Past Episodes: March 2011 Archives

Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans, Live!

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This week the Key of A takes you back to last summer. It's Saturday night at the Calgary Folk Music Festival as one of Alberta's biggest stars, Corb Lund takes to the mainstage with his great band The Hurtin' Albertans.

Plus, we'll gaze into the Alberta Music Crystal Ball (on loan to us from the prescient people at U22 Productions) and take a listen to some potential future stars, including the band Scenic Route to Alaska, 16 year-old Cochrane singer-songwriter Lucas Chaisson, and recent Edmonton Music Award nominee Ky Babin.


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Edmonton music: rich, diverse and deep

This week, the Key of A celebrates the diversity, richness and depth of Edmonton's music community, in honor of the first ever Edmonton Music Awards, which will be handed out this Sunday and Monday at the Haven Social Club. We'll hear several of the top nominees, including "artist to watch" nominees Erica Viegas, Red Shag Carpet and Lisa Nicole Grace; country nominees Al Brant and the band Hey Romeo; and sextuple nominee (he's got 6 nominations, including best single and best album) Jeff Morris.
 
Plus, the Haven is also the venue Leeroy Stagger chose to celebrate the release of his 6th album, Little Victories, and we'll hear the live show he played there with his band at the end of January, just before heading out on a 2-month U.S. tour.

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Ann Vriend, Live at the Ironwood!

This week's Key of A features a live performance by Ann Vriend  and her 7-piece band, recorded at the Ironwood Stage and Grill in Calgary at the end of January -- in honor of the release of Ann's new album, Love and Other Messes.
 
Plus, we'll look ahead to the annual Transcanada Alberta Music Series (formerly The Alberta Sessions) happening next week March 23-26 at the Engineered Air Theatre in Calgary. Listen for songs by Axis of Conversation, Johanna Sillanpaa, Rae Spoon, 100 mile house, and Reuben Bullock.
 
Original music by Alberta artists on the Key of A, heard across the province Saturdays at 5pm on CBC Radio 1. For updates and links through the week, follow the show on Twitter: @CBCkeyofa

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