Episode 263: Hillside Festival 2016

Episode 263 of Folk Roots Radio is dedicated to the 33rd edition of the Hillside Festival taking place at beautiful Guelph Lake Conservation Area, just north of Guelph, on the weekend of July 22-24, and featuring music from some of the performers we’re looking forward to catching. And Sam Baijal, Artistic Director at the Hillside Festival also joins us to chat about the line-up and the artists he’s excited to bring to the festival. To learn more about Hillside and to pick up tickets – and, amazingly there are still some available, visit hillsidefestival.ca.

You can find the full playlist with artist links below. Please 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 episode again on Mixcloud by following the link below.

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

Steve Poltz
Whisper To Me
Folksinger (2015, 98 Pounder)

The Milk Carton Kids
Shooting Shadows
Monterey (2015, ANTI-)

Old Man Luedecke
Now We Got a Kitchen
Domestic Eccentric (2015, True North) CDN

Evening Hymns
Rescue Teams
Quiet Energies (2015, Outside Music) CDN

Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Moorka (2015, Self) CDN

Buffy Sainte-Marie
It’s My Way
Power In The Blood (2015, True North) CDN

Interview: Sam Baijal, Artistic Director at the Hillside Festival.

Rose Cousins
Let The Light Come In
(Single) (2015, Old Farm Pony Records/Makeout Music) CDN

The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams
The Great Unravel (2008, High Noon)

Donovan Woods
They Don’t Make Anything in That Town
Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled (2016, Meant Well) CDN

Mandolin Orange
Little Worlds
Such Jubilee (2015, Yep Roc)

Rising Appalachia
Wider Circles
Wider Circles (2015, 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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