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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
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A great (and clever) Holiday song from BR5-49's Chuck Mead
Another track from the Jackson Browne tribute "Looking Into You"as well as another from the new Grant Peeples album, Punishing The Myth. More from Grant on the next WCC in the form of an interview as we got to chat by phone this week. New music from Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash (AKA BSOJC), Orit Shimoni (AKA Little Birdie), Kevin John Cook (AKA Kevin Cook) and The Palominos (AKA...The Palominos)... who are labelmates of BSOJC these days - Check out RANDM Records!
Old Man Luedecke & Jordie Lane both have some gigs happening, so a nod to both of them too on the show.
A few classics today too, from Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, The Stones and Alberta's very own Swiftys.
Well, as today is Linda McRae's birthday I figure it's as good a time as any to spin her (& Steve Dawson's) version of a previously unreleased Willie P. Bennett tune; courtesy of the Willie P. Bennett Legacy website. Click Willie's pic to go there>>>
A phone interview with Grant Peeples today. Grant has recently released "Punishing The Myth", his third album produced by Gurf Morlix. Grant is a straight-shooter who doesn't pull any punches in his songs and deserves to be heard. The complete conversation can be heard AFTER Wide Cut Country today by clicking on the cover image>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Plenty more today including a track from the Legacy Edition of Uncle Tupelo's
classic NO DEPRESSION release.
New music from Ray Benson today. The Asleep At The Wheel front man has just released a solo album:
"A Little Piece" on his own Bismeaux label. Alberta's Dave McCann has just released HIS new album Circle Of Light on HIS own label too, so a sample from that today as well.
More from the new Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash as well as some classic tracks from the likes of Chip Taylor,
The Texas Tornados, Bruce Springsteen and The Mavericks (who just happen to be playing Calgary tonight).
As I can't make it to the gig I figured I'd at least watch a video of them. Raul has hair! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Another track from the soon-to-be-released Carlene Carter on the show today. "Carter Girl" hits the racks on
April 8th and it has already been on repeat in my truck and in the house for a week or two now. I will be airing an interview with Carlene NEXT week on Wide Cut Country, so be sure to tune in. Meanwhile, check out Carlene singing "Troublesome Waters" at FarmAid. The album version is a duet with Willie Nelson>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Also this week, new tunes from Randy Travis, Jake Ian and Dave McCann & The Firehearts.
I had long-awaited shoulder surgery this past Thursday so have been having to record shows well ahead. Not easy doing the simplest of things when it is your dominant side (my right) that is immobilized, but at least I won't be having to coordinate CD players with my computer and mixing board for a couple of weeks.
My interview with Carlene Carter airs today on Wide Cut Country. "Carter Girl" is truly a continuation of the proud Carter Family musical tradition. Hopefully the 4 tracks I play along with the chat today do justice to Carlene's embracing of that tradition. The full interview is POSTED HERE!
...AND check out the amazing similarity between Carlene & June posted there. Watch these ORIGINAL "Carter Girls" performing "Worried Man Blues" >>>>>
I've also posted a couple more videos on my MUSIC page HERE + you should also check Carlene's Website for all of her latest news. <<<< Grant Peeples gets another well-deserved spin on WCC today... despite his tongue-in-cheek "10 reasons why DJs WON'T play Punishing The Myth" video. He also posted an April Fools version of the "AmeriKana" Chart HERE "Out Among The Stars", the title track of the latest album of unreleased Johnny Cash tracks was written by a Canadian; Adam Mitchell - a former member of Toronto's The Paupers. Adam only ever released one album of his own, way back in 1979, called Redhead In Trouble and it really didn't do a whole lot of sales... but a few of the songs on it that Adam had written "WENT VIRAL"! Check Wikipedia to see what Adam's other songs were... besides "Out Among The Stars". Also check out his website, where even a quick scan of the acts on the home page will blow your mind... then there are some cool stories on his Songwriting site too. When great songwriters such as Darrell Scott, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings... not to mention The Seldom Scene and Johnny Cash... perform just ONE of your songs, that truly makes YOU a "Songwriter's Songwriter"... even if most folks don't even know your name!!
You might also recognize Adam's "The French Waltz".
HIS version of "Out Among The Stars" isn't on YouTube!