Past Episodes: July 2010 Archives

Bands @ the Grand on Radio and TV!

This summer, CBC Radio and Television are getting together to bring you four hours of great Alberta music, recorded live at Theatre Junction's Grand in Calgary. Artists range from rock band The Dudes, to the Latin jazz fusion of Bomba! From Edmonton's Aboriginal trio Asani, to singer-songwriters Karla Anderson, Tim Hus, Steve Pineo, Kris Demeanor and Colleen Brown.

You can watch Bands @ the Grand, Saturday nights at 7pm on CBC TV; listen for the radio version Saturdays at 5pm, on CBC Radio 1 across Alberta, on the Key of A!  Each episode includes live sets by two artists. Here's the schedule for the next two weeks!

 Saturday July 31: Colleen Brown Band/ Tim Hus

 Saturday August 7: Kris Demeanor and his Crack Band/The Dudes


9 Alberta Bands, Live!

This week on the Key of A, we'll relive a great show from last year's Calgary Folk Music Festival -- Chad VanGaalen and his band, performing on the festival's Twilight Stage.
Plus, a preview of Bands @ the Grand in advance of the first episode, which begins airing next Saturday on CBC Television. We'll hear one song from each of 8 great Alberta bands and solo artists: Asani, Karla Anderson, Bomba!, Steve Pineo, Colleen Brown, Tim Hus, Kris Demeanor and The Dudes!


The Wheat Pool, Sonal & Noel Johnson, Live!

This week on the show, we head to the 2010 Transcanada Alberta Music Series for performances by three artists, and it's a shadows and light kind of a mix. In the shadows, Edmonton's The Wheat Pool singing songs of loss, regret, and honest longing.

On the other hand, we'll hear sunny rhythm and blues songs from Sonal, and catchy, buoyant melodies from singer and guitarist Noel Johnson.

Plus -- if you're in Calgary, get out and hear some live music this weekend at the Sled Island Festival. It's a jam-packed schedule at venues indoors and out, all over the city, between now and Sunday -- check the Sled Island website for all the latest shows, additions, last-minute changes and photos!