Playlists

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 311: Benjamin Dakota Rogers Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 310: Roots North Music Festival
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 309 – We’re All About The Music!
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 308: Winona Wilde Interview & More Female Artists!
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 307: We’re All About Female Artists!
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 306: Amanda Lynn Stubley Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 305: We’re All About The Music!
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 304: Julian Taylor Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 303: Sarah Beatty Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 302: We’re All About The Music!
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 301: Corin Raymond Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 300: We’re All About The Music!
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 299: Gary & Whit Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 298: We’re All About The Music!
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 297: Erin Costelo Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 296: Banjofest Guelph Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 295: Folk Music Ontario 2016 Youth Programme
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 294: Abigail Lapell Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 293: More Best Albums of 2016
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 292: Bryan McPherson Interview & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 311: Benjamin Dakota Rogers Interview & More New Releases

Multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter and composer Benjamin Dakota Rogers joins us on Episode 311 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his latest album “Whisky & Pine”. He also plays three songs live for us – including a new song that’s yet to be recorded. And, as always, we take a look at some of the latest new releases. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 310: Roots North Music Festival

On this episode of Folk Roots Radio we take a look at the Roots North Music Festival. Now in it’s third year, this year’s festival takes place on Friday and Saturday April 21-22 in a variety of venues in Downtown Orillia, Ontario. Amy Mangan, one of the festival organizers, joins us on this episode to chat about the line-up and how you can get tickets. We also talk to Raven from festival headliners Digging Roots, about their music and fabulous live show. We fill up the rest of the hour with music from some of the other performers heading to Roots North this time around. For more information about the festival and to buy tickets, visit rootsnorthmusic.ca. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 309 – We’re All About The Music!

We’re all about the music on Episode 309 of Folk Roots Radio as we take a look at more of the latest new releases including a first listen to “Watershed” – the new album from Amelia Curran, a new demo from Kerrville New Folk winning singer-songwriter Ernest Troost and a great new instrumental album from Belgian mandolin band MANdolinMAN. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 308: Winona Wilde Interview & More Female Artists!

Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day on Episode 308 of Folk Roots Radio with an interview with acclaimed singer/songwriter and road dog Winona Wilde alongside more of the best new releases from female artists. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 307: We’re All About Female Artists!

We’re all about the music of female artists on Episode 307 of Folk Roots Radio as we celebrate International Women’s Day with an hour of the latest new releases, from a female perspective. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 306: Amanda Lynn Stubley Interview & More New Releases

Folklorist and fellow folk dj Amanda Lynn Stubley joins us on Episode 306 of Folk Roots Radio to talk about “Gem”, a six track album of old time music recorded live off-the-floor with producer Deni Gauthier. We also check out more of the new music we’ve received including new albums from Andrea Ramolo, Lee Palmer and Brock Zeman. You can check out the full playlist to Episode 306 below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 305: We’re All About The Music!

We’re all about the music on Episode 305 of Folk Roots Radio as we take a look at more of the latest new releases, including a first look at the new Blackie & The Rodeo Kings duet album “Kings & Kings”, a political single from Ernest Troost, a new gritty Lynne Hanson release and a great compilation from the Battlefield Band. You can check out the full playlist to Episode 305 below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 304: Julian Taylor Interview & More New Releases

Episode 304 of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with Julian Taylor, leader of self-described “pilgrims of funk, soul ‘n’ roll” – the Julian Taylor Band, recorded at the Folk Music Ontario conference. We also feature music from the band’s great 2016 double album “Desert Star”. And, as always, we take a look at some of the latest new releases. Check out the full playlist online at http://folkrootsradio.com.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 303: Sarah Beatty Interview & More New Releases

On Episode 303 of Folk Roots Radio we talk to singer/songwriter and scientist Sarah Beatty about the soundtrack to her life, her great new second album, “Bandit Queen” – a sassy, rootsy and bluesy delight. And, as usual, we take a look at some of the latest new releases.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 302: We’re All About The Music!

Another hour of Folk Roots Radio that’s all about the music as we take a look at more of the latest new releases. Among the new releases on this episode, we check out “Khlebnikov”, the latest from Danny Michel – which was recorded far above the arctic circle, while aboard the Russian icebreaker Capitan Khlebnikov, in the middle of the arctic ocean. We also take a first listen to “Folklife”, Jayme Stone‘s follow up to the fabulous Lomax Project, a new Battlefield Band compilation, and the latest from folk great Tom Paxton.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 301: Corin Raymond Interview & More New Releases

On this edition of Folk Roots Radio, we talk to singer/songwriter Corin Raymond who has just received a Juno Award nomination for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year for his wonderful album “Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams”, which just happened to be our favourite recording of 2016.  Corin joined us in the mobile studio at the Folk Music Ontario conference this past October for a wide-ranging conversation that covered his songwriting, the joys of collaboration, his 100 Book Blog, and, of course, the making of “Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams”. We also get to play some tracks from the album we haven’t yet played on the show. And, as always, we fill up the rest of the hour with a look at more of the latest new releases.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 300: We’re All About The Music!

