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Available Right Here In Alberta!
"Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah"
Available on DVD by special arrangement with director Kevin Triplett! Alberta-based GoToAGig.com is currently the ONLY Canadian online site where you can buy this great documentary on DVD. NTSC All Regions. Also available from GoToAGig is the newest release from J.R. Shore.
"State Theatre" is a superb 2CD set, one disc of which is a collection of some of J.R.'s favourite songs by other musicians that he loves to cover.
Rough Edges And Ragged Hearts
Is there too! The first true collaboration with her husband James Whitmire.
My May 5th 2012 Wide Cut Country interview with Linda is ARCHIVED HERE These great Various Artist Benefit compilation discs of Alberta acts are initiatives of Calgary's Bow Valley Music Club. Proceeds from sales go towards travel, accommodation & other expenses that our Alberta musicians incur in order to showcase their talents in front of hundreds of "industry folks", including talent buyers and all-important festival artistic directors at the all-important Folk Alliance Conference.
Funds also go towards manufacturing enough copies to put in every delegate's all-important conference "swag-bag" so they can take Alberta home with them.
Priced at just $20.00 (including mailing costs within Canada & the US) it boils down to around a buck a track...
!!LIVE! IN KANSAS CITY: Alberta Artists Showcasing At The 2015 Folk Alliance
BUY A COPY (OR 2) NOW!
The 2015 Folk Alliance is just around the corner & once again The Bow Valley Music Club has compiled another great disc of Alberta acts who will be representing our province.
GoToAGig is once again the "official" online vendor for the disc and there are still some copies of the previous two collections available. They would ALL make great Christmas gifts for your music-loving friends & family.
THESE & MORE AVAILABLE AT
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A great (and clever) Holiday song from BR5-49's Chuck Mead
New music this week from JP Harris and the Tough Choices, who's latest release "Home Is Where The Hurt Is" came out just as fall fundraiser hit. New & recent tunes from Tweedy, Robert Plant, Nell Robinson and Chip Taylor. Also this week, music from three "Tribute" CDs, the latest one being "Link Of Chain", a great salute to Chris Smither from friends & colleagues such as Dave Alvin, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Gauthier, Peter Case and many others. Then there's a great recently-released set with the likes of Holly Williams, Justin Townes Earle, Jason Isbell and many others paying homage to Bruce Springsteen's classic' "Born In The USA" album. Lastly a track from the John Denver tribute of 2013 called
"The Music Is You".
Some classic tracks as per usual this week, including a donor request for "When You See Those Flying Saucers" by the Buchanan Brothers that dates back to 1947!! I stumbled across a more recent (tongue-in-cheek) version on YouTube that I posted for your enjoyment at right.
A "way-in-advance-track" from the amazing James McMurtry this week on Wide Cut Country. The new album "Complicated Game" isn't actually out until February 2015, but if the advance track is any indication it'll be in HEAVY rotation on WCC!! Just for YOU... I've posted the video of the track, "How'm I Gonna Find You Now" >>>
Some other new and recent music this week from: Otis Gibbs, Marty Stuart, Billy Joe Shaver, Canadians Amelia Curran and Scott MacLeod... and plenty more!!
Classic tunes from Stompin' Tom Connors, Elton John, The Blasters and plenty more to keep roots music fans happy for another week
Another tune from "Link Of Chain", the Chris Smither tribute disc. Mary Gauthier is my pick from the disc this week.
I managed to snag a download of a track from the upcoming Steve Earle & The Dukes "Blues" album "Terraplane".
The album isn't due out until February of 2015 but New West Records graciously fired me a track to preview for the Wide Cut Country audience. I've posted it on SoundCloud at right so you can check it out any time.
Another track this week from the upcoming James McMurtry release "Complicated Game". It is also due next February! 2015 is looking and sounding great already to my ears!!
More new & recent spins this week include: Wil, Emily Triggs, Amelia Curran and Braden Gates - all Canadian acts!
With music and the upcoming holiday season in mind... how about "dedicating" a gift of music??
CKUA had just the thing to make that a reality!! During the holiday season there will be "dedicated" days for listener "dedications". Click HERE to check out the details of how you can not only help the station BUT solve your Christmas shopping problems at the same time. You can thank me later.
First Wide Cut Country of December already! Guess I'd better get some Christmas shopping done. If you still need some musical gift ideas for friends & family I might just be able to help ya out. First-off... keeping it
"Alberta-local", the new incarnation of the Bow Valley Music Club's compilation of Alberta Artists Showcasing at the 2015 Folk Alliance in Kansas City. Check the artwork at right>>>> and follow the link to purchase it online from Alberta-based GoToAGig. The 2013 and 2014 editions are also available there, so you can buy them all and build a whole set for yourself too. I spin the
Doll Sisters track from the compilation today. There are also some other titles listed HERE!!
If you need more ideas, there are tracks today from new and recent releases by: James Hand, Marty Stuart, Show Ponies, Crooked Brothers, Otis Gibbs, Loudon Wainwright, Sean Burns and lots more.
All of 'em come with the Wide Cut Stamp Of Approval... Certified "Damn Good"!
Well, this is the last "regular" Wide Cut Country show of December and of 2014! Next week is the Christmas edition and the week after is the year-end wrap-up show. WOW... it sure has flown by!!
This week I owe a big debt of gratitude to Mark Erelli! I have dug Mark's music for many years and was lucky enough to have him live on Wide Cut Country in 2013 from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival when he accompanied the wonderful Lori McKenna. Mark sent me a digital copy of his latest release Milltowns (a tribute to his late friend Bill Morrissey) a while back. He was not only kind enough to follow-up with a hard-copy of the CD this past week, but also included a copy of the latest Lori McKenna CD "Numbered Rooms", that he produced for her. Now THAT is cool!! I'll be spinning plenty more of both releases in 2015! Another track this week from the Bow Valley Music Club's compilation of Alberta Artists Showcasing at the 2015 Folk Alliance in Kansas City. The CD is available exclusively online from Alberta-based GoToAGig!
This week is the Christmas edition of Wide Cut Country! Some old favourites (of mine anyway) along with some "new" traditional favourites! A brand new track this year is Corb Lund's "Just Me And These Ponies (For Christmas This Year)".
I have posted the video of it here for you to check out >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not - maybe some other seasonal celebration is your tradition - May YOUR days be merry and bright and I hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas and Holiday Season.
Next week is my final Wide Cut Country of 2014 so it'll be my year-end wrap-up / "best of" show! It is always a tough one to put together as there are always plenty of great releases each year. Be sure to tune in and see if we have some common faves of 2014!