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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 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.

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

Episode 587 - We're All About The Music! (When Life Gives You Lemons Edition)

7/19/2021
We’re pleased to bring you another hour of great new music on Episode 587 of Folk Roots Radio as we hold back the interviews to take a look at more of the latest new releases with some fine social justice songs thrown into the mix. This time around we hear from Flo Perlin, How We Led Our Lives, An Early Bird, Luke LeBlanc, Chris Coole with Mark Killanski, John Showman, Adrian Gross & Sam Allison; Diana Jones, Harpin’ Norm, Reid Jamieson, James Bruce Moore, Pierre Sabourin, Jabbour, The...

Duration:01:01:36

Episode 586 - We're All About The Music! (All Shall Be Well Edition)

7/12/2021
We're pleased to bring you another selection of the best new releases on Episode 586 of Folk Roots Radio. There is loads of great music out there at the moment as many artists have been using their time off the road during Covid times to come up with some wonderful new songs. Join us for music from The Accidentals, The Levins, Robin & Linda Williams, Jani Lauzon, Noel Paul Stookey, The Advocate Collective, Moors & McCumber, Steel Rail, Lennie Gallant, Yael Wand, The Strange Valentines,...

Duration:00:58:28

Episode 585 - We're All About The Music! (Get Happy Together Edition)

7/5/2021
We another great all music hour to share with you on Episode 585 of Folk Roots Radio. Join us for new releases from Rob Lutes, String Bone, Geoff Samuels, Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny, Duane Andrews & Donald MacLennan, Black Umfolosi, Chris Pierce, Adrian Sutherland & Midnight Shine, Del Barber, Georgia Lee Johnson, Rachelle van Zanten and Kelly's Lot. We wrap up the hour with a musical tribute to the fabulous blues singer-songwriter and awesome slide player Ellen McIlwaine who sadly left...

Duration:00:59:10

Episode 584 - feat. Brendan Scott Friel - Summer Moons & More New Releases

6/21/2021
Singer-songwriter Brendan Scott Friel joins us on Episode 584 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his latest album – the excellent "Summer Moons" which pushes the boundaries of modern folk with playful arrangements, and cinematic storytelling. As always, we wrap up the episode with more new releases, and this time around we hear from Sarah McQuaid, Helen Austin, Grace Pettis, Karen Morand, Bobby Lee, Dennis Ellsworth, Rosemary Lawton, Bob Jensen and David Olney & Anana Kaye. If you like the...

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 583 - We're All About The Music! (Whatever Keeps You Going Edition)

6/8/2021
We have another hour of great new music to bring you on Episode 583 of Folk Roots Radio as we hold back the interviews to check out more of the latest new releases with some wonderful new Covid Tunes thrown in the mix. Join us for new music from The Slowinks, David Olney & Anana Kaye, Dieter van der Westen & Eric van der Westen, Kelli Trottier and The Mushy Peas, The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Crys Matthews, Craig Werth, Donovan Woods, Colleen Kattau, The Hello Darlins, Andrea Nixon, Bridget...

Duration:00:58:57

Episode 582 - feat. Colm Gavin - The 1992 Tapes & More New Releases

6/1/2021
We're off to Ireland on Episode 582 of Folk Roots Radio to meet emerging singer-songwriter Colm Gavin. Colm Gavin landed on our radar in 2018 after the release of his excellent second album, 2016's “A Voice For The Urban Darlings”. He is getting ready to release a new solo piano EP, "The 1992 Tapes". The two new songs that Colm shared with us from that project are quite brilliant. A talented songwriter, it was great to be able to talk to him about his music. As always, we wrap up the episode...

Duration:01:00:03