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Episode 376 - Kerri Powers & New Releases

4/20/2018
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Connecticut blues roots singer-songwriter Kerri Powers joins us on Episode 376 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her fabulous new album “Starseeds”. Kerri Powers produced one of our favourite recordings of 2014, her stunning self-titled album. It’s a great interview, and well worth checking out. And, as always, we check out more of the new music we’ve received, including new releases from The Lonesome Ace Stringband, The Lifers and Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar. Check out the full playlist:...

Duration:00:59:15

Episode 375 - The LYNNeS & New Releases

4/20/2018
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Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson, join us on Episode 375 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about their new collaboration as The LYNNeS, and their first album as a duo, “Heartbreak Song For The Radio”. After a very successful European tour , The LYNNeS are now heading out on a Canadian tour. We also check out new music from The Wailin' Jennys, Kenneth Paul Cooper, Cousin Harley, Steve Sainas, Banjo Mechanics, Innes Wilson, Sue Foley and The Achromatics. It's a great episode. I hope you'll take a listen....

Duration:00:59:30

The LYNNeS - Folk Roots Radio Interview

4/16/2018
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Two wonderful Canadian singer-songwriters Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson have a new project, The LYNNeS. The two Lynn(e)s have written and toured together off and on for over 10 years now and Lynn Miles has produced two Lynne Hanson albums, 2014’s “River of Sand” and the 2015 Halloween release “7 Deadly Spins”. Their first album as a duo "Heartbreak Song For The Radio" features 10 new co-writes and a guest appearance from fabulous Juno Award winning guitarist Kevin Breit. The LYNNeS are on tour...

Duration:00:38:36

Episode 374 - Laura Cortese & New Releases

4/13/2018
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Laura Cortese joins us on Episode 374 of Folk Roots Radio for a fabulous conversation about her music and great new album with her all girl band, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, “California Calling”. We also check out new music from The Wailin’ Jennys, Jabbour, Don Flemons, Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, Andrew Collins Trio, Chris LaVancher, John Muirhead and Elly Wininger. Check out the full playlist on the website:...

Duration:00:58:49

Episode 373 - Stephen Fearing & New Releases

4/13/2018
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Stephen Fearing is heading out on the road this spring for a solo tour that takes in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. We catch up with Stephen on the road from Regina to Winnipeg to chat about the tour and his very well received ninth solo album 2017's "Every Soul's A Sailor", which took home the Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer of the Year. And among the new music on Episode 373 of Folk Roots Radio we check out the latest releases from Julie Ross, Ambre McLean, Dennis...

Duration:00:59:06

Interview - Kerri Powers Discussing New Album Starseeds

4/10/2018
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Blues roots singer-songwriter Kerri Powers is getting ready to release her new album "Starseeds". Kerri Powers produced one of our favourite recordings of 2014, her stunning self-titled album. Produced with Eric Michael Lichter, Starseeds features eight original songs and two great covers - Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” and Gene Clark's “Polly”. It's clear that this new recording is again going to do very well - and, hopefully, will get Kerri Powers up on to the radar of a lot more...

Duration:00:35:19

Interview - Stephen Fearing Discussing Every Soul's A Sailor & Upcoming Tour

4/9/2018
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Stephen Fearing hits the road in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario this spring. Hot on the heels of a great response to his ninth solo album, 2017’s “Every Soul’s A Sailor”, which took home the Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer of the Year, his solo career is still going strong – alongside his very busy ‘other job’ as one of the leaders of Canadian supergroup Blackie & The Rodeo Kings. We caught up with Stephen on the road in Saskatchewan to chat about this tour, his long...

Duration:00:46:52

Episode 372 - Rosie and the Riveters & New Releases

4/6/2018
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Alexis Normand from Saskatoon feminist vocal group Rosie and the Riveters joins us on Episode 372 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about their great new album "Ms. Behave". Named after the World War 2 feminist labour icon, Rosie the Riveter - the band are a study in contrasts – three voices, the bright red lipstick, the curls, the post war dress, vintage harmonies and a sassy choreographed stage show - coupled with songs that whether playful or serious are deliberately intended to provoke,...

Duration:00:58:19

Episode 371 - The Kelly Song Collective & New Releases

4/6/2018
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The Kelly Song Collective join us in the studio on Episode 371 of Folk Roots Radio. The Kelly Song Collective are a folk roots duo from Sudbury and Toronto featuring the brothers John and Joe Kelly. They released a fabulous debut album “Unless & Until” in 2017. Although they weren’t even on our radar at the time, we’ve since gotten to know them and love their music. It was a great pleasure to have John and Joe join us in the studio for an in-depth conversation and some live songs. We also...

Duration:00:58:27

Episode 370 - Irish Mythen & Roots North 2018

3/29/2018
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Prince Edward Island based troubadour singer-songwriter Irish Mythen joins us on Episode 370 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her fabulous live show, a new album that’s expected this summer and her 2018 tour dates including appearance at the Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK, the Vancouver Folk Festival and the Roots North Music Festival, taking place in Orillia on Friday and Saturday April 20th and 21st. Amy Mangan, one of the organizers of Roots North, joins us to chat about the...

