FOLKDJ-L compiles charts using airplay data from folk DJs across Canada, US, and beyond. The following positions are for Canadian artists played during August 2017 with international positions shown in brackets.
Song: #1 (#5) Everything Goes Green
Album: #2 (#7) Fragments
Artist: #2 (#10) Chris Ronald
And for the month of October, Chris will be spreading Fragments across Canada with stops in Jasper, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton, Halifax, and more. Podcaster Dan St. Yves caught up with Chris ahead of his Calgary Folk Club show to talk about the album. Click the play button to hear this great interview.
A packed Rogue Folk Club enjoyed a full, live rendition of the new Fragments album for the recent Vancouver CD release party. Chris now takes these great new songs on the road for the first batch of BC shows.
Jun 24 – Brackendale Art Gallery, Brackendale (trio)
Jun 29 – Nancy O’s, Prince George (solo)
Jul 01 – Wheelhouse Brewing Company, Prince Rupert (solo)
Jul 04 – Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse, Terrace (solo)
Jul 06 – Mountain Eagle Books, Smithers (solo)
Jul 07 – Bulkley Canyon Ranch, New Hazelton (solo)
Jul 08 – Bear’s Paw Cafe, Wells (solo)
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Chris’ fourth album, Fragments, is now available to buy through Borealis Records, Amazon, iTunes, etc. The 12 brand new tracks feature some of the city’s best talent including acclaimed musicians John Ellis and Mike Sanyshyn, who join to make the Chris Ronald Trio. And a number of guest singers will make cameo appearances for a special hometown CD release party at the Rogue Folk Club on June 2nd. Tickets are now available online at www.roguefolk.bc.ca and at select record and music shops including Highlife Records, Tapestry Music, Red Cat Records, and Rufus Guitars.
As he puts the finishing touches on his new album to be released on Borealis Records in the spring, Chris will be coming out of hiding to perform Winterfest at Edmonton’s Uptown Folk Club. Uptown Folk Club has a reputation for attracting some of the best songwriters in North America, and Chris is delighted to have been selected for the 2017 line up. He will start his feature performance shortly after 5:30 on the Saturday and will also be taking part in the ‘Songwriters in the Round’ workshop earlier that afternoon as well as the evening finale. Info and tickets at www.uptownfolkclub.ca