Folk Roots Radio Episode 295: Folk Music Ontario 2016 Developing Artist Program

Folk Roots Radio Episode 295: Folk Music Ontario 2016 Developing Artist Program (Photo: Mike Bourgeault)

We’re all about the Folk Music Ontario (FMO) Developing Artist Program (formerly known as the FMO Youth Program) on Episode 295 of Folk Roots Radio. Each year during the annual conference, a group of youth performers are paired with mentors from the Ontario folk community to work on a showcase performance and participate in professional development activities. The programme is open to residents of Ontario and the National Capital Region, between the ages 15 and 21, who are chosen for their interest, ability and experience. This documentary features commentary and musical contributions from programme coordinator Treasa Levasseur; Mentors: Cécile Doo-Kingué, Christa Couture, Graydon James, Lynn Miles and Alysha Brilla; Youth: Brandon Girouard, Anita Cazzola, John Muirhead, Missy Bauman and Melina Hanke. The 31st annual FMO conference takes place October 19-22, 2017, at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites, 5875 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON. The closing date for the 2017 Folk Music Ontario Developing Artist Program is August 18. Learn more about the program HERE. Photo credit: Mike Bourgeault.

Thanks to all the artists who share their music with us, and thank you for listening. We have a lot of great music and interviews to bring you on future shows. I hope you’ll join us!

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

Treasa Levasseur
Got To Go
Memphis Sessions (2013, Self) CDN

Interview: Treasa Levasseur.

Cécile Doo-Kingué
Anybody Listening
Anybody Listening: Pt. 2 Dialogues (2016, Self) CDN

Interview: Cécile Doo-Kingué.

Interview: Brandon Girouard.

Brandon Girouard
Dérive Ensemble

Christa Couture
Alone in This
Long Time Leaving (2016, Self) CDN

Interview: Christa Couture.

Interview: Anita Cazzola.

The Lifers
Three Sheets To The Wind
Out And In (2016, Self) CDN

The Young Novelists
When You Once Were Wild
Made Us Strangers (2015, Self) CDN

Interview: Graydon James (from The Young Novelists).

Interview: John Muirhead.

John Muirhead
Yesterday’s Smile
Yesterday’s Smile – EP (2016, Self) CDN

Lynn Miles
I Will
Fall for Beauty (2010, High Romance/True North Records) CDN

Interview: Lynn Miles.

Interview: Missy Bauman.

Missy Baumann
Girlhood (Pre-release)

Alysha Brilla
Human (2016, Sunnyjam Records) CDN

Interview: Alysha Brilla.

Interview: Melina Hanke.

Melina Hanke
Oh Boy! (You’ll be Sorry)

Treasa Levasseur
Got To Go
Memphis Sessions (2013, 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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