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Top 30 Chart: April 30-May 6, 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

  • 🌺 = Albertan
  • 🍁 = Canadian

30. Zuco 103: Telenova (Six Degrees)
29. 🌺 Wayfinding: Wayfinding (Victory Pool)
28. 🌺 Confusionaires: Westernization (Independent)
27. Fiona Boyes: Ramblified (Blue Empress)
26. 🌺 Justine Vandergrift: Mountain Standard Time (Independent)
25. 🍁 Gord Downie & Bob Rock: Lustre Parfait (Arts & Crafts)
24. 🍁 Begonia: Powder Blue (Birthday Cake)
23. Joy Oladokun: Proof Of Life (Republic/Verve)
22. 🌺 Major Funk: The In Between (Independent)
21. 🌺 Bella White: Among Other Things (Rounder)

Ryan Beattie from Wayfinding chats with Dawn Pemberton about the origin of the band, about their sonic inspiration, and how they write songs together. Ryan shares more about ‘Thomas in a Rick James wig‘.

20. 🍁 Moonfruits: Salt (Independent)
19. Eric Bibb: Ridin’ (Repute)
18. 🍁 Matt Andersen: The Big Bottle Of Joy (Sonic)
17. Krasno Moore Project: Book of Queens (Concord Jazz)
16. The War and Treaty: Lover’s Game (UMG)
15. 🍁 Del Barber: Almanac (Acronym)
14. 🍁 The New Pornographers: Continue As A Guest (Merge)
13. 🌺 Mike Tod: Mike Tod LP (Independent)
12. Uyarakq: Survival Guide to The High North (Qunnersuaq)
11. 🍁 Alexandra Stréliski: Néo-Romance (Secret City)

What is Ethnomusicology? Alberta musician, Mike Tod, chats with Dawn Pemberton about the roots of folk music, being curious about old tyme music, tracing things back to their origins, and the richness of folk music. He also shares more about a track on his new album, ‘Undone In Sorrow.’

10. 🍁 Feist: Multitudes (Polydor)
9. 🍁 Doug Paisley: Say What You Like (Outside)
8. 🍁 Ron Sexsmith: The Vivian Line (Warner)
7. boygenius: the record (Interscope / Universal)
6. 🍁 Claire Davis: Get It Right (LRK)
5. 🍁 William Prince: Stand in the Joy (Six Shooter)
4. 🍁 Steve Dawson: Eyes Closed, Dreaming (Black Hen)
3. 🍁 Bruce Cockburn: O Sun O Moon (True North)
2. Taj Mahal: Savoy (Stony Plain)
1. 🍁 Tina Leon: Pull (Ensoul)

Tina Leon is ‘On The Rise’, and chats with Dawn Pemberton. She shares more about her vocal inspirations and her collaboration with Stevie Wonder, and… finds out she is #1 on this weeks CKUA Top 30 chart!

Tune in to On The Rise with Dawn Pemberton and Brendan Cross every Friday from noon-3pm MT when they connect the musical dots, taking a peek at CKUA chart history, chat with great artists, and, of course, count down the Top 30 albums every week.