Episode 277: Lizanne Knott

This episode of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with Philadelphia singer-songwriter Lizanne Knott who joins us to chat about her latest album, the bluesy and jazzy “Excellent Day”, one of our favourites of the year so far. We also check out some of the latest new releases.

A long-standing member of the Philly music scene and partner in the famed MorningStar Studios Lizanne Knott’s “Excellent Day” is a smoky and sultry delight, featuring eight original songs and four very well-chosen covers… The Gershwins’ “Ain’t Necessarily So”, Springsteen’s “Stolen Car”, Janis Ian’s “Sometimes” and Jef Lee Johnson’s “Excellent Day”. Photo: Fred Maurer.

And that’s all the time we have chat this week. You can check out 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)

Jackson Creek – My Grandmother
Hunter St Blues (2016, Self)

Otter Creek
Bidder 70
The Fiddle Preacher (2015, Self)

Claire Lynch
Kingdom Come
North By South (2016, Compass Records)

Nuala Kennedy
Glen Where The Dear Is / The Ivy Leaf / The Dublin Lasses
Behave The Bravest (2016, Under The Arch)

Lizanne Knott
Come For The Kill
Excellent Day (2016, Proper Records)

Interview: Lizanne Knott talking about her latest album “Excellent Day” (2016, Proper Records).

Lizanne Knott
Not This Time
Excellent Day (2016, Proper Records)

Lizanne Knott
Lay My Burden Down
Excellent Day (2016, Proper Records)

Lizanne Knott
Excellent Day
Excellent Day (2016, Proper Records)

Ray Lambiase
Life Has A Mind Of It’s Own
The Ballad Of Three Finger Brown (2016, Raytone Records)

Sad Songs
Voices (2016, Goatskin Records)

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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