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Top 30 Chart: January 1 – 7, 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

  • = Albertan
  • = Canadian

    30. Edgar Winter: Brother Johnny (Quarto Valley)
    29. Marisa Anderson: Still, Here (Thrill Jockey)
    28. Jesca Hoop: Order of Romance (Memphis Industries)
    27. Bruce Cockburn: Rarities (True North)
    26. Dr. John: Things Happen That Way (Rounder)
    25. Young Gun Silver Fox: Ticket To Shangri-La (Dream Break)
    24. The Comet Is Coming: Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (Impulse)
    23. The Winston Brothers: Drift (Colemine)
    22. Ellen Froese: For Each Flower Growing (Victory Pool)
    21. L’omelette: You Are Here (Independent)

Megahan Benedict chats with old high school classmate CKUA’s Kate Stevens about Jazz, and sharing the influences on the album. Megahan shares more about L’omlette’s You Are Here and dives into the raw feelings of the last 3 years, creating a music video, touring BC, and creating new music.

    20. Jason Collett: Head Full Of Wonder (Arts & Crafts)
    19. First Aid Kit: Palomino (Columbia)
    18. Roberto López: Ritual (Curura)
    17. Various Artists: For the Birds: The Birdsong Project, Vol. I – V (The Birdsong Project)
    16. Ezra Collective: Where I’m Meant To Be (Partisan)
    15. Jim Head: PRISMATIC (Independent)
    14. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: World Record (Reprise)
    13. Dan Mangan: Being Somewhere (Arts & Crafts)
    12. Julianna Riolino: All Blue (You’ve Changed)
    11. The California Honeydrops: Soft Spot (TubTone)

Edmonton’s Sammy Volkov, this week at #10, shares his influences with Kate Stevens. He shares his songwriting process, studying LPs and music, taking voice lessons, and how he enhanced his vocal musicality.

    10. Sammy Volkov: Be Alright! (Independent)
    9. Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir: Everything Was a Long Time Ago (S.A.P.)
    8. The Dip: Sticking With It (Dualtone/MNRK)
    7. Alvvays: Blue Rev (Polyvinyl)
    6. The Boxmasters: Help…I’m Alive (Thirty Tigers)
    5. Dave Gunning: The Same Storm (Wee House of Music / SoundBox)
    4. Arctic Monkeys: The Car (Domino)
    3. Kazdoura: Wain EP (Independent)
    2. Julian Taylor: Beyond The Reservoir (Howling Turtle)
    1. aysanabee: Watin (Ishkode)

Dave Gunning chats with Kate Stevens about The Same Storm, songwriting before and during the pandemic, touring Australia, as well as stylized recording and production. Dave also shares a bit more about his duet with Terra Spencer, plus so much more.

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.