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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 https://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 https://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 https://folkrootsradio.com. Submissions: https://folkrootsradio.com/about-folk-roots-radio/music-submissions/

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 580 - feat. Moira Smiley - In Our Voices & More New Releases

5/13/2021
Singer and composer Moira Smiley joins us on Episode 580 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about “In Our Voices”, her wonderful new album with vocal group VOCO - a recording which predominantly utilizes voice and body percussion to share a powerful anti-racist message. It’s a fabulous album, and a great interview. As always we wrap up the episode with more new releases and this time around we hear from Sophie Janna, Jake Ian, Jaffa Road, Bobby Lee, Craig Cardiff, Andrew Wilson Eskesen and Craig...

Duration:00:59:04

Episode 579 - feat. Jeffrey Straker - Just Before Sunrise & More New Releases

5/3/2021
Jeffrey Straker joins us on Episode 579 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his great new album “Just Before Sunrise”. Jeffrey landed on our radar last year, and since then we’ve played pretty much everything we’ve been sent - we're definitely big fans of his piano driven songwriting. As always, we wrap up the episode with more new releases, and this time around we've decided to stay in Canada as we bring you great new music from Kristen Martell, Tania Joy, the august arrival, Last Birds,...

Duration:00:59:03

Episode 578 - feat. Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears - Just Over The Ridge & More New Releases

4/28/2021
We're off to Colorado on Episode 578 of Folk Roots Radio to talk to fiddle and banjo duo Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears about their six track EP "Just Over The Ridge" which has a wonderful Appalachian feel to it and a really nice groove. It’s a great conversation, and definitely worth checking out. We wrap up the episode with more new music we've received and this time around we hear from Tekla Waterfield & Jeff Fielder, Rosier, Sarah Burton, Alec Fraser Jr, Reid Jamieson, Allison Russell,...

Duration:01:03:15

Episode 577 - feat. Loretta Hagen - Not Now & More New Releases

4/26/2021
Loretta Hagen is a wonderful singer-songwriter with a warm rich alto voice and the ability to write personal songs that tap into a lot of what we are all feeling. She released a fine fourth album, "Lucky Stars", in 2017; a recording that takes you on a personal journey through loss and healing while leaving you with the promise of hope for better times ahead. In fact, it might be the perfect album to be listening to during Covid times. Loretta Hagen joins us on Episode 577 of Folk Roots...

Duration:01:03:20

Episode 576 - Hillside Girls & Guitars Songwriting Course 2021

4/16/2021
We’re giving over the whole of Episode 576 of Folk Roots Radio to the 2021 Hillside Festival Girls & Guitars Songwriting Course. We are joined by facilitators: Marie Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Hillside Festival and Guelph based singer-songwriter Doris Folkens and three of their students: Halley McKeown, Missy Bauman and Tania Joy who also share their songs with us. Girls & Guitars is a longstanding feature of Hillside Inside and part of an on-going project designed to address...

Duration:01:08:41

Episode 575 - We're All About The Music! (Be Mindful Edition)

4/13/2021
We’re all about the music again on Episode 575 of Folk Roots Radio as we hold back the interviews to bring you another Covid Times edition of the show featuring a great selection of new releases, with some Covid tunes, and social justice songs added into the mix. Join us for music from Tiffany Williams, The Rainbow Snakes, Rocks & Salt, The Promise Is Hope, Jarkka Rissanen & Sons Of The Desert, Amythyst Kiah, Tony Joe White, Fox and Bones, Michael Menegon, Paul Hoffman, Susan & Ray, Charlie...

Duration:01:00:07

Episode 574 - feat. Philip Scott Poli at the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions & More New Releases

4/6/2021
We have another great performance from our sister video show – The Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions to bring you on Episode 574 of Folk Roots Radio. This time around we’re joined by Windsor ON based singer-songwriter Philip Scott Poli. Actually, we should say songwriter Philip Scott Poli because Phil is adamant that songwriting is what he loves to do and that he’s not that much of a singer or performer – but we’re going to let you be the judge of that. Phil gave us a great session late last...

Duration:00:58:56

Interview - Singer-songwriter Loretta Hagen discussing her new Covid Times single "Not Now"

4/2/2021
New Jersey based singer-songwriter Loretta Hagen has built a great reputation for the quality of her songwriting, and the warm rich alto voice she brings to her delivery. Loretta has just released a wonderful new single that reflects on the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has been having on individuals, families and communities - and like much of her songwriting, it includes a strong message of hope. Loretta joined us on Folk Roots Radio to chat about her music. Music: Loretta Hagen...

Duration:00:29:31

Episode 573 - feat. Karen Morand - Never Enough & More New Releases

3/31/2021
Windsor ON based singer-songwriter Karen Morand joins us on Episode 573 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about a musician’s life during Covid Times. The pandemic has hit artists very hard as pretty much all live work has dried up. Fortunately that hasn't stopped them being creative. Karen Morand has been spending her time in lockdown working on new music with a new album slated for release early next year. She joins us on this episode to talk about the project and the wonderful lead-off single...

Duration:00:59:07

Interview - Glen MacNeil chats about his new self-titled EP

3/30/2021
It's been a while since Tecumseh ON Glen MacNeil has put out an album, which is why the arrival of his wonderful self-titled EP in 2020 was such a pleasant surprise. Glen is a fabulous songwriter. Indeed, his last album, 2015's "Where The Heart Remains" was included in our favourite albums of that year. Work on the new EP started during the early days of 2020 when Glen hooked up with Belfast Northern Ireland based producer Peter McVeigh - and then continued into the coronavirus lockdown....

