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Top 30 Chart: November 3 – 9, 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

    • 🌺 = Albertan
    • 🍁 = Canadian

30. Margo Cilker: Valley Of Heart’s Delight (Fluff And Gravy)
29. Jaime Wyatt: Feel Good (New West)
28. Chris Pierce: Let All Who Will (Friends At Work)
27. 🍁 Sultans of String: Walking Through the Fire (Independent)
26. 🍁 The Good Lovelies: We Will Never Be The Same (Outside)
25. 🍁 Bahamas: Bootcut (Brushfire/Republic)
24. 🍁 Elliott Brood: Town (Six Shooter)
23. 🍁 Apollo Suns: Departures (Do Right!)
22. 🍁 Miina: Slow Motion (Independent)
21. 🍁 Kelly Sloan: Insides Out (Victory Pool)

CKUA’s Dawn Pemberton recently caught up with Calgary’s Kue Varo to lean more about their latest album Cowboy Witchcraft, debuting this week at #17. Kue shares more about the evolution from band member to solo performer, the deep yearning to be a performer, and her song writing processes. Dawn and Kue also dive into the cover art, phantom of the opera and learning to dance.

20. 🍁 Dominique Fils-Aime: Our Roots Run Deep (Ensoul)
19. 🍁 Aysanabee: Here And Now (Ishkode)
18. 🌺 Miles Zurawell: Far Afield (Independent)
17. 🌺 Kue Varo: Cowboy Witchcraft (Unsigned)
16. Robert Finley: Black Bayou (Easy Eye Sound)
15. Cleo Sol: Gold (Forever Living Originals)
14. 🍁 Jocelyn Gould: Sonic Bouquet (Independent)
13. 🍁 Russell Louder: Fair-Weather (Lisbon Lux)
12. 🌺 Baby Jey: Crop Circles (Maintenance)
11. 🌺 Faith Healer: The Hand That Fits The Glove (Mint)

Dawn Pemberton recently spoke with Helena Deland about her new album, Goodnight Summerland while on tour. Helena shares more about her sound being re-rooted in guitar and voice, and the connection to location. They talk about the album title and living in the Okanagan Valley in BC. They also dive into music as a method to keep your heart open and deal with grief.

10. 🍁 Loryn Taggart: The Lost Art of Pulling Through (Independent)
9. 🍁 Helena Deland: Goodnight Summerland (Chivi Chivi)
8. 🍁 The Fugitives: No Help Coming (Fallen Tree)
7. 🌺 Rubim de Toledo: The Drip (Independent)
6. 🍁 Hannah Georgas: I’d Be Lying If I Said I Didn’t Care (Real Kind/Arts & Crafts)
5. 🍁 Terra Lightfoot: Healing Power (Sonic Unyon)
4. 🍁 Jeremy Dutcher: Motewolonuwok (Secret City)
3. 🍁 Allison Russell: The Returner (Fantasy)
2. Kalia Vandever: We Fell In Turn (AKP)
1. 🍁 Elisapie: Inuktitut (Bonsound)

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.