Past Episodes: September 2011 Archives

Fall Harvest: New Releases by Young Alberta Musicians

This week on the Key of A, we'll sort through this fall's bumper crop of new releases by up-and-coming Alberta musicians.

We'll hear clever lyrics and funny stories from Paul Bellows on his 4th album, Shipwreck Looking Out for a Beach.

We've also got jazz influenced piano and vocals from Jenny Thai -- she's just released a 5 song EP called Lady Flower.

And.. the band Scenic Route to Alaska takes us to a dance party that's lots of fun on their new EP -- recorded half and half in Edmonton and at McGill University in Montreal.

Plus... Fort Saskatchewan's Braden Gates -- a fiddling champion turned songwriter; and the sweet voice of Samantha Schultz. Born and raised in Edmonton, Samantha has just headed back to Boston for her 3rd year at the Berklee College of Music.


Tegan and Sara, Live! (Part 2)

Tegan and Sara Quin, identical twins from Calgary, are back in their hometown for this stripped-down show at Theatre Junction Grand.

Last week, we heard part 1; this week, we pick it up where we left off -- about half way through the concert.

If you missed last week -- or you just want a bigger dose of Tegan and Sara -- you're in luck! Click this link to stream a version of this show, on the CBC Radio 2 "Concerts on Demand" website.



Tegan & Sara, Live! (Part 1)

Tegan & Sara, twin sisters from Calgary, now an international touring band with devoted fans all over the world, returned home for a stripped-down show this summer, in the intimate space of Theatre Junction's Grand. It's a more relaxed, slower paced show than what you'd hear at a big festival, or a large venue like the Jubilee. Tegan & Sara take lots of time to chat with the audience and banter back and forth, and their stories are very funny.

They're also very generous with the audience, staying out onstage for about two hours without a break. So we'll hear the show in two parts -- the first half this week, with Part 2 next Saturday, September 24th. Enjoy!!!

Plus, here's an opportunity for Alberta Musicians.
Calgary's Epcor Centre runs a festival called the Transcanada Alberta Music Series; a four-day series of concerts by Alberta songwriters and bands that happens every March.

They've put out a call for musicians who'd like to play the 2012 festival, people who are actively pursuing a career in music as a singer-songwriter -- or with a band.
If you're interested, you can get all the details here.