Episode 214: Fred Eaglesmith & The Oh Chays

This week on Folk Roots Radio we talk to Fred Eaglesmith about his upcoming Ontario shows and replay an interview with The Oh Chays recorded at the 2014 Folk Music Ontario conference. We also continue our run down of artists nominated for the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

The winners of the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards will be announced in Edmonton the weekend of November 6-8. This week we focused on the Contemporary Singer of the Year category allowing us to play songs by Peter Katz, Catherine MacLellan (also nominated for Contemporary Album of the Year and Solo Artist of the Year), Jory Nash (also nominated for Producer of the Year), Sarah MacDougall and Amelia Curran (also nominated for Solo Artist of the Year and English Songwriter of the Year). For more information, visit folkawards.ca

Fred Eaglesmith’s travelling show lands in Mount Pleasant (October 23) and Cambridge (October 24) Ontario this month. Expect some fantastic live music, lots of jokes and a pie auction at intermission. Fred’s last studio album was the AM/FM friendly Tambourine (2013). He’s just about to head back into the studio to work on what is expected to be a more rootsy follow-up. For more information visit fredeaglesmith.com.

Kelly Authier and Mike Authier are The Oh Chays. They first came to our attention at the Kingsville Folk Music Festival where we became enchanted by their upbeat and fun songs, the uplifting and heartfelt lyrics, Kelly’s powerful vocals and their wonderful stage banter. Kelly and Mike joined us for a chat at the Folk Music Ontario conference this past October, where much hilarity ensued. They also played a couple of songs for us live despite the challenge of a cold guitar in a warm room. To try and capture the experience we kept our editing to the minimum.

Celtic acoustic guitarist Tony McManus has just released his latest album “Round Trip”, a collaboration with fellow acoustic guitarist Beppe Gambetta, on Borealis Records. Beppe Gambetta will be joining Tony for a show for the 9th Elora Guitar Summit concert at the Elora United Church on Friday October 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available from Ashanti, The Shepherd’s Pub and Box Social in Elora.

Well, that’s all we have time for. Check out the full playlist with artist links below and share your love for all the great folk and roots music out there. Thanks to all the artists who share their music with us, and thank you for listening. We have a lot of great music to bring you on future shows. I hope you’ll join us! You can listen to this show again on Mixcloud by following the link below.

Folk Roots Radio – Episode 214 Live & Local by Folk Roots Radio on Mixcloud

Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises (Demo)
Roll Right (expected 2015)

Peter Katz
Lay It On Me
We Are The Reckoning (2015 Plaid Shirt Music / Fontana North) CDN

Catherine MacLellan
Gone Too Soon
The Raven’s Sun (2014, Self) CDN

Jory Nash
King In Denial
The Many Hats Of Jory Nash (2015, Thin Man Records) CDN

Sarah MacDougall
I Want to See The Light (Lost From Our Eyes)
Grand Canyon (2015, Self) CDN

Amelia Curran
Song On The Radio
They Promised You Mercy (2014, Six Shooter Records) CDN

Beppe Gambetta & Tony McManus
Deus Ti Salvet Maria
Round Trip (2015, Borealis Records) CDN

Interview: Fred Eaglesmith discussing some upcoming Ontario tour dates and future recording plans.

Fred Eaglesmith
What It Takes
Tambourine (2015, Sweetwater Music) CDN

The Oh Chays
Big Old World
Big Old World (2014, Self) CDN

Interview: The Oh Chays recorded at the Folk Music Ontario conference in October 2014.

The Oh Chays
Say Think Do (Live)

The Oh Chays
Dirk’s Lullaby
Big Old World (2014, Self) CDN

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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