Folk, Bluegrass and Country - Small Towns and Big DreamsWhat better way spend you time than listening to music says Nancy McCormack
“I have a rule that I only play what I like,” says McCormack. “I don't play things merely because they are popular or trendy. That way, I'm having fun and enjoying the show. I think [it] works because people tell me that they listen faithfully and like my taste in music.” She started her show Small Towns and Big Dreams after talking to a friend who hosted a jazz program. Inspired, she signed up and has never looked back. “I absolutely love it.”
If you have to think of the things that give you joy in your life, I can't think of too many things higher up the list than music As a librarian at Queen’s University and a former English major, she tries to fit a little literary content into the show each week as well. Inspired by US public broadcaster Garrison Keillor, she reads a poem each week and talks a bit about the author. “There isn’t enough poetry anywhere in the world anymore,” she explains.
Music remains her passion, however. “I listen to music all the time,” McCormack says. “I often think I should be doing more reading, but music always comes first. If you have to think of the things that give you joy in your life, I can't think of too many things higher up the list than music.”
Small Towns and Big Dreams can be heard on Sunday mornings from 10 am to 12 noon on CFRC 101.9FM in Kingston, Ontario or online at www.cfrc.ca.
Check out Nancy picks and pans for 2005.
More folk, country and bluegrass shows across the land:
Freewheelin' Folk Show/Smokin'Bluegrass on CFMU 93.3FM in Hamilton, ON