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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.
In 2014 it takes place in Kansas City & in 2013 it was held in Toronto.
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 just a dollar a track... about the same as an mp3 but you get
a hard-copy disc instead!!
LOOK OUT KANSAS CITY!! BUY A COPY (OR 2) NOW!
The 2014 Folk Alliance is just around the corner & once again The Bow Valley Music Club is leading the charge with another great compilation of Alberta talent who will be representing the province.
The conference takes place February 19-23 2014 in Kansas City... so LOOK OUT KANSAS CITY!!
Although the 2013 Folk Alliance is all done, you can still purchase copies of the Toronto Bound benefit CD.
There is only a limited quantity left, so get one while they last & collect the set.
THESE & MORE AVAILABLE AT
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A great (and clever) Holiday song from BR5-49's Chuck Mead
Really been diggin' the new Lucinda Williams double disc set, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. She sure digs down to the bone on many of the tracks too. Not exactly a happy album but damn it sure is a powerful one!
Lucinda is distributed these days by a great Nashville-based label called Thirty Tigers. I got a package from them this past week and along with Lucinda's disc there were three other new & recent titles that made it onto the show this week; Billy Joe Shaver, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives and a various artist tribute to Bruce Springsteen's classic album, "Born In The USA". The album features contributions from Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Holly Williams, Justin Townes Earle & lots more. A great collection!!
I will be in Fall Fundraising mode from the CKUA Edmonton HQ. I ask you to consider donating to our unique little station. You can do so easily online (any time) if you like just by connecting via the CKUA logo >>>>
You can also call 1 800 494 2-5-8-2 (C-K-U-A) ...Thanks!
I'm Fundraising with Peter North on "Dead Ends And Detours" before Terry David Mulligan joins me for two hours on "Wide Cut Country". Later on I'll be joining him for two rockin' hours of "Mulligan Stew"!
We appreciate any and ALL donations that help keep this station running and viable, and we thank you ALL very much for your support!!
Today I got to sit in with my good buddy David Ward during "Dead Ends And Detours" as Peter North couldn't be at the CKUA mothership in Edmonton due to a prior commitment.
As per usual, Terry David Mulligan rode "side-saddle" with me during "Wide Cut Country" and we rode together again for "Mulligan Stew" from 5pm-7pm on Saturday evening. We also got together for the final two-hour wrap-up on Sunday afternoon from 4pm-6pm and we rocked it!! We both LOVE that shift!!!
When all was aid and done the CKUA Fall Fundraiser exceeded our goal! We hit $525,400!!! That is truly amazing!!!
Thanks SO much to all of the donors, volunteers, food sponsors, prize sponsors, on-air staffers, behind-the-scenes folks and everyone else involved. There IS no CKUA without you!!
A show mostly full of donor requests today. Some newer releases along the way though... and I'll be finishing off donor requests next week. If I miss any PLEASE let me know and I'll try to accommodate you.
Plenty of new and recent releases to catch up on so keep listening in the coming weeks. Hopefully I'll be turning YOU on to a new favourite act before 2014 wraps up!
Maybe it'll be Braden Gates' latest release "Ferris Wheel". Check out this live impromptu rehearsal version of "Holding On" from the album for a taster >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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