Past Episodes: April 2012 Archives

Sitars, reggae beats and the Andean Charango

This week on the Key of A, music that's made right here in Alberta, but influenced by sounds from far and wide.
The Indian sitar finds its way into the music of Ethan Collister on his new album, Inner Alchemy.

Souljah Fyah brings the reggae beats of Africa and the Caribbean to stages across Alberta -- including shows this Saturday and next in Edmonton.

And, new music recorded in Lethbridge by Indio Saravanja, has roots in Argentina and features the Andean Charango -- a stringed instrument similar to a lute. We'll sample his new album inspired by becoming a first-time father, Little Child
Plus, new releases by Dahlia Wakefield (born in the Philippines, now at home in Edmonton); Calgary's Grant Tilly, and motivational speaker/organizational consultant and musician Herky Cutler's new album, Love is Like a Chicken.



Amy Thiessen, Lucky Sonne, Jasmine Whenham, Michael Reinhart & more

Well, despite the snow earlier this week it's starting to feel like spring, and we've got fresh, new releases on this week's Key of A; many of them by people launching their new albums with live shows in the next week or so.
Calgary's Lucky Sonne (aka Luke Colburne) has a 2-cd release show this Sunday afternoon April 22, at Earl's in Banker's Hall in Calgary - we'll dip into his 2nd full length album, RR One.  Amy Thiessen combines work as a yoga teacher with a musical career; she'll be hosting an event called "Musical Chairs" featuring other musicians including Russell Broom, next Thursday April 26 at the Ironwood in Calgary - we'll listen to songs from her debut full-length album, Give Up the Fight. And in Edmonton, Michael Reinhart is gearing up for his lost & found release show next Saturday April 28th at Leva Cafebar. We'll hear two of his "urban folk" songs.
Plus, new releases by Jasmine Whenham (whose new cd, Bandaid, was produced by Lin Elder of The Fates); Steve Coffey & the Lokels; and Milkwood Dreamers.