TransCanada Music West







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This week on the podcast, we bring you LaGlace, Alberta singer-songwriter Matt Patershuk in concert at the Grande Prairie Live Theatre! Matt’s most recent album Outside the Lights of Town, earned him a 2014 Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Country Recording of the Year. In the set, he's joined by Calgary fiddle sensation Scott Duncan.

Direct download: 20150612-TCMW-Matt_Patershuk_June_12_15.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

It's the penultimate episode of the season, and we're taking you back to the First United Church in Fort Saskatchewan for a set by Edmonton's Ayla Brook. Ayla has been a stalward player in the Edmonton music scene for over 10 years. Ayla began his career as a singer-songwriter in 2003 fronting alt-pop trio AA Sound System. In 2008, he released his first solo album, After The Morning After. At long last, Ayla is set to release a collection of brand new songs this October. The album is self-depricatingly titled: Ayla Brook: I Don't Want To Hear Your Breakup Songs. This week's podcast includes five new songs from that album, along with live renditions of tunes from After The Morning After, and the AA Sound System catalogue performed live at the First Untied Church in Fort Saskatchewan.

Set list:
Wake Up Early
Leave Anymore
Blue So Blue
People in the City
No Difference
Breakup Song
Hold On
Wasting Time
Upside Down
After The Morning After
One Two Three

Direct download: 20150605_AylaBrook_TCMWPodcast.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

This week on the TransCanada Music West podcast, we feature Victoria-based singer-songwriter Mike Edel live from the First United Church in Fort Saskatchewan. Mike’s brand new album India Seattle is an indie folk gem that’s received regular airplay on CKUA. The record was produced by Colin Stewart, who has previously produced albums for The New Pornographers, A.C. Newman, Kathryn Calder, Dan Mangan, and Ladyhawk.

Direct download: 20150529-TCMW-MikeEdel-Podcast.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT

A self-described “rock-a-hillbilly yodeling Country Blues Boy” Petunia (of Petunia and the Vipers) performs his unique brand of country live from The Mercury Room. Petunia’s forthcoming solo album, 'Free as the Wind', will be released this fall. But tonight, you’ll have your chance to hear these brand-new songs performed live for an Edmonton audience. Petunia draws on a wide range of musical influences – Jimmie Rodgers to David Bowie; Hank Williams to Dead Kennedys – and seamlessly weaves them together to create a country-punk blend that will hook you.

Ready to Go
Cricket Song
Yes Baby Yes
Primative Love
California Blues
Loved in Vain
Forgotten Melody
Inside of You
I Hate A Man Like You (Jelly Roll Morton cover by Nathan Godfrey)
Bicycle Song
Death Himself

Direct download: 20150522_TCMW_Petunia_Podcast.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Leaving home to find yourself. Finding the resolve to end a marriage to find happiness. These are just a few of the stories Alex Vissia explores in her songs. The Edmonton singer-songwriter began her career in music at age 11. That’s when Vissia and her sisters joined a choir in their hometown of Stony Plain, Alberta. From their modest start playing to seniors homes, The Vissia Sisters when on to play bluesgrass, country and folk songs to audiences at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

The sisters called in quits in 2011, and Alex went solo. Tonight you’ll hear songs for her latest album, Modern Love, along with a few tunes she’s been working on for her next album.

Set list:
Goodnight, Moonlight
Make Her Stay
You Should Be Sleeping
Don't Tell Me Riddles
Young Love
I Wanted
Wild Fig Tree


Direct download: 20150508-TCMW-AlexVissia-Podcast.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

This week on TransCanada Music West, we feature Edmonton ex-pat Michael Rault. Michael has been a fixture on the Alberta music scene for the better part of a decade.  His latest album, Living Daylight, receives its US debut on Burger Records this month. The record is earning him comparisions to the likes of Tame Impala, and T-Rex, with calling it "one of the best rock records of 2015".

This week, you'll hear live renditions of the songs performed in session in CKUA's performance space.


All Alone             
Real Love            
Fall in Love with Every Girl I See
Hiding from Heartbreak               
Lost Something
Too Bad So Sad
Nothing Means Nothing              
Too All My Friends          
Still Not Sad       

Direct download: 20150501-TCMW-MichaelRault.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT

This week on TransCanada Music West, we feature Colleen Brown in concert, live from our Edmonton performance space. The singer-songwriter is touring in support of her latest album Direction, co-produced by Joel Plaskett, and Raymond Richards. In this week's episode, you hear stunning live renditions of songs from that record.

Direct download: 20150416_TCMW_Colleen_Brown_Podcast.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

This week on TransCanada Music West, we feature Ryan Boldt in concert at The Mercury Room in Edmonton. Ryan has been touring the country in support of his latest record, Broadside Ballads. The record is a collection of interpretations of traditional folk songs. The album’s title refers to songs printed on inexpensive paper sold for no more than a penny during the sixteenth and early twentieth centuries in towns and villages around Britain. In this week’s set, Ryan is joined by guitarist Clayton Linthicum (Kacy & Clayton) who shares Ryan’s affinity for traditional folk music. When Ryan isn’t recording solo, he’s performing as the front man of Saskatoon folk rock outfit The Deep Dark Woods.

Direct download: 2015-04-02-TCMW-Podcast-RyanBoldt.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week on the show, we take you to the historic Bailey Theatre in Camrose for a performance by Winnipeg act Slow Leaves. That’s the moniker for singer-songwriter Grant Davidson, who draws inspiration from '70s era songwriters like Gene Clark of The Byrds, and Mickey Newbury. You’ll hear songs from Slow Leaves’ latest release, Beauty is So Common, produced by Rusty Matyas of Imaginary Cities. It’s a collection catchy songs that calls to mind the era of Davidson’s influences.

Careless and Serene
Life of a Better Man
Enough About Me
Pretty Good Songwriters
Perpetual Sleep
Second Chances
A Piece of Advice
Everybody Wants to be In Love
Country of Ideas

Direct download: 3-27-2015-TCMW-Slow_Leaves-podcast.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT

Calgary folk rocker Matt Swann (Hot Little Rocket, Extra Happy Ghost) has had a recurring presence on the CKUA charts since the release of his debut recording under the moniker Astral Swans. The album All My Favourite Singers Are Willie Nelson was chosen as the debut release on Dan Mangan’s newly minted label, Madic Records. The record has charmed more than a few announcers at CKUA. This week, while on national tour with Hayden and Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Astral Swans joins us for an in-studio session including live renditions of songs from the album, and a gem of a cover originally performed by the album’s namesake.

My Consience Don't Work in the New World
Park Street
You Carry A Sickness
The Beginning of the End
Blues Eyes Crying in the Rain
What Calms You Down Freaks Me Out

Direct download: 2015_03_13_TCMW_AstralSwans_Podcast.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT