Archive - 2022

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 646: We’re All About The Music! (Howl At The Moon Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 645: We’re All About The Music! (Wide Awake Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 644: We’re All About The Music! (You’re Not Alone Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 643: We’re All About The Music! (Canadian Pizza Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 642: We’re All About The Music! (When The Ground Shifts Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 641: We’re All About The Music! (Built To Last Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 640: We’re All About The Music! (Charmed Life Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 638: feat. Bob Stark – Sculpted Pieces Of Love & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 639: We’re All About The Music! (Deeply Connected Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 637: We’re All About The Music! (It Is What It Is Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 636: feat. The Slocan Ramblers – Up The Hill And Through The Fog & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 635: feat. woe11er – try it up here & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 634: We’re All About The Music! (High Road Hope-Filled Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 633: We’re All About The Music! (Find Your Own Way Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 632: We’re All About The Music! (Live The Moment Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 631: We’re All About The Music! (Cosmic Mirror Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 630: We’re All About The Music! (All Female Artists Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 629: We’re All About The Music! (Good To Be Back Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 628: We’re All About The Music! (There Will Be Light Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 627: We’re All About The Music! (Gonna Be Okay Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 626: We’re All About The Music! (Women In Music Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 625: We’re All About The Music! (One Step Forward Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 624: We’re All About The Music! (Loving Kindness Edition)
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 623: feat. Alanna Gurr – Life Of The Party & More New Releases
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Folk Roots Radio Episode 622: feat. Matt Patershuk – An Honest Effort & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 646: We’re All About The Music! (Howl At The Moon Edition)

Join us on Episode 646 of Folk Roots Radio for another hour of the best new folk, roots and Americana releases with some great singer-songwriters thrown into the mix. This time around we check out new music from Kristen Martell, Barbra Lica, Rosanne Baker Thornley, Happy Traum, Windborne, Peter Mulvey & Sistastrings, John McCutcheon, Suzie Vinnick, Helen Townsend with Shannon Smith, Lily Frost, Dave Clancy and Youngtree & The Blooms. We also drop in classics from both Mary McCaslin, who we lost recently and Cheryl Wheeler, who is currently taking a break from her career to rebalance her mental health. We love the way this episode came together. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it. Remember, If you like the artists you hear on this show and want to support them, don’t just stream their music – BUY their music, and then you’ll really make a difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 645: We’re All About The Music! (Wide Awake Edition)

Join us on Episode 645 of Folk Roots Radio for another selection of the latest new releases. This time around they are all by Canadian artists, and we include new music from Drea Lake, Jenny Berkel, Terra Spencer & Ben Caplan, OXLIP, Andrew Collins, James Keelaghan, Innes Wilson, Durham County Poets, Larry Folk, Janice Jo Lee, Skinny Dyck, Shane Pendergast, The Dreadnoughts, Jadea Kelly, Tia McGraff and Julian Taylor. Remember, If you like the artists you hear on this show and want to support them, don’t just stream their music – BUY their music, and then you’ll really make a difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 644: We’re All About The Music! (You’re Not Alone Edition)

We’re pleased to bring you another hour of great new music on Episode 644 of Folk Roots Radio. This time around we include “You’re Not Alone”, the latest single from Allison Russell (which also features Brandi Carlile), alongside new releases from Suzie Vinnick, Terra Spencer & Ben Caplan, Mia Kelly, Tommy Emmanuel, John McCutcheon, Peter Mulvey & Sistastrings, Wally Barnick, Deidre McCalla, Coulee Creek, Helen Townsend with Shannon Smith. We wrap things up with a rousing blues rock set featuring Blue Moon Marquee, Steve Strongman, Crystal Shawanda and Bywater Call. It’s a great episode. We hope you’ll enjoy it. As always, If you like the artists you hear on this show and want to support them, don’t just stream their music – BUY their music, and then you’ll really make a difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 643: We’re All About The Music! (Canadian Pizza Edition)

Join us for Episode 643, the ‘Canadian Pizza Edition’ of Folk Roots Radio for an hour of great new music with a distinctly Canadian feel. This time around we check out the latest releases from JoJo Worthington, Terra Spencer & Ben Caplan, Rosanne Baker Thornley, Lisa Richard, Andrew Collins, Shane Pendergast, Michael Darcy & The Atlantic Tramps, Village Manor, Kyle McKearney, Mike Edel, The Ennis Sisters, Artists For Action , Angelique Francis, Mariel Buckley and Cynthia Hamar. Although we’ve named this episode after a north of the border specialty, we actually don’t talk about it. So, enjoy the music, though if you want to savour it alongside your favourite pizza, that works too! Remember, If you like the artists you hear on this show and want to support them, don’t just stream their music – BUY their music, and then you’ll really make a difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 642: We’re All About The Music! (When The Ground Shifts Edition)

Join us on Episode 642 of Folk Roots Radio for another hour of the latest folk and roots releases. This time around we kick things off with a great world music set featuring Kimi Djabaté, Lenka Lichtenberg, Jaffa Road and Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita. We also include excellent songs from Deidre McCalla, Cameron Nickerson, Basset, Ray Bonneville, Peter Mulvey & Sistastrings, John McCutcheon, James Keelaghan, Mimi O’Bonsawin, AV (Ann Vriend) and Kirby Heard. We wrap things up with “Water Protectors”, a powerful call to support natural resources from Manitoban folk duo Spirit Trail. It’s a fun and uplifting hour. Remember, If you like the artists you hear on this show and want to support them, don’t just stream their music – BUY their music, and then you’ll really make a difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 641: We’re All About The Music! (Built To Last Edition)

Join us on Episode 641 of Folk Roots Radio, for another hour of great new releases, pretty much all of them are by independent artists. This time around we check out new music from bemuzic, Wild Rivers, Stella Prince, Cynthia Hamar, Andrew Collins, Hannah Shira Naiman, Rose-Erin Stokes, Mimi O’Bonsawin, Durham County Poets, Del McCoury Band, Tami Neilson, Marshall Potts, Two Late To The Party, Oysterband and Tia McGraff. Remember, If you like the artists you hear on this show and want to support them, don’t just stream their music – BUY their music, and then you’ll really make a difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 640: We’re All About The Music! (Charmed Life Edition)

Join us on Episode 640 of Folk Roots Radio for another fine selection of songs that sound just so good together. This time around we check out new music from Michael Logen & Amy Stroup, Durham County Poets, The Divine Comedy, The Montgomery Street Band, Basset, Moonfruits, Jasmine (feat. Victor Hern​á​ndez), The Woods, Madison Violet, woe11er, Sons Of The Never Wrong, Oysterband and Pat Chessell. We wrap things up with a fabulous live version of “’til It’s Gone” from Allison Russell and her music and life partner JT Nero as fabulous folk/Americana duo Birds of Chicago. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 638: feat. Bob Stark – Sculpted Pieces Of Love & More New Releases

Vancouver based singer-songwriter Bob Stark joins us on Episode 638 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his gorgeous eighth album, the beautifully understated “Sculpted Pieces Of Love”. There’s nothing forced here – it’s a joy for the ears from start to finish. As always, we wrap up the episode with more new releases and this time around we check out new music from Heal & Harrow, Oysterband, Ziggy Alberts, Andrew Bird, Morgan Toney, Amy Speace, David Olney, Li’l Andy and Julian Taylor. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 639: We’re All About The Music! (Deeply Connected Edition)

Join us on Episode 639 of Folk Roots Radio for another hour of great new releases that sound just so good together. This time around we check out new music from Noah Reid, Jenny Colquitt, Allison Moorer, Ian Lake, Wolf & Clover, Big Little Lions, Lunar Bloom, Kellie Loder, Sweet Alibi, Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, Dodi Kallick, David Olney, Kim Beggs, The Slocan Ramblers and Kyle McKearney & Don Amero. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 637: We’re All About The Music! (It Is What It Is Edition)

Join us on Episode 637 of Folk Roots Radio for more of the latest new releases, and this time around they are all by Canadian artists. Stay with us as we check out great new music from Ian Lake, Madison Violet, Fortunate Ones, Tara MacLean, Sultans of String, Morgan Toney, Joey Nowyuk, JC Campbell, Adam Ruzzo, Meredith Lazowski, The Goddamsels, Shaela Miller, Noah Reid and Youngtree & The Blooms. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 636: feat. The Slocan Ramblers – Up The Hill And Through The Fog & More New Releases

