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Sarah Jane Scouten
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The Bombadils – In The Studio
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Episode 149: The Bombadils
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Drew McIvor – In The Studio
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The Bombadils
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Episode 148: Drev McIvor
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Craig Cardiff
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Riverfest 2014
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Kerri Powers
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Spring Awakes!
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April 26 Show – Part 1
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April 26 Show – Part 2
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Episode 147: Rick Avery
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Brian Pickell Band
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Willie Nelson
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Episode 146: Record Store Day / Hillside Festival
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Crash Bamboo – In The Studio
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Drew McIvor – 45s and 33s
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William Shatner
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Brian Pickell Band

Sarah Jane Scouten

Sarah Jane Scouten will be in Guelph for a show at Magnolia Café on Thursday May 22 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Sarah has just released her second album “The Cape”. Joining Sarah for this show will be her Brilliant String Band featuring Sarah Frank on fiddle, Luke Fraser on mandolin and Mathieu Lacombe on bass. Tickets are $10. Due to the intimate size of the venue, reservations are recommended. Call 519-766-4663 to reserve your place.

For more information, visit sarahjanescouten.com.

The Bombadils – In The Studio

Montreal-based progressive celtic/bluegrass band The Bombadils joined us in the studio on May 10 2014. Their music draws from Québecois, Irish, and bluegrass folk influences but as a whole it’s pure Bombadils; a decidedly contemporary sound that combines soaring melodic lines, tight rhythmic energy, and virtuosity.

Formed in 2009 at McGill University, the band has performed regularly since then around Montreal in pubs and cafés while completing their studies in jazz and classical music. They released their debut CD “Fill Your Boots!” in 2012 and will release their new album, tentatively called Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet (after a Yeats poem that forms that basis for a song on the new album) later this year.

For more information, visit thebombadils.com.

Episode 149: The Bombadils

Folk Roots Radio on May 10 2014 (Episode 149) featured an in studio appearance by Montreal-based progressive celtic/bluegrass band The Bombadils and lots of great new music.

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Drew McIvor – In The Studio

Owen Sound based musician Drew McIvor joins us on Folk Roots Radio for a chat and a few live songs from his great new album “Porchlight”. Drew should well-known to Guelph listeners as a member of reggae-acid-funk combo House of Velvet. These days however, Drew front’s his own band ElectroNova and also spends time with Mambo Nation, Nicehaus, and the Mackenzie Blues Band. For more information, visit drewmcivor.com.

The Bombadils

Montreal-based progressive Celtic/bluegrass band The Bombadils bring their 2014 Ontario and the North-Eastern States tour to Guelph for a show at Magnolia Café on Saturday May 10 2014 at 8 p.m.

The Bombadils describe themselves as a charismatic bunch of kind-hearted rascals. They write and perform tunes that blend their strong musical conviction, drawing from Québecois, Irish, and bluegrass folk styles. It’s a decidedly contemporary sound that combines soaring melodic lines, tight rhythmic energy, and virtuosity.

Formed in 2009 at McGill University, the band has performed regularly since then around Montreal in pubs and cafés while completing their studies in jazz and classical music. The Bombadils released their debut CD “Fill Your Boots!” in 2012.

Tickets are $12. Due to the intimate size of the venue, reservations are recommended. Call 519-766-4663 to book your place.

For more information, visit thebombadils.com.

The Bombadils will be our special guests during the second hour (9-10 a.m.) of Folk Roots Radio, Saturday May 10 on CFRU 93.3fm.

Episode 148: Drev McIvor

Folk Roots Radio on May 3 2014 (Episode 148) featured our mystery theme, lots of new music and a fabulous studio appearance by Drew McIvor.

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Craig Cardiff

Craig Cardiff 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.). Promises to be a great night.

Riverfest 2014

Riverfest Elora turns six this year and to celebrate it’s turning into a two day festival with a great line up! This year, the 2014 festival takes place on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23 in Elora’s Bissell Park.

