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We all remember the moment we discovered that secret song on one of our favourite albums. Often, those hidden gems provide a revealing peek behind-the-curtain, leading us to new insights about the artists and recordings we thought we knew. CKUA’s Hidden Track podcast aims to do the same, by bringing you stories that change the way you experience music. Any given week, we’ll get to the heart of the song with the musician who wrote it, reflect on a landmark recording with the producer and engi ...
 
From Vancouver Island, to the prairie grass lands of Manitoba, TransCanada Music West explores the best live music Western Canada has to offer. From sold-out shows at one of the country’s most storied venues, to intimate in-studio sessions recorded right here at home, it’s your ticket to the best in live rock, blues, folk, roots and more.
 
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Sounds to Grow On

Smithsonian Folkways

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The CKUA Radio Network presents Smithsonian Folkways: Sounds to Grow On, a new 26-part series featuring the original recordings of the Folkways Collection, now a cornerstone of Smithsonian Folkways Records' vast catalogue. Hosted by Michael Asch, the only child of Folkways Records' founder Moses Asch, the weekly one-hour program debuted Sunday, January 18th, 2009. This series, researched by Robert Wiznura, is a co-production of The Smithsonian Women's Committee, Smithsonian Folkways Recordin ...
 
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Ghostkeeper is a greatly acclaimed Alberta band, and at the heart of that band is a truly great love story. The story of Sarah Houle-Lowry and Shane Ghostkeeper is woven all through the band's music. The Ghostkeeper story started when Sarah and Shane got together, having grown up in and around the Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement at the very norther…
 
"When I made Lavender Country, I wasn't planning on being the grandpappy of a music genre..." These days, queer voices in country music are not unheard of. In fact, many of the most successful artists in the country music world of 2022 are gay, and are outspoken about it, both in their music and otherwise. That certainly was not the case when Patri…
 
Bill Bourne was a collaborative, talented artist. Every song he wrote, every festival he played, and every project he touched was made better by his generous spirit and amazing musicianship. For generations, Bill's presence in the musical community of Alberta has been massive, and it ripples outwards all across Canada and the globe. This month, CKU…
 
She was born into Canada's first family of folk, the Wainwright/McGarrigles; but Martha Wainwright has always carved her own path, and led with her heart. After a turbulent period of great struggle, she emerged recently with her first new album in five years, a triumphant record called Love Will Be Reborn. On the March episode of CKUA's Hidden Trac…
 
"The Prairies got something to say." When he was awarded the 2021 Polaris Music Prize, Cadence Weapon spoke from the heart; giving a long, loving shout-out to his home town and province: Edmonton, Alberta. Rollie Pemberton a/k/a/ Cadence Weapon always been passionately proud of his roots. His family, his community, his hometown helped make him the …
 
As the world celebrates David Robert Haywood Jones’ 75th birthday, and marks the 6th anniversary of his passing, the musical legacy and cultural impact of David Bowie only continues to grow. We’ll explore his groundbreaking career and enduring influence with pre-eminent Bowie biographer Dylan Jones. We’ll hear from Mark Plati, Bowie’s co-producer a…
 
Amos Garrett's solo on Maria Muldaur's "Midnight at the Oasis" has often been cited as the greatest solo of all time. By the time he played on that 1973 hit, he'd already performed with Ian & Sylvia and Anne Murray. That's just the beginning of a legendary career of the most revered guitar stylists in all of roots music. He's recorded with everyone…
 
They were alt-country before alt-country. By the time that became a buzz term in the mid-‘90s, Jr. Gone Wild had a legendary career, and called it a day. Over 25 years later, the Alberta music scene remains imprinted by the band's work. The cow-punk trailblazers are back with their first album in 25 years, ‘Still Got The Jacket’. On this episode, G…
 
They were an iconic band that re-wrote the rules of pop music. This November, ABBA will release their first studio album in 40 years, Voyage. And what a voyage it's been! The band has racked up an astounding 28 UK Top 40 singles since their breakout moment on Eurovision back in 1974. Two of those chart-toppers are 2021 singles from their forthcomin…
 
Memphis soul legend William Bell was there for Otis Redding's meteoric rise as a trailblazing force in 1960s popular music. William was supposed to be on the fateful flight that claimed Otis' life on December 10th, 1967. He would go on to write and record a 1968 hit song dedicated to Otis called "A Tribute to a King". As we celebrate Otis Redding's…
 
If Otis Redding were alive, he'd be turning eighty this month. Instead, the world lost him at the age of 26. Redding revolutionized popular music, created a lasting legacy, and was the personification of soul. This episode of Hidden Track traces his journey, from modest roots to chart-topping hits, and we wonder what might have been. On this episod…
 
