MP3 Alan Moberg - Remember Me
Songs of the heart, songs of the coast, songs of the country. Western Roots. Enters the British Columbia Country Music Hall of Fame this August.
12 MP3 Songs in this album (44:53) !
Related styles: COUNTRY: Country Folk, FOLK: Minstrel
People who are interested in Johnny Cash Guy Clark Rodney Crowell should consider this download.
Sixteen recordings. Who knew? That Salt Spring Island’s own Alan Moberg had recorded that much. The same age as Bob Dylan, he has continued to make music for decades.
And because of his exciting and extensive repertoire Alan is to be inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of Fame this August 17 at the Terry Fox Theatre in Port Coquitlam, BC.
Alan has been recording his best CD yet over the past six months, with Ramesh Meyers of Allowed Sound. REMEMBER ME has Songs of the Coast, Songs of the Country, Songs of the Heart. The CD will be available on iTunes by mid-August.
The heart of the collection is undoubtedly Rodney Crowell’s Please Remember Me, which Moberg delivers with the passion and power it demands. It has been released as a single to Canadian country radio. Blue Bayou and Roy Orbison fans, get ready! This will be the version to have, with soaring, bell-like vocals and Louisiana rhythms. And there’s something spiritual from his hero, Johnny Cash.
These are songs to Dream by, Dance to, Delight in. Alan explores perhaps previously uncharted territories of the heart, whether in the exquisitely slow and romantic accordion rhythms of The Ganges Waltz; or in Above the Clouds, a most tender song of love. Love has many forms and Sally June lyrically paints the caring and concerns of parents for a rural Native child who has left home for the city.
This is also vintage Moberg, in reprises like the Ashcroft Stampede, backed by the fine toe-tapping, swing-your-partner fiddle of Adrian Dolan of Victoria. Or his signature song, Saltwater Cowboy, which reflects his blended musical influences. Alan adds to his extensive body of British Columbia folk songs with Sunday Night Seine Boats depicting the heyday of the fishing industry.
Some of the finest island musicians have worked on the recording. Bill Henderson’s guitar(Chilliwack) breaks out in Alan’s hot country dance tune, Working Fool. Donn Tarris adds incredible dimensions with his soft and swaying slide guitar. Ramesh Meyers provides harmonies so fine they seem like shadows, as well as the solid and stylish bass underpinnings. A breakout for Moberg is a song co-written with his Vancouver Island friend, Ed Peekeekoot, of the Ahtahkakoop Cree First Nation. A saucy, sentient song called Red Man Plays the Blues, this duet was chosen as the first track.
Neil Gillon, of CBC in Kelowna, was the first to play a cut from Alan Moberg''s new CD, REMEMBER ME. He chose "I Saw the Sparrow''s Fall".
REMEMBER ME, by Alan Moberg, was launched internationally on internet radio on Friday night, July 11 at 7:00-9:00 pm Alabama time 5:00 - 7:00 pm B.C. time. Listen in at https://www.tradebit.com
CJTR''s Regina''s Mighty Shores, with Brenda Tacik, played Alan Moberg''s "Working Fool" from REMEMBER ME July 17. thanks, Brenda
CJRI, Fredericton, NB played "I Came to Believe"
CKBD, on the Wilf Ray Show, also played the Johnny Cash cover, "I Came to Believe"
Alan Moberg''s Single "Please Remember Me" has been released to these Canadian Country Stations. Contact them to request it. Thanks, Let us know if it gets airplay. anniep@https://www.tradebit.com
Barrie CICZ, Belleville CHCQ, Calgary CKDQ-AM, Calgary CKRY, Edmonton CFCW-AM, Edmonton CISN, Edmonton CKRA, Fredricton CKHJ-AM, Halifax CHFX, Hamilton CHAM-AM, Kitchener CIKZ, London CJBX, Moncton CJXL, Ottawa CKBY, Penticton CIGV, Peterborough CKQM, Regina CILG, Regina CKRM-AM, Saskatoon CFQC, Saskatoon CJWW-AM, St. John CHSJ, Sudbury CIGM-AM, Toronto CING, Toronto CJKX, Vancouver CJJR, Winnipeg CFQX, Winnipeg CHNK, Vista Radio Ltd.
Available for Phone Interviews. AlanMoberg''s past CD, FARTHER ALONG, was # 7 on CHLY and CFBX, #5 on CKXU Folk/Roots/Blues Charts
contact: annie palovcik TK Media anniep@https://www.tradebit.com
He is country. He is folk. He is cowboy. He is gospel. He is Western Roots. He is known as “The Saltwater Cowboy” for his blended identity, a singer of the coast and a singer of BC’s interior ranch lands. A singer of its diverse people, with an admiration for the First Nations . His 16th CD, REMEMBER ME has been released.
