I got a really cool compliment this weekend - someone wrote a country song just so they could be a part of Made in Alberta again. That was so cool to hear! I love his rootsy rock music as is, but the fact this guy went out of his way to write a whole other genre was amazing! It made my heart grow three times bigger! Haha!
Made in Alberta was tough to get into - I have told people this - when I started doing it, I had no idea what I was doing, who any of these people were, and it frustrated me to the point of almost pulling the plug on it, but man, am I glad I pushed through.
This isn't a post about "Oh look what I've done..." or a "look how many people I can talk to..." this is a post to spotlight how much talent and the quality of talent we have in and from Alberta.
Being a smaller market radio station we are able to support local music, and 99.7 Sun Country and myself (in general and on Made in Alberta),we love being able to be a platform for local talent.
Here is a list of over 100 musicians, bands and industry professionals we have been fortunate to be able to feature on Made in Alberta since I started 19 months ago:
The Denim Daddies
El Niven and the Alibi
The Dirt Rich Band
Backroad Traveller Band
Sean Ryan Morton
Kyle Dunn (he's Ontario I know, but Aaron Pollock helped create songs in his basement)
Wine Soaked Preachers
Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion w/ Greg Carroll
The Prairie States
As High As We Go
Liz (Elizabeth Christiansen)
Chillbilly (Garrett Gregory)
Calgary Country (Emily Holloway)
The Dervina Harvey Band
Thank you for supporting Alberta talent and to the talent who have come onto the program - whether it was with an interview or us being able to play your song - thank you for making Made in Alberta the most amazing program to be a part of! and for inspiring me every day to make you sound like the superstars you are!
The list keeps growing and I have features with new music, new industry professionals and much more coming your way every weekend - 9am Saturday and 3pm Sunday.