Daybreak Alberta
with Chris dela Torre

CBC Radio One: Weekends 6:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Wake up to the weekend with Daybreak Alberta, featuring interviews with newsmakers, artists and provocateurs from the province and beyond. Host Chris dela Torre presents the music, people and events that make up life in Alberta, from jazz standards and indie music to home renovation tips and fine wine. Follow us on Twitter @daybreakalberta for access to free swag and exclusive giveaways during the show.

February 28 & March 1: The Interviews

Stuart McLean:
Daybreak fill-in host Paul Karchut speaks with the writer and voice of the Vinyl Cafe, Stuart McLean. They chat about everything from favourite moments while touring the country, the Stuart McLean impersonations that people love to do, and what's next.

Irish Rover George Millar:
Original Irish Rover George Millar joins fill-in Daybreak host Paul Karchut on the band's final tour stop through Calgary. They talk about 50 years of Rovering and the band's tight connections to Alberta.

Blues-rocker Jesse Roper (pictured):
Victoria-based blues-rocker Jesse Roper stops in during his Alberta tour to talk about how he thinks the blues is progressing and the fear of performing that he needed to overcome.

Fundraiser for Edmonton's Roxy Theatre:
Following the complete destruction of Edmonton's Roxy Theatre in a fire, Daybreak's Paul Karchut talks with the head of the Theatre Network and a local film festival organizer to find out how the arts community is rallying together. NOTE: This fundraiser has already happened on the night of February 28th.

Book column: Great Mystery novels
Daybreak's books columnist tells us about what makes for a great mystery read and has three suggestions for us.


February 28 & March 1: The playlist

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Saturday's playlist:
6:10 - Mists of Down Below, The Duhks
6:25 - West coast Hobo in a Boxcar Blues, Big Sugar
6:38 - Song on the Radio, Amelia Curran
7:10 - Get There, Harley Card
7:38 - Again, Faith Healer
7:45 - Fool in Love, Jesse Roper
8:10 - On a Dime, Joel Plaskett
8:38 - Unicorn, The Irish Rovers

Sunday's playlist:
6:10 - I heard it through the grape vine, Marvin Gaye
6:25 - The Bliss, Fortunate Ones
6:38 - Mess is Mine, Vance Joy
6:50 - Feather's not a Bird, Roseanne Cash
7:10 - Sparrow and the Wolf, James Vincent McMorrow
7:38 - This Must be Love, Downchild Blues Band
7:55 - Rolling Stone, Ruben in the Dark
8:10 - ???, M83
8:57 - Jochanan and the Giraffe, Pear