Past Episodes: April 2011 Archives

BRAIDS live, plus a Chad VanGaalen preview track!

Calgary artist/musician Chad VanGaalen's fans are excited about the new album he's releasing next month, and we'll hear a preview track on this week's Key of A.
Plus, one of Canada's most exciting young bands -- BRAIDS -- recorded live in their hometown of Calgary at the end of March, in the midst of a huge tour across North America. We'll hear their live set, and keyboard player/vocalist Katie Lee from the band drops by for a chat.
And just FYI, both Chad and BRAIDS record for the Calgary-based Flemish Eye record label!
A very cool episode of the Key of A, Saturday April 23, 5-6pm, which you can hear across Alberta on CBC Radio 1.
And for updates during the week -- check out our Twitter feed @cbckeyofa.


Blues and Raggedy Gospel from the Agnostics

This week, the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir play their trademark blend of blues and raggedy gospel in a live show at the Engineered Air Theatre in Calgary. Tune in to hear how the band's sound has evolved with the addition of Jackson Phibes (aka Tom Bagley, of the long-running Calgary punk band Forbidden Dimension) as lead singer.

Plus, three new cd's. Medicine Hat folk singer and storyteller Phyllis Sinclair pays tribute to single parents in her new album, Songs of the Washerwomen. And we'll preview two albums that are getting their releases this weekend at the Haven Social Club in Edmonton: Red Shag Carpet's Down Like a Lion, and Seth Anderson's portrait of a relationship from first kiss to breakup, in Rocky Town Heartache.

As always, lots of excellent original music by Alberta artists coming your way on the Key of A!


Bright Shiny New Releases

This week's Key of A is all about new music. We'll hear electro-soul from Krystal Dos Santos on a new concept album called Fame Fatale; edgy lo-fi from Jay Crocker; songs from Fast Romantics, Tanyss Nixi and more.
Plus, Bill Bourne drops by to talk about his new record, Free Radio Dance Band, featuring a collaboration with his son, Pat Bourne, on electric guitar.
Original, made-in-Alberta music coming at you Saturdays at 5, across the province, on CBC Radio 1.