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Your Edmonton Folk Music Festival preview

Edmonton Folk Music Festival producer Terry Wickham joins host Katherine Duncan with a preview of what's in store Aug. 9-12 at Gallagher Park.

Preview the 2018 Calgary Folk Music Festival

Every year, the Calgary Folk Music Festival brings artists from around the world to perform at Prince's Island Park in downtown Calgary. Artistic Director Kerry Clarke explains her process for choosing artists, and shares songs by some of the Alberta musicians who'll take the stage July 26-29.

Meet teenage mega-talent Kate Stevens

Get to know Kate Stevens as she celebrates her new single. And congrats to the winners of the Edmonton Music Awards. Plus, your preview of artists giving performances this Canada Day.

Your Edmonton Folk Music Festival preview

Edmonton Folk Music Festival producer Terry Wickham joins host Katherine Duncan with a preview of what's in store Aug. 9-12 at Gallagher Park.

Jann Arden co-hosts the 2018 Juno Songwriters Circle

Jann Arden and record producer Bob Rock co-host this special event at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre, which also features Edmonton rising star Ruth B. Plus, new music from Edmonton's The Hearts and Calgary's Souls in Rhythm.

Rae Spoon performs at Calgary's King Eddy

Rae Spoon shares songs, insights and stories with a hometown crowd in Calgary. Preview Edmonton songwriter Michael Rault's upcoming new album, A New Day Tonight; hear Reuben and the Dark's long-awaited Arts and Crafts label release, Arms of A Dream. Plus, a look ahead to the next instalment of the National Music Centre's Alberta Spotlight series.

Rae Spoon and F&M play the National Music Centre

Edmonton duo F&M open for Rae Spoon at the King Eddy during the National Music Centre's new Alberta Spotlight series.

Ellen Doty takes you behind the scenes

Get to know Ellen Doty and hear songs from her new album before she heads out on a cross-Canada tour. Plus, hear new tracks by folk, country and electro-pop artists from Alberta.

Mohsin Zaman warms up winter while Reuben and the Dark unleash a Hurricane

This week's Key of A introduces two new local bands: Apollo Rose from Calgary and Wildwood from Edmonton. Hear a live set by Edmonton favourite Mohsin Zaman, a new single by Reuben and the Dark, and find out why Maria Dunn is in Fort Macleod this weekend.

Foonyap reinvents classical violin to make Asian folk electronica

Foonyap joins host Katherine Duncan to trace her path from reluctant classical violinist to independent solo artist, and shares some of the genre-defying original music on her debut solo album, "Palimpsest."

Warm up winter with Music: Block Heater 2018 Preview

Calgary Folk Festival's answer to winter, this year's Block Heater Festival, runs Feb. 15-17. It's warming up music venues in Inglewood, East Village and the National Music Centre.

Ann Vriend, Blue Hawaii and Nature Of

Hear Ann Vriend's 2017 Cobalt Blues Prize-winning song, All that I Can, plus tracks from Blue Hawaii's new album, Tenderness.

Top Alberta albums of 2017, from the Key of A's Katherine Duncan

This was a good year for Alberta audiophiles, with plenty of incredible albums released across the province. Ruth B's Safe Haven, Leeroy Stagger's Love Versus and AM Static's Rise & Shine are among the Top 10 picks from Katherine Duncan, who hosts Key of A on CBC Radio One.

Mariel Buckley at the Ironwood plus a free track from The Wet Secrets

The Wet Secrets offer a free download ahead of their next full-length release and tour dates, or hear new tracks by Jim Serediak, Tom Phillipos, Chad Vangaalen and his Flemish Eye Records label mate Un Blonde. Then head to the Ironwood Stage for a live set by Mariel Buckley.

Sykamore signs with Home Team Publishing and Ellen Doty signs with Alma Records

You'll hear about Sykamore's new publishing deal and Ellen Doty's exclusive multi-release deal. Plus, a look at the top three finalists in Project Wild, and new releases from around Alberta.

Valiant of Vimy for Remembrance Day

We open the show with Edmonton's Rebecca Lappa and her Spirit of Vimy contest-winning song, Valiant of Vimy. Then, find out which Alberta artists will be featured on upcoming winter music festivals. Plus, new tracks and albums by Amani, Vissia, The Wet Secrets, Astral Swans, Lighter than Arrows and King Dylan.

Ruth B's Lost Boy picked for CBC's Music Class Challenge

This week Edmonton singer Ruth B. takes the spotlight at the CBC Music Festival. Plus, new tracks by Braden Gates, The Willows, Raven and the Fox, Raghav, Kate Stevens and Ethan Cole.

100 mile house at The Needle Vinyl Tavern

To celebrate the arrival of a new baby in the 100 mile house family, you'll hear the set they played last February at The Needle Vinyl Tavern in Edmonton. Plus, a new single from YYC Music Award multiple winner JJ Shiplett, and Edmonton singer-songwriter Dana Wylie.

