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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


Episode 338 - Leah Morise & New Releases

8/14/2017
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Singer-songwriter Leah Morise recently joined us in the studio to record an edition of The Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions. Artists join us in the studio to record five or six songs live and chat about their music. We're pleased to bring that interview to Episode 338 of Folk Roots Radio, alongside three songs from her latest album "Live at the House of Harmony". We also check out more of the latest new releases. You can check out the full playlist on our website at...

Duration: 00:58:19


Episode 337 - Peter F Light Interview & More New Releases

7/28/2017
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Guelph singer-songwriter Peter F Light released his first long player “Just For The Record”, a warm and engaging mix of folk, pop, and 70s singer-songwriter style original songs in late 2016. Earlier this year, Peter joined us in the Quantum Sound Productions studio in Kingsville Ontario to record an edition of the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions. Episode 337 of Folk Roots Radio features our interview with Peter alongside a couple of live songs recorded at the session. As always, we also...

Duration: 00:57:28


Episode 336 - Manitoba Hal Interview & More New Releases

7/28/2017
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Ukulele bluesman Manitoba Hal released a great double live album “Live in Ghent” earlier this year – the perfect introduction to his music. Hal joined us in the Quantum Sound Productions studio in Kingsville Ontario to record an edition of the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions during which he chatted about the new project and played a few songs live. We’re pleased to bring that interview and a couple of songs from the session to Episode 336 of Folk Roots Radio. We also take a look at more...

Duration: 00:59:00


Episode 335 - Summerfolk 2017

7/21/2017
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We’re all about the Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival on Episode 335 of Folk Roots Radio. This year’s Summerfolk takes place the weekend of August 18-20 in Kelso Park, on the shores of Georgian Bay, in Owen Sound. To learn more about one of the most relaxed, family friendly and fun festivals on the Canadian circuit, we talk to Artistic Director James Keelaghan about this year’s musical line-up and all of the other great things you can do at Summerfolk. We also include music from some of...

Duration: 00:59:23


Episode 334 - Joe Jencks Interview & More New Releases

7/7/2017
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Chicago based singer-songwriter Joe Jencks joins us on Episode 334 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his great new album “Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers”. Our wide-ranging conversation covers the making of the new album, songwriting and live performances, including those with his compadres Pat Wictor and Greg Greenway in harmony folk supergroup Brother Sun, who will be going on indefinite hiatus at the end of 2017 to allow all three members to focus on new projects and...

Duration: 00:59:40


Episode 333 - We're All About The Music!

7/7/2017
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We’re all about the music again on Episode 333 of Folk Roots Radio as we hold back the interviews to bring you another hour of the latest new releases. This time around, we take a look at the latest releases from political folkies Emma’s Revolution, sibling harmony duo Chris & Meredith Thompson and “All My Heroes Sang The Blues”, the final album from California based singer-songwriter Sandy Ross, who sadly passed away recently. We also check out Danish singer-songwriter Morten Remar‘s...

Duration: 00:59:36


Episode 332 - Hey Canada! (Canada Day Special Edition Part 2)

6/29/2017
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We continue to celebrate Canada Day on Episode 332 of Folk Roots Radio. This special edition of the show is a bit of a travelogue as we start out in the east of the country and head west, but really it’s just another chance for me to share more of my favourite songs about the country I now call home. I hope you enjoy the mix. Happy Canada Day everyone! Check out the full playlist: http://folkrootsradio.com/folk-roots-radio-episode-332-hey-canada/

Duration: 00:57:03


Episode 331 - O Canada! (Canada Day Special Edition Part 1)

6/29/2017
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We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday on Episode 331 of Folk Roots Radio. As Canada celebrates this important milestone, we’ve put together a very special edition of the show that celebrates the history and diversity of the country we’re proud to call our home, while recognizing the fact that Canada’s first nations inhabited this land long before the settlers came. We hope you enjoy the mix we’ve put together. Happy Canada Day everyone! Check out the full playlist:...

Duration: 00:59:13


Episode 330 - Home County Music & Art Festival 2017

6/23/2017
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We’re all about the 2017 Home County Music & Art Festival on Episode 330 of Folk Roots Radio. The 44th edition of the festival takes place July 14 – 16, 2017 in Victoria Park, London ON. Admission is by donation, and because the festival is held in a downtown London park, it is, also, totally accessible. Alongside a fabulous musical line-up, the festival also features some great art and craft vendors. To learn more about the festival and its 2017 line-up we talk to artistic director Darin...

Duration: 00:59:51


Episode 329 - Hillside Festival 2017

6/16/2017
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Episode 329 of Folk Roots Radio is all about the 2017 Hillside Festival taking place the weekend of July 14-16 at beautiful Guelph Lake, just outside Guelph, in Southern Ontario. With more than 60 different acts in this year's lineup, Hillside – a true community festival, brings together a line-up that promises something for every taste and this year, a focus on how the artistic and activist communities intersect. To learn more about this year's festival and the musical line-up, we talk to...

Duration: 00:59:49


Episode 328 - We're All About The Music!

6/16/2017
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We’re all about the music on Episode 328 of Folk Roots Radio as we hold back the artist interviews to check out a great mix of the latest new releases. This time round we include first plays for new albums by Stewart Legere, Robbie Bankes, Moonfruits, Harpdog Brown, Alanna Gurr, Montgomery Delaney, Kim Doolittle and Peter Calo alongside more tracks from recent albums we’ve really been enjoying. Check out the full playlist on our website at:...

Duration: 00:59:27


Episode 327: Mariposa Folk Festival 2017

6/8/2017
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We're all about the 2017 Mariposa Folk Festival on Episode 327 of Folk Roots Radio. The ‘Grande Dame of Canadian Folk Festivals’ 57th edition takes place the weekend of July 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Tudhope Park in Orillia, on the shores of scenic Lake Couchiching. Mariposa artistic director Mike Hill joins us on this episode to chat about this year’s lineup and and his new book "The Mariposa Folk Festival - A History", out now on Dundurn Press. We also feature an excerpt from a great...

Duration: 00:59:35


Episode 326 - Montreal Folk Fest sur le Canal

6/2/2017
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We’re all about the Montreal Folk Fest sur le Canal on Episode 326 of Folk Roots Radio. The 10th edition of the festival takes place on the banks of the Lachine Canal in Montreal from June 14-18 2017. Featuring an interview with festival co-founder Matt Large, we also hear from Guillaume Jabbour, leader of Quebec band Jabbour and include an excerpt from a great live studio appearance by the wonderful Birds of Chicago. We round out the hour with music from some of the other performers...

Duration: 00:59:51

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