Capital City Records Podcast

Capital City Records' Song of the Week podcast brings you a new track from an Edmonton artist each week, as selected by taste-makers here at home and abroad. The podcast is produced by CKUA Radio in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library.
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The Capital City Records podcast delivers a new song by an Edmonton artists, as selected by taste-makers here at home and abroad. The podcast is produced by CKUA, with help from the Edmonton Public Library.

May 25, 2017

This week’s episode features Carrie Day and her song “Every Single Second” as chosen by Beth Portman.

Carrie is a classically trained pianist, who at 10 discovered music and went on to teach herself to play and read music on a second-hand organ and some tattered music books that her mom picked up at a garage sale.

Beth Portman has been part of the music scene in Edmonton for over 30 years including the legendary group ‘Juba’. Find out how she connects with this week’s feature song in a very personal way.

May 18, 2017

This week’s podcast features Dan Lenz from the Needle Vinyl Tavern chatting about Lyra Brown’s song, “Charming Walls.”

Lyra Brown is an Edmonton native who began learning piano and theory at age of 5 and was writing and singing her own songs in her early teens.

Lyra has performed at folk fests throughout Alberta, including Canmore, Calgary, and Edmonton and received four nominations at the 2016 Edmonton Music Awards.

Her new single is being released this June.

Like her first album, it will be presented by Dan Lenz at a release party, this time at the Needle Vinyl Tavern.

May 11, 2017

This week’s podcast features Mike Ross from talking about the Death By Robot song ‘American’t’.

Mike Ross was a professional musician who toured the continent during most of the '80s with various ridiculously-named bands that went nowhere. He has covered the local and international entertainment scene for some time and dives into the album ‘The Limbic System’ from 2014 as found on

Death By Robot delivers an Electro-Rock-SciFi sound seldom duplicated, with a focus on stimulating imagery and exhilarating live performances. They continue to propel themselves to new unexplored heights-a band inspired by the unknown, both here, and out there.

Have a listen and see how Mike describes the song and what he thinks it does to your ears…

May 3, 2017

This week’s podcast features Kennedy Jenson singing the praises of Edmonton Music Award Winner Colleen Rae’s song, “Look at Her Go.”

Kennedy Jenson, a graduate of the Music Program at the former Grant MacEwan College, has been part of the Alberta music scene for many years as an arts administrator and legendary music performer.

Her recent endeavours include running successful arts organizations and working with multiple arts-based projects in the Edmonton area.

In this podcast she mentions that “we are lucky that he lives here in Edmonton” referring to the producer of this week’s featured song.

Find out who Kennedy Jenson is talking about by downloading the podcast.