Folk Roots Radio Episode 403: feat. Moonfruits & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 403: feat. Moonfruits & More New Releases

Bilingual folk duo Moonfruits join us on Episode 403 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about their music and latest album “Ste-Quequepart”. Kaitlin Milroy and Alex Millaire are a tremendous live act, captivating audiences with their beautiful harmonies while using their ideals and imagination to tell stories in song, often accompanied by just a banjo or parlour guitar. It’s a great interview, and well worth checking out. We also take a look at more of the new releases we’ve received, including new music from Mike T. Kerr, Jonathan Byrd, Twas Now, Ivan Rosenberg, Shauit, Carolyn Fe and the Red Dirt Skinners. Check out the playlist below.

Interview

Kaitlin Milroy and Alex Millaire sat down with Jan Hall from Folk Roots Radio at the 2018 Folk Music Ontario conference. Moonfruits sophomore album “Ste-Quequepart” is a French language folk concept album about a magical little town – that celebrates the lives of its inhabitants through song, and through those souls, the lives of everyday people living in small towns or communities the world over.

The fact that Kaitlin and Alex are able to sing and interact with the audience in both French and English is a very entertaining part of the Moonfruits stage act. They bring an emotional passion and authenticity to their music that truly makes their live show come alive, especially when they are telling stories about Ste-Quequepart. At their most recent showcase for Folk Roots Radio at the Folk Music Ontario conference, as the last act of the night, they absolutely brought the house down with the intensity of their a cappella final song. Check them out if you get a chance.

Kaitlin and Alex are already openly discussing writing more songs and stories for the Ste-Quequepart project. For more information about Moonfruits and their upcoming tour dates, visit moonfruits.ca.

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, 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)

Mike T. Kerr
Working On It
Guitar Rags & Country Ballads (2018, Self) CDN

Jonathan Byrd
Pickup Cowboy
Pickup Cowboy (2018, Waterbug)

Twas Now
Old Fashioned Way
Old Fashioned Way (2017, Self) CDN

Ivan Rosenberg
October Surprise
The Littlest Dobro Volume 2 (2018, Self) CDN

Moonfruits
Les Marins
Ste-Quequepart (2017, Self) CDN

Interview: Moonfruits recorded at the 2018 Folk Music Ontario conference.

Moonfruits
Ste-Quequepart
Ste-Quequepart (2017, Self) CDN
Interview: Moonfruits

Moonfruits
La Légende De Roustabout
Ste-Quequepart (2017, Self) CDN

Moonfruits
Roustabout
Ste-Quequepart (2017, Self) CDN

Shauit
Tshin An Nitauassim
Apu Peikussiak U (2017, Pasa Musik Productions) CDN

Carolyn Fe
Jerusalem’s Thorns
Surat Ko (2018, Self) CDN

Red Dirt Skinners
Under Utopian Skies
Under Utopian Skies (2018, Self)

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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