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Acres of Dreams, from 2011 High Performance Rodeo

This week on the Key of A, we take you back to a very special event at last year's High Performance Rodeo in Calgary. You'll hear four Alberta singer-songwriters, performing their original songs with a very big back-up band -- the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductor Melanie Leonard.

The inspiration behind the event, is an ad campaign dating back to the late 1880's, when the government was trying to entice new settlers to the Canadian West -- the title of the campaign was Acres of Dreams. And all the new songs written for the concert are inspired by ideas of immigration, resettling, and home.

Kris Demeanor put the show together and he's Katherine's guest on the Key of A. We'll also hear him onstage with the Calgary Philharmonic, and fellow songwriters Wendy McNeill, James Keelaghan and Cadence Weapon.

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