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Holger Petersen

Biography:

Holger Petersen is a veteran Canadian broadcaster whose weekly Saturday Night Blues on CBC Radio has been a fixture on the network for twenty-five years. At home in Alberta, his CKUA network show, Natch'l Blues, has been aired every week for more than forty years.

Petersen also runs his own label, Stony Plain Records - one of Canada's longest surviving independent record companies - and was a founder of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. He is a member of the Order of Canada and has an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Athabasca University.

Talking Music: Blues Radio and Roots Music [Book]

Talking Music: Blues Radio and Roots Music [Book]
BOOK 0001
Genre: Roots
Released: October 2011
Talking Music is a collection of nineteen of Holger Petersen's in-depth radio interviews with artists — the pioneering men and women who created the blues and roots sounds that have influenced the course of popular culture and music in North America. Many of his interview subjects are no longer with us — their stories need to be told.

The book is divided into four collections of interviews: British Blues Revival, Delta and Memphis Blues, Artists Who Helped Build Stony Plain, and Bonus Tracks.

Each interview is preceded by informative background material on the artist, Petersen's own stories of their meetings, and photographs.

chris barber • long john baldry • eric & leon bibb • eric burdon • ry cooder • david "honeyboy" edwards • mick fleetwood • rosco gordon • jeff healey • alan lomax • jay mcshann • sam phillips • maria muldaur & bonnie raitt • duke robillard • mavis staples • ike turner • ian tyson • lucinda williams • bill wyman

If you would like Holger to autograph your book, please detail who you would like it signed too, and any special message on our checkout page.

Reviews:

The Province, Nov 21 2011
By John P. McLaughlin
Now Petersen has a book out and if you're a music fan, it's a page-turner. With introductions from Petersen, these are the transcripts from 19 of the thousands of interviews he's conducted over the years. Halfway through the book, I started shaking my head at how tortuous it must have been for Petersen deciding on what to leave out.

35 Years of Stony Plain [2 CDs + Bonus DVD]

35 Years of Stony Plain [2 CDs + Bonus DVD]
SPCD 1354
Genre: Roots
Released: 10 May 2011
Disc 1
  1. Maria Muldaur - The Diplomat (3:38)
  2. Jeff Healey - The Wildcat (2:24)
  3. Harry Manx & Kevin Breit - Looking For A Brand New World (Listen to mp3 clip) (4:17)
    * free full length download *
  4. Corb Lund - Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier (5:10)
  5. Steve Earle - Ben McCulloch (4:10)
  6. Ian Tyson - Blaino's Song (Listen to mp3 clip) (4:44)
    * free full length download *
  7. Tim Hus - Country Music Lament (3:59)
  8. Valdy & Gary Fjellgaard - Still In The Running (3:08)
  9. Ray Bonneville - Canary Yellow Car (3:18)
  10. Asleep At The Wheel - That's Your Red Wagon (3:00)
  11. Sunny And Her Joy Boys - Strictly From Dixie (2:53)
  12. Amos Garrett - Get Way Back (2:31)
  13. David Wilcox - Bend A Little (3:05)
  14. New Guitar Summit - Shivers (3:33)
  15. Spirit Of The West - Our Station (3:34)
  16. Emmylou Harris - Wheels (3:10)
  17. Blue Rodeo - Four Strong Winds (3:42)
  18. Rodney Crowell - Closer To Heaven (5:20)
  19. Bob Carpenter - Dreaming (2:43)
  20. Bob Carpenter - Magdelana (3:11)
  21. Bob Carpenter - Chameleon Man (2:59)
Disc 2
  1. Duke Robillard - Stomp The Blues Tonight (3:22)
  2. Joe Louis Walker - Black Widow Spider (4:48)
  3. Jay McShann & Duke Robillard - Moten Swing (4:20)
  4. Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne - Heaven Send Me An Angel (4:57)
  5. Doug James & Sugar Ray Norcia - Dirty, Dirty People (4:17)
  6. Jeff Healey - I'm Torn Down (5:21)
  7. Rosco Gordon - No More Doggin' (3:06)
  8. Amos Garrett, Doug Sahm, Gene Taylor Band - Teardrops On Your Letter (4:02)
  9. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Miracle (5:57)
  10. Rory Block - Mississippi Man (Listen to mp3 clip) (4:50)
    * free full length download *
  11. Big Dave McLean - Police And High Sheriff (1:15)
  12. Long John Baldry - Gallows Pole (2:42)
  13. Sonny Rhodes - Honey Do Woman (3:25)
  14. Ellen McIlwaine - Crawling King Snake (2:04)
  15. Billy Boy Arnold - Hello Stranger (2:50)
  16. King Biscuit Boy - Ain't Broke And Ain't Hungry (2:46)
  17. Robert Nighthawk - Nighthawk Boogie (2:58)
  18. Robert Nighthawk - I'm Gonna Murder My Baby (3:20)
  19. Robert Nighthawk - You Missed A Good Man (2:58)
  20. Robert Nighthawk - Back Water Blues (3:05)
Disc 3
  1. A Tour Of The Stony Plain Offices (9:36) On DVD disc
  2. Jeff Healey - Like A Hurricane (6:38) On DVD disc
  3. Jay Mcshann & Johnnie Johnson - Going To Kansas City (5:38) On DVD disc
  4. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Bobby’s Bop (6:01) On DVD disc
  5. Duke Robillard - Workin’ Hard For My Uncle (4:05) On DVD disc
  6. Corb Lund - The Truth Comes Out (3:41) On DVD disc
  7. Ian Tyson - Springtime In Alberta (3:48) On DVD disc
  8. Downchild - Bop ‘Til I Drop (3:15) On DVD disc
  9. Long John Baldry - Shake That Thing (2:40) On DVD disc
  10. Jr. Gone Wild - I’m So Glad (2:59) On DVD disc
  11. The Paperboys - After The First Time (3:49) On DVD disc

Reviews:

Living Blues October 2011
By Mark Uricheck
Holger Petersen's self-described "kitchen table" record label serves as a reminder that the "little guys" can indeed make it when they put the music first. Forget any fanfare. Stony Plain's catalog speaks for itself.