We’ve finally made it to three hundred episodes of Folk Roots Radio! Actually, truth be told, we’re way past 300, as this show previously existed under a different name – but it still sounds good to say that. For this episode, we’re bringing you another great selection of new releases, including our first play of the new albums from Rose Cousins, Richard Laviolette, Portland’s John Craigie and another track the great Bill & Joel Plaskett collaboration “Solidarity”. I hope you’ll check it out.
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 299: Gary & Whit Interview & More New Releases

On this edition of Folk Roots Radio we head out to Corner Brook in Newfoundland to talk to folk-pop duo Gary & Whit, about “Matches”, an album of beautiful songs, with engaging lyrics and gorgeous harmonies that really connects with the listener – and another of our favourite albums of 2016. And as always, we take a look at some of the latest new releases. For more information about the music of Gary & Whit, visit garyandwhit.com. Photography: Candace Cunning and Dru Kennedy.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 298: We’re All About The Music!

There are no interviews in this hour of Folk Roots Radio, as we play catch up on some of the best of the new music we’ve received over the past few months. There’s lots of great music out there, and as we’re all about the music, we’re pleased to do our bit to share it with you.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 297: Erin Costelo Interview & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio episode 297 features a great interview with Halifax NS singer/songwriter Erin Costelo about her fabulous slice of genre-bending soulful pop, “Down Below, The Status Quo”, one of our Favourite Albums of 2016. And, as always, we take a look at some great new releases.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 296: Banjofest Guelph Interview & More New Releases

We love the banjo on Folk Roots Radio which is a very good thing, as this edition has more than the usual amount included. We talk to Ian Molesworth about Banjofest – a one day festival taking place in Guelph in March and listen to some of the artists who will be taking part. We also check in on some of the artists who will be performing at the 10th annual Hillside Inside which takes place in Downtown Guelph from February 9-12. Among the new releases, we get to hear some great musical commentary about the recent political upheaval south of the border.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 295: Folk Music Ontario 2016 Youth Programme

This episode of Folk Roots Radio is all about the Folk Music Ontario (FMO) 2016 Youth Programme. Each year during the weekend conference, a group of youth performers are paired with mentors from the Ontario folk community to work on a showcase performance and participate in professional development activities. The programme is open to residents of Ontario and the National Capital Region, between the ages 15 and 21, who are chosen for their interest, ability and experience. This documentary features commentary and musical contributions from programme coordinator Treasa Levasseur; Mentors: Cécile Doo-Kingué, Christa Couture, Graydon James, Lynn Miles and Alysha Brilla; Youth: Brandon Girouard, Anita Cazzola, John Muirhead, Missy Bauman and Melina Hanke. Learn more about the Folk Music Ontario Youth Programme HERE. Photo credit: Mike Bourgeault.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 294: Abigail Lapell Interview & More New Releases

On this episode we chat to Toronto based folk-noir singer-songwriter Abigail Lapell about her great sophomore release, “Hide Nor Hair”. Heavily influenced by her time in the art folk scene in Montreal in the 2000s, and recorded with mood maestro Chris Stringer (Ohbijou, Timber Timbre) in Toronto, the album features ten songs with a cinematic quality that take love and loss as their central theme. We also check out some of the best of the latest new releases.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 293: More Best Albums of 2016

On this episode we take a look at more of our favourite albums of 2016. One of the best things about doing a radio show is getting loads of fabulous music to audition each week. Narrowing all that great music down to our favourite twenty-five albums of the year was quite the challenge. It’s never an easy thing to do, but we managed it. You can check out our “Top Ten” albums of 2016 on Episode 291 HERE. This time around we tackle ‘The Next Fifteen’, bringing you some of our favourite tracks from those albums. It’s a great privilege to bring lots of great music and interviews to you each week on Folk Roots Radio, something we’re looking forward to continuing to do throughout 2017.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 292: Bryan McPherson Interview & More New Releases

U.S. folk singer and activist Bryan McPherson joins us on this episode to chat about his music, latest album “Wedgwood” and upcoming shows in Eastern Canada. We also take a look at some of the latest new releases.

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