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Folk Roots Radio... with Jan Hall

Folk Music

Folk Roots Radio is a syndicated radio show hosted and produced by Jan Hall that focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Visit us online at http://folkrootsradio.com. Submissions: https://folkrootsradio.com/about-folk-roots-radio/music-submissions/

Folk Roots Radio is a syndicated radio show hosted and produced by Jan Hall that focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Visit us online at http://folkrootsradio.com. Submissions: https://folkrootsradio.com/about-folk-roots-radio/music-submissions/

Location:

Canada

Description:

Folk Roots Radio is a syndicated radio show hosted and produced by Jan Hall that focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Visit us online at http://folkrootsradio.com. Submissions: https://folkrootsradio.com/about-folk-roots-radio/music-submissions/

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 531 - We're All About The Music! (Keep On, Keepin' On Edition)

8/6/2020
We have another wonderful hour of music to share with you on Episode 531 of Folk Roots Radio. More great new releases with some excellent Covid-19 lockdown songs thrown into the mix. Join us for new music from Beth Anne Cole, Alastair Moock, Amanda Colleen Williams, Craig Cardiff, Steel Rail, The Songs & Stories of Francis Gardner, The Hello Darlins, The Burying Ground, Robert Guess, Grant Peeples, Andrew Bird, Buddy & Julie Miller, Michael Logen & Jennifer Hanson, Stacey McNeill & Jonathan...

Duration:00:59:22

Episode 530 - feat. Adrian Glynn - Ghostlight Sessions & More New Releases

8/5/2020
Vancouver based singer-songwriter and actor, Adrian Glynn joins us on Episode 530 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his wonderful new lockdown recording “Ghostlight Sessions”, which was recorded on stage in an empty theatre in Kamloops BC after the play he was about to star in was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. It's a great album, and an excellent, and wide-ranging interview. We also take a look at more of the latest new releases, and this time around we hear from Emily...

Duration:00:59:12

Episode 528 - Guillaume Jabbour In Conversation: A Sound Experience Programme

7/26/2020
Episode 528 of Folk Roots Radio features an in-depth conversation with Quebec folk musician, Guillaume Jabbour who was artist in residence for the ELAN ACE Sound Experience Programme at Sainte Agathe Academy in Sainte Agathe QC, this past winter. The programme took place at the school from December thru March, and then virtually from April to June, after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Students in the programme were able to produce a variety of different audio pieces, including video...

Duration:00:57:54

Episode 529 - We're All About The Music (Resilient Edition)

7/26/2020
Join us on Episode 529 of Folk Roots Radio for another all music edition of the show, with a few more Covid-19 lockdown songs thrown into the mix. There is loads of great music out there at the moment, and it’s our absolute pleasure to share more of it with you on this episode. This time around we feature new music from Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, Kristen Grainger & True North, Ray Cardwell, Graham Lindsey, James Lee Stanley, Michael Logen and Jennifer Hanson, Buddy & Julie Miller,...

Duration:00:58:19

Episode 527 - We're All About The Music! (Stay Strong Edition)

7/19/2020
We’re all about the music again on Episode 527 of Folk Roots Radio, as we hold back the interviews to bring you another hour of great new music, with some Covid lockdown tunes thrown into the mix. Stay with us as we bring you new releases from Francesca Blanchard, Mattie Leon, Byrd & Street, Big Little Lions, Stéafán & Saskia, The Burying Ground, Skydiggers, Tret Fure, Kris Paul, Twin Flames, Midnight Shine, The Jerry Cans, Logan and Nathan, Mallory Chipman & The Mystics and SONiA disappear...

Duration:01:01:05

Interview - Miranda Mulholland & Andrew Penner discussing Harrow Fair's latest album "Sins We Made"

7/17/2020
Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner make music together as Harrow Fair, a fabulous Americana roots duo with a huge sound and exhilarating live show. Featuring Miranda on fiddle, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew on dobro, guitar and more; they released a great sophomore album “Sins We Made” earlier this year – quite possibly the perfect recording for the current times. Harrow Fair should have been on tour in the UK, the US and Canada this year, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic they have...

