Rollie Pemberton often wrote about about his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta when he was its poet laureate. But running parallel to that career was one in hip-hop. As Cadence Weapon, Pemberton remains locally minded on his third album, Hope in Dirt City.
Twelve years ago, the band Jim's Big Ego was trying something new to get its tunes to fans: uploading them to the Internet. Today, lead singer Jim Infantino still thinks digital music is "neat," though the digital landscape has certainly changed.
You've heard guitarist James Burton even if you don't know it. Ever since he was 15, he's been recording behind a bewildering number of artists, from Ricky Nelson to Ray Charles. He also managed to put out some records on his own. Rock historian Ed Ward shares his story.
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