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Top 30 Chart: September 1-7 2023


Check out the top played albums of the week!

    • 🌺 = Albertan
    • 🍁 = Canadian

30. Nathaniel Rateliff: What If I EP (Stax)
29. Jenny Lewis: Joy’all (Glassnote)
28. RF Shannon: Red Swan in Palmetto (Keeled Scales)
27. Cut Worms: Cut Worms (Jagjaguwar)
26.🍁 Bobby Bazini: Pearl (Sony/The Orchard)
25.🌺 Starpainter: Rattlesnake Dream (Neon Moon)
24 🌺 Ghost Woman: Anne, If (Full Time Hobby)
23.🌺 Tanika Charles: The Union Sessions EP (Record Kicks)
22. Old Crow Medicine Show: Jubilee (ATO)
21. The Budos Band: Frontier’s Edge (Diamond West)

20. Buck Meek: Haunted Mountain (4AD)
19. Akira Kosemura: Rudy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Schole)
18. Brigid Mae Power: Dream From The Deep Well (Fire)
17.🍁 Half Moon Run: Salt (BMG)
16.🍁 Nora Kelly Band: Rodeo Clown (Mint)
15.🍁 Propter Hawk: Propter Hawk (Independent)
14.🍁 Hannah Georgas: I’d Be Lying If I Said I Didn’t Care (Real Kind/Arts & Crafts)
13.🍁 Boogey The Beat: Cousins (Red Music Rising)
12.🌺 Shane Ghostkeeper: Songs For My People (Victory Pool)
11. Rhiannon Giddens: You’re The One (Nonesuch/Warner)

Propter Hawk is a Toronto-based rock and roll band that was formed in 2020. The band’s sound is a fusion of influences from Humble Pie, The Beatles, The Band, and Otis Redding. The band members include Malorie Blake on lead vocals, Alec McEachern on lead guitar, Andrew Blake on rhythm guitar, Brian Derro on bass and backup vocals, and Jimmy Ruddock on drums and backup vocals. Dawn Pemberton recently spoke with Malorie and Andrew about their new self titled album, the origin story of Propter Hawk, and their songwriting practice.

10. Sona Jobarteh: Badinyaa Kumoo (African Guild)
9. Mikaela Davis: And Southern Star (Kill Rock Stars)
8. 🍁 Boy Golden: For Jimmy (Six Shooter)
7. 🍁 Miina: Slow Motion (Independent)
6. 🌺 Wilfred Kozub: The Last Vibrations of Summer (Independent)
5. 🌺 Rae Spoon: Not Dead Yet (Coax)
4. Bebel Gilberto: Joao (PIAS)
3. 🌺 Sargeant x Comrade: Lo Fi Future (Mo Gravy)
2. Hiss Golden Messenger: Jump For Joy (Merge)
1. 🌺 Rubim de Toledo: The Drip (Independent)

Rubim de Toledo began his career in Edmonton and is the founding member of Albertan Latin groups Montuno West, Bomba, and Maracujah. He has been a frequent musical director for Calgary’s Decidedly Jazz Danceworks since 2006 and is the head of the bass department at MacEwan University in Edmonton. Dawn Pemberton recently caught up with Rubim to learn more about the album:

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.