Past Episodes: September 2012 Archives

Rae Spoon, High Valley, Sam Savage Smith and The Dudes

Key of A closes out the month of September by celebrating Calgary's own Feist as winner of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize for her album, Metals.

You'll hear the conversation Katherine had with Rae Spoon this summer, about music, a brand new book of short fiction First Spring Grass Fire, and upcoming documentary on growing up queer in Calgary. 
We'll preview the concert CBC is presenting Saturday evening at Olympic Plaza in Calgary, with High Valley, Samantha Savage Smith and The Dudes.

Plus, you'll hear a song by Fort Macleod's John Wort Hannam, from his upcoming release Brambles and Thorns.


Chatting with 100 mile house, Corb Lund live at the Arden

This week on the Key of A, you'll hear part 2 of the live show Corb Lund and his band
The Hurtin' Albertans recorded at the Arden Theatre in St Albert - a CBC exclusive performance, playing songs from Corb's new album Cabin Fever, before it was released. (It's gone on to be a #1 seller!)

Plus, new cds from Edmonton jazz pianist James Clarke and indie pop singer Brock Tyler.

And we visit with the band 100 mile house at the Calgary Folk Music Festival, just as they're getting ready to head into the studio to record their 3rd album.


New music from Maria Dunn, Karla Adolphe and Animal Parts

This week on the show, you'll hear Karla Adolphe's songs in the key of grief. Her new album, Honeycomb Tombs, while inspired by grief and loss, rises above it, offering comfort.

Maria Dunn joins Katherine in studio to talk about her new concept album, Piece by Piece, inspired by stories of immigrant women who came to Alberta for a better life, and found work, friendship and community at the GWG clothing factory in Edmonton.

Plus -- Calgary native Joshua Cockerill now fronts a Toronto-based band called Animal Parts. They're touring Alberta this month, with shows in Waterton, Twin Butte, Coleman, Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer.