Past Episodes: October 2011 Archives

Musical goodness from around Alberta.

Saturday, Oct 22 we head to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival to hear The McDades, playing their signature blend of celtic, folk and world music. It's a spectacular live hometown show on a hot summer night.
Saturday, Oct 29, we'll hear two very different live performances. Rapper Cadence Weapon (aka Roland Pemberton, Edmonton's former Poet Laureate) plays his high-energy hip-hop at the Calgary Folk Music Festival; and Calgary songwriter Trina Nestibo plays an intimate live set with violinist Aldo Aguirre and chats with Katherine at the CBC Calgary Open House.


Live Music @ CBC Open House!

This week, we celebrate CBC's 75th Anniversary by broadcasting a pair of performances from our CBC Open Houses in Calgary and Edmonton (the first of several we'll be airing over the next few weeks.)
First up: the sweet, agile voice of Edmonton's Colleen Brown, as she gets ready to release her 3rd album; and ferocious old-school blues and gritty new songs by the Calgary band, Hollow Brethren. You'll also hear Colleen in conversation with CBC Edmonton's Peter Brown (no relation -- but they're close!); and Katherine chats with the members of Hollow Brethren about their attraction to "old-timey" sounds, among other things.


So far, so good! Favorite 2011 Alberta releases.

This week on the Key of A, we're listening to some of the best releases by Alberta artists so far this year.
We'll hear Celtic folk-rock from Edmonton's Captain Tractor; recent solo albums by Jenny Allen and Leslie Alexander -- currently traveling together, and taking their "Dirty Laundry Tour" to venues around the province; Samantha Savage Smith's debut, Tough Cookie, which has been picked up by Arts & Crafts since its original release; the young Calgary band Raleigh; and the great voice of kd lang, playing with her band The Siss Boom Bang (and if you saw her at a folk festival this summer, hearing her on CD will definitely bring back some happy memories.)