Season 2 – Week #20: An Empty Room with Rugged Little Thing – “Rocks and Shield”

Rugged Little Thing’s performance of “Rocks and Shield” is the newest addition to our Empty Room series!  Born out of kitchen jams and late nights by campfires in Canada’s north, this dynamic duo blends together a perfect cocktail of Old Time, Bluegrass, and Folk Music that feels like home.  This is the 20th video in the series, meaning there are only 4 more to go and there are 19 other Empty Room videos currently on our YouTube channel (not to mention all the videos from last season)!  Go to for the latest information on Rugged Little Thing and stay tuned for another 4 weeks of new content.

Season 2 – Week #16: An Empty Room with In With The Old – “Mistreated Mama”

Today In With The Old makes old new again with their rendition of Virginia Liston’s “Mistreated Mama”! The northern Saskatchewan trio seamlessly combines raw talent and prairie camaraderie with a passion and respect for the music from the past.  Young and dedicated, they take a unique approach to memorable old-tyme music through gifted harmonies and infectious songwriting all told through a small town perspective. In July of 2014, they released their debut EP, ‘Rollin’ on Down the Plains’, and have plans to release a new full-length album in 2016.    For more information on In With The Old and their upcoming album go to:

If you missed their first Empty Room video, an original song, be sure to check it out on our YouTube channel.  As always, tune in to CBC Radio Monday mornings at 8:15am to hear the newest Empty Room track.