TransCanada Music West







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This week on TransCanada Music West, we bring you R&B funk, soul and blues styling of pan-Alberta outfit, Boogie Patrol, live in CKUA's performance space.

Boogie Patrol have performed hundreds of gigs since forming nearly a decade ago back in Edmonton.  They’ve headlined festivals including the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, North Country Fair, Pembina River Nights, and the Beaumont Blues Fest to name just a few. These are some very, very intense musicians that love to perform live, and this week you'll get a taste of the chemistry they've been bringing to live shows in this province since 2007.

This set features Yuji Ihara on guitar, Nigel Gale on bass, Chad Holtzman on guitar and vocals, Emment VanEtten on drums and vocals, and Rott’n Dan Shinnan on harmonica and vocals.

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Direct download: 20160527_TCMWPodcast_BoogiePatrol.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:18pm MDT

This week on TransCanada Music West, we feature some brand-new music from emcee, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mitch Holtby, AKA  Mitchmatic. Mitch has made a name in the Edmonton scene for his distinct blend of jazz and hip hop. The former influence he credits to his dad, who would play jazz records at breakfast on mornings before Mitch would head off to elementary school. With that daily dose of Chet Baker, came a little De La Soul on the side. Mitch names The Jungle Brothers, Jurassic 5, and Slick Rick among some of his early hip hop influences.

Mitch’s mom was an elementary school music teacher, so the pianos, guitars, and drums were always at the ready.After picking up the saxophone in grade 6 band class, Mitch would eventually teach himself to become a one-man band, learning several instruments including drums, bass, and guitar.

It’s been nearly two years since the release of Mitch’s last full length release, A Night Lost. He plans to release a new record later this year, but on this week’s episode of TransCanada Music West, we’ll have a live preview of a few of those songs captured during a set at CKUA’s performance space. During that performance, Mitch was backed by Ross Nichol on synth, Cameron O’Neill on bass, and Connor Ellinger on drums.

Direct download: 20160520_TCMWPodcast_Mitchmatic.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:14pm MDT

This week, we heat up the CKUA performance space with the Latin sounds of the Marco Claveria Project! This Edmonton-based outfit delivers a fusion of afro-peruvian, Brazilians, Cuban, and Chilean music. The resulting blend will have you swaying to the sound of your radio.

Marco has built a career on bringing the sounds of Cuba to his new home of Canada. He first set his hands to the guitar at age 10 learning the basics of Chilean folk. When his family immigrated to Canada in 1982, Marco started performing in a few Edmonton ensembles.

In the mid-90s, he made his way back to Cuba, drawn by his passion for the Latin sounds he grew up with in his childhood home. While there, he took the opportunity to work with heavy hitting Cuban musicians like Carlitos Gonzales, Angel Rivero, and Alejandro Maximo Duany.

On this episode, Marco brings those beautiful sounds to life in an intimate performance recorded right here at CKUA. Featuring Ryan Timoffee on keys, Dean Faulkner on bass, Audrey Ochoa on trombone, Israel "Toto' Berriel on bongos, maracas, and vocals, Jose Sanchez on drums, and timbales, Mario Allende on congas, and Marco Claveria on guitar and vocals.

(Image: courtesy Tracey Kolencuk)

Direct download: 05162016-TCMWPodcast-MarcoClaveriaProject.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:28am MDT

With a collection of brand new songs in tow, this week on TransCanada Music West, we welcome Jesse and the Dandelions to CKUA’s Performance Space.

Jesse began his musical career in Lethbridge. It wasn't long before he was at the nexus of that city’s music scene, serving as a producer and engineer in addition to recording his own material.

Drawn to Alberta’s capital by the creative force that was Edmonton’s Old / Ugly recording company, Jesse now calls Edmonton home. If you’re a regular listener to CKUA, you’ve likely heard many of the alt-pop gems on Jesse’s 2013 album, A Mutual Understanding. Jesse and the Dandelions new LP, True Blue, is due out this September. But on this episode, Jesse and his crew debut a few of those brand new tracks live in our performance space.

Set list:

Looking at the Sun
Break Me    
No Fun    
True Blue    
Give Up The Gold    
Til The End    

Direct download: 20160506_TCMWPodcast_JesseDandelions.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:16pm MDT

North Vancouver folk-rocker Shuyler Jansen is our featuredgueston this week's program. You may know Shuyler as a foundingmemberof Old Reliable, one of the Alberta acts that pioneeredthecow-punk genre in the ’90s. After a decade of making musicwiththat band, Shuyler has gone on to forge a successful solocareer.His fourth solo album The Long Shadow, was releasedlastmonth. It includes collaborations with members of The DeepDarkWoods, Kacy & Clayton, Neko Case, and more.

Track list:
Blue Rolls the River
We Were So Young
Old Machine
Fisherman's Daughter
Unknowing Heart
Totally Anonymous
Things Just Don't Add Up


Direct download: 20160429_TCMW_Shuyler_Jansen_Apr_29.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:55pm MDT