ALAN MOBERG will be inducted into the British Columbia Country Music Hall of Fame this August 2008. He has won the BMI (SOCAN) award for “an outstanding contribution of Canadian music”, as well as several other BC Country Music Association awards. No wonder the music director of Radio Toronto, CIUT, says “Alan is no doubt one of Canada’s best.”
Alan Moberg is BC’s most authentic troubadour. A “West Coast Stan Rogers”. He is a simple but powerful performer, just a man and his guitar, but a big presence. Moberg''s songs speak to the human condition, evoking notions of ongoing endurance, perseverance, travails and triumphs with simplicity and directness. He is honest and observant, his lyrics have courage and conviction. He celebrates the lives of ordinary men and women, giving them identity and dignity. He puts smiles on our faces and in our hearts. He gets toes tapping. Soon we''re all celebrating. Let his music uplift and enrich you.
He has an extensive body of original and moving songs of his beloved British Columbia, with traditional western themes like bravery, innocence survival, of his admiration for and the cross cultural friendships we share with First Nations people. He himself has been given an honoured Chief''s name, Hemidi by the Kwakiutl Nation. And is an adopted member of the Gitskan Nation. Howard White of Harbour Publishing says that “Moberg does for BC’s interior ranchland and coastal rainforest what Ian Tyson does for Alberta cow country…a moving portrayal of the west beyond the west by a virtuoso singer-songwriter.”
His choral songs have been sung from Czechoslovakia to Jamaica to Nashville, Tennessee, and of course in his own beautiful British Columbia. He is a contender for the Canadian Country Music Association’s Hall of Fame to be held in Vancouver for the first time in 12 years in the fall of 2009.
REMEMBER ME* soon on iTunes.
clips also on https://www.tradebit.com for
HOME AND DRY
SONG FOR THE LIFE
To be inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of Fame 2008
Winner of three BC Country Music Association awards.
Winner of the BMI Canada (SOCAN) Certificate of Merit Award.
"An outstanding contribution to Canadian Music".
He has had national, local and regional television exposure.
His folk CD DOGWOOD COUNTRY was chosen by the province of BC for promotion, and was used also in a German film about the province.
The song This Could Be the Day chosen as a theme for a prison ministry video
See Alan Moberg play with Ed Peekeekoot, Kamloops, 2008, on https://www.tradebit.com
His music is receiving airplay in Canada, the US, Ireland and Australia (see site for listings). His last CD FARTHER ALONG charted in the top ten on Canadian University radio in Kamloops, Lethbridge, and Nanaimo on Roots playlists in 2007.
"Alan is no doubt one of Canada''s best. It also goes without saying that Alan has an open invitation to appear on our airwaves should he tour in Toronto. "
Ron Burd, Musical Director, CIUT Radio Toronto
"From his first performance, actually from the first note he sang, he had the audience in the palm of his hand” Connie Mack, past promotions director, the Rainbow Corral, Wetaskiwin, AB
2008 begins with the Salt Spring Island Folk Club, headline act, Jan 28; 100 Mile House Cowboy Concert Feb 9; 70 Mile House Gospel Concert, and; Dusty Rose Pub Feb 10; Fisher Poet Festival, Astoria, Oregon, February 22-23; Kamloops Cowboy Festival, Mar 6-9; El Zocalo Cafe Eclectic Fridays, Mar 28, SSI; Heritage Place, SSI, April 20; Miracle Rally, Victoria, April 26-27; BC Rivermania kick-off, opening Gulf of Georgia Cannery, BC’s 150 Years, Steveston Market opening. Steveston, May 4; Maple Leaf Singers perform Alan’s “Williams Lake Stampede” at Massey Theatre, New Westminster ; May 31 Jun 1; Tree House Café (with Ed Peekeekoot) Jun 20; Fulford Hall, SSI, June 23; Black Dog Café, Lantzville, June 28; Langley Canada Days, June 30-July 1; July 2,Tree House Café Concerts Under the Stars, SSI, also July 20 with Ed Peekeekoot and August 6; Abbotsford Agrifair, Aug 2, 3, 4; Rainbow Corral, Wetaskiwin, AB, Aug 8; Concert in the Country, Millet, AB, Aug 9-10; BCCMA Hall of Fame Aug 17; Kelowna Festivals, Kerry Park Aug 22; Ashcroft Opera House, Aug 23; Music & Munch, SSI, Aug 27; Fall Fair, SSI, Sep 20-21; Cowichan Theatre, Duncan, October; (pending) Manito ahbee Festival, Winnipeg, November; 108 Mile Hills Health Ranch, Nov 14; Cowboy Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin, Williams Lake Nov 15; Dusty Rose Pub, 70 Mile House, Nov 16
2009 Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering AB; Williams Lake Stampede, BC; Grandview Stage Resort Music Festival, AB; Sandy Creek Gospel Jamboree, SK(pending); Canadian Country Music Week, Vancouver
Bookings for Alan Moberg: Annie Palovcik anniep@https://www.tradebit.com
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