Duration:00:36:21

Interview - Ol' Billy Bob Boy discussing his debut album "Sweltering Sun"

7/15/2020
We included a portion of an interview with Ol’ Billy Bob Boy, discussing his debut album, “Sweltering Sun”, in Episode 523 of Folk Roots Radio. We’re now pleased to be able to bring you our full conversation. It’s definitely worth checking out. Enjoy! Bill Simms has performed as a side musician on upright bass with a number of folk and roots musicians including Raine Hamilton, Abigail Lapell, Piper Hayes, Shawn Willian Clarke and Sarah Beatty. He’s now stepping into the limelight in his own...

Duration:00:42:14

Interview - Adrian Glynn discussing his latest album "Ghostlight Sessions"

7/14/2020
Vancouver singer-songwriter and actor Adrian Glynn has just released his third solo recording, "Ghostlight Sessions" and it's an album with a difference - it was recorded on an empty theatre stage in Kamloops BC at the start of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. An introspective, acoustic folk record, the songs on the new album move from a talkin' blues about suicidal depression, to a modern satirical take on "If I Had A Hammer", to an ode to slide-guitar guru Kelly Joe Phelps. Ghostlight...

Duration:00:42:06

Episode 526 - We're All About The Music! (Get Together Safely Edition)

7/13/2020
We're all about the music on Episode 526 of Folk Roots Radio as we hold back the interviews to bring you another hour of great new music. We still can’t get over how much wonderful music is being produced at the moment - much of it while in lockdown. We may be in the midst of some really strange times during the Covid-19 pandemic, but artistic creativity continues to flourish. We're subtitling this one the 'Get Together Safely' Edition, as things are slowly starting to open up again in...

Duration:00:59:16

Episode 525 - feat. Stan Simon - Songs From Strange Places & More New Releases

7/12/2020
Toronto based singer-songwriter Stan Simon joins us on Episode 525 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his third album, "Songs From Strange Places", a lovely new country folk recording that takes its lead from the great singer-songwriters and balladeers of our time, on a reflective collection of songs that explore themes of love, loss and spiritual exploration. We also check out more of the latest new releases and this time around hear from Sarah Jarosz, Chalk Horse Music, The SteelDrivers,...

Duration:00:59:21

Interview - Stan Simon discusses his new album "Songs From Strange Places"

7/8/2020
Toronto singer-songwriter Stan Simon is getting set to release his third album, "Songs From Strange Places", a new country folk recording that takes its lead from the great singer-songwriters and balladeers of our time, on a reflective collection of songs that explore themes of love, loss and spiritual exploration. The new 10 song recording, produced by Dennis Patterson at Big Smoke Audio, features Stan Simon on vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica with support from Nathan Gray (pedal...

Duration:00:45:51

Interview - Ken Yates discussing his music and latest album "Quiet Talkers".

7/8/2020
We recently included a portion of an interview with acclaimed singer-songwriter Ken Yates, discussing his latest album "Quiet Talkers", in Episode 521 of Folk Roots Radio. We're now pleased to be able to share our full conversation. It's definitely worth checking out. Enjoy! "Quiet Talkers" is the follow up to Ken Yates critically acclaimed 2016 album "Huntsville" which picked up Canadian Folk Music Awards for both Songwriter of the Year and New Artist of the Year. Ken Yates describes the...

Duration:00:43:47

Episode 524 - We're All About The Music! (One Day At A Time Edition)

7/6/2020
Join us on Episode 524 of Folk Roots Radio for more of the latest new releases, with some great Covid tunes thrown into the mix. There is just so much great music being produced at the moment and much of it from lockdown - It’s great to be able to share it with you on Folk Roots Radio. Coming up on this episode we have new music from Big Little Lions, T Bear, A Promise Of Hope, John McCutcheon, David Foley & Jack Smedley, Lucinda Williams, Scott Cook, Kim Moberg, Old Crow Medicine Show, The...

