Last week, when talking with a friend about a mutually beneficial project, something he did prompted me to tell him: "Send me a list of your favourite 50 songs. List them fast, don't think about…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Greywolf Jan 31, 2012.
My big fault as a listener is that I never hear the words, or it takes a long time to learn them.I realized yesterday that there are a few that I've listened to so often that I know every single…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna's Americana Jan 4, 2012.
Do we go back to the 'beginning' and say Jimmie Rodgers?Is it Patsy Montana, with her yodel? How about Hank's?The soulful angst of Gram Parsons or the friendly crooning of Gene Autry? The grit of…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Woodworth Nov 3, 2012.
Here’s my top ten. I always feel the need to do a little introduction, since I’m aware of how rapidly my (our) tastes change. That said, I still return to my top three from last year all the time; I believe they’ll always remain personal favourites, and markers of what happened to me in 2012.
It’d be cool if I could write something else though, like my top ten books from this year. Ok, I’ll list a couple since you asked: Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and Under the Banner of…Continue
Posted on November 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments
Boom. I turned my head for a second, and a new generation of songwriters popped up in Calgary, shockingly professional and prolific, securing weekly residencies at top venues and the best players in town to accompany them.
T. Buckley is one of those songwriters. In a matter of a few years, he has built a solid fan base in the city, toured across the country, and now released his second album, Northern Country Soul. Schooled in Canadian history and emerging from a…Continue
Posted on November 21, 2013 at 10:30am
I quite like Brooke Wylie; when you sit and talk to her even for a few minutes, she’s got you laughing. A long-time member of the Calgary roots music scene, hosting weekly jams and recording her original tunes with local bandmates, she has since moved to Winnipeg. Not to worry if you’re a Calgarian just discovering her; she often travels back and performs with her cohort of backup players.
She sent me this album back in the spring; as is my terrible way, I got hung up on…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment
Went to a concert last week for which I knew sporting my cowboy boots would be appropriate. When my friend came to pick me up, she admired my decision: “Wish I could wear mine, but my knee still hurts” (from an earlier jogging injury).
Well. Over two hours in the car to a different city, three hours in a squashed stadium seat, and jeezus...ow...my knees. I may have inadvertently kicked her seat many times in an effort to stretch out, but she didn’t complain.
Before I lament the…Continue
Posted on November 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — 21 Comments