How did we accomplish the task of selecting tracks for this album from the many amazing songs and artists in Capital City Records? A jury made up of local music scene supporters listened to 126 tracks submitted by CCR artists to bring you the songs that make up this piece of local music history!
Meet the Jury responsible for our song selection:
Cadence Weapon is the musical project of Edmonton-born, Toronto-based rapper, producer and poet Roland “Rollie” Pemberton. Influenced by Edmonton’s burgeoning experimental electronic and underground rap scenes, Cadence Weopon has been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize twice. Known for his sharp lyricism, Pemberton served as Poet Laureate of Edmonton from 2009 to 2011. His poem “The Garden” was incorporated into a bronze sculpture at the Alberta Legislature Grounds in Edmonton in 2018. Pemberton also acted as the narrator for the VICELAND TV series PAYDAY and Mister Tachyon and has hosted lectures for Red Bull Music Academy and Native Instruments. His eponymous fourth album was released in January 2018.
Chris Wynters is the Director Partnerships and the Manager of the Regina band, The Dead South at Six Shooter Records. He also works as one of the producers of the label’s festival brand, Interstellar Rodeo. Previously, Chris served as the Executive Director of Alberta Music (2012-2017). He has much experience in the music business as a songwriter, producer, studio owner and as a road weathered touring musician from his over 25 years of fronting Captain Tractor one of Alberta’s most successful indie bands ever. Chris has also done a lot of work as a theatre artist: as an actor, an award winning music director and composer, and as the creator/composer/lyricist of a number of original musicals. He continues to serve as Vice President of the Western Canadian Music Alliance.
Scott McKeen is in his second term as the councillor for Ward 6, which encompasses the greater downtown and Edmonton's most historic neighbourhoods. Prior to his election in 2013, McKeen was a reporter and columnist with The Edmonton Journal, covering everything from civic politics to crime. He is known as an advocate for the arts, mental health, reconciliation and live music. He plays guitar, sort of, yet was invited to accompany two bands at the Heart of the City Music Festival.
Rhea has been active in the music scene for over 30 years as a performer, producer, radio host, performance coach and artist development specialist. For over a decade she has partnered with the Edmonton and Canmore Folk Music Festivals to launch careers by providing emerging songwriters with the game changing opportunity of performing at both prestigious festivals. Rhea has hosted the Sunday Song Stage at Mill Creek Cafe for over 12 years building community with Edmonton's emerging and veteran musicians. She has been active in local radio, producing shows and features for CJSR and CKUA.. Rhea teaches MacEwan University and is the Program Administrator for the Sarah MacLachlan School of Music.
After years of writing profiles of musicians, Sandra Sperounes still can't stand devising her own bio. Should she use the third person? Or the first? She never knows what sounds more pretentious. So she says "Oh ** it. You might know me as the music writer for the Edmonton Journal. I’m also an ex-CBC Radio journalist, a cat lady without cats, and a reformed child actor. First instrument played in junior high band class? Trumpet. Favourite artist when I was 10 years old? Blondie. Worst interview experiences? Maynard James Keenan and Emily Haines."
Well known in Edmonton as the Director and General Manager of the Edmonton Folk festival since 1989. Terry also manages "Live at the Winspear" in Downtown Edmonton. He also worked as a producer for the Calgary Folk Festival from 1996-2005. He is passionate about tennis, reading, helping smaller festivals grow and the proud husband of writer Lorie Miseck and father of two daughters, Maeve and Emily.