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Featuring a special preview of this year's North by Northeast music and film festival, which starts today in Toronto. Featured tonight are some of the festival's slated acts and Bob's selection of Canadian roots and alternative country music.

1/10. Retro rocker Suzi Quatro returns with more American rock 'n' roll gems of the 50s and early 60s. The series kicks off with a showcase of independent record label Ace, featuring studio recordings by Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns, Jimmy Clanton and His Rockets and Frankie Ford. And Suzi celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of the Tune Weavers' top-five US hit Happy, Happy Birthday Baby. Plus golden oldies by Rosie and the Originals (Angel Baby) and Ed Townsend (For Your Love).


Suzi Quatro
Kevin Howlett

4/5. American country-rock singer/ songwriter Steve Earle explores the life and career of Alabama-born Hank Williams Sr , whose six-year career until his death in 1953, aged 29, established him as the founding father of modern country music and a seismic influence on both country and rock performers. Contributors include Don Helms , Jimmy Porter and Braxton Schuffert of his back-up band the Drifting Cowboys.


Steve Earle
Hank Williams
Don Helms
Jimmy Porter
Braxton Schuffert

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