Folk Roots Radio on June 7 2014 (Episode 153) featured the usual mix of great music – some new, some not so new, and a visit from Ian Reid, who joined us in the studio to chat and play a few songs from his new album “Delivered On Delhi Street”. Guelph area Delivered On Delhi Street CD release shows are scheduled for Waterside Park, Rockwood (June 13) and Magnolia Café, Guelph (June 21).
St. John’s NF singer-songwriter Ian Foster visits Guelph on Thursday June 19 2014 as part of the CD release tour for his exciting new album “The Great Wave”. The show takes place at the ANAF Club, 32 Gordon Street, Guelph. Joining Ian on the bill will be Graydon James & Laura Spink from Toronto based folksters Graydon James and the Young Novelists. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are just $10. For more information, visit ianfoster.ca.
Toronto based jazz pianist Mike Janzen brings his trio to the New Life Christian Reformed Church, 400 Victoria Road N, Guelph on Saturday June 7 2014. The show, a CD release for new album “Metronome”, will feature Mike joined by George Koller on bass and Larnell Lewis on drums. Local storyteller Brad Woods completes the bill for what promises to be a fun evening of jazz and stories. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered online here.
Jess Rae Ayre, Michelle Anderson and Amber Quesnel are Sweet Alibi. They write beautiful folk-pop songs with gorgeous harmonies and they’ll be in Guelph for two shows. Friday June 13 and Saturday June 14 2014 at Magnolia Café. Tickets are just $10. Due to the intimate size of the venue, reservations are recommended. Call 519-766-4663 to book your place. It promises to be a great night. Check out the video if you don’t believe us!
We have a copy of “The Current”, the new CD by Jennis to give away. Jennis is the new musical project by last week’s in-studio guest Dennis Gaumond. The Current is a great album and it could be yours if you can answer this very simple question: Please tell us the name of Dennis Gaumond’s musical collaborator in Jennis. Send your answer to us by Wednesday June 4 2014. We’ll pick a winner that day. If you include your street address, we’ll even mail the CD to you!
Don’t forget that can still catch Jennis’ Guelph area CD launch on June 6. You’ll find all the details here.
The Guelph Dance Festival runs May 29 – June 2 2014. Featuring stunning and edgy works from the sublime to the unexpected, the festival will transform parks, streets, and stages of Guelph. Ticketed events, $15- $30; Pay-what-you-can events, suggested donation $15. Buy tickets through the River Run Centre Box Office or by phone at 519-763-3000 | 877-520-2408, or in person. Full schedule and performance details on the Guelph Dance Festival website at guelphdance.ca.
Guelph-based blues musician Dennis Gaumond (Gomo) joined us on Folk Roots Radio on May 24 2014 to chat about Jennis, his new project with Toronto based multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. Jennis release their first album, “The Current”, in Toronto on May 30 and in Guelph (Eden Mills) on June 6. For more information visit jennis.ca.
Toronto-based indie, folk-roots band Young Running will be in Cambridge on June 6 2014 for a show at the Galt Club (2nd floor above Cafe 13), 13 Main St, Galt, Cambridge at 7 p.m. Young Running have already shared the stage with Ron Sexsmith, Colin James, Terri Clark and more. They recently released their second collection, an E.P. Coming Home. The show is part of the Vinyl Cafe House Concert Series. Cover is only $10. For more information about the band visit youngrunning.com.
The Guelph Celtic Orchestra hold their season finale performance and Ceilidh dance on May 31, 2014 at 7 p.m. at The Red Chevron, 34 Elizabeth Street in Guelph. The performance will feature their award-winning Stepdancers and will be followed by a Ceilidh called by Maureen Mulven O’Leary. The Guelph Celtic Orchestra are directed by Fiona McCairley. Tickets: Adults $15 advance/$20 at the door, Children 6 – 12 $10 advance /door. Advance tickets are available at Janus Books, 10 Paisley St., Guelph or via www.guelphceltic.ca. For more information, visit www.guelphceltic.ca
Craig Cardiff joined us on Folk Roots Radio on May 17 2014 to chat about his latest album, Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise). Craig will be in Cambridge on Friday May 23 2014 for a show at the Galt Club (2nd floor above Cafe 13), 13 Main St, Galt, Cambridge. Tickets are $15 online from www.craigcardiff.com or $20 at the door. The support act will be The Vaudevillian. Show starts at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.).
The Funky Mamas, four great Guelph folk-roots musicians who focus on producing music for children, are part of a very special show at the ANAF club, Guelph on May 24 2014. And this time… they will be playing music for adults! The event billed as a Roots Rock Revival Party is a fundraiser for both the Guelph Children’s Festival and the Seed Community Food Hub. Also on the bill are Chesterfield and the Sofa Kings and Monk-E Zoot. The event kicks off at 9 p.m. Admission is only $5 (PWYC) which sounds like a great deal for a great cause!
We’ve just completed 100 posts on our new website. We hope you are enjoying it. As always we’d love some feedback – whether it is a suggestion for music to play, artists to invite into the studio or a Guilty Pleasure – that song you still love although you think others will find it unfashionable. Take it from me, there are a lot of people out there who will enjoy hearing your Guilty Pleasure, and learning why you still like it. We’ll catch up with you on Saturday morning, bright and early with a new mystery theme, a couple of interesting interviews and lots of great music. You won’t want to miss it!