Folk Roots Radio Episode 325: We’re All About The Music!

Folk Roots Radio Episode 325: We're All About The Music

We’re all about the music on Episode 325 of Folk Roots Radio as we check out more of the latest new releases. And this time around we’re a bit more bluesy than on recent episodes and we also include more music from albums we’ve really been enjoying lately plus new music on our radar from Terry Gillespie and a political single from England’s Oysterband. Listen to the episode and check out the playlist below.

Show Notes

Notes about some of the new music on our radar that made it into Episode 325 of Folk Roots Radio.

Veteran blues guy Terry Gillespie is celebrating his 70th birthday, and 50 years making music with his new laidback live off the floor album “Home Boy”. Terry’s been part of the Ottawa area music scene since he immigrated to Canada at the height of the Vietnam War, and helped found Heaven’s Radio, a seminal rock band in the days before the Canadian content. For more information about Terry Gillespie visit

England’s Oysterband have released a catchy new single “My Country Too”, a commentary on the state of life in the post Brexit referendum UK that’s now in the midst of a snap general election that could dramatically decide the future direction of the country.

“This song was written overnight in a fit of exasperation when Theresa May hijacked Brexit to call an opportunistic general election, breaking repeated promises not to; but that was just the catalyst. We wrote this because it’s something we really wanted to say, and because everywhere we’ve been on tour lately, we’ve found other people wanting to say similar things. We know not everyone who listens to Oysterband shares our politics, but if the song expresses your feelings too, please pass it on.”

And that’s all we have time for, this time around. 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!


You can listen to this episode again on Mixcloud by following the link below. You can also listen to episodes of Folk Roots Radio, on demand, via iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Tune-in Radio. (Click on the highlighted link to reach your chosen platform.)


Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises (Demo)
Roll Right (Pre-release, self)

Larissa Tandy
Friendly Fire
The Grip (2017, Thalossophile/MGM)

Phil Henry Acoustic Trio
There Be Monsters Here
PHAT Live (2017, Phil Guitar)

Zephaniah OHora with the 18 Wheelers
Way Down In My Soul
This Highway (2017, Last Roundup Records)

Loretta Hagen
Lucky Stars
Lucky Stars (2017, Bearfort)

Rayna Gellert
The Swannanoa Waltz
Tunes from David Holt’s State of Music Vol 2 (2017, High Winds Audio)

Earle and Coffin
You’ve Done Nothing
Wood Wire Blood & Bone (2017, Citadel House) CDN

Joe Hall
How Many Miles to Babylon? (Live)
The Songs of Tony Quarrington (2017, Self) CDN

Guy Bélanger
Who’s Left Standing (feat. Luce Default)
Traces & Scars (2017, Disques Bros Records) CDN

Terry Gillespie
New Mown Lawn (Radio Edit)
Home Boy (2017, Self) CDN

Fraser & Girard
Hellhound on My Lawn (Live)
The Songs of Tony Quarrington (2017, Self) CDN

The Malvinas
God Bless The Grass
God Bless The Grass (2017, Soona Songs)

Harpeth Rising
535 (Are You Even Alive?)
Against All Tides (2017, Midwest Records)

My Country Too
(single) (2017, Pukka Music)

Mike McKenna Jr.
Pacific Northwest Bound (2017, 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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