Stuff That Works... Stuff That Holds Up...WTHU
You're Tuned In To Radio Brock
CLICK HERE To Return To Home Page
Well, this stuff works for me anyway... & it just might be of interest to YOU too, so scroll on down...
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
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 >>>
Chip Taylor has a new 3CD set out called The Little Prayers Trilogy AND he is heading to Alberta for some shows this week. I spoke to Chip on the phone a few days ago and air a couple of album tracks along with an edited interview on the show today. Chip is a man of many talents AND many words, so the entire interview is posted on my MUSIC page.
Be sure to check it out by clicking on the album cover>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Also on the show today, more from the latest releases by Chuck Mead, Jonathan Byrd,
Shovels & Rope and CKUA's own Roy Forbes. Another spin for Hard Working Americans
with Rosanne Cash. Watch the YouTube trailer for the "rockumentary" from HWA being released on the Melvin label via Thirty Tigers.
In the "better late than never" category, I was lucky enough to receive a great care-package from the Plowboy label this week. Plowboy is a relatively new Nashville-based label run by Eddy Arnold's grandson, Shannon Pollard and a guy that most folks will know as a former member of the punk band "The Dead Boys" - Cheetah Chrome! The label launched with a wonderful tribute album, You Don't Know me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold. The album features a very wide range of performers from diverse musical background, but they all fit perfectly on the album. Mary Gauthier,
Alejandro Escovedo, Peter Noone, Bebe Buell, Jason Isbell, Frank Black... pretty amazing!!
Today I gave spins to the latest releases from Bobby Bare and Chuck Mead (BR5-49), both of which are on PLOWBOY!
Check out some of their catalog on the SoundCloud player>>>>>>>>>
Also this week... new music from Ryan Adams, Justin Townes Earle, Nell Robinson & more.
I didn't manage to fit in a track from the new Mark Erelli album Milltowns last week, after he'd been good enough to hastily send me a digital file of it. The album is a tribute to his late friend Bill Morrisey, so I remedied that this week by playing Mark's cover of Birches from the album. Watch the animated video for the track at right >>>>>... then you can head on over to Mark's Website to buy the album directly. Another track today from the new Chip Taylor release, The Little Prayers Trilogy. Chip is in Alberta right now and I'm looking forward to seeing him tonight at The Ironwood Stage & Grill in Calgary.
In case you missed my interview with Chip last week, it is posted on my MUSIC page. Just click on the album cover below to hear the whole interview.
New music this week from Lucinda Williams, The Canebreakers and Braden Gates, plus more from Chuck Mead,
Kayla Hotte, Jonathan Byrd and lots more!
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!