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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 607 - feat. James Gordon In Conversation - When I Stayed Home

11/15/2021
Guelph ON singer-songwriter James Gordon joins us on Episode 607 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his pandemic release “When I Stayed Home”. Unable to bring anyone into the studio, James pretty much recorded the whole thing himself. However, making a new album was not the only thing that James Gordon has been up to during Covid lockdown. He also finished his novel “The Ark Of The Oven Mitt” (which includes a 36 song recording) and performed a virtual tour of his one-man show “James Gordon’s...

Duration:00:57:59

Episode 606 - feat. T. Buckley - Frame By Frame & More New Releases

11/8/2021
Calgary based singer-songwriter T. Buckley joins us on Episode 606 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about “Frame By Frame”, the follow up to the very well received “Miles We Put Behind” from 2018, and a recording he describes as guided by the loved ones that have shaped his life. It’s a great album, and a fabulous conversation. As always, we wrap up the episode with more of the latest new releases and this time around they are all by female artists. Join us for new music from Janis Ian, Efrat,...

Duration:00:57:32

Episode 605 - feat. Joe Nolan - Scrapper & More New Releases

11/4/2021
Edmonton AB’s Joe Nolan is a fabulous songwriter, and an artist who consistently produces excellent albums. He joins us on Episode 605 of Folk Roots Radio for a wonderful in-depth conversation about his latest album “Scrapper”, the follow up to 2020’s “Drifters” which was nominated for Contemporary Album of the Year at that year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards. We wrap up the hour with more new music, and this time around we feature new releases from Caroline Wiles, Terry Morrison, Kimon Kirk,...

Duration:00:57:41

Episode 604 - feat. Red Dirt Skinners - Bear With Us & More New Releases

11/2/2021
Sarah and Rob Skinner, who make music together as Red Dirt Skinners, have a sound that is much bigger than two people should ever be able to produce and they create music that ticks all the boxes - it can be catchy, and driving, and full of soaring harmonies and fabulous soprano sax solos. or they can pull everything back and become incredibly intimate. They join us on Episode 604 of Folk Roots Radio to talk about their great new album “Bear With Us” which sees the duo moving more into...

Duration:00:57:05

Episode 603 - International Songwriting Competition & More New Releases

10/25/2021
We’re pleased to bring you another hour of great new music on Episode 603 of Folk Roots Radio. This episode is a little different though, as all the music is by Canadian artists and we’re also including a short interview with Shane Whalen, Director of Marketing at the International Songwriting Competition who are celebrating their 20th anniversary with the launch of a brand new annual prize, the Spotlight Award which focuses on talent from a specific region of the world. This time around, in...

Duration:00:55:13

Episode 602 - feat. Donna Dunlop In Conversation - Backlight

10/25/2021
Toronto based singer-songwriter and poet Donna Dunlop joins us on Episode 602 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her career in music, and latest album "Backlight" which features songs that were originally recorded in 2000-2001, but revisited this past year with support and instrumentation from producer/engineer and guitarist Steve Sherman. Although Donna is no longer active as a live performer, she has a great music catalogue and lots of interesting stories to share. So, settle down and enjoy...

Duration:00:57:03

Episode 601 - We're All About The Music! (Time Well Spent Edition)

10/19/2021
We have more great new music to share with you on Episode 601 of Folk Roots Radio - some wonderful new songs, and guess what, they were all received within the last few weeks. So stay with us as we check out new releases from Kristen Martell, Josienne Clarke, Steve Warner, Jeremy Voltz, Graham Rorie, Clever Hopes, Daniel James McFadyen, Matt McGinn & Aoife Scott, Andrea Ramolo, Howard Gladstone, Tania Joy, Billy Bragg, Zachary Lucky and Sarah McQuaid. If you like the artists you hear on this...

Duration:00:58:33

Episode 600 - feat. My Name Is Suzie Ungerleider & More New Releases

10/12/2021
We've just released our 600th episode of Folk Roots Radio! To celebrate, we're pleased to bring you another great interview. Suzie Ungerleider joins us on the show for a wonderful conversation about her latest album. You might not recognize the name Suzie Ungerleider, but if we tell you that she is a two-time Juno nominee and has released ten albums, nine of them under the name Oh Susanna, we're sure that you now know who she is. Suzie is now making music under her own name and she's just...

Duration:00:59:18

Episode 599 - We're All About The Music! (Be Still Edition)

10/6/2021
We’re all about the music again on Episode 599 of Folk Roots Radio as we bring you another hour of great new releases, with some fabulous Covid tunes and social justice songs thrown into the mix. We’ve said this a few times now – but we can’t believe how much great new music is out there. It’s our great pleasure to bring more of it to you on this episode. Join us for songs from Amos Lee, John McCutcheon, Joy Zimmerman, John Michael Ferrari, HEISK, The Furious Seasons, James Gordon, John Wort...

Duration:01:02:16

Episode 598 - We're All About The Music! (Superpower Edition)

9/30/2021
We're holding back the interviews again on Episode 598 of Folk Roots Radio to bring you another hour of the best new releases. There is just so much great new music out there and, sadly, so little time to play it - but we’ll do our bit again on this episode. This time around we hear from Jordana Talsky, Matt Patershuk, Caroline Wiles, Efrat, Eli West, John McCutcheon, John Gage & Aaron Bibelhauser, John Wort Hannam, Red Dirt Skinners, Chris Coole, Big Little Lions, Craig Robertson, Jabbour,...

