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Top 30 Chart: June 4 – 10, 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

  • 🌺 = Albertan
  • 🍁 = Canadian

30. Ben Harper: Wide Open Light (Chrysalis)
29. 🌺 Betaboys: Just Yesterday (Independent)
28. 🍁 Whitney Rose: Rosie (MCG)
27. 🍁 Cowboy Junkies: Such Ferocious Beauty (Latent)
26. 🍁 Great Lake Swimmers: Uncertain Country (Harbour Songs/Fontana)
25. Joy Oladokun: Proof Of Life (Republic/Verve)
24. 🍁 Half Moon Run: Salt (BMG)
23. Durand Jones: Wait Til I Get Over (Dead Oceans)
22. Ben Folds: What Matters (New West)
21. 🍁 Tina Leon: Pull (Ensoul)

Margo Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies spoke with CKUA’s Brendan Cross. They chat about the album cover, the name of the album, and the influence of nature. Margo shares more about the song writing process of the band, and the contributions of each band member, diving into more detail about the song, “What I Lost.”

20. The Allergies: Tear The Place Up (Jalapeno)
19. The Lemon Twigs: Everything Harmony (Captured Tracks)
18. 🌺 Bella White: Among Other Things (Rounder)
17. Josh Ritter: Spectral Lines (Thirty Tigers)
16. Mya Byrne: Rhinestone Tomboy (Kill Rock Stars)
15. 🍁 Alexandra Stréliski: Néo-Romance (Secret City)
14. Tinariwen: Amatssou (Wedge)
13. Fiona Boyes: Ramblified (Blue Empress)
12. Parker Millsap: Wilderness Within You (Thirty Tigers)
11. Kassi Valazza: Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing (Fluff and Gravy)

Amy van Keeken speaks with Charlotte Cornfield about the lushness and spaciousness of her new album, and what it was like working with producer Josh Kaufman (of Bonny Light Horesman). Amy asks Charlotte about being a multi-instrumentalist, and what instrument she’s gravitating towards these days. Plus, hear more about Charlotte’s touring schedule:

10. 🍁 Charlotte Cornfield: Could Have Done Anything (Next Door)
9. Emily King: Special Occasion (ATO)
8. 🍁 Claire Davis: Get It Right (LRK)
7. Whatitdo Archive Group: Palace of a Thousand Sounds (Record Kicks)
6. 🍁 Big Little Lions: AMPM (Independent)
5. David Wax Museum: You Must Change Your Life (Nine Mile)
4. Rahill: Flowers At Your Feet (Big Dada)
3. 🍁 Alex Cuba: El Swing Que Yo Tengo (Caracol)
2. 🌺 Starpainter: Rattlesnake Dream (Neon Moon)
1. 🍁 William Prince: Stand in the Joy (Six Shooter)

We loved welcoming William Prince to the CKUA studio, and when he shared this song from his new album, we knew we had the title for the newest Hidden Track Podcast episode: “The Truth About Love”. Enjoy “Easier and Harder” performed by the incomparable William Prince:

Hidden Track Podcast

William Prince | The Truth About Love

William Prince's rich baritone voice resonates with amazing warmth, light, and wisdom. Along with the poetic songs and stories that...Listen

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.