Place Holder: Top Alberta albums of 2017, CBC Key of A

I am very honoured to have Place Holder included in Katherine Duncan's Top Alberta Albums of 2017. She highlights releases from Ruth B., Leeroy Stagger, Lindsay Ell, JJ Shiplett, AM Static, Braden Gates, Raleigh, Faith Healer, and Mallory Chipman. Thank you so much!

Katherine Duncan hosts Key of A, which showcases the work of Alberta musicians on CBC Radio One every Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. 

Duncan listened back to all of her shows from 2017 to put together a list of albums that stood out.

Here's a roundup of a few of her favourites from the Key of A, including a mix of musical styles from roots to R&B, folk, country, vocal jazz, electro-pop and more.

Vissia Place Holder

You might remember Edmonton's Alex Vissia. She grew up singing country music with her family band, the Vissia Sisters.

Now performing under the name Vissia, she's released a roots/rock debut album, Place Holder, on her own music label, Hurry Hard Records. 

It's an impressive, swaggering way to say hello to a new voice, Duncan says, with a bluesy, adventuresome vibe that makes the songs a must-listen.

Photo by Nich Davies.

Photo by Nich Davies.

Alex Vissia