Episode 283: We’re All About The Music

We’re all about the music on this episode, as we catch up on some new releases from the last few months. We also take a look at the nominees for Contemporary Singer of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

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)

Danny Michel
Samantha in the Sky with Diamonds
Matadora (2016, Six Shooter Records) CDN

Megan Bonnell
Can’t Have You
Magnolia (2016, Self/Maple Music) CDN

Jadea Kelly
Make It Easy
Love & Lust (2016, Dartha Jadea Music / Fontana North) CDN

William Prince
Earthly Days (2015, Self)

Matt Andersen
Let’s Get Back
Honest Man (2016, Stubbyfingers / High Romance / True North) CDN

Daniel Koulack
The Happy Tune
Frailing To Succeed (2016, Self)

Thomas Wade
We’ve Got a Lot to Unlearn
Blue Country Soul (2016, BCS Records) CDN

David LaMotte
Give God The Blues
The Other Way Around (2016, Lower Dryad)

Sam Bayer
Crimes Against The Blues
The Great Indoors (2016, Self)

Claire Lynch
Cold Hearted Wind
North By South (2016, Compass Records) CDN

Rebekah Long
Ain’t Life Sweet
Here I Am (2016, LUK Records)

Piper Hayes
Goodbye Mister Nice Guy (2016, Self) CDN

Jenny Whiteley
Higher Learning
The Original Jenny Whiteley (2016, Black Hen Music) CDN

P. K. Workman
Who Knows
Utah Sky (2015, Self)

Roger Hoover
Give What You Get Back
Pastures (2016, Last Chance Records)

Trevor Alguire
Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
Perish In The Light (2016, Self) CDN

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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