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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
IS A SITE THAT OFFERS TONS OF GREAT FREE & LEGAL (MANY EXCLUSIVE) MUSIC DOWNLOADS.
ALL YOU DO IS FILL IN YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS & A LINK IS EMAILED STRAIGHT TO YOU. YOU ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF LEAVING A TIP FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF GETTING THE MUSIC.
A great (and clever) Holiday song from BR5-49's Chuck Mead
More today from Robyn Ludwick's latest, Little Rain. Produced by (and featuring) Gurf Morlix, this one will be well up my "Best Of" list for 2014.
Also on the show today, another track from Frettening Behaviour, the latest one from Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes. Dave & Phil Alvin's loving tribute to Big Bill Broonzy: Common Ground also gets a spin as well as another track from "When We're Gone", the latest from BettySoo.
Plenty more great tunes, old and new to keep you tappin' honkin' tonkin' and rockin' on a Saturday morning.
I have posted a couple of BettSoo videos HERE including a great duet with John Fullbright. Check 'em out! #Yeefreakinhaw!!
Another spin for the new John Hiatt release today. Terms Of My Surrender on New West Records is a GREAT disc & the deluxe version includes a DVD disc. BUY IT!
River Of Sand by Lynne Hanson is sure getting a lot of airtime in our home. The album was produced by Lynn Miles and sounds GREAT all the way through. Also today, NEW RELEASES from Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer, Graham Nicholas, The Russell DeCarle Trio, Puss N Boots and more!
A double-shot of Alberta's Leeroy Stagger on Wide Cut Country today; one from his latest solo release Truth Be Sold and the second from the newest Easton Stagger Phillips release Resolution Road. Both great records.
A little value-add for fans of ESP - you can stream their "bootleg" released via their BandCamp page>>>>>>>>>>>
You can also download it for a measly $10 HERE!! A STEAL & A DEAL!! Well, I'm done with my live festival broadcasts for another year. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in making them run smoothly, especially the performers who obliged with interviews and live performance. Without them, the CKUA
production crew and other staffers, the festival media folks and all of the other volunteers these broadcasts just couldn't take place.
These live broadcasts cost a LOT of extra money to put on, well over and above the cost of a normal studio broadcast hour, so a BIG THANKS to the listeners who donate to the station. Without you we could not stage these kinds of broadcasts.
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS, ESPECIALLY DURING THE NEXT CKUA FUNDRAISER THIS FALL, BUT DON'T FORGET THAT YOU CAN DONATE AT ANY TIME VIA THE SECURE CKUA WEBSITE.
If you heard my interview with Joe Ely last week & are interested in getting either a CD or download of his B484 release just click on the artwork at right
Due to the death of my dear Brother-In-Law Ian, Wide Cut Country this week was a repeat broadcast of my
April 19 2014 show. Ian was only four months into treatment after having had surgery to remove a brain tumour. He was very dear to me and was the one who I asked (over my two brothers) to walk me down the aisle. Ian was honoured and dressed in formal Scottish attire for the occasion. I hope he knew just how honoured I was!
I had just finished my live broadcast from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival when I got the news that Ian had passed away. It was almost as if he was hanging on until I was off-air, knowing how emotional I would be. I'll never know.
I did manage to record last weeks show prior to heading off to Ottawa to be with family for Ian's funeral but time (and emotions) didn't allow me to get another "in the can".
New music from Justin Townes Earle this week on Wide Cut Country. His latest album Single Mothers has just been released on the Vagrant label. Check out his recent NOISETRADE Eastside Manor Sessions EP.
Just click the FREE DOWNLOAD button at right... It's LEGAL TOO!!
Also new this week is the brand new Hardin Burns crowd-funded release Down The Deep Well. If you're looking for a copy (and didn't help fund their Kickstarter campaign), you can now purchase it from their website!
Recent music by Joe Henry, Old Crow Medicine Show, Russell DeCarle and Peter Rowan.
I also give another spin today to Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis covering Harper Valley PTA from their "Our Year" album, so I thought I'd link to a great piece by Kelly about how they came to record the track. It'll put a smile on your face.
Hard Working Americans have a new release coming out soon - it'll be a live CD/DVD set... BUT there will be a brand new studio track on it that features Rosanne Cash, helping out on a version of Guy Clark's classic "Come From The Heart". That advance track is the one that got a spin on WCC today.
Other new music today from Cory Branan's "One-Hit Wonder" release on Bloodshot, a great new country-swing band from Alberta; Kayla Hotte & Her Rodeo Pals as well as the brand new one from The Crooked Brothers. A nod to Hank Williams Sr. in honour of what would have been his 91st birthday earlier in the week. There were plenty of events planned at the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama to celebrate the event. You can check out their site & maybe buy one of the great Hank tribute discs from Beth in the Museum Gift Shop while you're there. I DID!
Also today, a classic from Gram Parsons. I've posted a video of that one for you to enjoy >>>