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Episode 358 - Featuring Rob Lutes & More New Releases

1/12/2018
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Montreal singer-songwriter Rob Lutes joins us on Episode 358 of Folk Roots Radio for a wonderful conversation about his latest album, "Walk In The Dark", a blues roots delight and our favourite album of 2017. As always, we also check out more of the great new folk and roots releases we've received. Check out the full playlist on the website: http://folkrootsradio.com/folk-roots-radio-episode-358-rob-lutes-more-new-releases/

Duration: 00:58:50


Episode 357 - Best of 2017: The Next 15

1/4/2018
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We’ve already released our Top Ten albums of 2017 – you can find those on Episode 356 of Folk Roots Radio. This time around we tackle ‘The Next Fifteen' with an episode featuring some of our favourite tracks from those albums. It's a great privilege to bring lots of great music and interviews to you each week on Folk Roots Radio, something we’re looking forward to continuing to do throughout 2018. As always, this list only includes those albums that were received from October 1st, 2016 -...

Duration: 00:58:58


Episode 356 - The Best of 2017: The Top 10

12/28/2017
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Well, it’s that time of year – time to run down our favourite albums of 2017. One of the best things about doing a radio show is that you get loads of great music to audition each week. One of the hardest things to do, though, is to take all that great music and narrow it down to your ten favourite recordings of the year. As someone who loves to make best of lists, it’s a fun thing to do, and, if, by doing that, I can expose people to new music they may not have heard, so much the better....

Duration: 00:58:25


Episode 355 - More Folk Roots Radio at Christmas

12/15/2017
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Welcome to another hour of festive music for the holidays. We’re calling it "Folk Roots Radio at Christmas" and we’re featuring a selection of mostly new and original holiday music by independent artists, who hope to bring something new to a genre that’s often criticized as being a vapid and uninspiring marketing tool for a consumer culture, that, let’s be honest, goes mad during the holiday season. With that in mind, we’re also including an interview with Chris McKhool, the leader of...

Duration: 00:57:50


Episode 354 - Folk Roots Radio at Christmas

12/15/2017
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Well, it’s that time of year... time for a very special holiday season edition of Folk Roots Radio. Now, I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas music, I just hate the uninspiring way it get used in the run up to the holiday... especially if you’re in the mall, or the grocery store or dare I say it, listening to the radio. So here it is, my attempt at some thoughtful and insightful holiday music programming – featuring mostly new self-written songs, and if they’re not original...

Duration: 00:59:16


Episode 353 - Raine Hamilton & More New Releases

11/29/2017
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Episode 353 of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with the Winnipeg based singer-songwriter Raine Hamilton, recorded at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference. Raine also plays a couple of new songs live for us. Raine Hamilton will release her second album, “Night Sky”, in March 2018. As always, we also check out more of the latest new releases including new music from Carmel Mikol, The Barrel Boys and Be Good Tanyas founder members Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton. Check out the full...

Duration: 00:59:03


FRR - Erin Costelo & More New Releases

11/29/2017
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Episode 352 of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with Erin Costelo recorded at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference. Erin released a wonderful album in 2016, “Down Below, The Status Quo”, a fabulous slice of genre-bending soulful pop that skips from R&B/Soul to bluesy jazz, that was deservedly one of our Favourite Albums of 2016. Erin chats about her current musical activities, including her plan to start work on a new album. We also check out more of the best new releases including...

Duration: 00:58:43


Episode 351 - Ken Yates & 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards

11/23/2017
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The winners of the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards were recently announced at a couple of very special gala evenings in Ottawa. On Episode 351 of Folk Roots Radio we feature music from some of the award winners alongside an interview with double award-winning singer-songwriter Ken Yates, recorded at this year's Summerfolk. Ken took home the awards for both English Songwriter of the Year and New/Emerging Artist of the Year for his wonderful 2016 album "Huntsville". Check out the full...

Duration: 00:57:44


Episode 350 - Folk Music Ontario Developing Artist Program 2017

11/17/2017
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We're all about the Folk Music Ontario 2017 Developing Artist Programme on Episode 350 of Folk Roots Radio. Each year during the annual conference, a group of developing artists - youth performers, are paired with mentors from the Ontario folk community to work on a showcase performance and participate in professional development activities. Join us as we chat to participants in this year's program and check out some of their music. You can find the full playlist for this episode on our...

Duration: 00:58:54


Episode 349 - Jabbour & More New Releases

11/17/2017
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Episode 349 of Folk Roots Radio features an interview and three live songs from fun bilingual Quebec roots trio Jabbour recorded at the Folk Music Ontario conference. We also check out more of the latest new releases including new music from Ashley Condon, Dennis Johnson, The Lifers and Harrow Fair. Check out the full playlist on our website at http://folkrootsradio.com.

