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Last Featured on this show May 5, 2017

The Sands
The Sands is a rare confluence of Western Canada's foremost players from the jazz and indie scene including JP Carter (Inhabitants, Destroyer, Dan Mangan), Paul Rigby (Neko Case, AC Newman), Cole Schmidt (Pugs and Crows), Darren Parris (Frazey Ford) and Barry Mirochnik ( Neko Case, Veda Hille).
Beast to Bone features the dynamic songwriting team Peggy Lee and Julie McGeer and is produced by the ever-innovative, Polaris prize winner Jesse Zubot (Tanya Tagaq) , a known catalyst for powerful musical experimentation across Canada.
Collectively, the ensemble comprises over a hundred years of musical experience -- a vintage imbedded in the music.
Songwriter-singer meets cellist-composer. Julie McGeer and Peggy Lee have backgrounds informed by jazz, folk and pop collaborations. Julie has worked with
guitarist Tony Wilson, composer Lisa Cay Miller, and bassist James Meger. Peggy, who is known for her instrumental work ensembles, has worked with Veda Hille, Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Bill Frisell, John Zorn and Mary Margaret O'hara etc..
Here are The Sands Tunes and Bio ...4 more to come


The album (Beast To Bone) is a fiercely original and intimate experience that combines jazz, indie pop and folk roots to find a sum that is greater than its parts. Seductive grooves resonate with soul and intermingle as lush horn arrangements form a complex idiosyncratic counterpoint, casting dark shadows and vibrant light sometimes simultaneously.
With popular influences as diverse as Feist, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, and Nick Cave, the music of The Sands is a reflective, vulnerable, dramatic and sometimes explosive journey.
We hope you enjoy it.
Julie McGeer-lead vocals, Peggy Lee-piano and cello, JP Carter-trumpet and effects, Paul Rigby-guitar, Cole Schmidt-guitar, Darren Parris-bass, Jeremy Berkmantrombone, Barry Mirochnik-drums, Debra Jean Creelman-backup vocals, Jesse Zubot violin
art for cd cover Lee Hutzulak

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# (PST) Name length Rating
1 9:00 Be More 03:41 3
2 9:03 Fall 03:58 3
3 9:07 City Is Gone 04:46 3
4 9:12 Rise 02:39 3
5 9:15 Against The Drift 03:41 3
6 9:19 Devil 04:28 4
7 9:23 Jealous Guy 05:20 3
8 9:29 Hold On 03:08 3
9 9:32 Magnolia 03:43 4
10 9:36 Trail of Tangles 03:57 2