“Five Minutes With” with Calgary Songwriter and Radio Host Matt Masters

Our “Five Minutes With” feature this week is on Calgary songwriter and CKUA Radio host, Matt Masters, who has been making music in Alberta for 20 years. A recipient of the Mayor’s Awards for Business and the Arts, Matt hosts a daily radio program on the CKUA Radio network and performs over 80 gigs each year. His band is the house band at the historic King Eddy in East Village and Matt also performs as a member of the touring ensemble, Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express.

Matt Masters
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Matt Masters & the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Rodeo


Nothing newer than Willie.



# of Albums:

3 albums, 3 EPs

Latest Release:

Everybody Loves A Winner (coming soon (2020)

Latest Single:

Walk a mile in my shoes

Latest Video: (send link)

Favourite Local Restaurant:

Dandy Brewery and the King Eddy

Favourite band as a teenager:

The Flaming Lips, The Tragically Hip

Favourite band now:

Leeroy Stagger

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Anything by Enya

Live Show Ritual:

Premium vintage western wear, very little warm up

Favourite local artist:

Mariel Buckley

Nose Hill or Fish Creek??


EP or LP?

LP. We have one of the kids pick a record to listen to during dinner every night. Otherwise I scan hundreds of songs daily programming for radio

Early bird or night owl?

Musician with little kids…both

Road or studio?

Neither. On stage locally 75+times a year. I tour each November with Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express (for the past 14 years)

Where can we follow you?

My website!

Any shows or albums coming up?

I’m on the airwaves every weekday, noon – 2pm, on the CKUA RADIO Network, broadcasting industry 16 FM frequencies around Alberta.

Our band plays every Friday at the King Eddy in the East Village. 4:30-6:30pm. It’s family friendly.