Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Blue Chair
What would a trip to Alberta be without a stop at CKUA- Canada's finest radio station. They've recently moved to new quarters on Jasper Ave., and our friend Holger Petersen, broadcaster, author, historian, producer, etc., gave us the tour of the new facility. The gear wasn't quite ready for live music, but we did have a wonderful visit on his afternoon show. Above, Morgan and Holger record a little segment about Canadian guitar players.
Leaving CKUA we are off to The Blue Chair to get a bite, load in, and set up for tonight's show. The club has made some significant changes to its stage area since either of us has visited- now definitely a top notch acoustic concert room. We are quite impressed. Owner/operator Harold has our sound up and running very quickly. Back to the hotel now for a little pre-show rest...
The show is nearly sold out, and we are hoping that our CKUA spot may make the difference. Peter Karp and Sue Foley- also on tour in the west- got what little blues coverage the Vue weekly offered. The Edmonton Blues Society's local IBC contest was also ignored. For a city this size, it has always been difficult to do media here. Peter and Sue got our Hinton and Jasper dates, too! Small towns can only put so many bums in seats at a time. As much as we would of liked to play these, the two down days in Edmonton will provide some much needed virtual office time- and we do have a fairly brutal schedule ahead of us.
Showtime and we do have a capacity crowd. The wine is good, the crowd is fine, the sets go by easily.
Posted by Doc MacLean at 10/20/2012