Duration:01:00:20

Episode 597 - feat. Rob Lutes - Come Around & More New Releases

9/27/2021
We're off to Pointe-Claire QC on Episode 597 of Folk Roots Radio to chat with singer-songwriter Rob Lutes about his wonderful eighth solo album “Come Around”. No stranger to this show, Rob Lutes' last album - the critically acclaimed “Walk In The Dark” was our favourite album of 2017. Come Around is another beautiful blend of folk, blues and Americana, and in some ways it's a reflection on the challenges we all face in life but particularly during these strange pandemic times. As always, we...

Duration:00:58:36

Episode 596 - We're All About The Music! (The Road Ahead Edition)

9/20/2021
We're all about the music on Episode 596 of Folk Roots Radio as we check out more of the great new music we've received. Many artists have been spending their time off the road working on new songs, and often whole albums. A lot of those new songs are now being released, which means an abundance of wonderful new music to check out. Join us on this episode as we hear from Carrie Newcomer, Craig Robertson, The Pairs, Kristin Ormiston, Brad Kolodner, Ray Lambiase, Samantha Crain, Digging Roots,...

Duration:00:59:43

Episode 595 - feat. Alec Fraser Jr - On The Wings Of The Wind & More New Releases

9/10/2021
Alec Fraser Jr is a renowned bass player and producer/engineer, and half of dynamic duo Fraser/Daley. He’s now added singer-songwriter to his resume. Alec Fraser Jr joins us on Episode 595 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his extensive career in music and excellent new solo album “On The Wings Of The Wind”. It’s a wonderful conversation – we hope you’ll stay with us to check it out. As always, we wrap up the rest of the episode with more new releases, and this time around we hear from...

Duration:01:02:01

Episode 594 - feat. Mattie Leon - In Natural Light & More New Releases

8/31/2021
Singer-songwriter Mattie Leon has a catchy and soulful folk/pop style, and the most amazing singing voice - one that he describes as... a bit like Paul Simon, solo Paul McCartney or James Taylor - but just a little higher! Mattie joins us on Episode 594 of Folk Roots Radio for a fun conversation about his latest album, “In Natural Light”, which was recorded with JUNO-award winning producer, Gavin Brown (Sarah Harmer, Metric, Barenaked Ladies). As always, we wrap up the rest of the hour with...

Duration:01:01:38

Episode 593 - We're All About The Music! (Brighter Days Ahead Edition)

8/22/2021
Join us on Episode 593 for another ‘all music’ Covid Times edition of Folk Roots Radio. No interviews, just loads of great new music. As always, we have some wonderful new releases to share with you. This time around we hear from Annie Gallup, Brian Campbell, Steve Paul Simms, Red Dirt Skinners, Barney Bentall & Geoffrey Kelly, Diana Jones, Murray McLauchlan, Dan O'Rourke, AHI, Paul Reddick, Kat Danser, Daniel Lanois, OXLIP and The Lucky Ones. Enjoy! If you like the artists you hear on this...

Duration:00:58:54

Episode 592 - We're All About The Music! (Let The Sun Shine In Edition)

8/16/2021
We're pleased to bring you another all-music hour on Episode 592 of Folk Roots Radio. We still can't get over how much great new music is out there at the moment. Who knew that if artists couldn't tour, they'd spend all their time in the studio working on great new material? Well, creators gotta create. If you can't play live then why not stay home and crank out some great new tunes! Join us for new releases from Chris Cleverley, Joy Zimmerman, Glenn Chatten, Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs,...

Duration:01:02:43

Episode 591 - feat. Kay Howl - Pink Trees & More New Releases

8/9/2021
London ON based singer-songwriter Kay Howl joins us on Episode 591 of Folk Roots Radio for an in-depth conversation about her music. You may not recognize the name Kay Howl, until we tell you that as Kay Oh Chay, she was the big voice behind the keys of the fun bluesy duo, The Oh Chays. She's now back with a new identity, new direction and a wonderful new album, "Pink Trees". It’s a great interview – we hope you’ll stay with us to check it out. As always, we wrap up the episode with more new...

Duration:00:59:26

Episode 590 - We're All About The Music! (Keep On Smilin' Edition)

8/4/2021
We're holding back the interviews on Episode 590 of Folk Roots Radio as we bring you more of the latest new releases. There is loads of great new music out there at the moment, as artists make good use of their time off the road during Covid times. This time around we hear from Suzie Ungerleider (formerly Oh Susanna), Donna Dunlop, The Fretless, Carly Thomas, Chris Murphy, The Small Glories & Darling West, Murray McLauchlan, Ray Cooper, Fresh Breath, The Wildwood Family, AV (Ann Vriend),...

Duration:01:02:53

Episode 589 - We're All About The Music! (The Universe Knows Edition)

8/2/2021
Join us on Episode 589 of Folk Roots Radio for another hour of great new music. We have some wonderful new releases to share with you, including three tracks from a new Willie Dunn compilation that celebrates the great indigenous Canadian singer-songwriter, whose songs have gained renewed resonance as Canada is finally forced to reckon with the inhumane way it has treated its native peoples. We're also pleased to bring you music from Cameron & Crawford, Kate McDonnell, Dana Sipos, Peggy...

Duration:00:59:12

Episode 588 - Summer Festival Bliss at Hillside 2018

7/23/2021
Many of Canada’s summer music festivals have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Join us on on Episode 588 of Folk Roots Radio as we relive one of our favourite festival experiences, the 2018 Hillside Festival. Set on the island at beautiful Guelph Lake, just outside Guelph, in Southern Ontario, Hillside has an incredible vibe. Authentic, inclusive, respectful and environmentally sustainable… Hillside is a festival that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Stay tuned as we...

Duration:00:59:14