CKUA has partnered with Arts Commons to present the PCL Blues series, showcasing live blues performances during the first hour of the Friday Night Blues Party on Sept 3, 10, and 17.
Friday September 3rd
Friday marks the debut of a new, three-part CKUA series, Arts Commons presents PCL Blues.
Tim Williams: Conversations in Blue is the first live session to be presented in this one-hour live blues series. The performance features special guests including virtuoso of Indian tabla drums, Cassius Khan, and harmonium player Amika Kushwaha.
Thursday, September 2, at 8:45 AM (MT) on Alberta Morning, Williams, Khan, and Kushwaha joined Grant Stovel to talk about finding musical common ground through this exciting collaboration.
For a limited time only here is Tim Williams: Conversations in Blue, broadcast from Friday, September 3rd at 9:00 PM (MT) hosted by Cam Hayden.
Tim Williams: Conversations in Blue Setlist
Tim Williams – Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Cassius Khan – Ghazal in Raga Mishr Bhimpalasi
Tim Williams – Wild Ox Moan
Cassius Khan – Ghazal in Raga Megh
Tim Williams – The Cuckoo
Cassius Khan – Thumri in Raga Kaafi
Tim Williams – Catfish Blues
Amika Kushwara – Harmonium solo in Raga Mishr Kaafi
Cassius Khan – Tabla solo in Vilambit/Drut Teentaal of 16 Beats
Friday September 10th
Thursday, September 9th at 5:45pm MT, Kingston, Ontario-based artist Miss Emily, talked with Grant Stovel about the vibrant, tight-knit Kingston music scene, and collaborating with members of The Tragically Hip. We also heard about the soul and pop artists who’ve inspired her singing and songwriting and her collaboration with Calgary’s own Russell Broom.
Session three in the PCL Blues series is Miss Emily, recorded live at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, backed by Russell Broom. After hearing this performance, you’ll understand why Miss Emily swept the 2020 Maples Blues Awards. That year, she took home three awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year, and New Artist of the Year. For a limited time only here is Miss Emily, broadcast from Friday, September 10th at 9:00 PM (MT) hosted by Cam Hayden.
Miss Emily Setlist
Land of Greed
Small World, Small Town
Fire, Fire, Fire
Three Cigarettes in an Ash Tray
Friday September 17th
David Aide, aka Rooster Davis, is Edmonton’s reigning king on New Orleans-style blues piano. In fact, he has travelled to NOLA at least once a year since 2005 (you know, in non-pandemic times) to study with the greats and soak in that vibrant, rollicking pulse he channels into his music. But not one to forget his prairie roots, Rooster’s music combines the bouncing energy of New Orleans jazz with Canadian, rock, and country – a perfect cocktail for the Albertan jazz fan.
Monday Sept 12th at 8:45 AM (MT), Aide joined Grant Stovel to share the story of falling in love with the sound of New Orleans R&B, ‘meeting’ his Rooster Davis alter ego for the first time, and the all-star combo he assembled for Friday’s broadcast.
Check out the final session in the PCL Blues series, broadcast Friday, September 17th at 9:00 PM (MT), hosted by Cam Hayden.