Playlists

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 292: Bryan McPherson Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 291: The Best Albums of 2016
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 290: 100 Mile House Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 289: We’re All About The Music
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 288: We’re All About The Music
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 287: Fraser Anderson Interview & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 286: Brian Blain
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Episode 285: Folk Music Ontario 2016
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Episode 284: Andrew Collins
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Episode 283: We’re All About The Music
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Episode 282: Martha Renaud
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Episode 281: Zachary Lucky
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Episode 279: Sharon Goldman
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Episode 280: Tia McGraff & Allison Brown
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Episode 278: Red Dirt Skinners
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Episode 277: Lizanne Knott
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Episode 276: Karen Morand
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Episode 275: We’re All About The Music
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Episode 274: Aengus Finnan & Union Duke
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Episode 273: More Kingsville Folk 2016

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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Folk Roots Radio Episode 291: The Best Albums of 2016

Time to run down our favourite albums of 2016. One of the best things about doing a radio show is getting loads of great music to audition each week. Like every year, I’ve enjoyed some wonderful recordings – much of it by independent artists with little backing to support their music, and careers. One of the hardest things to do though, is to narrow down all the fabulous music that we received to our ten favourite recordings of the year. It’s never an easy thing to do, but do it I must, if I’m to bring you Folk Roots Radio’s The Best Albums of 2016.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 290: 100 Mile House Interview & More New Releases

Peter Stone from 100 Mile House joins us on this episode to chat about “Hiraeth”, their fabulous new album of deeply personal and introspective songs about life, love, loss and the meaning of home. Recorded in Edmonton AB, with partner Denise MacKay, and Peter in the producer’s chair, the album features some fine musical arrangements – including some gorgeous use of both violin and cello, alongside some fabulous harmonies. We also take a look at some of the best of the latest new releases.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 289: We’re All About The Music

It’s another all music hour on Folk Roots Radio as we play catch up on the best of the latest new releases.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 288: We’re All About The Music

We’re all about the music on this edition of Folk Roots Radio. We have lots of interviews to bring you, but we’re going to hold off on those this time round, so we can bring you some of the best new releases.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 287: Fraser Anderson Interview & More New Releases

Scottish singer-songwriter Fraser Anderson joins us on this episode to chat about his latest album “Under The Cover Of Lightness”. He also plays a couple of songs live, and recites an original poem – a pleasant surprise for this show. It’s a great interview, lots of fun and definitely well worth checking out. We also take a look at at a new compilation of English folk music, The Ultimate Guide to English Folk.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 286: Brian Blain

Brian Blain, self-described semi-retired blues guy, “Blainsletter” blogger and managing editor of the Toronto Blues Society‘s Maple Blues newsletter joins us on this episode to chat about his music. Brian stopped by our mobile studio at the 2016 Folk Music Ontario conference for an immensely enjoyable conversation about his 40 plus years in the music business. We also take a look at the nominees for Vocal Group Of The Year at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

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Episode 285: Folk Music Ontario 2016

This edition of Folk Roots Radio is all about the 2016 Folk Music Ontario conference that recently took place in Ottawa. We play music from some of the great artists we saw play official showcases at the conference and chat with two of our favourite bands, The Young Novelists and The Bombadils.

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Episode 284: Andrew Collins

Mandolin master and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Collins joins us on this episode to chat about his fabulous new album “And It Was Good”. And it is… very good, and nominated for both Instrumental Group of the Year and Producer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. We also take a look at some of other nominees for the 2016 awards – this time we focus on the category of Young Performer Of The Year.

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Episode 283: We’re All About The Music

We’re all about the music on this episode, as we catch up on some new releases from the last few months. We also take a look at the nominees for Contemporary Singer of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

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Episode 282: Martha Renaud

Singer-songwriter Martha Renaud joins us on this episode to chat about her latest album, “Time & Tide”, produced by multi-instrumentalist J. P. Cormier in Nova Scotia. We also continue our review of the nominees for the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards – this time we focus on the category of English Songwriter of the Year.

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Episode 281: Zachary Lucky

Zachary Lucky joins us on this episode to chat about his new album “Everywhere A Man Can Be”. We also continue our review of the nominees for the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards. This time around we take a look at the nominees for The Oliver Schroer Pushing The Boundaries Award, and, as every year, some great artists and albums have been nominated.

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Episode 279: Sharon Goldman

Singer/songwriter Sharon Goldman from New Jersey joins us on this episode to chat about her latest album, “Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice)”, an album that it takes as its theme, Sharon’s own life experience – growing up in an orthodox Jewish family on Long Island, New York. We also take our first look at the nominees for the Canadian Folk Music Awards starting off with the category of Contemporary Album of the Year.

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Episode 280: Tia McGraff & Allison Brown

This episode of Folk Roots Radio features two interviews. Tia McGraff joins us to chat about what she’s been up to lately including the release of a new single and video, and a couple of upcoming shows in South Western Ontario. And Allison Brown checks in to chat about two specials shows with her band, “The Assembly Line”. We also take a look at the nominees in the New/Emerging Artist of the Year category at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

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Episode 278: Red Dirt Skinners

The Red Dirt Skinners, the fantastic roots duo from Sussex in England with the big sound, who have been taking the British roots scene by storm, are back on tour in Ontario and Quebec this fall. Sarah and Rob Skinner joined us in the Folk Roots Radio studio earlier this year for an in-depth conversation about their music and latest album “Behind the Wheel”. We’re pleased to bring an excerpt from that interview to you on this episode.  And, as usual, we also find time to take a look at some of the latest new releases.

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Episode 277: Lizanne Knott

This episode of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with Philadelphia singer-songwriter Lizanne Knott who joins us to chat about her latest album, the bluesy and jazzy “Excellent Day”, one of our favourites of the year so far. We also check out some of the latest new releases.

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Episode 276: Karen Morand

Windsor singer-songwriter Karen Morand joins us in the studio on this episode to chat about her music and play a few new songs live. Since recording this interview and session, Karen has gone on to win the 1st Canada South Songwriting Competition at the Kingsville Folk Music Festival with the song “Big Muddy”, one of the new songs she played for us. We also check out some more new music from Windsor & Essex County in Ontario.

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Episode 275: We’re All About The Music

We’re playing catch up as far as new releases are concerned on Folk Roots Radio, so there’s no interview in this episode as we focus on bringing you some of the best new music we’ve received over the past few months. We hope you enjoy it.

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Episode 274: Aengus Finnan & Union Duke

This episode features our final two interviews recorded at the 2016 Kingsville Folk Music Festival. Aengus Finnan, the executive director of Folk Alliance International joins us to chat about their mission and annual conference, the world’s largest gathering of the folk industry and community. Matt Warry-Smith and Will Staunton from Union Duke also stop by to chat about the band’s third album “Golden Days”. Photo: Morten Fog.

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Episode 273: More Kingsville Folk 2016

This episode features more interviews and artist music from the 2016 Kingsville Folk Music Festival. Kingsville, in South-Western Ontario, has a lovely little festival, and it’s well worth a visit if you get the chance. On this edition we talk to Rob Lutes, Jason Dennie, Luther Wright and Qristina & Quinn Bachand, and Jaxon Haldane joins us to chat about the Willie P Bennett Legacy Project. I’d again like to thank Gary Glass from Quantum Sound Productions for his help in recording these interviews. For more information about the Kingsville Folk Music Festival, visit kingsvillefolkfest.org. Photo: Michael Dick.

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