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Plumhall – The Interview
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Playlist: August 30 2014
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Lynn Jackson – The Acoustic Sessions
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Playlist: August 23 2014
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Playlist: August 16 2014
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Review: Kingsville Folk 2014
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Playlist: August 9 2014
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Green Sky Project – The Interview
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Tia McGraff – Live In The Studio
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Playlist: August 2 2014

Plumhall – The Interview

Plumhall are Michelle Plum and Nick Hall. They come from West Yorkshire in England and they’ve just released a great debut album of moody British Americana entitled “Thundercloud”.

Michelle is a former member of Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch and The Accidental Tourists. Nick has been a member of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life. Together as Plumhall they have supported Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonderstuff, as well as State Of The Union, Andy White and Henry Priestman. They also recently performed with multi-instrumentalist, and former member of Bob Dylan’s tour band, Larry Campbell at the BBC Radio 2 award-winning folk club The Black Swan in York England. For more information visit: plumhall.co.uk.

We caught up with them at home in Bradford.

Playlist: August 30 2014

It was good to be back in the studio on August 30 after another weekend away, this time for the Eaglewood Folk Festival. No interviews this week, just lots of music, including some great new stuff. There was also a very healthy dose of Canadian content.

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Lynn Jackson – The Acoustic Sessions

Kitchener-based singer-songwriter Lynn Jackson releases her new album (with Chris Boyne), “The Acoustic Sessions” on September 7 2014 at The Jane Bond in Waterloo. Admission is just $10 for the show which also gets you copy of the CD, which is an amazing deal. Special guests include Joe Dunn, Scott Fitzpatrick, Andy Miller, Steve Wood and Wendy Wright. Opening set on the night will be by Ottawa’s Slo Tom.

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Playlist: August 23 2014

One of the best things about heading off to another summer music festival is knowing that you have the perfect fill-in to keep your studio chair warm. You enjoyed DJ MacDee on Folk Roots Radio. Now enjoy his playlist!

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Playlist: August 16 2014

It was good to be back in the studio after a wonderful weekend at the Kingsville Folk Music Festival. This time round we decided that an all music show was in order – lots of it new music, however we still found time for our mystery theme and guilty pleasure.

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Review: Kingsville Folk 2014

I’m just back from Kingsville and thought it might be fun to talk about the first ever Kingsville Folk Music Festival. It was a blast. If you want to know why, you’d better read on!

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Playlist: August 9 2014

I was away at the first ever Kingsville Folk Music Festival on August 9. DJ MacDee once again stepped up to keep Folk Roots Radio rolling along. I hope you enjoyed the show. Now enjoy his playlist!

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Green Sky Project – The Interview

Bulgarian-born, classically-trained guitarist Anton Apostolov will be bringing his Green Sky Project to the first Kingsville Folk Festival taking place in in Lakeside Park, Kingsville from August 8-10 2014. Featuring Apostolov alongside  Naghmeh Farahmand on percussion, Jacek Karlowski on tamboura, Hasheel Lodhia on bansuri and Sunjun Park on piano, the Green Sky Project fuse together folk, classical and jazz themes using Balkan, Iranian and Indian traditional music as their primary source of inspiration. The sound they produce together is beautiful, especially on the fabulous Star In A Jar. We caught up with Anton Apostolov at home in Toronto. For more information, visit greenskyproject.com. Music: Green Sky Project “Connection” and “Star In A Jar” from “Star In A Jar” (2013, Self).

Tia McGraff – Live In The Studio

Port Dover based singer-songwriter Tia McGraff has been described as having a voice stolen from angels. The internationally-renowned recording artist shares her passion for music with her stage (and life) partner Colorado native, Tommy Parham. Together, they engage their audiences with an electrifying, yet honest and heart-moving, musical experience. Tia will be gracing the stage at the first Kingsville Folk Music Festival, August 8-10 2014. Tia McGraff joined us for a chat and a few songs with musical partner Tommy Parham on August 2 2014. For more information visit tiamcgraff.com

Tia McGraff, Break These Chains from Break These Chains (2014, Bandana Records) CDN
Tia McGraff with Tommy Parham, Abigail (Live in the Studio)
Tia McGraff, Reckonin’ from Break These Chains (2014, Bandana Records) CDN
Tia McGraff with Tommy Parham, Move The Smoke Away (Live in the Studio)
Tia McGraff, Between The Bed And The Door from Break These Chains (2014, Bandana Records) CDN

Playlist: August 2 2014

Folk Roots Radio on August 2 2014 focused on the inaugural Kingsville Folk Music Festival (August 8-10) and featured interviews with Peter Boyer (from Same Latitude As Rome) and Fred Penner as well as an in-studio appearance by Tia McGraff.

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