Duration: 00:58:03


Episode 348 - Piper Hayes & New Releases

11/10/2017
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We’re back at the Folk Music Ontario conference on Episode 348 of Folk Roots Radio for an interview with Hamilton Ontario singer-songwriter Piper Hayes & her partner Carson Ritcey-Thorpe. Piper is getting ready to release her first full-length album “Piper & Carson”. Piper and Carson join us in the studio for a fun chat about their music, and a couple of live songs from the new album. As always, we also check out more of the latest new releases. Check out the full playlist online at...

Duration: 00:59:38


Episode 347 - Remembrance Day

11/10/2017
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We’re holding back on the interviews on Episode 347 of Folk Roots Radio as we bring you a themed hour of music for Remembrance Day. We had lots of great music choices to consider - starting with 30 songs before narrowing it down to the thirteen thought-provoking songs that we can squeeze into an hour. Heading off the beaten track we also feature a lot of fairly recent music. We hope you enjoy the mix we’ve put together. Check out the full playlist on the website at http://folkrootsradio.com.

Duration: 00:57:53


Episode 346 - Mayhemingways Interview & More New Releases

10/26/2017
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Peterborough Ontario's wonderful fuzz-folk duo Mayhemingways have had a fabulous couple of years since the release of their debut album “Hunter St. Blues”. Episode 346 of Folk Roots Radio features a great interview with Benj Rowland and Josh Fewings recorded at this year’s Summerfolk. And, as always, we also check out more of the new music we’ve received, including the latest albums from Sarah Hiltz, Margo Price, Tom Savage and Broomsticks And Hammers. Check out the full playlist on the...

Duration: 00:58:57


Episode 345 - We're All About The Music!

10/12/2017
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We’re holding back the interviews on Episode 345 of Folk Roots Radio to check out more of the best new releases we’ve received over the last few months. Join us for some great tracks from Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Kim Beggs, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Shawn William Clarke and more. Check out the full playlist at http://folkrootsradio.com.

Duration: 00:59:09


Episode 344 - Ken Dunn Interview & More New Releases

10/5/2017
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British Columbia singer-songwriter Ken Dunn released his seventh album "Wondrous Beauty" earlier this year. Ken joined us in the studio with partner Anna Green for an in-depth discussion about his music and the new album. We're pleased to bring a portion of that interview to Episode 344 of Folk Roots Radio alongside a look at some of the best of the latest new releases. Check out the full playlist on the website at http://folkrootsradio.com.

Duration: 00:58:42


Episode 343 - Shawna Caspi Interview & More New Releases

10/5/2017
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Classically trained Toronto singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist Shawna Caspi has just released her fourth album “Forest Fire” – which is more of a band project than her previous releases. Shawna joins us in the studio recently to chat about the album and record a solo set for the video series, the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions. We’re pleased to bring the interview from the session to Episode 343 of Folk Roots Radio alongside a look at more of the great new music we’ve been...

Duration: 00:57:43


Episode 342 - Brendan Scott Friel Interview & More New Releases

9/28/2017
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Brendan Scott Friel started his music career as the lead guitarist in well-received Windsor harmony rock combo The Brilliancy before deciding to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. Earlier this year, Brendan joined us in the Quantum Sound Productions studio in Kingsville to record an edition of the video series, the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions. Episode 342 of Folk Roots Radio features our interview with Brendan alongside live versions of three songs from his debut album “Quiet...

Duration: 00:56:42


Episode 341 - Coco Love Alcorn Interview & More New Releases

9/7/2017
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Coco Love Alcorn has had an absolutely fabulous year since the release of her latest album “Wonderland”. A gifted folk, pop and jazz singer, as well as a wonderful harmonizer and improviser, Coco sat down with us at Summerfolk to chat about her music and future plans. We also check out some more of our favourite performances at Summerfolk, alongside more of the latest new releases. Check out the full playlist on our website at http://folkrootsradio.com.

Duration: 00:59:45


Episode 340 - Summerfolk Youth Discoveries & More New Releases

9/1/2017
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We're up in Owen Sound ON on Episode 340 of Folk Roots Radio as we check out the fabulous Youth Discoveries showcase at Summerfolk. We’re bringing you interviews with two young duos - Moscow Apartment and Bare Sierra alongside music from the other performers who made it through the audition process to perform on the big stage at the festival. And, as always, we take a look at more of the latest new releases. Photo: Paige Ballagh and Clarissa Fortin (Jan Hall). Check out the full playlist...

Duration: 00:57:21


Episode 339 - Gregger Botting & More New Releases

8/14/2017
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Singer-songwriter Gregger Botting recently joined us in the studio to record an edition of the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions. We're pleased to bring that interview to Episode 339 of Folk Roots Radio alongside a couple of live songs from his debut album “Never Saw A Thing Coming”. And, as always, we check out more of the new music we’ve received. Check out the full playlist on our website at http://folkrootsradio.com.

Duration: 00:59:35

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