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Sounds Of Summer Bluesfest
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Ian Foster – The Interview
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The Wailin’ Jennys at Harbourfront
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Episode 154: Sweet Alibi / Ian Foster
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Sweet Alibi – The Interview
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Ian Reid CD Release Shows
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Episode 153: Ian Reid
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Ian Foster – The Great Wave Album Release
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2Rivers Festival 2014
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Mike Janzen Trio with Brad Woods
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Mariposa 2014 – Full Line Up Announced
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Sweet Alibi
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Episode 152: Young Running
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Win a Jennis CD!
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Guelph Dance Festival
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Dennis Gaumond and Jennis
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Young Running
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Episode 151: Dennis Gaumond
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Guelph Celtic Orchestra
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Jennis – The Current

Sounds Of Summer Bluesfest

The 3rd Annual Sounds of Summer Bluesfest takes place on June 21 2014 at the Arena Bar & Grill, 96 Gordon St., Guelph. Featuring Mo Kauffey, Ian Taylor, Andre Bisson and the J Tones and Chuck Jackson and the Big Bad Blues Band it promises to be a great day out. The MC for the day will be Gayle Ackroyd, who will also play a few tunes between the acts. There will also be a silent auction, a live auction, outdoor patio and a BBQ. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Arena Bar & Grill. All proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics.

Order of Acts
12:30-2:00 Mo Kauffey
2:30-4:00 Ian Taylor
4:00-6:00 Andre Bisson and the J Tones
7:00-10:00 Chuck Jackson and the Big Bad Blues Band

Ian Foster – The Interview

Newfoundland Singer-songwriter Ian Foster joined us on Folk Roots Radio on June 14 2014. He’s just released his latest album “The Great Wave”. His Guelph CD release show takes place on Thursday June 19 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 about Ian’s music, visit ianfoster.ca.

The Wailin’ Jennys at Harbourfront

The Wailin’ Jennys play the Enwave Theatre at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto on Saturday June 21 2014. Tickets are $35 and are available online here.

When the Wailin’ Jennys started out they were just three solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg. Since those humble beginnings they’ve grown into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. Founding members Ruth Moody (vocals, guitar, accordion, banjo, bodhrán) and Nicky Mehta (vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums, ukulele) along with New York-based Heather Masse (vocals, upright bass) continue to create some of the most exciting and exquisite music on the folk-roots scene.

For more information check out thewailinjennys.com.

Episode 154: Sweet Alibi / Ian Foster

Folk Roots Radio on June 14 2014 (Episode 154) featured interviews with Amber Quesnel from Winnipeg’s Sweet Alibi and St. John’s singer-songwriter Ian Foster. As usual, we wrapped it all up with lots of great music.

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Sweet Alibi – The Interview

Sweet Alibi are Jess Rae Ayre, Michelle Anderson and Amber Quesnel. They are in Guelph this week for two shows at Magnolia Café on Friday June 13 and Saturday June 14 2014 at 8 p.m. Tickets for both Guelph shows are just $10. Due to the intimate size of the venue, reservations are recommended. Call 519-766-4663 to book your place. We caught up with Amber Quesnel in Toronto. For more information about Sweet Alibi, visit sweetalibi.com.

Ian Reid CD Release Shows

Rockwood singer-songwriter Ian Reid releases his latest CD, “Delivered On Delhi St” with two local shows in Rockwood on June 13 and in Guelph on June 21.

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Episode 153: Ian Reid

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).

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Ian Foster – The Great Wave Album Release

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.

2Rivers Festival 2014

The 3rd annual 2Rivers Festival takes place in Guelph from June 7 – 15 2014. The festival pays tribute to Guelph’s most significant natural feature by bringing together more than 20 different community organizations to celebrate the city’s river system.

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Mike Janzen Trio with Brad Woods

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.

Mariposa 2014 – Full Line Up Announced

The full line-up for this year’s Mariposa has been announced. The 54th edition takes place July 4-6, 2014, at Tudhope Park in Orillia. As always, we will be providing full-coverage of the festival before and after the event.

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Sweet Alibi

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!

Episode 152: Young Running

Folk Roots Radio on May 31 2014 (Episode 152) featured our usual mix of great music, and we also had an interview with James Moss from Toronto-based folk-roots band Young Running; they will be performing in Cambridge ON on Friday June 6.

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Win a Jennis CD!

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.

Good luck!

UPDATE: (June 6 2014). Congratulations to Rachael. Jen Gillmor is working with Dennis Gaumond in the Jennis project. A copy of their new CD The Current is now winging its way to you!

Guelph Dance Festival

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.

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Dennis Gaumond and Jennis

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.

Young Running

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.

Episode 151: Dennis Gaumond

Folk Roots Radio on May 24 2014 (Episode 151) featured lots of great music and an in studio interview with Dennis Gaumond (Gomo) about his new project Jennis.

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Guelph Celtic Orchestra

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

Jennis – The Current

Jennis is the intriguing new project featuring bluesman Dennis Gaumond (Gomo) and cellist Jen Gillmor. They release their first album “Jennis” in Toronto on May 30 and in Guelph (Eden Mills) on June 6.

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