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The Powergoats

Hey, y’all. I am Shay. This is the on air indie show.

Welcome & enjoy. Episode 59.

First, music history for July 5th.

Today in 2003 made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing “Ring of Fire”, Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written before taking the stage: “The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven. She came down for a short visit, I guess, from heaven to visit with me tonight to give me courage and inspiration like she always has.” Cash died on Sept 12th of this year.

Jamie Douglas, frontman of Ottawa rock band The Powergoats is on the show today. The Powergoats emerged on the scene in 2009. In July they release their fourth studio albumThe Powergoats in 3D.

We discuss the album, spin a couple of tracks from it and find out more about the band. The band’s sound is hard to pin down – retro, blues, folk and rock, and more yet indefinable music.

You are going to love this band!

Enjoy the show!


“Ready To Be Written” 20:45

“Bowl N Pin” 38:57

From The Band

The Powergoats are an Ottawa rock outfit delivering a strong range of musical dynamics and live shows entertaining thousands of people in Ontario and Quebec since they emerged on the scene in 2009. Led by singer-songwriter Jamie Douglas, the sounds of this sizable band have been described as “retro rock pre-soaked in blues, with a hint of folk”. Style comparisons include The Rolling Stones, Barenaked Ladies, Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Blue Rodeo, and The Allman Brothers Band.

The Powergoats’ line up also features Andrew Burns (bass, vocals, keyboards), Wes Reed (drums), Jeff Logan (lead guitar), Dee Butters (vocals), Scottie Irving (keys), Zeek Gross (saxophone), Kelly Craig (trumpet), and Erik Johnson Scherger (violin).

Their fourth studio album “The Powergoats In 3D” will be released in October 2021. Other releases include Blue Canoe (2019), the live album ‘Live in the Summer Sun’ (2016), Ruby Headlights (2014), Bottled Sunset (2012), and two early demo CDs; Moonlit Crimes (2010), and Chrome Libido (2008). ​​Over the years The Powergoats have enjoyed radio support from CBC Radio One, Live 88.5 FM, CKCU FM, CHUO FM, CHIP 101.7 FM, and CKDJ 107.9.


With hundreds of shows behind them (including three for RBC Ottawa Bluesfest and one for Cityfolk Marvest), The Powergoats have shared stages with many great artists such as Rise Against, The Lost Fingers, The Free Press, The Joe Crown Trio, Brock Zeman, Etoile Noire, Danny Van Sceney, James McMurtry, Malak, Jasper Bridge, Jillian Kerr, Bearshark, The Clint Everson Band, Ty Hall, Hearts&Mines, Lloyd Smiley, Three Times Lucky, Wake the Wolf, and Tribe Royal among others.

“Ready to Be Written” by The Powergoats. Written by Jamie Douglas. From the upcoming album The Powergoats In 3D. Coming October 16, 2021. Jamie Douglas – vocals, guitar Andrew Burns – guitar, bass, keyboard Wes Reed – drums Jeff Logan – lead guitar

“Bowl ‘n’ Pin” from the upcoming October 2021 LP The Powergoats In 3D. Jamie Douglas – lead and backing vocals, guitar Andrew Burns – guitar, bass, keyboard, piano, backing vocals Wes Reed – drums Dee Butters – backing vocals Zeek Gross – saxophone.

Produced by Andrew Burns, Jamie Douglas, and Wes Reed. Mixed by Andrew Burns. Written by Jamie Douglas and David Hart. Lyrics by Jamie Douglas. ©2021 SOCAN

About the Author
Shay D is a media professional and creative A&R management consultant who inspires and empowers artists to create business models that go global. These projects ignite actual results. Shay owns and operates thebuzzr media, thebuzzr podcasts, and WOBZ Music. The companies support independent artists of all genres, from around the globe. WOBZ Music (What’s Our Buzz?) began in 2020 as part of thebuzzr media. Shay is dynamic and creative, hosts a syndicated radio show, is a songwriter, and writer as well as an active curator for many indie platforms. Periodically she is also a copywriter providing Top 40 music content for a NYC firm and a radio programming consultant on an international platform.

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