Marianne Girard and Allan Fraser had been making music for over thirty and forty years respectively before a chance meeting in 2013 lead to the development of a new musical partnership “Fraser & Girard” and the release of a critically-acclaimed self-titled album. They came into the studio recently for an in-depth conversation and a few songs. For more information visit fraserandgirard.com. Music: Fraser & Girard “Picov Downs” (Live), “Outside St Louis” (Live), “The Might Penny Blues” (Live), “My Name Is Carol” (Live), “Dancehall Girls” (Live) and Fraser & Girard “Don’t Blame It On Me” from “Fraser & Girard” (2015, Self).
This week’s Folk Roots Radio features interviews with two artists who have produced wonderful new albums, Brenda McMorrow joins us to chat about her latest western folk meets Kirtan (Indian devotional music) album “My Heart Bows Down To You” and we talk to Ange Hardy, direct from Somerset England, about “Esteesee”, her great new album inspired by the life and work of English romantic poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. As usual we include a selection of the new music we’ve received and continue our on-going feature on the nominees for the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards. I really enjoyed putting this show together. I hope you enjoy it.
This week’s Folk Roots Radio features two interviews – Stephen Fearing joins us to chat about his songwriting workshop and concert, taking place on Friday September 25 in Waterloo ON. And later, we catch up with Newfoundland band The Once at this summer’s Hillside Festival. As always, there’s a lot of new music on the show, and we continue our run down of the nominations for the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Episode 202 of Folk Roots Radio featured an interview with Alberta-based vocalist and songwriter Lizzy Hoyt who came into our mobile studio at the Folk Music Ontario Conference this past October to chat about her music and her latest album, the wonderful “New Lady On The Prairie”. Lizzy will be appearing at this year’s Kingsville Folk Festival from August 7-9 in Kingsville Ontario. As usual we also found time to include a good selection of new music alongside our mystery theme and guilty pleasure.