Thursday, June 23, 2016

Danny Michel at the CKUA Party In The Park June 17th 2016

Woke up Friday morning with somewhat of a hangover after the Voivod show, thank goodness I booked the day off. I got my shit together, had a couple of morning beers and made my way downtown to the CKUA building for their Party In The Park. For those that don't know about CKUA, they are an Alberta radio station that has been around since 1927. More then two-thirds of the station's funding is made by the audience that listens to this excellent eclectic station. Very little advertising, great DJ's and a very wide range of programming. It is the only station I listen to anymore, it's been about 7 years now.

Anyways, Friday June 17th CKUA were hosting their Party In The Park which included live music, tours of the new building they are in now, and because this was at lunch time, there were food trucks and previews of upcoming summer festivals.

I got there about 25 minutes before Danny Michel was set to perform, so I figured that was enough time to find a pub and have a couple of quick beers, which is exactly what I did. I got back to the CKUA building just in time to catch Danny play. He only did two songs, which were both new songs from his latest album Matadora. The songs he played were Click Click and Nobody Rules You both on acoustic. They sounded great and were a great build up to the show later that night which he was headlining at the Needle Vinyl Tavern. Kudos to Danny for coming out to perform at the Party In The Park at 1:15pm considering he had played the night before in Lethbridge which is about a five hour drive to Edmonton. The crowd had thinned out a bit by then, still a decent amount of people, hell we all know the Government workers downtown can take extra long lunches, especially on a Friday.

I was happy to see Danny Michel play a couple of songs, and now it was time to get home and have a nap before the show that evening. Good times!!!

Danny Michel at the CKUA Party In The Park.

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