Emily Millard (formerly Miss Emily Brown) inhabits the space where poetry and song meet. Whether accompanied by auto harp or tenor guitar she sings with a beautiful ethereal quality that invites the listener into a world of wonder. Currently working on the follow up to her 2012 E.P., “Wire Wood Wind”, she stopped by our studio at the Folk Music Ontario conference this past October to chat about her music and Emily chats with us about her home and her music and sings a couple of new songs live, accompanying herself on tenor guitar.. Photo credit: Kendall Green. For more information about Emily’s music, visit emilymillard.ca. Music: Emily Millard (Miss Emily Brown), “Back to the Woods” from “Wire Wood Wind E.P.” (2012, Self), Hunter (Live), Paradise (Live), “Man On Wire” from “Wire Wood Wind E.P.” (2012, Self)
There are no interviews on this week’s show just lots of great music. We’ve received some great new albums in the early part of this year and it only seemed right to make the music the focus of the show. As usual we found time for a new mystery theme and guilty pleasure.
The Guelph Celtic Orchestra’s annual St. Patrick’s Family Extravaganza! takes place at the Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson Street, Guelph on Saturday, March 14 2015 at 7:00 p.m. This year’s celebration of all things Irish features the orchestra alongside championship level Irish Dancers from the Butler Fearon O’Connor School of Irish Dance as well as members of the Guelph Pipe Band. The Orchestra performance will be followed by a ceilidh called by Colleen Mulvey O’Leary. Tickets are $20 (adults), $10 (children aged 6-16) and available through Janus Books, 10 Paisley St., Guelph and through the Guelph Celtic Orchestra website. For more information, visit www.guelphceltic.ca.
Jonathan Byrd returns to Guelph on Friday March 20 for what is expected to be a sold out show at Silence. Joining Jonathan and his band “The Pickup Cowboys” this time around will be Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Eliot Bronson, one of the hottest new acts on the folk-roots scene. It promises to be a great night so get your tickets early!
Kitchener based singer-songwriter Jesse Parent joined us in the studio on Valentine’s Day to chat about his music and play a few songs. Jesse and his band will be opening for Craig Cardiff at the Burns Howff in Cambridge on February 27 at 8:00 p.m. (doors 7:00 p.m.). Tickets are $15 in advance online HERE or $20 at door. Jesse’s latest album “About Time” is scheduled for a May release. Music: Jesse Parent, “Good To You” from “Jesse Parent EP” (2009); “By Your Side” (Live); “Something More” (Live); “My Last Love Song” (Live); “Bon Echo” (Live) “Blood Red Skies” from “The Uncertainty” (2012).
Folk Roots Radio on Valentine’s Day was all about the music, a lot of it new. Alongside a large number of love and heartbreak songs we also found room for sets celebrating Louis Riel Day and a new tribute album honouring the 1964 Johnny Cash album Bitter Tears – Ballads of the American Indian.
Jim Bryson is about to release his new album, “The Depression Dance”. Jim joined us for an interview and impromptu session at the Folk Music Ontario conference this past October and talked openly about his music, his work as a sideman with Kathleen Edwards and Oh Susanna, and the new album as well as his own struggle with depression. We think it’s one of our best interviews ever and definitely worth checking out. Photo credit: Jamie Kronick. Music: Jim Bryson, “The Depression Dance” from “The Depression Dance” (demo), “Change In Scenery” (live), “Ontario” (Live), “Stuck In The Middle” (Live) and “Fire Watch” from “Where The Bungalows Roam” (2007, Kelp Records).