Popular country music show renewed for a second season

Tyler Clarke
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Prince Albert musician Jody Johnson is filmed for Episode 11, of The Timberline Music Show, which will air on Shaw TV on Tuesday, April 22. 

Country music fans can rest easy -- local area musician Larry Krause’s The Timberline Music Show will begin airing new episodes on Shaw TV next week.


“I really urge people to tune in,” country musician Blake Berglund said of the program, which is scheduled to enter its second season on Tuesday.

“I know that Larry has a great ear for music and different styles of music and country, and you won’t be disappointed with the performers that he’s lined up for the season.”

Berglund, who is set to appear on the April 15 episode, filmed his scenes a few months ago -- an experience he said that he recognizes the importance of.

“Everybody at Shaw was extremely professional, so I was extremely happy to work with him, and Larry -- Larry’s the man,” he said.

On the fringe of mainstream musical tastes since he was a teenager -- first in punk music, and then into metal and now country -- any venue to share your music becomes a valuable one, he noted.

Berglund describes his music as “more of a twangy, traditional alternative kind of sound that’s not on the radio now.”

“Whether it’s a local cable or an independent radio station -- to me, those are as valuable if not more valuable than a corporate outlet.”

“There are not a lot of shows or television programs that promote that kind of genre anymore, so it’s a great opportunity,” Alberta-based musician Jim Peace said.

Peace appears on the Feb. 18 episode alongside Sandra Sutter.

Krause was the perfect host, Yorkton-based musician Samara Yung said, noting, “His support of country artists in general, not only in Saskatchewan but across the country … was the big draw for me.”

“Of course I want to get involved with anything he’s involved in because he’s so gung-ho about supporting everybody and I want to support him back,” she said.

“Country music right now is growing in popularity more and more, because of festivals and shows like this, and people are gaining awareness of the artists who are working their way up.”

I know that Larry has a great ear for music and different styles of music and country, and you won’t be disappointed with the performers that he’s lined up for the season. Blake Berglund

The second season will follow the same format as the first one, Krause said, noting that the show follows the same format as the long-running Tommy Hunter Show did.

“He’d kick it off and have special guests and wrap it up with a country gospel song, and that kind of format is what we’ve been following here,” Krause summarized.

The show opens with an exterior shot of a log cabin, filmed near Candle Lake. The interior shots were filmed by Shaw staff at the Prince Albert Exhibition grounds’ log cabin.

“What cooler place can you find than that to do a Timberline show?” Berglund asked.

“It makes you feel like you’re way out in the woods, like you had to come in on snowshoe and dogsled to put a show on.”

Krause performs a song with his band Timberline, followed by three songs by the guest, an interview with said guest, and then a gospel song performed by Krause and Timberline.

Krause and all of the guests volunteer their time to put on the show -- an effort made worthwhile through the simple act of getting people listening to country music, Krause said.

“We really appreciate television stations like Shaw promoting independent artists,” Peace said. “It’s a really important avenue to get music out to people.”

The second season of The Timberline Music Show will air six times a week on Shaw TV, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on both Tuesday and Thursday, and on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

With the entire season in the bag, Krause said that he’s already itching at getting a third season done.

“Everything is pointing in that direction,” he said. “I’m pretty optimistic that it’ll happen.”

Geographic location: Timberline, Saskatchewan, Candle Lake

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