Episode 245: Corin Raymond & Record Store Day

This episode of Folk Roots Radio features a great interview with singer-songwriter Corin Raymond who joins us to chat about his latest album, the fabulous “Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams”. Corin’s on tour with Jonathan Byrd in Western Canada this April. We also talk to Paul Fortune from Forch’s Record Store in Cambridge ON about Record Store Day – that day, each year, when we celebrate the independent record store! And, as always we throw some new music into the mix.

Corin Raymond loves a good lyric as much as a good melody. His latest release, “Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams”, features ten songs that really show his love of word-play. Eight of the songs on the album were co-writes with top drawer songwriters Jonathan Byrd, Sean Cotton and Rob Vaarmeyer, Rakhu Lokanathan and Jaxon Haldane. The other two songs on the album are a Corin Raymond solo composition, “Morning Glories” and a cover of Doug Norquay‘s “Best Demented Cowgirl Face”. Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams is quintessential Corin Raymond, featuring some fabulous word craft, especially on the glorious “Morning Glories”, a standout track on an album full of standout tracks. Corin’s on tour this April in Western Canada with Jonathan Byrd, for an evening of music that should not be missed. Corin joined us from Toronto to chat about the new album. Check out all his upcoming tour dates at corinraymond.com. Photo: Mary Matheson.

Saturday April 16 is Record Store Day – that day each year when we celebrate the independent record store! Although many record stores have gone to the wall in challenging economic times in a rapidly changing industry, the ones that remain are thriving because they work hard to provide a knowledgeable customer service and a selection that doesn’t exist online or, dare I say it, Wal-Mart. You can also credit part of the success to the resurgence of vinyl, and an appreciation that it was, and probably still is, the best way to listen to recorded music.

Record Store Day started in the US in 2007 and has since developed into a worldwide event, and now comes complete with a whole raft of special releases and artist in-store appearances. Each year we showcase a local independent record store, and this year, it’s Forch’s Record Store in Cambridge, ON. Forch’s maintains a great section of new and previously enjoyed vinyl, CDs, videos and even cassettes alongside music mags and memorabilia. They also have a music preview lounge and occasionally host in-store live events. For more information, visit forchsrecordstore.ca. You can check out all the participating stores in Canada at recordstoredaycanada.com. Listen to our interview with Paul Fortune again HERE.

That’s all we have time for this week. Check out the full playlist with artist links below and share your love for all the great folk and roots music out there. Thanks to all the artists who share their music with us, and thank you for listening. We have a lot of great music to bring you on future shows. I hope you’ll join us! You can listen to this show again on Mixcloud by following the link below.

Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises (Demo)
Roll Right (expected 2016)

Moors & McCumber
Chenille (Live)
Live From Blue Rock (2016, Self)

Gathering Time
Station Song
Keepsake (2016, Self)

James Durst
Every Now And Then I See
Wish I Were Here (2014, World Wind)

Terry Easton
In A Toad’s Dream
Claremont 2:05 PM (2014, Self)

J.D. Crowe and The New South
Some Old Day
J.D. Crowe and The New South (1975, Rounder Records)

Interview: Paul Fortune from Forch’s Record Store discussing Record Store Day. Listen to the interview again HERE.

Johnny Cash & Lynn Anderson
I’ve Been Everywhere
The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show (2008, Sony BMG)

Corin Raymond
Morning Glories
Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams (2016, Local Rascal Records) CDN

Interview: Corin Raymond discussing his new album “Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams”. Listen to the interview in full HERE.

Corin Raymond
The Law and the Lonesome
Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams (2016, Local Rascal Records) CDN

Corin Raymond
Two Miles Of Train
Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams (2016, Local Rascal Records) CDN

Jonathan Byrd and the Sentimentals
If I Was An Oak Tree
Live at Verkadefabriek (2013, Self)

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. 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 is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.

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