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    30. Digging Roots: Zhawenim (Ishkode)
    29. Keith O’Rourke: Imperfect Perfectionist (Chronograph)
    28. Julie Odell: Autumn Eve (Frenchkiss)
    27. Alvvays: Blue Rev (Polyvinyl)
    26. Elle Celeste: Call On Me (Independent)
    25. Lake Street Dive: Fun Machine: The Sequel (Fantasy)
    24. Danielle Ponder: Some Of Us Are Brave (Future Classic)
    23. Status / Non-Status: Surely Travel (You’ve Changed)
    22. By Divine Right: OTTO MOTTO (Fortune Stellar)
    21. David Myles: It’s Only A Little Loneliness (Turtlemusik)

    20. Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: Ali (Dead Oceans)
    19. Zoon: Big Pharma (Paper Bag)
    18. Valerie June: Under Cover (Fantasy)
    17. Reuben and the Dark: In Lieu of Light (Arts & Crafts)
    16. Jesse Northey: Onion Knight (Victory Pool)
    15. Skinny Dyck: Palace Waiting (Sound Asleep)
    14. Crystal Shawanda: Midnight Blues (True North)
    13. Harrison Kennedy: Thanks For Tomorrow (Electro-Fi)
    12. Marlon Williams: My Boy (Dead Oceans)
    11. Leyla McCalla: Breaking The Thermometer (ANTI-)

Reuben Bullock shares more about how the landscape of Joshua Tree and Alberta influenced the songs on In Lieu of Light, as well as how his view of darkness has evolved, carrying pain and emotion, and transmuting it into art and hope.

    10. Scone Cash Players: Brooklyn to Brooklin (Daptone)
    9. Blue Moon Marquee: Scream, Holler & Howl (Independent)
    8. King of Foxes: Twilight of the Empire (Crystal Baby)
    7. Nuela Charles: Nuela Charles (Independent)
    6. Ben l’Oncle Soul: Red Mango (Enchante)
    5. Colleen Brown: Winging It (Flatcar)
    4. Son Little: Like Neptune (ANTI-)
    3. Cynthia Hamar: Joint & Marrow (Neon Moon)
    2. Mariel Buckley: Everywhere I Used To Be (Birthday Cake)
    1. Various Artists: The Blues According To Hank Williams/ Hank Williams According To The Blues (Richard Weize Archives)

Cynthia Hamar shares more about her new album Joint & Marrow and it’s title, the first song she ever wrote and recorded, as well as the creative seed of the song ‘Bandit’.

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.