraper, with traditional readings, Christmas trivia and poetry from Sheryl Spencer and Jan Andrea Hall. We also featured interviews with several Guelphites, including the Mayor about their plans for the holidays and hopes for 2009.

Enjoy!

The audio for this show is no longer available on the website.  If however you wish to hear it again, please contact us at info@royalcityrag.ca. Thank You.

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blogxmasMerry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Royal City Rag!

Over the holiday season we will be taking a well-earned break and playing shows from the Royal City Rag archive.

The show on December 24 will be a rerun of the second hour of our wonderful Christmas show that took place on December 17 featuring a singalong with Sam Turton, Jane Lewis and Monique Vischschraper, with traditional readings, Christmas trivia and poetry from Sheryl Spencer and Jan Andrea Hall. We also featured interviews with several Guelphites, including the Mayor about their plans for the holidays and hopes for 2009.

On December 31 we will play a rerun of the excellent show from October 22 focusing on the work of K9 Helpers, a group that provides trained psychiatric service dogs to people in the Guelph Wellington area with mental health disabilities.

We’ll see you all again in the New Year!

If you have any suggestions for guests, interviews or events to cover in the New Year let us know at info@royalcityrag.ca

Have a safe holiday season.

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A 2-Hour festive Royal City Rag featuring a singalong with Sam Turton, Jane Lewis and Monique Vischschraper, storytelling by Brian Holstein and Sya Van Geest with traditional readings, Christmas trivia and poetry from Sheryl Spencer and Jan Andrea Hall. We also featured interviews with several Guelphites, including the Mayor about their plans for the holidays and hopes for 2009.

Sam created a Guelph version of the Twelve Days of Christmas, “The Guelph Days of Christmas” especially for the show.

THE GUELPH DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

On the First day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… a Farbridge at City Hall
On the Second day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 2 Hillsides
On the Third day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 3 James Gordon songs
On the Fourth day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 4 Bookshelf books
On the Fifth day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 5 local festivals!
On the Sixth day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 6 woofers farming
On thr Seventh day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 7 drivers biking
On the Eighth day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 8 hipsters dancing
On the Ninth day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 9 artists painting
On the Tenth day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 10 singers playing
On the Eleventh day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 11 drummers grooving
On the Guelph day of Christmas, My true love sent to me… 12 councillors greening

Storytelling:
Sya Van Geest – How Santa Got His Job
Sya Van Geest and Brian Holstein – The Night Before Christmas (Not A Creature Was Stirring)
Brian Holstein – Brian’s Christmas

Music:
Sam Turton and Friends Live in the Studio:
What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding?
Jingle Bells
Felix Navidad
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
The Guelph Days of Christmas

Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Silver Bells
Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

Deck The Halls
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

The audio for this show is no longer available on the website.  If however you wish to hear it again, please contact us at info@royalcityrag.ca. Thank You.

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Due to the current severe weather conditions, the Singalong Extravaganza planned for Friday, December 19 has been changed to Tuesday, December 23. A great excuse to get out for a good sing!

 

Holiday Singalong Extravaganza!

Fresh from their appearance on the Royal City Rag Holiday Special on Wednesday evening, Sam Turton and Jane Lewis will be having a final singalong with the folk from the sadly closing down Pantry at their Victoria Rd sale location on Tuesday, December  23.

These evenings are great fun. As Sam and Jane are committed to the singalong format I’m sure they will be announcing a new site for 2009 in the near future.

CHRISTMAS SINGALONG EXTRAVAGANZA!
Tuesday, December 23
pantrysingalong
7.00 – 9.00 p.m.
61 Victoria Rd. S. (at Elizabeth, beside Uncle Joe’s furniture)
$10 adults, $5 children (tickets in advance or at the door)
• Hosts Sam Turton & Jane Lewis
• Stories of the winter solstice by Susan McLeod
• Bottomless coffee, tea, hot apple cider and lots of sweet treats

For more information, contact:
Brad Inglis
519-824-0268
binglis2@me.com

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pantrysingalongFresh from their appearance on the Royal City Rag Holiday Special on Wednesday evening, Sam Turton and Jane Lewis will be having a final singalong with the folk from the sadly closing down Pantry at their Victoria Rd sale location on Tuesday, December 23.

