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Top 30 Chart: March 26 – April 1, 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

  • 🌺 = Albertan
  • 🍁 = Canadian

30. 🍁 Jane Bunnett And Maqueque: Playing With Fire (Linus)
29. 🍁 Cat Clyde: Down Rounder (Second Prize)
28. 🍁 The New Pornographers: Continue As A Guest (Merge)
27. 🌺 Clea Anais: Circle Zero (Factotum)
26. Yaya Bey: Exodus The North Star (Big Dada/Ninja Tune)
25. 🍁 Carolyn Mark: Off Season (Terrible Hostess)
24. Black Belt Eagle Scout: The Land, The Water, The Sky (Saddle Creek)
23. Nickel Creek: Celebrants (Thirty Tigers)
22. 🍁 Steve Dawson: Eyes Closed, Dreaming (Black Hen)
21. 🍁 Mimi O’Bonsawin: Willow (Independent)

Dawn Pemberton chatted with Justine Vandergrift about her new album, Mountain Standard Time... and her new baby! Justine shares more about her recording process; taking 3 days to record and recording almost entirely off the floor. She also shares how she became decisive and empowered in the studio. Justine tells us a bit more about her song ‘Believe’; a reflection on becoming self-assured as an artist.

20. Krasno Moore Project: Book of Queens (Concord Jazz)
19. The Allergies: Reconcile EP (Jalapeno)
18. 🌺 Justine Vandergrift: Mountain Standard Time (Independent)
17. 🍁 Begonia: Powder Blue (Birthday Cake)
16. boygenius: the record (Interscope / Universal)
15. Taj Mahal: Savoy (Stony Plain)
14. 🍁 Elizabeth Shepherd: Three Things (Pinwheel)
13. Sunny War: Anarchist Gospel (New West)
12. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: V (Jagjaguwar)
11. 🍁 Andy Shauf: Norm (Arts & Crafts)

Dawn Pemberton speaks with Pierre Chretien, founder of Cinephonic, about his new album Visions. Pierre shares his solution to the challenge of combining Baroque, Medieval, Library Music, and Spiritual Jazz – Visions is an album of cover songs, from 1000 years ago! Pierre shares more about the the song ‘Le Feu’, and it’s sax solo that brought tears to his eyes.

10. 🍁 Doug Paisley: Say What You Like (Outside)
9. 🍁 Cinephonic: Visions (Marlow)
8. 🌺 Double Suede: The Deep End (Independent)
7. The War and Treaty: Lover’s Game (UMG)
6. 🌺 Doug Organ: Quiet In The Library (Independent)
5. GA-20: Live In Loveland (Colemine)
4. 🍁 Matt Andersen: The Big Bottle Of Joy (Sonic)
3. Shana Cleveland: Manzanita (Hardly Art)
2. 🍁 U.S. Girls: Bless This Mess (Royal Mountain)
1. Eric Bibb: Ridin’ (Repute)

Dawn Pemberton speaks with Eric Bibb about his recent tour of Australia, his new album, Ridin’, and recognizing the historical elements of his songs. Eric dives deep into his love of music growing up, along side the energy of coming from activist family, and the breadth of creativity in his family.

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.