Archive - April 2014

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Kerri Powers
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Spring Awakes!
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April 26 Show – Part 1
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April 26 Show – Part 2
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Episode 147: Rick Avery
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Brian Pickell Band
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Willie Nelson
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Episode 146: Record Store Day / Hillside Festival
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Crash Bamboo – In The Studio
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Drew McIvor – 45s and 33s
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William Shatner
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Brian Pickell Band
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David Celia
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Bob MacLean
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Hillside Performers 2014
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Samantha Scott & Tereza Tomek
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Steve Earle
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Scott Cook and Mo’ Kauffey
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Episode 145: Drew McIvor
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Mark Knopfler

Kerri Powers

We’ve just discovered fabulous Americana – Blues songstress Kerri Powers who hails from Connecticut. Check out some beautiful slide guitar on “Buttercup” from her new self-titled album “Kerri Powers”. We’ll be playing more music from Kerri on Folk Roots Radio. For more information on Kerri Powers visit kerripowers.com.

Spring Awakes!

Spring Awakes! – An Art Performance Hike Adventure featuring Song, Music, Prayer and Dance takes place on Sunday May 25 2014 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Rain or shine.

Admission is by advance ticket only, available from The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St. Tickets: Adult $25, children free (children must be able to hike with a group). Please note that attendance is limited.

The adventure begins at the Orchard Park Parking lot (Ignatius Jesuit Centre) at 1:30 pm. A potluck picnic reception will follow.

Spring Awakes is produced by Shannon Kingsbury and Sue Smith for SKSS Productions. Proceeds will support the Plant An Old Growth Forest project.

Photo: Ondine Chorus at Spring Awakes! 2013 by Aidan Ware

April 26 Show – Part 1

Due to a power outage at the University of Guelph on April 26 2014 we were unable to broadcast online. However you can listen to the show here. Because of the size of the file we’ve split it into two parts, Part One and Part Two. You can check out the playlist here. Enjoy.

April 26 Show – Part 2

Due to a power outage at the University of Guelph on April 26 2014 we were unable to broadcast online. However you can listen to the show here. Because of the size of the file we’ve split it into two parts, Part One and Part Two. You can check out the playlist here. Enjoy.

Episode 147: Rick Avery

Folk Roots Radio on April 26 2014 (Episode 147) featured an interview with Rick Avery (from local trad folk combo Relative Harmony) about the Brian Pickell Band‘s visit to Guelph and a welcomed replay of an in studio appearance by Crash Bamboo, feat. Ambre McLean and Preetam Sengupta.

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Brian Pickell Band

The Brian Pickell Band will be visiting Guelph on Monday April 28 2014 for a show at St David and St Patrick’s Church, 520 Speedvale Ave. E at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and are available from Rick Avery/Judy Greenhill (from local trad folk combo Relative Harmony), 519-763-2494. Rick Avery joined us by phone to chat about the Brian Pickell Band and why you should come out to Monday’s show. For more information on the Brian Pickell Band check out this Folk Roots Radio post and Brian’s website at www.brianpickell.com.

“A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.”
Willie Nelson

Episode 146: Record Store Day / Hillside Festival

Folk Roots Radio on April 19 2014 (Episode 146) included a couple of interesting interviews – Mark Logan from Encore Records in Kitchener discussing Record Store Day and Sam Baijal, Artistic Director at the Hillside Festival discussing the performers appearing at Hillside 2014.

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Crash Bamboo – In The Studio

We were very lucky to have Crash Bamboo feat. Ambre McLean and Preetam Sengupta join us in the studio on November 9 2013 for a chat and a few songs. A truly beautiful hour of live radio. Enjoy.

Songs:
Crash Bamboo, Hey You
Crash Bamboo, In A Word
Crash Bamboo, Don’t Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
Crash Bamboo, Coming Home
Crash Bamboo, May The Sun Always Shine At Your Door

www.crashbamboo.com
www.ambremclean.com
www.preetam.ca

Drew McIvor – 45s and 33s

Drew McIvor has made it into the regional semi-finals of the CBC Searchlight contest with “45s and 33s”, a slice of nostalgia with an upbeat rocksteady / R&B groove that’s the perfect song to soundtrack your summer. He also has a great video to go with it! Vote for Drew here. Drew will be releasing his latest album in May. We’ve been promised a studio visit. Stay tuned.

“I’m not technically adept at music, but I’d love to be part of a discussion of where progressive rock ends and country music begins.”
William Shatner

Brian Pickell Band

Lovers of traditional and celtic music  will have two opportunities to catch the Brian Pickell Band on tour this April. They will be appearing in Waterloo at St Colomba’s Church, 250 Lincoln Road on April 25 2014 at 8 p.m. and in Guelph at St David and St Patrick’s Church, 520 Speedvale Ave. E on Monday April 28 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

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David Celia

David Celia will be bringing his own brand of folk to Magnolia Café, 88 Yarmouth St in Guelph on Thursday April 24. The support act will be Guelph’s own Tricia Brubacher. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 (or PWYC). Due to the intimate size of the venue, reservations are recommended. Call 519-766-4663 to book your place. The perfect idea for date night!

Bob MacLean

Renowned fingerstyle guitarist Bob MacLean will be bringing a whole selection of guitars and mandolins  to Magnolia Café on Saturday April 26 2014 for an intimate evening of trad tunes, songs & finger style guitar. The show kicks off at 8:00 p.m. and the price of admission is just $10. Due to the intimate size of the venue, reservations are recommended. Call 519-766-4663 to book your place.

Hillside Performers 2014

The 2014 Hillside Festival takes place July 25-27 2014 at Guelph Lake, Guelph, Ontario. The performers have just been announced, and, as usual, there is something for everyone.

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Samantha Scott & Tereza Tomek

Vancouver based roots duo Samantha Scott & Tereza Tomek will be appearing at Magnolia Café, 88 Yarmouth Street in Guelph on Thursday April 17 2014 at 8:00 p.m. The bill also features the foot stomping roots music of Townsend Ontario’s Jay Pollmann.

“Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world, and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.”
Steve Earle

Scott Cook and Mo’ Kauffey

Alberta’s prairie balladeer Scott Cook and Guelph’s blues-master Mo’ Kauffey will be sharing the bill at Magnolia Café on Wednesday April 16 2014 at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $10. Due to the intimate size of the venue, reservations are recommended. Call 519-766-4663 to confirm your place.

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Episode 145: Drew McIvor

Folk Roots Radio on April 12 2014 (Episode 145) featured a phone interview with Drew McIvor about his CBC Searchlight nominated song “45s and 33s” and, of course, lots of great music.

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Mark Knopfler

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