It’s often been said that they became legends without ever becoming stars. The Replacements' last album was released in 1990, but their visionary work profoundly informed the artists who would roar into the mainstream that decade. August 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the Replacements' ferocious, strident, snarly debut album Sorry Ma, Forgot to…
 
She was a musical visionary, a champion of women’s voices in the male-dominated industry, a builder of connections between musical worlds, and a true Alberta treasure. Ellen McIlwaine's abilities as a vocalist and guitarist were seemingly endless in scope. She moved effortlessly between genres, styles, settings, and traditions. Her career is dotted…
 
k.d. lang's discography has explored everything from cowpunk, to smooth pop, to jazz. Their new album 'Makeover' may be the most delightful surprise of all! It's a stunning collection of dance remixes dating from 1992 to 2000. On this episode, we'll explore this fascinating “hidden zone” in their career. k.d. talks to us about the roots of their lo…
 
When he quit the band Fairport Convention at 21, Richard Thompson had already revolutionized folk rock, and become a roots music icon. That was just the beginning of his astounding half-century-long career! It's a journey he traces in his new book, Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice (1967-1975). On this episode, Richard Thompson joins us …
 
He was a celebrated singer-songwriter, activist, award-winning documentarian, and a true trailblazer. As a musician, Willie Dunn was compared to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Pete Seeger. He’s credited for creating Canada’s first music video. Yet, too few Canadians are familiar with his work. On this episode, we celebrate the release of Creation Ne…
 
In honour of her 80th birthday in February, 2021, CKUA's Hidden Track podcast explores Buffy Sainte-Marie's remarkable artistic journey, featuring fresh insights from Buffy herself. Biographer Andrea Warner walks us through some major milestones in the story of one of music’s most under-appreciated geniuses. Along the way, we’ll hear from a new gen…
 
When he died on December 12th, 2020, at the age of 86, Charley Pride left behind a truly mind-blowing legacy. He was flat-out one of the biggest country stars in history. He rather famously was the 2nd-best-selling RCA records artist of the '70s, second only to Elvis Presley. The road to that staggering success, though, required incredible struggle…
 
He’s one of the most beloved composers of all time. This month, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth. Author and New York Times music writer Patricia Morrisroe has written extensively about Beethoven, who is also the focus of her debut novel "The Woman in the Moonlight." She’ll join us to provide new insights into his …
 
Imagine what it would be like to be alone in the studio with one of the greatest geniuses in pop music history, day after day, for years. On this month’s Hidden Track podcast, engineer Susan Rogers talks about working closely with Prince in creating his glorious mid-1980s run of all-time classic albums. On this episode of Hidden Track, Susan gives …
 
When Leonard Cohen was readying his 1984 album Various Positions, his label refused to put it out because of one song: “Hallelujah”. The track didn’t make waves until a cover by John Cale in 1991. That version gave new life to the song, and Leonard Cohen’s career. On the debut of Season 2 of Hidden Track podcast, we explore the fascinating story be…
 
It was a ground-breaking, game-changing, mold-shattering album, and it was released 50 years ago this month. Popular music has never been the same since. The Who's 'Tommy' was one of the best-selling rock albums of its day; hailed universally as a creative breakthrough. What led to 'Tommy' is a remarkable story. What happened following it is even m…
 
The legendary drummer and composer talks to Grant about his latest project, Stewart Copeland’s Orchestral Ben-Hur, which comes to Edmonton’s Winspear Centre this month. Stewart shares the story behind his rich cultural upbringing, growing up the child of a C.I.A agent stationed in Cairo, Egypt. He also reflects on founding The Police alongside Stin…
 
The Pixies’ album Doolittle was released thirty years ago this month. It’s an album that’s bursting with arresting-yet-mysterious imagery, captivating-yet-cryptic lyrics, and breathtakingly unexpected musical dynamics and departures. It’s an almost unbelievably dense, compact artistic statement that fascinates at first blush, and heavily rewards re…
 
She skyrocketed to fame with a song that didn't sound like anything anyone had ever heard before. It was gentle yet tense, lurid yet mysterious. "Ode to Billie Joe" was driven by Bobbie Gentry's trademark acoustic guitar groove, and that low Mississippi drawl that seemed like it was murmuring secrets in your ear. On this episode, Grant Stovel explo…
 
On our debut episode, Grant Stovel welcomes musician Jeremy Dutcher. The classically trained operatic tenor and composer spent most of his 20's quietly crafting his stunning debut album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. The album blends his training in opera, and his contemporary musical sensibility, and features post-classical rearrangements of Wolastoq…
 
