Southern Ontario roots songstress Allison Brown is just about to release her latest album “Stitches and Incisions”. Featuring five originals and three classics, “Stitches And Incisions” was recorded and co-produced by Andy Magoffin at the House Of Miracles in Preston, Ontario. Allison is just about to embark on a 95 day tour with mandolin accompanist, Uncle Dan Henshall that will take her from Ontario out to Newfoundland, before heading to Manitoba via Northern Ontario for a Home Routes house concert tour. Allison is in Guelph at The Cornerstone on Saturday August 8. We caught up with Allison at home in London. For more information visit www.allisonbrown.ca. Photo: Mike Beauchamp. Music: Allison Brown “Scavengers”, “Invisible Line” and “Please Send Me Someone To Love” from “Stitches And Incisions” (2015, Self).
Guelph-based singer-songwriter Rob Mitchell joins us live in the studio on Folk Roots Radio Overtime on August 1 from 10-11 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm. His latest album, “Things Could Be Worse”, is a reflection on the endless days and nights spent within hospital hallways dealing with his son’s recent diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes and reflecting on the loss of his Mother to cancer 10 years ago. His previous album “Parking Lot Sunset” featured songs that had been hanging around in his notebook like a drunken co-worker at the office party – a collection of moments in an ever-changing life. His intimate debut “On With The Show” took personal experiences of love, loss and starting over to create an album of melodic and reflective songs that allows the listener to make connections of their own. Rob has a show at Silence in Guelph on August 8 at 8:00 p.m. Cover: $10 (PWYC)