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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.
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.
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With our July 1st "Canada Day" celebration coming right up, I focused on tracks about the... "True North Strong And Free" today. Nothing overly patriotic but songs that mention some of the places, towns, cities and provinces that make up this great country. My full playlist for today is HERE, in fact ALL of my playlist archives are on my MUSIC page if you have some extra time on your hands.
It wasn't a completely Canada-centric show today though; new & recent tracks from Della Mae, Trigger Hippy and two great new releases from Red House Records by Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams and Dale Watson. Click on the album covers at right to check out videos from each of them.
Next weekend is THE big July 4th celebration for the U.S. so I'll be spinning plenty of tracks referencing our friends & listeners south of the border. #equaltunetime - I hope you'll join me.
With this Wide Cut Country show falling on July 4th it is only fitting to give a tip of the hat to the U.S. (and all of our friends and listeners there) with some songs that reference various parts of the country, the flag and more. Tracks by Johnny Cash, Arlo Guthrie, Ryan Adams, Martin Sexton are here, and of course... Dave Alvin's classic "Fourth Of July" is a shoe-in.
New & recent music from Chris Stapleton, The Waterboys, Barnstar!, Asleep At The Wheel, as well as a great new upcoming release from Alberta boy Brady Enslen. Brady's debut release "Beautiful Things" (with Scott Nolan doing a great job producing), is due to hit the streets in September.
Check out the video of Brady (at right) performing "It's All Clear" - a song that was subsequently renamed "The Engineer" on the CD release.
More this week from a couple of recent albums that I just can't seem to get enough of. I've really been digging the latest from Chris Stapleton, The Steeldrivers and Barnstar!, so a track from each of those this week. A brand new release from Calgary's Conrad Walz, as well as a reissue of a long-gone album by Gene Clark. Gene's "Two Sides To Every Story" album was pretty much an instant delete when it was first put out back in the late 70's and although it doesn't warrant CLASSIC or MUST HAVE status, it is certainly worth grabbing if you spot it in your favourite local record store.
I've posted "Hear The Wind" off the album from YouTube at right, so give it a click.
Another cut today from the self-titled debut album by the husband & wife duo of Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams. The album has recently been released by Red House Records who have also just put out the latest Charlie Parr, who also gets a spin today. We'll definitely be hearing more from Charlie's "Stumpjumper" in the coming weeks too. Take a look at Charlie in action performing "Over The Red Cedar" LIVE >>>> & you can sample the entire new album HERE!
With labels in mind, a few Rounder titles also find their way into the show today. New releases from Shelby Lynne and Pokey LaFarge, plus the debut release from late 2014 by Trigger Hippy, a band that features the combined talents of drummer and co-founder Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes etc), singer Joan Osborne (Solo, Funk Brothers & others), singer-guitarist-keyboardist Jackie Greene (Solo, The Black Crowes etc), bassist Nick Govrik and in-demand Nashville session guitarist Tom Bukovac.
Wide Cut Country was a LIVE broadcast from the Calgary Folk Music Festival today!
My WCC guest line-up kicked off with Calgary's own Mariel Buckley. Mariel was followed by Pharis & Jason Romero, the recently re-formed and rockin' Jr. Gone Wild, (Mike McDonald, Steve Loree, Dove Brown & (keeping the beat going; Larry Shelast. The two hour show was capped off with The Stray Birds.
It was ultimately a glitch-free broadcast - WHEW! A few pics from the show are over on the right>>>>>
The weekend festival weather was perfect. I got to reconnect with "folks" I hadn't seen for at least a year and the line-up of acts was great; capped off on Sunday evening by Lucinda Williams followed by The Mavericks!