Every week, CKUA’s hosts submit their song for our weekly House Blend playlist – an exciting new release, a beloved classic or just an old personal favourite. We mix it all together to create a sonic concoction that’ll help kick off your week. Check out what’s on this week’s playlist.
Cathy Ennis— Maggie Rogers, “Alaska”
Lots to choose from on Maggie Rogers’ stellar debut album called “Heard It In A Past Life”, released in mid-January of this year. Rogers is an American musician, singer-songwriter and producer from Easton, Maryland. She caught the attention of Pharrell Williams with this song “Alaska” when it was played to him during a master class at New York University.
Lionel Rault— Hayes Carll, “Beautiful Thing”
Outlaw Texas Singer-Songwriter Hayes Carll returns with a new album…from ‘Where It’s At’, my House Blend Playlist pick this week is Hayes with a rockin’ little number called ‘Beautiful Thing’
Lisa Wilton— Ten Fe, “Coasting”
Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan are the London duo behind Ten Fe (pronounced Ten-Fay.) They honed their skills busking in London’s underground tube stations before relocating to Berlin. Coasting is a bright, buoyant love song reminiscent of of The War On Drugs at their most melodic.
Celeigh Cardinal— Naomi Shore , “Fine”
The first single from Naomi Shore’s solo album ‘Piece by Piece’ has so much heart. Naomi’s voice has always struck me as being both strong and vulnerable at the same time, and lyrically this song fully embodies that compelling paradox. If you’ve ever felt ready to move on with newfound sense of independence, here is your shiny new anthem.
Orest Soltykevych— Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, “Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba #3 in g BWV1029”
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote three sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, and it’s thought that they were all written at about the same time – around 1740.
They’re also believed to have been written for concerts given by professional musicians and university students – either in Gottfried Zimmermann’s famed coffee house in Leipzig or – if it was summer – in Zimmermann’s garden outside the city.
Tom Coxworth— Townes Van Zandt, “To Live is to Fly”
wonderfully slow and emotive captivating wisdom
Amy van Keeken— Diamondtown, “December”
First single from upcoming second record by a super-group of east coast indie rockers culled from bands like Dog Day and Eric’s Trip. A gentle jangly meditation on winter. Reminiscent sounds akin to The Smiths and The Cure.
Kodi Hutchinson— Mallory Chipman, “On The Level”
Mallory is a rising Canadian jazz star who will be a part of the Front Gallery Duo Series in Edmonton. Definitely worth checking her out in any live situation. Enjoy music from her tribute album to Leonard Cohen.
Grant Stovel— Leyla McCalla, “Me and My Baby”
Former Carolina Chocolate Drop Leyla McCalla is having quite the 2019 so far.
She’s one-quarter of the roots-folk supergroup Our Native Daughters — who just put out their stellar debut — and she’s also just launched this brilliant new solo outing, featuring an incredible array of the flavours and textures of New Orleans music and culture.
The album explores a bunch of disparate topics, styles, and moods — but this particular tune is a just a simple, sunny, jaunty, delightful affirmation of love and joy.