New tracks from Matt Patershuk, Jocelyn Alice, Hello Moth and Nice Horse

Find out why Matt Patershuk's third album sounds so good; follow the career trajectory of Calgary's Jocelyn Alice as she tackles the U.S. market on her new record label; and get a preview of a genre-bending show with artists from Edmonton and Calgary Oct. 19 at The Nite Owl.

Reuben and the Dark delve deep to bring back beauty

Hear Reuben and the Dark play a sold-out live show at the Lantern Church during the Calgary Folk Music Festival's 2017 Block Heater. Songwriter Reuben Bullock doesn't shy away from dark subjects, but always returns with something beautiful.

k.d. lang covers Neil Young and Raleigh takes you behind the scenes in the studio

There wasn't a dry eye in Massey Hall after k.d. lang's breathtaking cover of Neil Young's Helpless, ahead of his induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. You'll hear that performance, plus hear stories from recording studios at The Banff Centre and The Bathhouse as Raleigh launches their new album, Powerhouse Bloom.

Goldtop Live at The Needle Vinyl Tavern

Hear a live set by this new Edmonton duo recorded at the Key of A's showcase of local bands and solo artists at The Needle Vinyl Tavern.

Feist up for Polaris Music Prize and congrats to Paul Brandt

Awards galore on this week's Key of A. Will Feist repeat her 2012 win at the Polaris Music Prize? Who will win at the 2nd annual YYC Music Awards later this month? And congratulations to CCMA multiple winner Brett Kissel and new Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Paul Brandt.

Western Canadian Music Awards come to Edmonton

Nominations for this year's Western Canadian Music Awards are out and artists from Calgary, Red Deer or Edmonton show up in most categories. From Francophone to roots, pop to metal to country, you've got hometown heroes to root for. This week we feature some of the top contenders.

From Cowpuncher to Soaring Eagle, and JJ Shiplett performs for CBC Calgary

After 10 years and four albums, Cowpuncher is no more. But what's that on the horizon? Matt Olah joins Katherine to talk about the launch of his new record label, Soaring Eagle. Plus live performances by JJ Shiplett and Lexi Strate, recorded at a special CBC Calgary celebration in honour of Canada Day.

Lindsay Ell's #1 record and Altameda's name game

Celebrate Lindsay Ell's debut album, The Project; hear the backstory to the name of the band Altameda; plus a live concert with Calgary's Evan Freeman recorded at Block Heater 2017 especially for CBC Radio.

Ruth B, Maddie Storvold, Bardic Form and North of Here

This week, young Alberta artists on the rise. It's your chance to say, "I heard them, back when they were just starting out!" Hear Ruth B recorded live at the CBC Music Festival in Toronto, along with highlights from the School of Song stage at the 2017 Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

New from The Royal Foundry, Purity Ring, Lindsay Ell and more

Hear the songs and the stories behind new releases by bands and solo artists from across the province — and beyond.

Preview the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Festival producer Terry Wickham joins host Katherine Duncan to highlight some of his top Alberta picks for the 2017 Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans

Corb Lund and his band perform songs from his ninth studio album, Things that Can't Be Undone, for a handpicked group of friends and fans at CBC Studio 211 in Toronto.

Martin Kerr reveals his secrets

Meet Edmonton singer-songwriter Martin Kerr as he gets set to release a new album and open for Sarah McLachlan July 1 at Rogers Place.

Wondrous Women of Alberta music

A round up of Alberta women making original music — many of whom you can see on stage at summer festivals over the next few weeks.

Edmonton Folk Music Festival's Alberta stars

Festival producer Terry Wickham joins host Katherine Duncan to highlight some of his top Alberta picks for the 2017 Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

Reuben and the Dark headline Block Heater 2017

Hear Reuben and the Dark play a sold-out live show at the Lantern Church during the Calgary Folk Music Festival's 2017 Block Heater.

Crossing genres with Del Bel, Evan Freeman and Audrey Ochoa

New tracks from Del Bel and Audrey Ochoa, plus a live set by Evan Freeman, recorded at Block Heater 2017.

New music by Ann Vriend, Fast Romantics and more

This week, the Key of A cracks open the jewel cases of some new releases by musicians from around Alberta.

Check out Alberta's Western Canadian Music Award nominees

Nominations for this year's Western Canadian Music Awards are out and artists from Calgary, Red Deer or Edmonton show up in most categories. From Francophone to roots, pop to metal to country, you've got hometown heroes to root for. This week, we feature some of the top contenders.

Goldtop Live at The Needle Vinyl Tavern

Hear a live set by this new Edmonton duo recorded at the Key of A's showcase of local bands and solo artists at The Needle Vinyl Tavern.

Mohsin Zaman live at The Needle Vinyl Tavern

Edmonton singer songwriter Mohsin Zaman opens the Key of A's first live showcase at The Needle.
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Hear the latest from Jesse and the Dandelions, Good Nature and more

This week on the Key of A, a roundup of recent releases from some of Alberta's top musical artists.

