Past Episodes: June 2011 Archives

SOS, Purity Ring, Rebecca Lappa and JR Shore!

This week, we're looking ahead to Edmonton's 2nd annual SOS Festival, happening in Old Strathcona next weekend -- we'll listen to some of the Alberta bands playing, including The Dudes, Wool on Wolves, Scenic Route to Alaska, and Gobble Gobble.
Plus -- Purity Ring -- a new band from Edmonton that just made its live debut last weekend at the Sled Island Festival, and which is already generating lots of international online buzz.
We'll hear from a promising young songwriter named Rebecca Lappa -- just 13 years old and she's already released a debut full-length album.
And -- JR Shore takes his 2nd album, Talkin' on a Bus on tour across Alberta.


100 mile house -- Live in Canmore!

This week, we're headed to Communitea Cafe in Canmore for a very special live show recorded especially for the Key of A.

The band is called 100 mile house. They sing beautiful songs of travel, family and home.

Part of that inspiration comes from the fact that the two singers in the band grew up on different continents. Denise Mackay is from Edmonton. Peter Stone is from London, England. That's where they met, fell in love, started making music together, and got married.

Now they're back in Canada living in Denise's home town of Edmonton. A couple of years ago, they formed a band with Scott  Zubot -- you'll hear him on violin and mandolin. They're joined on this tour by Tom Murray on bass and Ty Armstrong on drums.

It's a delicate acoustic mix that puts the lyrics and melody front and centre. Enjoy!



Music Festivals Across Alberta

A couple of weeks ago, guest host David Ward presented a preview of 5 Alberta music festivals, and featured songs by Alberta artists including Scott Cook, Captain Tractor Samantha Savage Smith and Sister Gray.

Even if you missed the show, you can still check out all 5 festivals by clicking the links below.

North Country Fair

South Country Fair

Medicine Hat Jazz Festival

Canmore Folk Music Festival

Sled Island Festival