I have never been to the Wild Mountain Music Festival in Hinton, Alberta. But it feels like I have now!
It’s mid-July. Whole families show up. With two main stages side by side, all the audience has to do is turn 2 feet either way and the next artist kicks off.
The host for the past 6 years is CKUA’s Mid-Morning Mojo Baba.
We’re going to talk to Baba, Jason Williams and Meagan Loves from Swear by the Moon, who’s played and volunteered since the beginning.
I put together a wish list of artists from the many who’ve played Wild Mountain.
CKUA Senior Producer Elliott Garnier kindly gathered live tracks from various festivals we’ve recorded. (Thank you Scott Franchuk)
Looking back on highlights from years past.
The on-stage performance list says it all.
Blue Rodeo – ‘Til I am myself again (Calgary 2017)
Terra Lightfoot – Never Will (Wild Mtn 2019)
Harp and Axe – Pretty Please (Edmonton 2019)
Harry Manx – Make Way (Edmonton2015)
Steve Mariner – Trouble no more (Edmonton Blues Fest )
Matt Anderson – People get Ready (Bear Creek 2017)
Whitehorse – Boys like you (Canmore 2017)
Mariel Buckley – Driving in the Dark (Edmonton 2017)
Diggin Roots – Highway 17 (Edmonton 2016)
Serena Ryder – Sing Sing (her Live album)
Special guests include BABA (who’s MC’d many years)
Also, Meagan Loves – Swear by the Moon
Jason Williams – Festival Artistic Director
Hour one starts with
The great Brian Wilson and his song Love and Mercy
Led Zeppelin back to back with new Robert Plant
Paul Simon Live in Central Park.
Dave Mason and his famous pals,.
John Mayer and Ben Harper
Anna Jayne Burton and Joey Landreth
Michael Kaeshammer and Colin James
Gord Downie and The Sadie’s
And a famous moment in Amsterdam when The Who ran onto the stage at the Concertgebouw to play Tommy for the first time.
That moment when drummer Keith Moon kept running and fell off the stage and took the sound system with him.
I was there..remember it well and now I can hear the audience go “ooooh” as he fell.
|Hello World – This is Mulligan Stew||www.mulliganstew.ca|
|love and mercy||Brian Wilson||I just wasnt made for these times|
|hold your hand||anna jayne burton-joey landreth||single|
|who are you (live)||Michael Kaeshammer and Colin James||Live in Concert|
|fool in the rain||Led Zeppelin||In through the out door|
|charlie patton highway (Turn it up Part 1)||Robert Plant||Diggin Deep. Subterania|
|Welcome to The Stew||www.mulliganstew.ca||NEXT – Paul Simon Live|
|The Boxer (live)||Paul Simon||Live in The Park|
|Graceland||The tallest man on Earth||The tallest man on Earth|
|walkin with Mr Lee||Golden State Blues Revue||Golden State Blues Revue|
|Saluting Wild Mtn Music Festival||Hello Hinton|
|never will (live)||Terra Lightfoot||Wild Mtn Music Festival|
|Pretty Please (live)||Harp and Axe||Stew Show Edmonton Folk Fest 2019|
|Trouble no more (live)||Steve Marriner||Live on Edmonton Blues Fest|
|James Williams Interview||Artistic Director Wild Mtn Music Fest|
|Driving in the Darki (live)||Mariel Buckley||Wide Cut Country Edmonton Folk Fest 2017|
|Jason Williams Interview||Artistic Director Wild Mtn Music Fest|
|Til I am myself again (live)||Blue Rodeo||Calgary Folk Festival 2017|
|Jason Williams Interview||Wild Mountain Music Festival|
|Highway 17 (live)||Diggin’ Roots||Live on World Spinning Edmonton FF 2016|
|make way for the living (live)||Harry Manx||Edmonton FF 2015 WCC|
|Serena Ryder (live)||Sing Sing||Live|
|Boys like you (live)||Whitehorse||Canmore Folk Fest 2017|
|Meagan Loves Interview||Swear by the Moon|
|People get ready (live)||Matt Anderson||Bear Creek Festival 2017|