Frank Evans, banjo player with the wonderful Canadian bluegrass band The Slocan Ramblers joins us on Episode 636 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about their latest album “Up the Hill And Through The Fog”. A band that are clearly on the rise, The Slocan Ramblers were the International Bluegrass Music Association‘s Momentum Band of the Year in 2020. They also picked up a Juno Award nomination for their last album, the excellent “Queen City Jubilee” from 2018. The Slocan Ramblers will be touring extensively in Canada and elsewhere this summer. As always, we wrap up the rest of the episode with more new releases and this time around we hear from Amy Speace, Tekla Waterfield & Jeff Fielder, Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan, Jocelyn Pettit, Sultans of String, Tami Neilson, The Dustbowl Daddies and Michael McDermott. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 635: feat. woe11er – try it up here & More New Releases

We have another great interview to share with you on Episode 635 of Folk Roots Radio. Singer-songwriter woe11er joins us to chat about his debut solo album “try it up here”, a new recording that tells stories of life in the peaceful port village of Lion’s Head on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario and people facing down challenging times, while spreading a gospel of love, friendship and community. It’s a great album, and one that lead to a really thought-provoking conversation. We’re pleased to share part of that with you on this episode. As always, we wrap things up with more new releases and this time around we hear from OXLIP, Kim Beggs, The Redhill Valleys, Lizzy Hoyt, Sheila Veerkamp (with Peter Tangredi), Diana Jones, Ken Whiteley and Martyn Joseph. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 634: We’re All About The Music! (High Road Hope-Filled Edition)

Join us on Episode 634 of Folk Roots Radio for another hour of great new music with a set of songs that sound just so good together. This time around we check out new releases from Kristen Martell, Kim Beggs, Aoife O’Donovan, Mariel Buckley, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Fortunate Ones, George Woodhouse & The Public Service, Rob Heath, Orville Peck, Nelson Little, Melanie Peterson, The Slocan Ramblers, David Myles, Oysterband, String Bone and Dennis Ellsworth. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 633: We’re All About The Music! (Find Your Own Way Edition)

We have another hour of great new releases to share with you on Episode 633 of Folk Roots Radio, and this time around they are all by Canadian artists. Join us as we check out new music from Lunar Bloom, Tragedy Ann, Ray Bonneville, Gunner & Smith, Jesse Cook, Ken Yates, Moonfruits, The Henrys, Noah Reid, Robert Thomas, Pharis & Jason Romero, Glen MacNeil, Willie Stratton, iskwē & Tom Wilson (Lee Harvey Osmond) and Joe Nolan. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 632: We’re All About The Music! (Live The Moment Edition)

We have more great new releases to share with you on Episode 632 of Folk Roots Radio. This time around we check out new music from Pretty Archie, Amanda Rheaume, Willie Stratton, Niteworks, Mama’s Broke, Buck’s Moonlight Revival, Caribou Run, John Craigie, Don Brownrigg, Forest Sun, John Michael Ferrari, Steve Forbert, Colin Hay, Michael McDermott and Barney Bentall. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 631: We’re All About The Music! (Cosmic Mirror Edition)

It’s great to be back with another selection of the latest new releases on Episode 631 of Folk Roots Radio. This time around we check out new music from Avi Kaplan, Brendan Scott Friel, Heather Sarona, Justine Giles, Michael Walsh, Barney Bentall, Amy Correia, Sarah Hiltz, Matt Andersen, Emily Jean Flack, Dieter van der Westen Band, Shred Kelly, Lynne Hanson and Donovan Woods. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 630: We’re All About The Music! (All Female Artists Edition)

Join us on Episode 630 of Folk Roots Radio for another selection of the latest new releases. This time around, all of the songs we play are by female artists and we feature new music from Anaïs Mitchell, Basia Bulat, Abigail Lapell, Pharis & Jason Romero, Ingrid Henderson, Kathy Kallick, The Swinging Belles, Susan Cattaneo, Eddi Reader, Tami Neilson (with Willie Nelson), Aoife O’Donovan, Allison Russell (with Sa-Roc) and Annabelle Chvostek. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 629: We’re All About The Music! (Good To Be Back Edition)

We’re back with another hour of great new releases on Episode 629 of Folk Roots Radio. This time around we hear from Keb’ Mo’, The Strange Valentines, Le Vent Du Nord, Just A Season, Kenneth I Mackenzie, Jerry Leger, Big Little Lions, Kathy Mattea, Tim O’Brien, Cara Dillon, Katie Spencer and Yola. We also include musical tributes to two artists we sadly lost recently: Alberta based roots and blues artist Bill Bourne and Pastelle LeBlanc from Prince Edward Island Acadian folk trio Vishtèn. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 628: We’re All About The Music! (There Will Be Light Edition)