Duration:00:26:54

Episode 572 - We're All About The Music! (Hope Springs Edition)

3/29/2021
We're all about the music on Episode 572 of Folk Roots Radio, as we hold back the interviews to bring you another Covid Times edition of the show with some excellent Covid Tunes and social justice songs thrown into the mix. Join us for new releases from Moira Smiley and VOCO, Crys Matthews, Ellen Bukstel, Tim Grimm, Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears, Dan Hill, Eliot Bronson, Tara MacLean (with Tim Chaisson, Hubert Francis, Gilbert Sark and Dennis Ellsworth), Paul Weber, Big Little Lions, Cootes...

Duration:00:58:40

Interview - An in-depth conversation with Leah Barley about her latest album "Bring Out Your Dead"

3/27/2021
Vancouver based singer-songwriter Leah Barley's first full-length recording "Bring Out Your Dead" is an album of light and dark that feels right at home within the folk genre. The eight original songs on the album, which were written for both guitar and banjo, range from rousing boot stompers like “I Wish” and “Drinkin’” to the chill-inducing “Rise” and "The Doctor" (which recounts a recent period of severe illness, from which she has thankfully recovered). An accomplished self-taught banjo...

Duration:00:43:04

Episode 571 - feat. Justin Rutledge - Islands & More New Releases

3/20/2021
Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge joins us on Episode 571 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his new compilation “Islands”. A retrospective with a difference, all of the songs chosen for the project were re-recorded in the way they were originally conceived - that's pretty much solo voice and guitar with minimal accompaniment, which leaves the listener feeling like they're listening to the songs for the first time. It's a beautiful album, and if you’re not familiar with the...

Duration:00:59:00

Interview - An in-depth conversation with Sue Smith about new album "Tonight We Sail"

3/19/2021
This is our full interview with Guelph singer-songwriter Sue Smith, chatting about her brilliant new album "Tonight We Sail". Sue Smith has just released a wonderful new album with the Potion Kings, "Tonight We Sail", a gorgeous blend of rock, jazz, blues and roots. The new recording features nine original songs plus a song each by Tom Petty ("Swingin'") and Robbie Robertson ("Ophelia"). Recorded live off the floor at Scott Merritt's studio, The Cottage in Guelph ON, it features Sue Smith...

Duration:00:47:02

Interview - An in-depth conversation with Terra Spencer about her latest release "Chasing Rabbits"

3/17/2021
Terra Spencer joins us on Folk Roots Radio for an in-depth conversation about her wonderful wintery themed second album "Chasing Rabbits" which has a lovely storytelling feel to it, and reflects on life, relationships, travel, going away to college and above all... the joy of getting to come home again. Joining Terra Spencer (guitar, piano) on the new recording are The Bombadils' Sarah Frank (harmony vocals & fiddle), Luke Fraser (harmony vocals & mandolin), Adam Fine (double bass, electric...

Duration:00:48:36

Interview - Angie Nussey discussing her latest album "I Don't Know What I'm Doing"

3/16/2021
Singer-songwriter Angie Nussey's beautiful new album “I Have No Idea What I’m Doing” grew out of an intense focus on her spiritual well-being, after an emotional breakdown in 2007. Mostly piano driven, the new recording took two and a half years to complete - recording at home with support from musical friends. Angie gave a wonderful Tedx talk on music and spirituality in Sudbury in 2014 which is an excellent introduction to both her music and spirituality. As well as her solo career, Angie...

Duration:00:53:20

Interview - An in-depth conversation with Justin Rutledge about new compilation "Islands"

3/12/2021
Juno award winning singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge's ninth album "Islands" was not only a chance to look back at twenty years as a working musician, but an opportunity to revisit some of the songs in his catalogue, strip them back to their essence and deliver them in the way they were originally created - just voice and guitar, with lots of space and minimal accompaniment. For the listener that means that you get an aural experience that feels very much like it would if you were sitting in...

Duration:00:42:14

Interview - Rick Fines chats about his latest album "Solar Powered Too"

3/12/2021
We included an excerpt from our interview with Rick Fines, discussing his wonderful new album “Solar Powered Too”, in Episode 550 of Folk Roots Radio. Rick Fines has now been nominated for a Juno for this fabulous album - which makes this the perfect time to release the full interview. Enjoy! When Canadian roots and blues artist Rick Fines started work on his new project “Solar Powered Too”, his intent was simple – to make a new recording at his solar powered cottage in the Kawartha...

Duration:00:40:57

Episode 570 - feat. Sue Smith - Tonight We Sail & More New Releases

3/9/2021
Singer-songwriter Sue Smith joins us on Episode 570 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about “Tonight We Sail”, her wonderful new album with amazing band, The Potion Kings. A gorgeous blend of rock, jazz, blues and roots, Tonight We Sail is a truly fabulous recording and destined to be one of our favourite albums of 2021. We wrap up the rest of the episode with more music from female artists as we continue to celebrate International Women’s Day, and this time around we feature Tekla Waterfield &...

Duration:01:02:48

Episode 569 - We're All About The Music! (International Women's Day)

3/8/2021
We're celebrating International Women's Day on Episode 569 of Folk Roots Radio with an hour of great new music by female artists. Join us for new releases from The Weather Station, Rosier, Brigid O'Neill, Becky Buller, Katie McNally Trio, Lyn Koonce, Sara Thomsen, Colleen Kattau, Allison Russell, La Légende de Calamity Jane, Bobby Dove, Lisa Jeanette, Jaspar Lepak, Susan Ellenton and Liz Simmons. If you like the artists you hear on this show, don’t just stream their music – BUY their music...

Duration:00:59:20