The Playlist

Tom CoxworthJefferson Airplane, “High Flying Bird”

1966 early folk into rock – second only to The Bryds (not Grateful Dead – their debut was six month later) – Fifty Two Years ago

Orest SoltykevychChronos Vocal Ensemble / Jordan van Biert, “Andrew Balfour: Ambe”

Edmonton’s Chronos Vocal Ensemble performs a song by Winnipeg-based composer Andrew Balfour. It’s based on an original song in Ojibway that was gifted to him by a traditional drummer and singer who describes the song as “a call to the people to the ceremonial way of life.”

*This song is not on Spotify. Tune in to CKUA this week to hear it!

Bob ChelmickAaron Neville with Mavis Staples, “Respect Yourself”

Timeless advice delivered with funk and soul.

Roy ForbesThe Band, “We Can Talk”

I’ve had The Band’s “Music From Big Pink” on the brain these past few days, reading endless articles on the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of this trailblazing record. Check out “We Can Talk” for some mind boggling, crazy-quilt vocal interplay from Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel. .

Cam HaydenThe Proven Ones, “If You be My Baby”

The Proven Ones are all veterans of the blues (West Coast and East Coast) featuring Kid Ramos on guitar and the all star rhythm section of Willie Campbell and Jimi Bott. Throw in piano man Anthony Geraci and you’ve got stone cold, solid blues. great all around new disc titled “Wild Again”

Lark ClarkTri-Continental, “Lakalaka”

After a hiatus of 8 years, Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau and Madagascar Slim are back together – and it’s still magic. Great guitar licks, and on this track, we can pronounce the Malagasy title!

*This song is not on Spotify. Tune in to CKUA this week to hear it!

Cathy EnnisKacey Musgraves, “Slow Burn”

Kacey Musgraves’ new album ‘Golden Hour’ is a real beauty! A major creative leap from 2015’s ‘Pageant Material.’ She co-wrote and co-produced all 13 tracks on Golden Hour and it’s tough for me to pick just one. But okay. Here goes. ‘Slow Burn’ because I love the imagery.

Mark AntonelliDavid Aaron Carpenter (viola) / London PO / David Parry, “Gathering Storm”

I had never encountered Alexey Shor’s music before this disc arrived. What a happy discovery! Gathering Storm is a movement of Shor’s “Seascapes” – a descriptive Concerto for Viola & Orchestra. The recording features some other pieces by Shor and I’d like to a lot hear more of his music.

*This song is not on Spotify. Tune in to CKUA this week to hear it!

Matt MastersThe Suffers, “Mammas”

This Houston based 10 piece Gulf-Soul ensemble has a track record of taking care of their neighbourhood and this song sings an uplifting message about a mother’s love. Do you know how loved you are? It also has a super groove.

Dianne DonovanBob Schneider + The Galaxy Kings, ” Corn Flakes and Sodium Penethol”

Couldn’t help but notice that this Austinite is on CKUA’s Top 10. I’ve had the opportunity to hear him a lot (disclosure-someone with whom I am close, works with him a fair bit). He is one of the most talented songwriters I’ve ever met.
Musically, a chameleon, lyrically: clever, astute and often funny.

*This song is not on Spotify. Listen to it here or tune in to CKUA this week to hear it!

Amy van KeekenThe Arcs, “Lake Superior”

On July 3, Richard Swift passed away. He was a prolific and incredibly creative singer/songwrtier/producer/multi-instrumentalist who worked with many artists including The Shins, Sharon Van Etten, Damien Jurado and Foxygen. He was also the drummer for The Arcs. Here is a catchy number released by The Arcs in 2016. RIP Richard Swift.