Airs: 1st – 3rd Saturdays each month 10:00—11:00 pm
One of the newest specialty shows on Canoe FM, Songs In The Key Of Hali airs at 10pm on Saturdays. Producer and musician Stephan Lukacic digs through his personal music library offering opinions and insights into the music and artists that create it.
Stephan recently moved back to Canada after living in Morocco for nearly 14 years. He currently resides in the Haliburton Highlands. He’s worked with artists from all over the world, and his productions have met with both critical and commercial success.
Outside the studio, he’s toured across the globe as a professional musician and bandleader, gaining valuable lessons about life and people, and about different kinds of music from around the world. He’s been signed to two record deals as an artist, and he writes, engineers, and produces for artists in many genres. He has dedicated his entire life to music. He’s also an avid fisherman, art junkie, unapologetic pinko lefty, and gear nerd.
Click on the links below to listen to the program
Dec 16th 2017 – Special HIT THE SPOT Series, E5 – Lots of new music and an inordinate, potentially excessive, superfluous, gratuitous, likely exorbitant, and certainly extravagant amount of commentary. Impromptu spotlights on Rival Sons and Protest The Hero. Bonus explanation of the “internet” and a step by step beginners guide to #hashtags.
Dec 9th 2017 – Special Iconic GUITAR RIFFS Edition – Hard rockin’ six string madness, spotlight on Malcolm Young, distortion tips for fledgling guitar virtuosos, frank discussion on the possibility of Ozzy & Tony Iommi actually being human. Music from AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Zeppelin, and many more.
Nov 18th 2017 – Special HIT THE SPOT Series, E4 – An entire set of NEW FUNK RELEASES from FUNKADELIC!, Bootsy Collins!, The Ohio Players!, and new music from Grizzly Bear, Bahamas, The Sheepdogs, Terra Lightfoot, and many more. Bonus impromptu spotlight on Father John Misty.
Nov 4th 2017 – Special HIT THE SPOT Series, E3 – Steve surfs new releases on Spotify. New music from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Mavis Staples, Sam Smith, St. Vincent, Monster Truck, Bruce Cockburn an many more, plus an impromptu spotlight on Reggie Watts.
Oct 21st 2017 – An hour long tribute to Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. An entire set of music from Gord’s gorgeous Secret Path solo record, and TWO entire sets of LIVE Hip from the mythical “That Night in Toronto” recordings from 2004. Gord rockin’ hard at the top of his game.
Oct 14th 2017 – An entire tribute set to Tom Petty, an entire set of supergroups including music from Traveling Wilburys, Audioslave, Atoms For Peace, Them Crooked Vultures, CSNY, plus a beginner’s guide to Broken Social Scene.
Oct 7th 2017 – Special 90’s HIPHOP Edition – Steve spins faves from the golden era of hip-hop. Music from Public Enemy, De La Soul, Arrested Development, Tribe Called Quest, Wu Tang Clan, The Roots, KRS One, Dream Warriors, Rascals, Kardinal Offishall and many more. “
Sept 16th 2017 – Special HIT THE SPOT Series, E2 – Steve surfs new releases on Spotify and shares his thoughts. Tonnes of fresh tunes and a spontaneous tangent of classic old school soul & R&B.
Sept 9th 2017 – Special HIT THE SPOT Series, E1 – A meandering safari through the digital black hole of musical awesomeness that is Spotify. New music from QOTSA, JD McPherson, Dirty Projectors, Moses Sumney, Gregg Allman, Bahamas, Lowest of the Low…
Link to July 22nd, 2017 showJuly 22nd 2017 – Special SUNSHINE Edition – The FM radio equivalent of a tanning bed. Music from Queens of the Stone Age, Jimi Hendrix, The Sugarhill Gang, Sly & The Family Stone, The Rheostatics, The Shuffle Demons, Feist, and many more.
July 15th 2017 – Special RADIOTHON Edition – Steve panhandles for cash during Canoe FM’s annual fundraising weekend. Music from Pink Floyd, Sharon Jones, The Beatles, Funkadelic, The Black Keys, Bill Withers, BTO, and many more.
July 1st 2017 – Special Canada Day Edition – Wall to wall Canadian rock sing-alongs and patriotic vibes. Steve waxes poetic on the true north strong and free. Music from Neil Young, The Band, Chilliwack, Max Webster, April Wine, Sloan, Arcade Fire, and many more.
