Singer-songwriter Carly Thomas was born in Thailand and raised in Argentina and France, before returning to her family roots in London Ontario. Carly Thomas first came to our attention through “I Remember You”, her beautiful and thought-provoking song written for the How We Survive teen suicide awareness campaign. Check out the very impactful video that accompanys the song here. Known as much for her powerful lyrics as her engaging live performance, Carly has played everywhere from street festivals in Paris to the folk circuit in Manhattan. Carly Thomas sat down with Folk Roots Radio at the 2016 Folk Music Ontario conference to chat about her music. For more information, visit carlythomas.com. Music: Carly Thomas “Sink or Swim” and “Lightning Bolts” from “Explode E.P.” (2014, Self) and “Drive Me Home” from “Up This High” (2009, Self).
Belfast born and raised – but now living in Melbourne Australia, singer-songwriter Andy White has earned a global reputation for his blend of folk and pop with a poet’s sensibility. Andy will be back in Canada this November for a CD release tour for his latest solo album “How Things Are”, an album of songs written after the end of his 15 year marriage, to answer the question “How are things?” Andy is a fabulous live performer who continues to produce great music, with a back catalogue you’ll definitely want to get to know, alongside the new album. We caught up with Andy at home in Melbourne. For more information visit andywhite.com. Music: Andy White, “All It Does Is Rain” and “Closest Thing To Heaven” from “How Things Are” (2015, Lowdenproud) and Andy White “Dignity” (Demo) .