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Devin Cuddy on Notes from Home


July 21, 2014, 12:56 pm
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Devin Cuddy brings his brand new album Kitchen Knife to the province this month. In advance of its July 29th release, Devin joins host Grant Stovel in Studio A to give us a live preview of songs from the album.



Holly Cole on A Time for Jazz


July 18, 2014, 1:12 pm

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Juno Award-winning artist Holly Cole is set to perform live at Heritage Park in Calgary on Monday, August 4th.

This Saturday at 2pm on A Time for Jazz, Holly joins host Kodi Hutchinson in conversation.

2014 Summer Festival Broadcasts on CKUA


July 16, 2014, 4:04 pm

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CKUA is your ticket to this summer's hottest music events! For 3 straight weeks, we broadcast from the provinces' biggest festivals, including Calgary Folk Festival, Canmore Folk Festival, Calgary Blues Festival and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Your favourite hosts will deliver great live performances, interviews and top-notch music.


Calgary Folk Festival / Saturday, July 26

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Wide Cut Country with Allison Brock
10am-Noon
Featuring live performances by Matt Patershuk, Waco Brothers, Patty Griffin, and Mary Gauthier!

The Island Routes Revue with Tom Coxworth and Andy Donnelly
Noon-3pm
Featuring live guests Sam Carter, Chuck Angus & The Grievous Angels, Josh White Jr., Frank Yamma & David Bridie, Kaki King, and Jaron Freeman-Fox & Oliver Swain.

Natch’l Blues with Holger Petersen
3pm-5pm
Featuring live appearances by Bruce Cockburn, Doug Paisley, Little Miss Higgins & Patrick Lecerc, and more.

Mulligan Stew with Terry David Mulligan
5pm-7pm
Expect appearances by the festival’s hottest acts, including a live interview and performance with The Great Lake Swimmers, and interviews with Fishbone, Lee Fields, and more.


Canmore Folk Festival
/ Friday, August 1 & Sunday, August 3

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The Celtic Show with Andy Donnelly
Friday, 6pm-8pm

The Friday Night Street Party with Tom Coxworth
Friday, 8pm-9pm
Featuring a live performance by The Strumbellas.

Folk Routes with Tom Coxworth

Sunday, 10am-noon


Calgary Blues Festival
/ Saturday, August 2

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Natch’l Blues with Holger Petersen
3pm-5pm


Edmonton Folk Music Festival / Friday, August 8 to Sunday, August 10

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The Celtic Show with Andy Donnelly
Friday, August 8, 6pm-8pm

Wide Cut Country with Allison Brock

Saturday, August 9, 10am-noon

Natch’l Blues
with Holger Petersen
Saturday, August 9, 3pm-5pm

Mulligan Stew with Terry David Mulligan

Saturday, August 9, 5pm-7pm

Folk Routes with Tom Coxworth
Sunday, August 10, 10am-noon

Baba and Grant live from the Edmonton Folk Festival

Sunday, August 10, 2pm-4pm

World Spinning with Lark Clark
Sunday, August 10, 4pm-6pm

Polaris Prize Short List Revealed


July 15, 2014, 10:07 am
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This year's Polaris Music Prize short list has been revealed, and former Edmonton artist Mac DeMarco is among this year's nominees. His album, Salad Days, was listed alongside albums by Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Owen Pallett, Tanya Tagaq and Timber Timbre. The prize awards $30,000 to the artist who produced an album critics decide is of "the highest artistic intergrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history."

2014 Polaris Prize short list:

Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Basia Bulat - Tall Tall Shadow
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
Drake - Nothing Was The Same
Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back
Owen Pallett - In Conflict
Shad - Flying Colours
Tanya Tagaq - Animism
Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN - UZU

The award will be handed out during the Polaris Gala on Monday, September 22nd at The Carlu in Toronto. 

4th Annual All-Albertan Song Contest


July 11, 2014, 10:43 am
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Translate your passion for this province into a chance to win the 4th annual All-Alberta Song Contest. Compose a song, in any genre, about anything Albertan that inspires you - a place, a person, or even just a feeling.

Entries will be accepted Friday, July 11 to September 3, with a $10,000 Grand Prize from ATB and $2,000 toward a professional recording courtesy of Alberta Music.

CKUA will announce the Grand prize winner on Alberta Morning, September 25th. Past winners include Danny Vacon, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, and Transit.



Full contest details at wearealberta.ca
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