Episode 265 – Amanda Rheaume

Ottawa-based Métis singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume joins us on Episode 265 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her great new album “Holding Patterns”. As always, we also take a look at some of the latest new releases.

Amanda Rheaume won a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year and was nominated for a Juno, for her 2014 album “Keep A Fire” which explored her Métis heritage. Her latest release “Holding Patterns” is a more personal record altogether, featuring folk-country-pop songs that reflect on aspects of her own life experience, alongside “Red Dress” (feat. vocals from Chantal Kreviazuk), a song to raise awareness about Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. All proceeds from “Red Dress” will be donated to the Native Women’s Association of Canada. Amanda is heading to the UK on tour before returning to Canada for a show at the Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury ON on August 5, and an appearance at this summer’s Kingsville Folk Music Festival, taking place in beautiful Lakeside Park, in Kingsville, on the shore of Lake Erie from August 12-14. We caught up with Amanda at home to chat about the new album. Photo Credit: Jen Squires. For more information visit www.amandarheaume.com.

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)

The Lifers
The Moon And The Stars
Out And In (2016, Self) CDN

Bentall Taylor Ulrich
Tightrope Walk (2016, Borealis Records) CDN

Goodbye Blue
So Hard Anymore
Worth The Wait (2016, Self)

Thom Swift
A Satisfied Mind
The Legend Of Roy Black (2016, Self) CDN

Chris Coole
May Day #1
The Tumbling River (2016, Northern) CDN

Amanda Rheaume
Get To The Part
Holding Patterns (2016, Self) CDN

Interview: Amanda Rheaume joins us to chat about her latest album “Holding Patterns”.

Amanda Rheaume
Red Dress
Holding Patterns (2016, Self) CDN

Amanda Rheaume
Wolf Of Time
Holding Patterns (2016, Self) CDN

Al Tuck
Fair Country (2016, Self) CDN

Jen Foote
Without You
Rock Chapel Road (2015, Self) CDN

Daniel Crabtree
Time’s Gettin’ Short
The Gospel Road (2016, Three Girls I Work For)

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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