I am all about revival lately. Today I am going to revive a series on Canadian releases. I will try to stick to a Thursday schedule on this, but who knows! So let’s rock.
First up is a new album by Canadian power blues duo, The Pack A.D.. Released on Jan 28, it is titled “Do not Engage”. The song I have highlighted is “Big Shot”.
The Pack AD Home
The Pack Ad on iTunes
The Pack AD on CBC
Light week, and I’m tired. Have a great week
As regular readers know, i am a huge fan of Canadian music, and one of my main sources for my addiction is CBC2 radio, with a dash of CKUA-FM in Alberta. CBC and CKUA both have a Top list, which is released weekly. CBC is a single list and CKUA is an album list. I am starting a new weekly feature that will highlight both charts number 1 (or 2 or 3 if I have already highlighted the number 1). Without further verbiage, lets launch.
Cover of Serena Ryder
CBC2’s chart’s number one this week is from a budding(maybe already is) worldwide superstar, Serena Ryder. A major talent, now breaking on charts everywhere. The song, “Fall” from her terrific album “Harmony”, released in 2012. Another huge hit from the record, following “Stompa”.
CKUA has been quiet on the chart front. latest being January 11. Their number one is “Weightless” by Matt Andersen. The song I pulled from the record is called “My Last Day”. He is a folk roots player out of the Perth-Andover area of New Brunswick. Great song and a great album to score.
Jake Bugg (Photo credit: wfuv)
This is Jake Bugg’s second appearance on the Song Of The Day, as I highlighted Two Fingers last year. Today’s featured tune is Lightning Bolt and it continues his string of bluesy rock success. This young Englishman was all of 18 when he recorded this song. Amazing raw talent as both a songwriter and player. The video is Jake performing live on Late Night. Not as good as the recorded version, possibly a bit nervous.
English: John Hiatt performing at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2010. Photo by Ron Baker. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Thought I’d drop in with a song. Summer hit Calgary, had to push away. Heard this on CBC the other day. Classic John Hiatt, but then what isn’t.
English: J.J. Cale playing the blues (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Nothing to say. Great artist. JJ Cale passes away on July 26.