CBC_Radio_3 on 08/18/2011 at 12:20PM
This week, CBC Radio 3 will be hosting the web premiere of Winning America: The Story of A Canadian Band Trying To Make It In The States.
Vancouver band Said the Whale are at the center of this documentary which deals with the struggles that Canadian artists face when trying to gain a following in the US. "If you want to have a career as a musician [in Canada]," says Tyler Bancroft of the band, "you absolutely have to break into the United States."
Director and R3 Producer Brent Hodge takes us on the road with Said the Whale as they look to build their US following at SxSW in Austin, TX. The documentary highlights the challenges unique to bands working in Canada.
You can stream the documentary from Friday August 19th at 2pm PST until Sunday August 21st at 11pm PST at CBC Radio 3.
Right now, get aquianted with Said the Whale by listening to a playlist made by Winning America Director Brent Hodge!