Past Episodes: June 2012 Archives

Polaris Music Prize nominees Feist and Mark Davis

This week on the Key of A, we'll take a listen to two Alberta contenders for the Polaris Music Prize, worth $30,000: Eliminate the Toxins by Edmonton's Mark Davis , and Metals from Calgary's Feist.

You'll hear "Ride" -- a special Calgary Stampede song from Wil, along with a song from Corb Lund's upcoming release, Cabin Fever -- both songs available as free downloads right now.
Plus, we'll revisit the lovely performance that Emily Jill West gave at last summer's Calgary Folk Music Festival.


Corb Lund's Cabin Fever, The McDades documentary, Trina Nestibo's Miss Daisy

This week on the Key of A, Corb Lund will be here to tell you about cowboys... and Cabin Fever. Cowboys, because he's doing a show with Ian Tyson called 100 years of Calgary Cowboys.
Cabin Fever -- that's the name of Corb Lund's new album coming out later this summer. He'll tell you about how he put that new record together and you'll get to hear a song from the album as well.
Plus, a new documentary about The McDades: Brother Brother Sister Making Music  that lets you in on what it's like to play in a family band from the time you're a little kid, among other things. You can watch an early trailer for the movie, here.

And.. you'll meet "Miss Daisy" -- the alter-ego of Calgary singer-songwriter Trina Nestibo; she'll be here to talk about her new show designed for kids aged 3-4, playing this Sunday afternoon at the Ironwood Stage and Grill in Calgary
Plus -- a great new jazz album by bass player, writer and composer Chris Tarry, called The Rest of the Story. He's in Edmonton this weekend for a release show at the Yardbird Suite.


Sled Island Festival insider's guide

This week on the Key of A, you'll get an insider's look at the Sled Island Festival, which takes over the city of Calgary June 20-23 with a packed program of independent music, film, visual art and comedy.
Festival Director Lindsay Shedden and Festival Manager Shawn Petsche join Katherine in the studio to give you an overview, talk about what's new this year, and play some of the 70 Alberta solo artists and bands who'll be on stage at Sled Island, including Samantha Savage Smith, Teledrome, The Dudes, Reuben Bullock, Cowpuncher, Edmonton's Jessica Jalbert, Smalltown DJs, and more!

Plus we begin our coverage of the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards, playing music by Alberta nominees Mireille Moquin, The Magnetic North and The Ramblin' Ambassadors.