Episode 228: Gregory Hoskins & Kevin Breit

Gregory Hoskins and Kevin Breit will be sharing the stage for a series of concerts across Southern Ontario this December. They join us in the studio for a fun conversation about their collaboration and discuss what people can expect when they come out to one of their joint shows. And it’s that time of year – Tannis Slimmon, Jude Vadala and Katherine Wheatley come together each Christmas as Boreal to put on a series of concerts, “Songs For The Snowy Season”. Jude Vadala joins us to chat about their annual ritural, and their 9th annual show in Guelph on December 5.

We started off the hour with The Bros. Landreth with the title track from their 2013 debut album “Let It Lie” which took home the Juno for Roots Traditional Album of the Year. They’re at The Bookshelf e-bar, 41 Quebec St in Guelph on Friday December 11 with support from The Ballroom Thieves. We followed that with Tamara Lindeman as The Weather Station with the beautiful “Like Sisters” from her third album “Loyality” (2015, Outside Music). The Weather Station will appears at the The Bookshelf e-bar on Friday December 4 with Richard Laviolette in support. And finally, and keeping the The Bookshelf ebar theme going, The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band and Frog & Henry will be playing that venue on Thursday December 3. If you love jugband music you might want to check out that show. It’s a $10 cover and the show that starts at 9:30 p.m.

Tia McGraff was to play our http://folkrootsradio.com/roots-music-series/erin-roots series at The Busholme Inn in Erin on Saturday December 12 with Lotus Wight from Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son. However because of uncertainty around the availability of the venue, which undergoes a change of management at the end of the month, that show has been cancelled. Instead, Tia, and her partner Tommy Parham, will play a matinee house concert at the farm in Hillsburgh that day at 3 p.m. It’s a free show although donations for the artists will be gladly accepted. And if you’d like to attend, please get in touch, as space is limited.

Gregory Hoskins and Kevin Breit will be sharing the stage for several shows across Southern Ontario this December. They’ll be in Guelph (December 4), Elora (December 5), Oakville (December 10), Stratford (December 11) and Toronto (December 13), with support for individual shows from Geoff Arsenault on drums and Russ Boswell on bass. Don Rooke leader of The Henrys will be a special guest for the Oakville and Stratford shows. The Guelph show will be at Dublin St United Church on Friday December 4. Advance tickets are $22.50 and available online HERE. Check out the shows and buy tickets HERE. Gregory Hoskins and Kevin Breit joined us in the studio for a fun conversation about the project. Listen to the full interview HERE.

Tannis Slimmon, Jude Vadala and Katherine Wheatley come together each Christmas as Boreal to put on a series of concerts “Songs For The Snowy Season”. They’ll be paying their annual visit to Guelph on December 5 (number nine if you’re counting!). They also have trips to the Victoria Jubilee Hall in Walkerton (December 4) and Hugh’s Room in Toronto (December 16). This year’s Guelph show, in collaboration with Folkway Music, takes place at Guelph Little Theatre, 176 Morris St, Guelph on Saturday, December 5 at 8:30 p.m. (Doors, 8:00 p.m.). Tickets $22.60 (includes HST) / $25 at the door and available from Folkway Music by phone at 1-855-772-0424, email claire[at]folkwaymusic.com or in person (22 Dupont Street East, Waterloo); The Bookshelf (41 Quebec Street, Guelph) and online through Event Brite HERE. We caught up with Jude Vadala at home in Guelph. For more information about Boreal, visit borealsongs.ca. Listen to the interview HERE.

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 228 Live & Local by Folk Roots Radio on Mixcloud

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

The Bros. Landreth
Let It Lie
Let It Lie (2013, Self) CDN

The Weather Station
Like Sisters
Loyality (2015, Outside Music) CDN

Tia McGraff
Baby’s Got A Banjo
Crazy Beautiful (2015, Bandana Records) CDN

Lowell Levinger
Interlude
Get Together – Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics (2015, Grandpa Raccoon Records)

Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band
I Found a Box of Beer in the Snow
Live Demo (2015, Self) CDN

Frog & Henry
You Rascal You
Frog & Henry (2014, Self)CDN

Gregory Hoskins
Carry Me
Pleasure & Relief (2008, Gripworks) CDN

Interview: Gregory Hoskins and Kevin Breit join us in the studio to chat about their upcoming joint tour dates. Listen to the full interview HERE.

Kevin Breit
Seven Silver Buttons
Ernesto & Delilah (2015, Poverty Playlist) CDN

Kevin Breit
Murderous Dimitri
Ernesto & Delilah (2015, Poverty Playlist) CDN

Boreal
So Much Snow
Winter’s Welcome (2014, Self) CDN

Interview: Jude Vadala joins us to chat about Boreal’s holiday concerts, and their 9th annual Christmas show in Guelph on December 5. Listen to the interview HERE.

Boreal
So Much Snow
Winter’s Welcome (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. Jan is also an accomplished stage host and festival emcee.

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