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.
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.
THESE & MORE AVAILABLE AT
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A great (and clever) Holiday song from BR5-49's Chuck Mead
Well it has been quite some time since this site has been updated. Suddenly a third of 2015 has zipped on by and we are now at May 9th - WOW! Having said that... we have been going through a move and renovations since early February and THAT just seems to have dragged on and on.
My home studio has been rebuilt using re-purposed kitchen cabinets and counter tops that were taken out during the renos. We now refer to it as... "Counter" Productive Studio ;-)
Anyway, on Wide Cut Country today a track from the soon-to-be-released duo album by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard! Yep... "Django And Jimmie" is their first collaboration since "Last Of The Breed" (which also partnered them with Ray Price) was released back in 2007. It has been worth the wait!!
Check out "It's All Going To Pot" over on the right side of the page >>>> & then check out the "Making Of Django And Jimmie" video HERE.... and a pic of "Counter" Productive Studio for the heck of it - before the cosmetic finishing touches were added
Ian Tyson just released his latest album on Stony Plain Records. Carnero Vaquero finds the 81 year-old in fine form and with his "old voice" back. Ian can still write and perform great songs but the album also contains some co-writes; one with regular & long-time cohort Tom Russell and two with Calgary's Kris Demeanor.
Manitoba's Romi Mayes and Yukon's Gordie Tentrees also have new albums out: "Devil Devil On Both Shoulders" and"Less Is More" respectively, so a track from each of them on the show today.
Also this week, a track from the as-yet-unreleased Jack Marks album "Wicked Moon". Jack sent me a download of the full album but he plans to keep it basically under wraps until the official release in September or October. Be sure you go check him out if he is playing near you. You won't be disappointed.
More new music today from (speak of the devil) Tom Russell. "The Rose Of Roscrae" is an intricate concept album / play with several special guests. "Owls" is the latest by Austinite Danny Schmidt with lovely wife Carrie Elkin included amongst the contributing musicians.
Another track from the new Ian Tyson on the show today. I'll be chatting to Ian shortly about Carnero Vaquero and will air the interview in the coming weeks on Wide Cut Country. New music today from Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell and Allison Moorer, as well as more from the latest by Leeroy Stagger, Rhiannon Giddens and Dwight Yoakam. There's a video of "You Can't Say We Didn't Try" from "The Traveling Kind" by Emmylou & Rodney at right>>>>
The album will definitely be getting plenty of WCC spins in the coming weeks... as will the Allison Moorer album, "Down To Believing".