Nature Of Live at The Needle Vinyl Tavern

Hear the closing set from the Key of A's first Live at The Needle showcase. Plus, original jazz by Calgary-based vocalist Johanna Sillanpaa and a preview of the launch event for Bent River Records in Edmonton.

CBC shines a Searchlight on Alberta music

Regional Searchlight hopefuls from northern and southern Alberta and a live set by YYC Music "Group of the Year" 2016 winners The New Electric.

Meet Hello Moth ahead of his show at U.K.'s The Great Escape

Calgary's Hello Moth joins Katherine in studio with his latest album. Edmonton jazz vocalist Mallory Chipman calls herself a proud feminist, and has a song to prove it. Plus, new orchestral pop noir from Del Bel, and timely music inspired by refugees and immigration by former Edmonontonian Wendy McNeill.

Evan Freeman live at Calgary's Block Heater Festival

A live set from singer-songwriter Evan Freeman with guitarist Darren Young showcases original songs from Freeman's album, Luna, which made the Key of A's Best of 2016 list.

Juno nomination for Edmonton's Maria Dunn

Maria Dunn's album Gathering is even more relevant today than when it was released in 2016. Hear her in conversation and in song. Plus, preview Key of A's upcoming Edmonton showcase at The Needle Vinyl Tavern, and tee up for a musical Family Day.

Jocelyn Alice, Colleen Brown, Mohsin Zaman share the love

Hear love songs by some favourite Alberta artists, get to know the husband and wife at the core of the band 100 mile house and preview Key of A's upcoming live showcase at The Needle Vinyl Tavern in Edmonton.

Maria Dunn's Edmonton Music Prize and J.J. Shiplett's Big Break

High fives to Maria Dunn, winner of the Edmonton Music Prize, and to J.J. Shiplett, whose debut album got a boost from Johnny Reid. Plus, a preview of the upcoming Block Heater Festival in Calgary.

Meet Tanika Charles, hear Transit at Festival Hall

Tanika Charles drops by our CBC Edmonton studio for a chat while she's on tour while Transit plays a blistering hip hop set at Calgary's Festival Hall this week on Key of A.

Chloe Albert, John Wort Hannam, Ellen Doty on tour

This week, Key of A brings you a round up of new and recent releases, and tells you where you can go hear some top Alberta artists play live.

Key of A's Alberta Top 10 albums of 2016

CBC Radio's Key of A Best of 2016 offers a Top 10 list in an eclectic mix of styles from hip hop to country, folk to indie rock and soul to electronica — even a drinking song.

Brett Kissel's Pick Me Up live in studio; Christmas songs by Corb Lund, Jocelyn Alice and more

Key of A celebrates Christmas Eve with a live set by country charmer Brett Kissel and seasonal songs by Corb Lund, Jocelyn Alice, 100 mile house and The McDades.

Jocelyn Alice, Danny Vacon, Ellen Doty and The New Electric

Some of Calgary's top musical acts joined CBC Calgary's Key of A and the Homestretch at the Ironwood Stage to celebrate local music and raise funds for the Calgary Food Bank.

Orit Shimoni on the move; Two Bears North opens for Mother Mother

Meet Orit Shimoni and find out why she's always on the move; hear the latest single from Two Bears North ahead of their next album release on Germany's Devil Duck Records, and catch them live this weekend when they open for Mother Mother at The Needle Vinyl Tavern.

CBC's Jam for the Food Bank features The New Electric, Ellen Doty, Danny Vacon and Jocelyn Alice

Some of Calgary's top musical talents perform at CBC's Jam for the Food Bank this Friday, Dec. 2, at the Ironwood when the Key of A teams up with The Homestretch to help launch the CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive. We're recording, so you'll hear the live performances later this season on the Key of A. Plus, a preview of the Calgary Folk Music Festival's 2017 Block Heater Festival, which includes locals SAVK and Edmonton's Scenic Route to Alaska.

Look back into Key of A's Archives

See who's been on the show over the past few years.

Ken Stead, Sykamore and The Dungarees vie for $100,000

Here's your chance to second-guess the Project WILD jury. Hear top three contenders Ken Stead, Sykamore and The Dungarees in conversation, on CD and in performance. Plus, part two of Nuela Charles' First Play Live set at CBC Toronto Studio 211.

Nuela Charles live at CBC Music, meet Hello Moth

When CBC Music found out Nuela Charles had a new album, they invited her for a "First Play Live" at CBC Studio 211 in Toronto. Plus meet Calgary looping artist, poet and songwriter Hello Moth, hear his new album, and find out how he came to co-write the Platinum-selling single Jackpot with Jocelyn Alice.

100 mile house releases new album, Hiraeth; hear The Royal Foundry live

This week on the Key of A, meet the husband and wife team at the core of the band 100 mile house and hear the heartbreaking story behind their new album, Hiraeth. Plus, hear a live set by Edmonton's The Royal Foundry.