June 17th 2017 – Special BASS Edition – An hour groping around the bottom end! Groovy low note goodness from James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Victor Wooten, John Paul Jones, John Entwistle, Bootsy Collins, Jaco Pastorius, Geddy Lee, Brandi Disterheft & more.
June 10th 2017 – Special KEYS, SYNTHS, PIANO Edition – An hour of tickling the ivories and oscillators. Music from Stevie Wonder, Bernie Worrell, ELO, Oscar Peterson, Glenn Gould, and many more, plus an entire set of early synth pioneers from Wendy Carlos to Jean-Michel Jarre
June 3rd 2017 – Special DRUMMERS Edition – An hour of Steve’s favs. Kickass drumming from John Bonham, Zakir Hussain, Clyde Stubblefield, Bernard Purdy, Gene Lake, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Neil Peart, Brian Blade, and many more
May 20th 2017 – Southern Migration Recap Edition – The annual mass exodus from the cities to the north begins… Steve walks new listeners through an entire hour of clips from past episodes to get them up to speed on the show.
May 13th 2017 – Special GUITAR HEROES Edition – An hour of Steve’s favs. Music from Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Paco De Lucia, Les Paul, Robert Johnson, Django Reinhardt, Annie Clark, Jon Gomm, Gary Clark Jr., Reg Schwager, Kevin Breit
May 6th 2017 – Special SINGERS Edition – An hour of Steve’s favs. Music from Billie Holiday, Youssou N’Dour, Oum Kalthoum, Jeff Buckley, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Prince, Emmylou Harris, Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright
April 15th 2017 – Freeballin’ with music from Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, St. Vincent, James Blake, Weezer, Avi On Fire, BROS, Kaytranada, July Talk, The Strumbellas, Grimes, Gord Downie
April 8th 2017 – Special Juno Awards Edition 2017 – Cuts from winning artists in all major categories, 100% CANCON, lots of killer new homegrown music
April 1st 2017 – Special April Fools Edition – By far the dumbest episode to date. Music from Tenacious D, an entire set of Frank Zappa, + love songs from Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin
March 18th 2017 – The Police – Retrospective: two cuts off each studio album plus an entire set of The Police live from their stop in Montreal on the Synchronicity tour in 1983
March 11th 2017 – Bob Dylan – Retrospective: A guided tour through Bob’s best records, spanning ’62 to the albums he did with Lanois, and multiple cuts off the Basement Tapes
February 18th 2017 – Led Zeppelin – Retrospective: cuts from all nine studio albums plus an entire set of Zeppelin live from the mythical 1975 Snowblind recordings from Vancouver
February 11th 2017 – Special Donald Trump Edition: ridiculous audio editing of speeches from The Donald, music from Living Colour, Rollins Band, Fela Kuti, A Tribe Called Red, Neil Young
February 4th 2017 – David Bowie – Retrospective: music and commentary spanning his entire career
January 21st 2017 – Special Covers Show: Original song + killer cover. Music from The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, White Stripes, D’Angelo, Ron Sexsmith, Feist, Jeff Buckley
January 14th 2017 – Africa/France/Morocco theme, music from Tony Allen, Youssou Ndour, Stromae, entire set of Chanson Français + entire set of Moroccan pop music produced by Steve
January 7th 2017 – Spotlight on the production work of Paul Epworth with tracks from FTP, Adele, Paul McCartney, a closer look at The Dø & Elvis Costello, music from Arcade Fire, Tegan & Sara
December 24th 2016 – Christmas Eve Special with music from The Pogues, The Flaming Lips, Clifton Chenier, Daniel Lanois, Gordon Lightfoot, and an entire set of Motown Christmas classics
December 17th 2016 – Special Viking Christmas Edition featuring nonsense that goes on at Steve’s annual Viking themed toga party / jam session, all songs off the Viking Jam Playlist
December 10th 2016 – Tributes to Glen Frey, Joe Walsh, & Allen Toussaint, a closer look at TMOE & Vampire Weekend, music from Lee Dorsey, David Morin, Drake, Caribou
December 3rd 2016 – Tributes to Leonard Cohen, Paul Kantner, Sharon Jones, Bernie Worrell, and music from Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Rush, The Sheepdogs, Alissia Cara