Duration:00:59:26

Episode 369 - Andrew Collins & More New Releases

3/23/2018
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Five times JUNO nominee and seven times Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins sat down with Jan Hall at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference to chat about his music. He also played an instrumental and two songs live for us. We’re very pleased to bring that interview to this episode of Folk Roots Radio. As usual, we also check out more of the new albums we’ve received including new music from Anne Janelle, The Rough & Tumble, Rosie & the Riveters, Pharis & Jason...

Duration:00:59:20

Episode 368 - Mark Martyre & More New Releases

3/23/2018
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Mark Martyre, the prolific Toronto based writer and singer-songwriter with the Tom Waits like vocal delivery, joins us on Episode 368 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his wonderful new album “Rivers”. We also check out more of the new music we’ve received including new music from Kerri Powers, I’m With Her, Elly Wininger, Kim Moberg and Grant Peeples. It’s a great episode. We hope you’ll check it out. Check out the full playlist on the website:...

Duration:00:58:53

Episode 367 - Show The Love

3/14/2018
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Episode 367 of Folk Roots Radio is all about a great community project in Leamington Ontario that is using the arts to support revitalization of its uptown core, and, in particular, the completion of The Bank Theatre. We have interviews with Mayor of Leamington John Paterson - who is also a musician; The Bank Theatre board chair Ursula Tiessen, and local musicians Neil Quiring and Dale Butler alongside music from a new double CD “Show The Love” which features local artists sharing their...

Duration:00:59:18

Episode 366 - Leela Gilday & International Women's Day

3/9/2018
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Join us for another hour of special International Women’s Day programming on Episode 366 of Folk Roots Radio featuring new music from a cast of female artists including Anne Janelle, Suzie Vinnick, Emily Burgess, Barbara Jo Kammer and Mare Wakefield alongside a great interview with indigenous singer-songwriter Leela Gilday recorded at the 2017 Folk North showcase in Toronto. Check out the full playlist with notes and artist links on our website.

Duration:00:58:50

Episode 365 - Kristine Schmitt & International Women's Day

3/9/2018
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Episode 365 of Folk Roots Radio is the first of two very special hours of International Women’s Day programming. This time round we feature a great interview with Toronto based vocalist and singer-songwriter Kristine Schmitt recorded at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario Conference alongside new music from female artists Winona Wilde, Rosie & the Riveters, Gwyneth Glyn, Kyle Carey, Emily Mure, I’m With Her and Piper Hayes. It’s a great episode and definitely worth checking out. Check out the full...

Duration:00:58:21

Episode 364 - The Rough and Tumble & More New Releases

3/2/2018
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Playful folk duo The Rough & Tumble live life on the road, taking their home with them – a sixteen foot trailer, from gig to gig, as they tour North America. They’ve just released their first full length album, appropriately titled “We Made Ourselves A Home When We Didn’t Know”. The Rough & Tumble’s Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler join us on Episode 364 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about their music and the new album. We also check out more of the latest new releases including new music from...

Duration:00:58:30

Episode 363 - Jeremie Albino & More New Releases

3/2/2018
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Young country blues singer-songwriter Jeremy Albino joins us on Episode 363 of Folk Roots Radio. Jeremie sat down with us at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference to chat about his music and played three of his original songs live. Musically he’s the real deal – when he performs, it’s like he’s channeling music from another place and time. It’s an interview that is definitely worth checking out. And as always on Folk Roots Radio, we check out more of the new folk and roots music we’ve...

Duration:00:57:05

Episode 362 - Chris Ronald & More New Releases

2/16/2018
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Vancouver based singer-songwriter Chris Ronald moved to Canada from England in 2002 and has built himself a great career as a songwriter renowned for his songcraft with a sound that has been described as "Canadian folk with British roots". Chris joins us on Episode 362 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his latest release, "Fragments" and also plays three songs from the new album live. We also check out more of the latest new releases including new music from Steve Howell & Jason...

Duration:00:59:30

Episode 361 - Ryan Cook & More New Releases

2/16/2018
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Troubadour country roots singer-songwriter Ryan Cook started off playing heavy metal and punk before discovering a love for old time country music. He’s just released his fourth album “Having A Great Time”. Ryan Cook joins us on Episode 361 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his music and also plays a song from the new album live. It’s a great interview – definitely worth sticking around for. And, as always on this show, we check out more of the new folk and roots music we’ve received...

Duration:00:58:50

Episode 360 - Shari Ulrich & More New Releases

2/9/2018
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Multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, mandolin, guitar and piano) singer-songwriter; two time Juno Award winner; and inductee in the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, Shari Ulrich joins us on Episode 360 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her long and storied music career – both as a singer-songwriter and as part of such great bands as Pied Pumkin, The Hometown Band, Ulrich Henderson Forbes (UHF), Bentall Taylor Ulrich (BTU), and the bluegrass band, The High Bar Gang. It’s a great interview and very...

Duration:00:59:07

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