Duration:00:58:43

Episode 523 - feat. Ol Billy Bob Boy & More New Releases

7/6/2020
Cornerbrook NF based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ol Billy Bob Boy joins us on Episode 523 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his debut album "Sweltering Sun", which blends traditional country and bluegrass music together with some tongue in cheek humour and stories inspired by life in Newfoundland and beyond. You may not recognize the name Ol Billy Bob Boy, but as Bill Simms he's performed on upright bass with loads of other folk musicians. Now, with a new on-stage persona,...

Duration:00:58:48

Episode 522 - We're All About The Music! (Blendsday Edition)

6/29/2020
We're holding back the interviews on Episode 522 of Folk Roots Radio as we bring you another hour of great new music. We’re subtitling this one the 'Blendsday' edition as we're fairly sure that we're not the only ones who have trouble working out what day it is - as we all try to cope with endless days at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. We don't know who came up with the name Blendsday but it does seem to be the perfect way to describe the strange days we’re now living through. So stay...

Duration:01:01:00

Episode 521 - feat. Ken Yates & More New Releases

6/27/2020
Toronto based singer-songwriter Ken Yates picked up a couple of Canadian Folk Music Awards for his critically acclaimed 2016 album "Huntsville". Ken's just released the follow-up, “Quiet Talkers” - an album he calls his most personal to date, which is equally as wonderful already picking up some critical buzz. Ken Yates joins us on Episode 521 of Folk Roots Radio for a great in-depth conversation about the new album, and life in lockdown - as we continue to weather the coronavirus pandemic....

Duration:00:59:19

Episode 520 - We're All About The Music! (Frontline Edition)

6/20/2020
We’re back with another all new music edition on Episode 520 of Folk Roots Radio, as we bring you more songs written in isolation during Covid times and more songs inspired by the protests against racial injustice and police brutality, alongside our regular look at some of the latest new releases. Join us for music by Terry Barber, Larry Burns, John McCutcheon, David Olney, Kevin Henderson & Neil Pearlman, Steve Earle, SONiA disappear fear, Ray Weaver, Shemekia Copeland, Sunflower Thieves,...

Duration:00:58:44

Episode 519 - Don Bray in Conversation - I Bless The Wounds

6/19/2020
Don Bray joins us on Episode 519 of Folk Roots Radio for a wonderful in-depth conversation about his sixth album “I Bless The Wounds” – thirteen songs written through the lens of Complex PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Sometimes sad, sometimes up, but mostly hopeful, this is Don’s most personal project to date. Join us for Don Bray… In Conversation on Folk Roots Radio. Check out the full playlist on the website:...

Duration:00:57:45

Interview - Julian Taylor discussing his new Americana singer-songwriter album "The Ridge"

6/18/2020
We recently showcased Julian Taylor’s new singer-songwriter album “The Ridge” with an interview on Episode 517 of Folk Roots Radio. We’re now pleased to be able to share our full in-depth conversation which focused on the making of the new album, and some of the early life experiences that provided source material for the recording. Julian also shares his perspective as a Canadian of West Indian and indigenous heritage to the on-going protests against racial injustice and police brutality....

Duration:00:46:31

Episode 518 - We're All About The Music! (Better Days Will Come Edition)

6/14/2020
We have another wonderful all music edition to bring you on Episode 518 of Folk Roots Radio. We're continuing our focus on Covid-19 lockdown tunes, alongside some great musical social commentary inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests that have been taking place across the US, and now across the world - after the tragic death of George Floyd. We've subtitled this episode the Better Times Will Come edition as we put out a special shoutout to Janis Ian and her wonderful Better Times Will...

Duration:00:59:07