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Kerri Powers

We’ve just discovered fabulous Americana – Blues songstress Kerri Powers who hails from Connecticut. Check out some beautiful slide guitar on “Buttercup” from her new self-titled album “Kerri Powers”. We’ll be playing more music from Kerri on Folk Roots Radio. For more information on Kerri Powers visit kerripowers.com.

Spring Awakes!

Spring Awakes! – An Art Performance Hike Adventure featuring Song, Music, Prayer and Dance takes place on Sunday May 25 2014 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Rain or shine.

Admission is by advance ticket only, available from The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St. Tickets: Adult $25, children free (children must be able to hike with a group). Please note that attendance is limited.

The adventure begins at the Orchard Park Parking lot (Ignatius Jesuit Centre) at 1:30 pm. A potluck picnic reception will follow.

Spring Awakes is produced by Shannon Kingsbury and Sue Smith for SKSS Productions. Proceeds will support the Plant An Old Growth Forest project.

Photo: Ondine Chorus at Spring Awakes! 2013 by Aidan Ware

April 26 Show – Part 1

Due to a power outage at the University of Guelph on April 26 2014 we were unable to broadcast online. However you can listen to the show here. Because of the size of the file we’ve split it into two parts, Part One and Part Two. You can check out the playlist here. Enjoy.

April 26 Show – Part 2

Due to a power outage at the University of Guelph on April 26 2014 we were unable to broadcast online. However you can listen to the show here. Because of the size of the file we’ve split it into two parts, Part One and Part Two. You can check out the playlist here. Enjoy.

Episode 147: Rick Avery

Folk Roots Radio on April 26 2014 (Episode 147) featured an interview with Rick Avery (from local trad folk combo Relative Harmony) about the Brian Pickell Band‘s visit to Guelph and a welcomed replay of an in studio appearance by Crash Bamboo, feat. Ambre McLean and Preetam Sengupta.

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Brian Pickell Band

The Brian Pickell Band will be visiting Guelph on Monday April 28 2014 for a show at St David and St Patrick’s Church, 520 Speedvale Ave. E at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and are available from Rick Avery/Judy Greenhill (from local trad folk combo Relative Harmony), 519-763-2494. Rick Avery joined us by phone to chat about the Brian Pickell Band and why you should come out to Monday’s show. For more information on the Brian Pickell Band check out this Folk Roots Radio post and Brian’s website at www.brianpickell.com.

“A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.”
Willie Nelson

Episode 146: Record Store Day / Hillside Festival

Folk Roots Radio on April 19 2014 (Episode 146) included a couple of interesting interviews – Mark Logan from Encore Records in Kitchener discussing Record Store Day and Sam Baijal, Artistic Director at the Hillside Festival discussing the performers appearing at Hillside 2014.

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Crash Bamboo – In The Studio

We were very lucky to have Crash Bamboo feat. Ambre McLean and Preetam Sengupta join us in the studio on November 9 2013 for a chat and a few songs. A truly beautiful hour of live radio. Enjoy.

Songs:
Crash Bamboo, Hey You
Crash Bamboo, In A Word
Crash Bamboo, Don’t Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
Crash Bamboo, Coming Home
Crash Bamboo, May The Sun Always Shine At Your Door

www.crashbamboo.com
www.ambremclean.com
www.preetam.ca

Drew McIvor – 45s and 33s

Drew McIvor has made it into the regional semi-finals of the CBC Searchlight contest with “45s and 33s”, a slice of nostalgia with an upbeat rocksteady / R&B groove that’s the perfect song to soundtrack your summer. He also has a great video to go with it! Vote for Drew here. Drew will be releasing his latest album in May. We’ve been promised a studio visit. Stay tuned.

“I’m not technically adept at music, but I’d love to be part of a discussion of where progressive rock ends and country music begins.”
William Shatner

Brian Pickell Band

Lovers of traditional and celtic music  will have two opportunities to catch the Brian Pickell Band on tour this April. They will be appearing in Waterloo at St Colomba’s Church, 250 Lincoln Road on April 25 2014 at 8 p.m. and in Guelph at St David and St Patrick’s Church, 520 Speedvale Ave. E on Monday April 28 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

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