A day for reflection of course, but I didn’t want to do a whole show of songs about Remembrance. A special break in the show today around 11am though, as CKUA programmed in several minutes to pay tribute and respect to the fallen ones and the ones who currently serve.
Before I get into the nitty-gritty of the show, there are now some interviews uploaded to this site. A slow process, but clicking the Everybody’s Talkin’ tab will give you the complete list. The clickable ones are linked from there & loaded. If you choose the dropdown menu, the years with content are 2013, 2015 and 2016. Enjoy!
Another track this morning from the upcoming Chris Stapleton album, “From A Room”. That room being the renowned RCA Studio A in Nashville. The album drops December 1st & is once again produced by Dave Cobb. Last week I played the lead track from the album; Chris’s version of Kevin Welch’s classic “Millionaire”. Well. talk about being timely! I happened to see a facebook post that Eliza Gilkyson shared earlier this week. It contained a link to a 25 year old (scary) article about Kevin. It was kinda prophetic & worth reading.
Speaking of Kevin, he will be back as Artistic Director for the second Singer Songwriter Residency, March 5-24 at The Banff Centre For Arts And Creativity. Deadline for applications is this Wednesday, so don’t be dilly-dallying! Time’s-a-wastin’ so get your application in now.
More new tracks this week from Margo Price, Dori Freeman, Derek Hoke and Calgary’s own Tom Phillips. “Plastic Machine” was once again produced by Lorrie Matheson and it’s a winning album from a winning team! Who knows, Tom MAY even have it for sale on his website by the time you read this.
Another track today too from the new compilation put together by Lethbridge resident, Ryan, Danny, “Skinny” Dyck. He supposedly responds to all of those names, as well as accurately thrown twenty dollar bills. I’ve played several tracks from Twenty One-Nighters already on Wide Cut Country in the past month or so; five to be exact, so kinda fitting that George Arsene (another Lethbridge resident) gets a spin today with his contribution: “Ol’ #6”. Skinny and some friends are currently doing some release shows. Here is the tour info & ways to buy the album.
Lastly, I don’t care where your politics lie. I have to share this picture and event with you.
The Sadlier-Brown Band are playing this fundraiser for Calgary Fort NDP and there’s a fantastic poster for it on the facebook page. A brewery tour & dance! Guess you could call it a Neo Dance Party.
Now this is COOL!
Neither Alberta Premiere Rachel Notley or Alberta’s Finance Minister Joe Ceci make any secret of the fact that they are big live music fans. You’ll often catch them and many of their colleagues at various shows and festivals around Alberta. It has been pretty cool for me personally to have seen them at various venues during Wide Cut Weekend over the last three years.
The NDP have encouraged the growth of micro-breweries and micro-distillers in the province and Alberta recently passed the landmark of 100 liquor manufacturers! Congratulations all round and happy BUT SENSIBLE consumption!
Speaking of rounds, I think it’s yours.
If you just want to buy tickets to this event, they’re online HERE