Folk Roots Radio Episode 341: Coco Love Alcorn Summerfolk Interview & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 341: Coco Love Alcorn & More New Releases

Coco Love Alcorn has had an absolutely fabulous year since the release of her latest album “Wonderland”. A gifted folk, pop and jazz singer – as well as a wonderful harmonizer and improviser, Coco sat down with us at Summerfolk to chat about her music and future plans. We’re pleased to bring that interview to you as part of Episode 341 of Folk Roots Radio alongside some of our favourite performances at Summerfolk, and more of the latest new releases including the title track of the new Kris Kristofferson album and one of the last songs that Greg Allman ever recorded. Photo: Michael McLuhan Photography. Check out the full playlist below.

Interview

Coco Love Alcorn‘s latest album “Wonderland” came out of her non-denominational gospel song project, The Spirit Sessions. Since the album’s September 2016 release, Coco has been touring Canada extensively (including a three week Christmas tour with John McDermott) and working with choirs from all across the country. This fall she will be heading off on the Invitation to Sing tour which includes a two night stint in Vancouver where she will be joined by five choirs who will add more than 200 voices to her performance.

Our 2015 interview with Coco, recorded at the Folk Music Ontario conference is also worth checking out. Find it online HERE. For more information about Coco Love Alcorn, visit cocolovealcorn.com.

And that’s all we have time for, this time around. Thanks to all the artists who share their music with us, and thank you for listening. We have a lot of great music and interviews to bring you on future shows. I hope you’ll join us!

Listen

You can listen to this episode again on Soundcloud by following the link below. You can also listen to episodes of Folk Roots Radio, on demand, via iTunes, Mixcloud, Stitcher and Tune-in Radio. (Click on the highlighted link to reach your chosen platform.)

Playlist

Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises (Demo)
Roll Right (Pre-release, self)

Aaron Nathans & Michael G Ronstadt
Hang On For The Ride
Hang On For The Ride (2017, Self)

Randall Kromm
When We Remember When
Rough And Polished Stones (2017, Self)

Folkapotamus
Times Like These
Middle Of Nowhere (2017, Phat Cat Records)

The Early Mays
Evergreen
Chase The Sun (2017, Bird On The Wing Records)

Connla
Iridesence
River Waiting (2016, Self)

Bill & Joel Plaskett
Dragonfly
Solidarity (2016, Pheromone) CDN

Interview: Coco Love Alcorn recorded at the Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival.

Coco Love Alcorn
Wonderland
Wonderland (2016, Self) CDN

Murder Murder
I’ve Always Been A Gambler
Wicked Lines & Veins (2017, Self) CDN

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
Pretty Please
Apocalipstick (2017, Self) CDN

John McCutcheon
The Machine
(demo)

Ernest Troost
The Little Voice
(single) (2017, Self)

Kris Kristofferson
Feeling Mortal
Feeling Mortal (2017, KK Records)

Greg Allman
My Only True Friend
Southern Blood (2017, Rounder Records)

About the author

JAN HALL

Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee.

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