This is Mark Rodgers, your producer for season two of the Capital City Records podcast in partnership with the CKUA Radio Network and the Edmonton Public Library. I put together this last episode to recap the season and use some audio clips that didn’t land in the original episodes. Also if you listen till the end you’ll hear some of the outtakes w…
 
This week’s podcast ends up on more the crunchy side of the music spectrum. Brittany Lyne Rudyck talks about her youth and how it relates to the pure punk rock sound of Edmonton group Hellen. Hellen is Evan Truscott, Mark Miller, and Sam Malowany. Punk in its purest form sometimes doesn’t need more info than this. Brittany Lyne Rudyck writes for Be…
 
This week’s episode features long time Edmonton musician and arts administrator Brent Oliver chatting about the legendary Edmonton act Wilfred N and the Grown Men and the song ‘I’m In Love with the City’ as found on Capital City Records. Edmonton’s Wilfred Kozub has a long history of making rock and pop music sprinkled with innovation and electroni…
 
This is another week of a Capital City Records act chatting about another Capital City Record act. Tyler Butler has had two of his songs featured on past podcasts and he wanted to get in on being a guest host himself. F and M are active in the Edmonton Music community and were co-hosts of a Capital City Records podcast talking about the group Conce…
 
This week’s guest host is Celeigh Cardinal, a future Capital City Records artist. Look out for her soon-to be released record “Everything or Noting at All” on Capital City Records. Celeigh chats about Kimberley MacGregor and her song “Building a Case”, the second last selection on Kimberley’s record “I am My Own” as found on Capital City Records. A…
 
This week’s episode features local impresario Dave Von Bieker and according to his web site he’s “your bow-tied tour guide to the other side”. He chats about the Lucas Chaisson song “My Lover and My Ghost” found on the record “Telling Time” as discovered on Capital City Records. Produced by Grammy winner Colin Linden, "Telling Time" highlights Luca…
 
This week’s podcast features Amy van Keeken, another artist on the Capital City Records website. She talks the group Switches, a fellow act on the electronic arm of the Edmonton Public Library. Switches live up to the rep of the place they call home: a prairie city with big skies and big sound. The band straddles the worlds of ruthless garage-punk …
 
This week’s podcast features local writer and publisher Jason Norman chatting about the mellow sound of Tyler Butler. He talks about how the music is almost the ‘opposite of sound’ when seeing Tyler play live as a solo act. The sea may be in his blood but the prairies are in his heart. Tyler Butler was born on Canada’s east coast but taps into his …
 
Two weeks ago on the Capital City Records Podcast Lindsey Walker talked about Jesse and Dandelions and this week we turn things around as Jesse Northey, from Jesse and Dandelions, talks about the Consilience song “Walking Through a Dead Night”, a song which he recorded twice. Consilience’s lead Tusy Hudson and the bands live off the floor version g…
 
This week’s episode looks at some straight up honest rock n’ roll as Dave Sawchuk weaves some kind words about Stepmothers’ song “Leave Your Light On” Leave Your Light On 7" was recorded in one day in August 2012 by Devin Fortier, mixed by Devin Fortier and mastered by Stu Mckillop. Stepmothers have released four albums since 2012 with the latest b…
 
This week’s podcast features two Capital City Records artists, Lindsey Walker, who has her album “Our Glory” is on capitalcityrecords.ca. Lindsey talks about Jesse and the Dandelions and how she loves driving and listening to “Looking at the Sun” along with the whole record “A Mutual Understanding”. Jesse and the Dandelions is a 4 piece art/space p…
 
This week’s podcast features a group that has been saving ska since '97. Ethnomusicology doctorate candidate, Kathleen Danser talks about how ska has been part of her most recent life journey how the Mad Bombers Society capture that extra rhythm of the genre. Having toured Western Canada and playing locally at legendary venues like the Side Track C…
 
This week’s podcast features the baroque-pop duo F&M. Rebecca and Ryan Anderson, who together have chosen the song “Place to Hide” by Concealer. Concealer combines musical traditions to create melodic and hypnotic Heavy Wave. Vue Weekly describes Concealer as “one of the stranger musical partnerships to have ever risen from the Edmonton music scene…
 
This week’s episode features Carrie Day and her song “Every Single Second” as chosen by Beth Portman. Carrie is a classically trained pianist, who at 10 discovered music and went on to teach herself to play and read music on a second-hand organ and some tattered music books that her mom picked up at a garage sale. Beth Portman has been part of the …
 
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