Past Episodes: May 2013 Archives

Edmonton Folk Music Festival Preview


Tickets to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival go on sale Saturday June 1st. In honor of that, Artistic Director Terry Wickham drops by the Key of A studios to give you an overview of the festival, tell you what's new this year, and shine the spotlight on some of the fine Alberta talent he's picked for this year's festival, including headliner Feist, Festival house-band leader Amos Garrett, young up-and-comer Joe Nolan, and more.

Plus, we'll sample Chloe Albert's new album Dream Catcher (you can catch her onstage in several Alberta locations this month) and Michael Reinhart's musical autobiography, eCHO.


Ann Vriend, Erica Viegas, MC Soprano and more

This week on the Key of A, you'll hear new and recent releases from across Alberta, including two African-influenced albums to warm things up on a rainy weekend: Mc Soprano from Lethbridge, and Edmonton's Hot Super Hot.

You'll also hear Lindsey Walker's tribute song Our Glory, dedicated to her Aunt Gloria, who disappeared on Vancouver's downtown east side; new tracks from Volume 4 of Great Northern Revival, highlighting Edmonton's underground music scene; and songs from Unraveling, the new full-length album from Erica Viegas, who's touring Canada on VIA Rail this month.

Plus, find out how you can get Ann Vriend to play in your living room this summer. (Hint, she's looking for Alberta house concerts in July and August.)


Lucas Chaisson, Alex Vissia, Rob Heath and more

This week on the Key of A, you'll hear musicians at very different stages in their careers.
Cochrane's Lucas Chaisson is just 19 but well on his way; you'll hear a lovely solo set he played in March at the Ironwood Stage in Calgary.

Another young artist, Alex Vissia from Stoney Plain/Edmonton, is getting ready to release her new EP Young Love, with a show Friday May 24, and we'll give you a preview.

Veteran Edmonton songwriter Rob Heath unveils his 5th full-length album, The Trick; while Wilfred N and the Grown Men's new release is a father and son collaboration. Wilfred's son Nik Kozub (of the band Shout Out Out Out Out) engineered and co-produced the album, I'm in love with the city. But as Wilfred puts it, "I'm the dad, so I'm still the boss."

Plus, here's a lovely new video to keep the spirit of Mother's Day going a little longer, from High River's Karla Adolphe.