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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 now history BUT the CD that The Bow Valley Music Club compiled for the event isn't!
They put together another great disc of Alberta acts who represented our province there.
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.
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Another cut today from the self-titled debut album by the husband & wife duo of Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams. The album has recently been released by Red House Records who have also just put out the latest Charlie Parr, who also gets a spin today. We'll definitely be hearing more from Charlie's "Stumpjumper" in the coming weeks too. Take a look at Charlie in action performing "Over The Red Cedar" LIVE >>>> & you can sample the entire new album HERE!
With labels in mind, a few Rounder titles also find their way into the show today. New releases from Shelby Lynne and Pokey LaFarge, plus the debut release from late 2014 by Trigger Hippy, a band that features the combined talents of drummer and co-founder Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes etc), singer Joan Osborne (Solo, Funk Brothers & others), singer-guitarist-keyboardist Jackie Greene (Solo, The Black Crowes etc), bassist Nick Govrik and in-demand Nashville session guitarist Tom Bukovac.
Wide Cut Country was a LIVE broadcast from the Calgary Folk Music Festival today!
My WCC guest line-up kicked off with Calgary's own Mariel Buckley. Mariel was followed by Pharis & Jason Romero, the recently re-formed and rockin' Jr. Gone Wild, (Mike McDonald, Steve Loree, Dove Brown & (keeping the beat going; Larry Shelast. The two hour show was capped off with The Stray Birds.
It was ultimately a glitch-free broadcast - WHEW! A few pics from the show are over on the right>>>>>
The weekend festival weather was perfect. I got to reconnect with "folks" I hadn't seen for at least a year and the line-up of acts was great; capped off on Sunday evening by Lucinda Williams followed by The Mavericks!
I was one "happy woman" this weekend!!
Canmore Folk Festival is happening this long weekend, so (even though I won't be there) a couple of acts who will be performing there get some airtime on Wide Cut Country today: Amelia Curran and Old Man Luedecke.
There's new music from the upcoming Lindi Ortega release "Faded Gloryville", as well as Wilco's "Star Wars" album that the band "gave away" digitally prior to the actual release of the CD & vinyl.
Jason Isbell also gets a spin from his upcoming album "Something More Than Free" 24 Frames is the track that gets airtime today, but the whole album is great and will be getting plenty of WCC spins over the next several weeks. For now though you can check out Jason performing the title track LIVE on KUTX radio over on the right>>>>>
I'll be broadcasting LIVE from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival next week with special guests, so be sure to tune in OR drop by the CKUA Broadcast Tent on-site and come say HI!
Today's Wide Cut Country was broadcast LIVE from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Oh yeah! Always a great line-up and it was a HOT weekend in every meaning of the word.
My on-air guests today - in order of appearance - were Old Man (Chris) Luedecke, Harry Manx, Eliza Gilkyson and Frazey Ford. WOW! Once again today, all of the acts were on time and set to go with their voices and instruments to entertain everyone listening in on the radio as well as the great crowd gathered in front of the CKUA broadcast tent. It was another glitch-free broadcast thanks to all of the CKUA production crew. Some pics are posted over on the right of the page>>>>> great crowd gathered in front of the CKUA broadcast tent. and it was anoter glitch-free broadcast! Some pics are posted over on the right of the page>>>>>
If you've never been to this festival... get on it! You won't regret it as there are always great acts to see and hear. See you there next year maybe ;-)
A few great new releases dropped in my mailbox this past week and a few of them made it onto the show today. Jackie Greene's "Back To Birth" is his latest solo release since joining the ranks of Trigger Hippy (who have had several spins on WCC over the past while). Iris DeMent's "The Trackless Woods" is a collection of poems by Russian poet Anna Akhmatova set to Iris' music. Lastly, I gotta admit that I wasn't familiar with Sam Lewis before his "Waiting On You" disc arrived but WOW, I'm hooked on this puppy!! There aren't many albums these days that slap me upside the head on a first listen; THIS IS ONE OF THEM! I've had it on repeat in the truck ever since. Check out his video for 3/4 Time over on the right>>>>>
Along with releases from the likes of Jason Isbell, The Steeldrivers, Brock Zeman and others, its been a damn fine few months of summer for this gal.
Well, after last week you probably won't be surprised to see (or hear) Sam Lewis on my playlist again this week. Yep... "Waiting On You" is still in steady rotation at home & in the truck.
The new Jack Marks album "Wicked Moon" was top of the heap for me this week. Jack had sent me tracks some time back but I didn't want to get too deep so far in advance. The album hits the streets September 18th so you'll hear a few more tracks between now and then for sure.
Alberta's Ken Stead slid me his upcoming release at the Edmonton Folk Festival. "Fear Has No Place Here" was another VERY pleasant surprise. Keep checking Ken's website for details as the disc isn't officially out until October. Who knows, maybe we can persuade him to bump up the launch ;-)
Plenty of other great new tunes on Wide Cut Country this week including Kasey Chambers and I'm With Her, as well as the usual quota of (what I consider) classics.
Inspired by a challenge, and a current car commercial that uses The Who's "Eminence Front", I do a three-track Who-themed set today and get to spin that tune... legitimately. Definitely a first for this CKUA show.
I'm not endorsing GMC trucks, just a great music bed!