These evenings are great fun. As Sam and Jane are committed to the singalong format I’m sure they will be announcing a new site for 2009 in the near future.

CHRISTMAS SINGALONG EXTRAVAGANZA!
Tuesday, December 23
7.00 – 9.00 p.m.
61 Victoria Rd. S. (at Elizabeth, beside Uncle Joe’s furniture)
$10 adults, $5 children (tickets in advance or at the door)
• Hosts Sam Turton & Jane Lewis
• Stories of the winter solstice by Susan McLeod
• Bottomless coffee, tea, hot apple cider and lots of sweet treats

For more information, contact:
Brad Inglis
519-824-0268
binglis2@me.com

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A repeat of our first show in CFRU’s amazing new studio from April 30. “The Singalong Community Show” in honour of the start of Singalong Fridays at the Pantry Cafe, and featuring Sam Turton, Jane Lewis, Heather MacRae, Monique Vischschraper and a cast of thousands (well, hopefully a few more singing at home!)

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Royal City Rag on April 30 was our first show in CFRU’s amazing new studio.

We’ll call this one “The Community Singalong Show” in honour of the start of Singalong Fridays at the Pantry Cafe, and featuring Sam Turton, Jane Lewis, Heather MacRae, Monique Vischschraper and a cast of thousands (well, hopefully a few more singing at home!)

We had the special pleasure of having Sam singing our theme, Nick Lowe’s “What’s so Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?” live in the studio with Jane, Monique and Heather on backing vocals. What a great job he did too. An amazing way to kick things off in the new space. The new studio has a great feel to it. When you listen to the podcast version below, you’ll realise what a great time we all had. Quite the singalong, and quite the community event.

Later in the show, I played an interview with author/phographer and retired U of G Geography Professor, Fred Dahms, about his new book, “Wellington County”. Fred has a launch party in The Bookshelf E-bar on May 5 from 7-9 p.m. He will be giving a short slide presentation followed by a book-signing. The book is gorgeous. I hope as many people as possible will buy a copy. A great gift for long-lost Guelphites, family members of Guelphites or anyone new to the area. We’ll be doing a book review of “Wellington County” on Royal City Rag sometime soon. I’m hoping to have Fred back in the studio for a chat later in the year.

In the final third of the show we had a chance to talk to Andra Zommers about the second installment of Guelph Speaks. The goal of the project is to provide our community with an anthology that affirms the diversity of the City of Guelph. The Guelph Speaks project aims to provide a platform for some of the many stories that are not commonly heard, in an effort to create a collection of dynamic and inclusive city narratives. Submissions may be any length, however to ensure that as many different voices are included as possible published written works will be limited to 1000 words, and audio and film submissions to 10 minutes.

The community anthology will be released to the public on September 20th, 2008, during a free and catered gathering of story-telling and multi-media presentations at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan Street, featuring excerpts from this year’s submissions.  Additionally, the free, not-for-profit compilation will also be made available to interested individuals, resource centres, and public libraries throughout the city.

Stories can be submitted via email attachment to guelphspeaks@gmail.com, or by mail to 32 Edinburgh Road South, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 5N9. The deadline for story submission is May 16th, 2008.

Music:
The Sam Turton Singalong Band
“What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?” (Nick Lowe) – Lead vocal, Sam
“You Ain’t Going Nowhere” (Bob Dylan) – Lead Vocal, Jane
“I’ll Fly Away” (A.E. Brumley, Traditional Style as in “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”)
“With A Little Help From My Friends” (Lennon and McCartney)
“Lean On Me” (Bill Withers) – Lead Vocal, Sam

Listen to the show:

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