Episode 248: Ken Tizzard

This edition of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with roots-based singer-songwriter Ken Tizzard who sat down with us at the Folk Music Ontario conference this past October to chat about his new album “No Dark No Light”. We also include a selection of music from artists who are on tour in Ontario this spring.

Ken Tizzard was the bassist in top Canadian rock bands The Watchmen and Thornley (he is featured on six gold and platinum records) before forging a career as a roots-based singer-songwriter. “No Dark No Light” is Tizzard’s fifth solo recording since his 2006 debut, “Quiet Storey House… An Introduction” (2006, Audio Playground). Ken chats about the new album, reinventing himself in a changing music industry and touring with the late great Ron Hynes. For more information, visit kentizzard.com.

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)

Fred Eaglesmith
What It Takes
Tambourine (2013, Sweetwater Music/A Major Label)

Mark Brown
Skin and Bone (2015, Self)

Red Moon Road
I’ll Bend And I Won’t Break
Sorrows and Glories (2015, Self)

Sweet Alibi
Keep Showing You
Walking In The Dark (2015, Self)

Duane Andrews
Let Me Fish Off Cape St Mary’s
Conception Bay (2015, Self)

Ken Tizzard
No Dark No Light (2015, Storey House Records)

Interview: Ken Tizzard recorded at the Folk Music Ontario conference

Ken Tizzard
Fare The Well (Live)

Ken Tizzard
Waste Your Time (Live)

Joel Plaskett
On A Dime
The Park Avenue Sobriety Test (2015, Pheromone/New Scotland Records)

Ken Whiteley
Bring It All Right Down
Freedom Blues (2016, Borealis Records)

Bill Colgate
Used To Think It Was God I Feared
Boomer Bust (2006, Self)

Scott Nolan
When Can I See You Again
Silverhill (2016, 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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