Apropos of nothing, I thought I'd look up "Talkin' Louis Riel Day Blues" by Don Freed on the internet. Isn't that the home of everything these days?
My my, I couldn't find it.
And yet, there I was in 1992 in Saskatoon (what was the name of that place?) in a little club watching Don Freed record a live album. Colin James guested.
I think "Talkin' Louis Riel Day Blues" is a song every Canadian should know.
I'd first seen Freed when he opened for Jane Siberry at the Ontario Place Forum in 1988-ish. Is none of this on YouTube?
From Wikipedia, I learned that the live album was only ever available on cassette. I have a copy. Upstairs. Somewhere.
But I didn't know this - Freed with Johnny Cash - and more.
Here he is from 2007:
Also on MySpace.
Here he is again.
Rock on, Don!