The biggest and best musical summer solstice celebration has come to a close for 2019, but we have highlights from the party that was North Country Fair 2019! CKUA took over the Reed Stage on Friday night to present sessions with great Canadian talent – from Victoria to Fredericton. From a killer alt-country band led by a former Elvis impersonator, to The Queen of Vancouver Island herself, here’s a few of our favourite highlights from our musical adventures in Driftpile, Alberta.
Lucas Chaisson gave us a live preview of two songs from his forthcoming album Most True Thing, and talked about his more laid back approach to recording the follow-up to his 2015 Colin Linden produced record Telling Time.
Self-confessed CKUA superfan Carolyn Mark tells Grant how North Country Fair has made her a more laid back person, and performs live renditions of her songs “North Country Fair” and “Edmonton”.
Josh Braven of alt-country outfit The Hypochondriacs tells us about his early days as a pre-teen Elvis impersonator, and shares the tunes “Last Night” from their album The Hypochondriacs In 3/4 and the yet-to-be-released single “Waitin'” from the band’s forthcoming LP.
West coasters Carmanah talk about the joys of sustainable touring thanks to their grease-powered tour van, and perform three live songs from their latest record Speak in Rhythms, including “Roots,” “Get It Together,” and “Long Way from Home.”