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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
Another WIDE CUT COUNTRY rebroadcast today, this one from November 30, 2013 show.
It ended up being a good thing that I had this show on standby as I contracted a rotten cold by the time I returned home, probably on one of those germ incubators they call planes.
Back to regular programming for the February 8th show #Yeefreakinhaw
A phone interview with Del Barber on Wide Cut Country today as he celebrates his new release "Prairieography", his first on the True North label. Click on the cover of the CD to head over and listen to the full interview.
Also today, the debut self-titled release from Hard Working Americans, a band comprising of (among others),Todd Snider on vocals and Dave Schools of Widespread Panic on bass.
I just discovered another great talent from Oklahoma in the form of Parker Millsap. It really MUST be something in that red dirt! While he is new to me, Parker has just released his second full-length album. I'll definitely be spinning more from this disc as there is a definite parallel to another favourite of mine, John Fullbright.
Jason Eady, Scott Nolan & Joanna Miller, Joe Nolan and plenty more great music on the show today.
I have to say that it IS a good commercial AND really quite "generic" except for a couple of Chrysler screen-shots.
Has Bob "sold out" by doing it? He does look like he MAY have used a hair colouring product prior to filming it ;-)
Another phone interview on Wide Cut Country today, this one with Corin Raymond who is currently touring Alberta. No new album from Corin, but it is always great to catch up with him. The last time was at the 2013 Calgary Folk Music Festival when he played live. Corin specifically asked me to post the interview "as it aired", music and all, so I have posted that as well as the entire conversation. You'll find BOTH HERE!
As this is Valentine's Day weekend, CKUA programming is focused around many of the Songs & Albums that were "Loved" or "Adopted" during our "Adopt-A-Song" segment of the CKUA Capital Campaign of late 2013.
There were quite a few that fitted the WCC program format. so today's show featured many of those "adoptions".
New music today from Lydia Loveless and Old Man Leudecke, plus more from my new favourite Parker Millsap.
Check out this GREAT version of Parker singing the old Reverend Gary Davis / Mississippi Fred McDowell classic
"You Gotta Move", the same song made famous by The Rolling Stones. It is SUPERB! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Well I had a nice surprise just prior to recording Wide Cut Country this wee. Robyn Ludwick sent me a track from an as -yet-unreleased duo album that she has cut with Australia's Bill Chambers, yes, Kasey's Dad. It is GREAT, so I made room for it in the show. The album will probably be released in November!
Robyn is halfway through recording her new solo CD which is once again being produced by Gurf Morlix. Can't wait, as it is sure to be another Top 10 album for me this year. It sure is shaping up to be a tough decision already and we're only in February!!
New music also from Rod Picott, Fearing & White and Alberta's Jake Ian. Jake's new solo CD won't be out until April but he wanted to get it to me for some advance hype, IF I liked it... I sure DO Jake!
More info on the new Grant Peeples!
I got an advance of the upcoming 2CD tribute to Jackson Browne in the mail this week! "Looking Into You" features a whos-who of Americana voices paying homage to JB, including: Lucinda Williams, Bruce Springsteen,
Jimmy LaFave, Shawn Colvin and many more. Today I decided to give spins to Lyle Lovett and Paul Thorn, but it was a tough choice! Lots more to come from this one that is due for release on Music Road Records in early April!
Click on the cover art at right to find out more about the release.
Also on WCC today an interview with Chris "Old Man" Luedecke. Chris has some dates in Alberta as well as a brand new EP produced by Joel Plaskett. The complete conversation with Chris is now posted HERE!
Well, the new Grant Peeples DID show up in my mailbox this week, so a track from that on WCC today + I will be talking to Grant later this week and airing that interview shortly after. The mailing label at right was on the envelope. LOVE the clarification regarding Gurf Morlix (who produced) on it! Click the thumb to enlarge it >>>>
Another track from the Jackson Browne tribute "Looking Into You"as well as another from the new Grant Peeples album, Punishing The Myth. More from Grant on the next WCC in the form of an interview as we got to chat by phone this week. New music from Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash (AKA BSOJC), Orit Shimoni (AKA Little Birdie), Kevin John Cook (AKA Kevin Cook) and The Palominos (AKA...The Palominos)... who are labelmates of BSOJC these days - Check out RANDM Records!
Old Man Luedecke & Jordie Lane both have some gigs happening, so a nod to both of them too on the show.
A few classics today too, from Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, The Stones and Alberta's very own Swiftys.