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House Blend Playlist – Feb 27, 2017

February 24, 2017

Some old favourites join exciting new tracks from local talent in this week’s House Blend. Have a listen to what our hosts are loving this week.   The Spotify Playlist: The Picks:

Shellac Shack Shuffle on Roy’s Record Room

February 24, 2017

This week, Roy digs out another stack of brittle old 78s for a Shellac Shack Shuffle on Triple-R Radio. Tune in for some totally essential sides from Pine Top Smith, Lord Kitchener, Al Hibbler, Shug Fisher & His Ranchmen, Billie

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The House Blend Playlist – Feb. 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

A special long-weekend edition of the CKUA House Blend. Whatever you’re doing for this Family Day, find some time to enjoy this playlist hand-picked for you by our hosts. The Spotify Playlist: The Picks: Click each host’s name to see

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A Fingerfulla 45s on Roy’s Record Room

February 16, 2017

Tune in to Triple-R Radio on Sunday for a Fingerfulla 45s. You’ll hear essential sides from Charlie Rich, Ann Peebles, the Raelettes, Arthur Alexander, Solomon Burke, Ferlin Husky, the Willis Brothers and more. ­That’s Sunday, February 19th at 1 PM

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Family Day Schedule

February 16, 2017

It’s the long weekend, Alberta. It doesn’t matter if you’re staying at home or off somewhere for the holiday, we’ve still got a full day of great music lined up for you. Take a look at our special Family Day

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Al Jarreau – Driven to Create

February 13, 2017

“If you find something that you love to do that much … get it, hold on to it. Don’t let it go.” – Al Jarreau One of jazz music’s giants, Al Jarreau, passed away Sunday, February 12.  Just weeks before

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CKUA Top 30

February 8, 2017

January 29 – February 4, 2017 =Albertan =Canadian   1.  Kobo Town – Where The Galleon Sank (Stonetree) 2.  Rose Cousins – Natural Conclusion (Outside) 3.  Joey Landreth – Whiskey (Cadence) 4.   Scott Cook – Further Down The Line (Independent) 5. The

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Frontperson debuts new song on Freeway

February 8, 2017

Freeway, Wed. at 4pm —  A special treat this afternoon: tune in to catch the world debut of a new song by Frontperson. The collaborative project between The New Pornographer’s Kathryn Calder and Woodpigeon’s Mark Andrew Hamilton is set up as

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Schedule Change: The Celtic Show

February 7, 2017

We just wanted to tell you about a temporary change to our Friday night line-up this week. On Friday, The Celtic Show will be on from 7 – 9PM MT — an hour after its usual time. We’re bumping the

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Joel Plaskett on Folk and his Father

February 7, 2017

Mixtape -Wed. at 7pm  This Wednesday evening at 7, we invite you to spend an hour with Nova Scotia’s Joel Plaskett.  Many music fans know Joel as the winner of multiple music awards, the creative force behind New Scotland Yard

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The Opener | Blockheater Edition

February 6, 2017

This Friday at 6pm MT, CKUA’s The Opener gets you warmed up for Calgary’s Blockheater winter festival with an hour of great live sessions and conversation featuring headliners Reuben Bullock (Reuben and the Dark), celebrated Halifax singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon, and more! Grant Stovel

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Penguin Egg Picks for Feb

February 6, 2017

Pieta Brown –  Postcards, “Stopped My Horse” “Pieta Brown just gets better and better as a songwriter. This album is the unassailable proof.” Rayna Gellert – Workin’s Too Hard, “Workin’s Too Hard” “The former Uncle Earl fiddler offers Americana at its finest on

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House Blend Weekly Playlist – Feb 6, 2017

February 3, 2017

A new week means a fresh new Weekly Playist. This time around, our hosts have chosen some great tracks from everyone from Elvin Bishop to Calypso Rose to the father-son team of Plasketts. Have a listen! The Playlist: The Picks:

Mulligan Stew | Joey Landreth goes solo; Sam Roberts finds hope

February 2, 2017

This Saturday, February 4 from 5-7pm MT, two JUNO-winning Canadian rockers join Terry David Mulligan in conversation. First up, the younger half of Manitoba’s celebrated Bros. Landreth, Mr. Joey Landreth. The acclaimed guitarist talks about recording his brand new solo album, Whiskey, as well

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Bluesy Gals on Roy’s Record Room

February 2, 2017

  Tune in to Triple-R Radio on Sunday for Bluesy Gals at 78 rpm. You’ll hear essential sides from Bessie Smith, Etta James, Ethel Waters, Viola McCoy, Lil Green, Dinah Washington Helen Humes, Billie Holiday and more — all from

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Kobo Town’s Cutting-Edge Calypso

January 30, 2017

The press materials state: file under post-colonial calypso rock. That doesn’t exactly sound like a whole lot of fun. But don’t let it fool you — the music of KoboTown  is full of wit and wisdom. Calypso reinvigorated and reimagined through the

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House Blend Weekly Playlist – Jan 30, 2017

January 27, 2017

This week’s playlist contains some new releases from names like The New Pornographers and Jenn Grant, as well as a few picks from some amazing artists you may not have heard of. Check out what our hosts have picked this

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