We’re holding back the interviews on Episode 628 of Folk Roots Radio to bring you more of the latest new releases – and this time around they are all by Canadian artists. Join us for an hour of great music from 100 mile house, Jane Mathew, Alex Krawczyk, Ken Yates, The McDades, Abigail Lapell, The Bros. Landreth, Ben Sures, Terry Morrison, The Pairs, Lily Frost, Willie Stratton, The Montgomery Street Band, Nelson Sobral and Meredith Lazowski. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 627: We’re All About The Music! (Gonna Be Okay Edition)

We’re holding back the interviews again on Episode 627 of Folk Roots Radio to bring you another selection of great new releases, and most of them are from independent artists. This time around we feature Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz, The Breath, Declan O’Rourke, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, Old Blind Dogs, Bob Stark, Daughter Of The Moon, Stella Prince, Matt Andersen, Claire Lynch, William Prince & Serena Ryder, Harley Kimbro Lewis, Just A Season and HOROJO Trio. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 626: We’re All About The Music! (Women In Music Edition)

We have another hour of great new releases to share with you on Episode 626 of Folk Roots Radio. This time around, as we celebrate the launch of the Women In Music Canada Directory, they are all by female artists – although not all of the music we play is Canadian.  Join us for new music from Dalannah Gail Bowen, Mala Oreen, Heather Sarona, Sophie Lukacs, Ingrid Henderson, Spell Songs (feat. Karine Polwart), Mama’s Broke, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, The Accidentals, Heather Pierson, Amy Bishop, Rhiannon Giddens, Geneviève Racette, Francine Honey and HuDost. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 625: We’re All About The Music! (One Step Forward Edition)

We have another hour of the great new releases to share with you on Episode 625 of Folk Roots Radio. Join us for new music from Jane Mathew, Big Little Lions, Sam Weber, Graham Ko, Max Allard, HuDost, Ben Sures, Keb’ Mo’, Jake Blount, The Pine Hearts, Bryan McPherson and Lynne Hanson. We wrap things up with three songs from folk singer Norma Waterson who sadly passed away recently, and was widely regarded as English folk royalty for her beautiful voice, and work with family bands The Watersons and Waterson: Carthy. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 624: We’re All About The Music! (Loving Kindness Edition)

We’re holding back the interviews on Episode 624 of Folk Roots Radio, to bring you another hour of great new music on an episode we hope you’ll find uplifting. With all the challenges of the current times, we need to be gentle with ourselves, and gentle with those around us, and show everyone –  our friends and family, everyone we know… and even those we don’t know… some love! Join us for new music from Heather Pierson, Jackson Browne (with Lesley Mendelson), Emma Gale, Seth Lakeman, Megan Henderson, Shirley Eikhard, Amanda Rheaume, Yael Wand, The Bros. Landreth, Janis Ian, John Muirhead, The Rough & Tumble, Will Kimbrough, Dan and Claudia Zanes, Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny, Isabel & The Uncommons and AV (Ann Vriend). Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 623: feat. Alanna Gurr – Life Of The Party & More New Releases

Guelph ON’s Alanna Gurr joins us on Episode 623 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her latest album, “Life Of the Party”, which she worked on during COVID lockdown with singer-songwriter and producer Jim Bryson. There’s a wonderfully fragile quality to this recording, that seems to fit the strange times we’re living through. We wrap up the rest of the episode with more of the latest new releases, and this time round we hear from The Ebbs, Malcolm McWatt, Harley Kimbro Lewis, Jean-Michel Blais, woe11er, Colin James and Richard Koechli. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.

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Folk Roots Radio Episode 622: feat. Matt Patershuk – An Honest Effort & More New Releases

Alberta based storytelling singer-songwriter Matt Patershuk joins us on Episode 622 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his latest album, “An Honest Effort”, which tells stories of people who are trying to make a go of it, despite life’s challenges – and who are not going to give up just because things get difficult. It’s a great album, and a fun conversation with a fine songwriter who writes songs that just can’t help but draw you in. As always, we wrap up the episode with more of the latest new releases and this time around we hear from Grace Morrison, Tim O’Brien, Jackson Grimm, Bryan McPherson, The Accidentals, Jessica Pearson & The East Wind, The Weather Station, Steve Poltz and The Pine Hearts. Check out the full playlist below.

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