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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.
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A great (and clever) Holiday song from BR5-49's Chuck Mead
Showcasing a couple of acts today who are playing at the "Best Of The West Weekend" here in Pincher Creek over this Father's Day Weekend: Matt Patershuk and Jared Klok. I am on emcee duty there this afternoon. Also performing are Gary Fjellgaard, T. Buckley, Mariel Buckley, JP Smith from the Coal Creek Boys and lots more. Plenty of family-friendly events, wagon rides, ranching demonstrations and more happening today too. Maybe I'll see YOU there!
Well, it's not every day that Willie Nelson releases a new CD... it just SEEMS that way... but he rarely disappoints and Band Of Brothers is another great one. Two tracks from it on Wide Cut Country today. It's Willie's first release of 2014, but chances are good that it won't be his only one of the year.
More from the new releases by John Fullbright, Mary Gauthier, Corb Lund and Sara Jean Kelley. A track each off the most recent Kim Beggs and Joal Kamps discs, plus a new find that showed up in my mail box this past week; Amy McCarley. I'll definitely be spinning more from her Jet Airplanes album in the coming weeks. If you're so-inclined, check out some more of her music HERE.
By the way... if you have never been lucky enough to catch John Fullbright LIVE... make sure you do next time he comes anywhere close. I caught him playing this showstopper live at the 2013 Calgary Folk Music Festival>>>>>
First time I've ever seen anyone accompany themselves on the piano note-for-note with a harmonica. WOW!!
Festival season is underway here in Alberta, despite the weather not exactly cooperating. A few acts today on Wide Cut Country who are playing at the "Wild Oats & Notes Festival" in Tofield, Alberta this weekend:
Punch Drunk Cabaret, Dave McCann & The Firehearts and Petunia & The Vipers. Some other acts playing gigs and various Alberta festivals in the next little while are Steve Earle, Scott Cook and Linda McRae. All getting WCC spins today. If you're into Festivals... HERE'S A LINK TO MANY OF THEM HAPPENING IN ALBERTA & BC.
As it is Canada Day on July 1st, there ended up being plenty of well-deserving Canadian acts on the show today.
All of the ones listed above (except for Steve Earle) are Canadian, plus we heard from Ian Tyson, Jody Weger,
Cris Cuddy, Craig Moreau, Matthew Barber and Lindi Ortega. They accounted for almost fifty percent of the twenty six tracks played this morning!! #CanadasGottalent
Just a FEW Folk Festival moments with: Corb Lund, Rodney Crowell, Gurf Morlix & Sam Baker>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Some more upcoming festival acts on Wide Cut Country today including: Mary Gauthier, Elephant Revival,
NQ Arbuckle, Jason Isbell and Blackie & The Rodeo Kings. Shaping up to be another GREAT years for Alberta festivals.
Threw in a few classics from the likes of Roger Miller, Bob Dylan and Dwight Yoakam, plus what was really an instant classic from Ray Wylie Hubbard, "Drunken Poet's Dream". Don't believe me? Take a listen>>>>>>>>>>>
More today from the latest Howlin' Brothers, Sacred Shakers, Ridley Bent and Corb Lund. Though it has been out for a while, I just got a copy of the self-titled Anna Lynch in the mail. Great old-timey sound to it that fans of Gillian Welch, Eilen Jewell, Iris DeMent etc should really dig. Check her out! A brand spanking new disc from Robyn Ludwick on Wide Cut Country today. Little Rain is released on July 17th and is once again produced by Gurf Morlix. Robyn is currently touring the U.S. with Australia's Bill Chambers (Kasey's Dad). Check out a couple of videos of Robyn & Bill performing together HERE!
Also on the show today, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison performing Departing Louisiana, written by Robyn. In case you don't know... Bruce & Charle Robison are Robyn's older brothers. Now THAT's one hell of a musical family!!
More new music on Wide Cut Country today from Sarah Borges, Amy McCarley, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Infamous Stringdusters and Dave & Phil Alvin. All in all, some damn fine tunes from some damn fine musicians!!
As this weekend marks the second & final weekend of the 2014 Calgary Stampede, I couldn't go without spinning a couple of nods to that from Don Walser and Martaca Berg. #Yeefreakinhaw!!
A few GREAT new releases today on Wide Cut Country... in fact Lynne Hanson's "River Of Sand" isn't officially released until September, but you can pre-order it NOW! The others are a new John Hiatt on New West Records and a superb 20-track country disc from the prolific Jim Lauderdale. He released "I'm A Song" on July 1st and it has been in heavy rotation at home ever since I got it. I've posted a couple of videos of Jim performing two of the tracks live HERE!
Another track from the new Robyn Ludwick on WCC today too. Another high rotation disc for me right now!
Also on the show today, a track from a great 2CD tribute to George Jones on the Deer Lodge label. Not an easy one to track down but worth the trouble. I've made it easy for YOU... just click on the cover art at right to head over to the venue / studio / label website.