Jan Hall

About Jan Hall

Jan Hall in the Folk Roots Radio studioAfter a 25 year veterinary career culminating in a tenured university professorship, Jan Hall has returned to her passion, music and radio.

These days, Jan is an award-winning radio and video broadcaster and sought after stage host/festival emcee. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves.

Jan started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. After moving to Canada, Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in Guelph, Ontario in August 2005.

Since that time, Folk Roots Radio has grown into a syndicated radio show, currently airing on ten different radio stations. If you are interested in airing Folk Roots Radio on your radio station, please get in touch.

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Sun Parlour Coffee House SessionsJan Hall is also the host of the music video series, the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions, which is recorded in the Quantum Sound Productions studio in Kingsville ON. Each session includes the filming of a five or six song set of original music, as well as an in-depth interview with Jan. For more information, visit sunparloursessions.com or check out the Youtube channel HERE. The Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions also airs on YourTV Windsor/Leamington community channels 11 and 700 on Mondays at 10 p.m., Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.

Dale Butler with Jan Hall at Dale's Friday Coffee HouseJan also co-hosts Dale’s Friday Coffee House, which takes place at The Bank Theatre in Leamington, Ontario on a monthly basis from September thru May. Dale’s Friday Coffee House was started by long time Leamington musician and community booster Dale Butler in 2008, and provides an opportunity for local and not-so-local musicians, in a variety of genres, to perform three songs each, on a theatre stage, in front of a supportive audience, that often numbers more than 100 people. It is always a delightful evening of music and community, and there is always something for everyone. For more information, visit http://dalebutlermusic.com/coffee-house. Photo: Michelle Fortier.

In 2019, Jan received Folk Music Ontario‘s prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario’s folk music community.

2019 Folk Music Ontario Award Winners: Jan Hall (Estelle Klein Award) with Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award Winner Suzanne Jarvie. Suzanne Jarvie’s “In The Clear” was Folk Roots Radio’s favourite album of 2019.

In addition to her radio and video work, Jan is also, an accomplished public speaker, stage host and folk festival emcee.

For more information, visit janhall.ca.

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