Folk Roots Radio Episode 330: Home County 2017

Folk Roots Radio Episode 329 - Home County 2017

We’re all about the 2017 Home County Music & Art Festival on Episode 330 of Folk Roots Radio. The 44th edition of the festival takes place July 14 – 16, 2017 in Victoria Park, London ON. Admission is by donation, and because the festival is held in a downtown London park, it is, also, totally accessible. Alongside a fabulous musical line-up, the festival also features some great art and craft vendors. To learn more about the festival and its 2017 line-up we talk to artistic director Darin Addison. We also check out music from artists heading to London this time around. Check out the full playlist below.

Artists announced to date for Home County include Susan Aglukark, AHI, The Bombadils, Dala, Dione Taylor & The Backsliderz, Deni Gauthier, Ron Hawkins, JP Hoe, Lisa LeBlanc, Sarah MacDougall, Madison Violet, The Marrieds, Dylan Menzie, Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald, Oh Susanna, The Once, Chad Price, Rant Maggie Rant, Dawn Redskye, Amanda Rheaume, River Valley Stringband, Amanda Lynn Stubley, Dana Sipos, Jennie Thai, Carly Thomas, Trent Severn, Tribe of One, Skye Wallace and Royal Wood.

This year, Home County is also introducing a new Emerging Artist Stage in the Home County Craft Beer Garden. This stage will feature musicians with an emphasis on local and regional performers. The lineup for this stage will be announced at a later date.

For more information about the Home County Music & Art Festival, visit

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)

Best Day
Best Day (2012, Self) CDN

Dana Sipos
Roll Up The Night Sky (2015, Muddy Roots Records) CDN

The Marrieds
Fingers Crossed
Fire in the Flame (2016, Self) CDN

The Once
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
We Win Some We Lose (2016, Self) CDN

Rant Maggie Rant
Paper Boats
Latitude (2016, Self) CDN

Interview: Darin Addison, Artistic Director, Home County Music & Art Festival.

Royal Wood
Long Way Out
Ghost Light (Deluxe) (2016, Cadence Music/Universal) CDN

Carly Thomas
Lightning Bolts
Explode – EP (2014, Self) CDN

Dione Taylor
Higher Ground
Born Free (2015, Matay Records) CDN

Lisa LeBlanc
City Slickers and Country Boys
Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? (2016, Bonsound) CDN

Madison Violet
We Are Famous
The Knight Sessions (2016, Passenger Sounds) CDN

Oh Susanna
Tickets On The Weekend
A Girl In Teen City (2017, Stella Records) CDN

Trent Severn
Eh Canada
Portage (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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