Young country blues singer-songwriter Jeremie Albino joins us on Episode 363 of Folk Roots Radio. Jeremie sat down with us at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference to chat about his music and played three of his original songs live. Musically he’s the real deal – when he performs, it’s like he’s channeling music from another place and time. It’s an interview that is definitely worth checking out. And as always on Folk Roots Radio, we check out more of the new folk and roots music we’ve received, including new releases from The Kelly Song Collective, KC Groves, The Fugitives and The New Customs. Check out the full playlist below.
Jeremie Albino grew up in Scarborough Toronto before deciding to pass up city life for the slower pace and rooted appeal of rural Prince Edward County. Though still developing as an artist, and yet to put anything down on record, he’s already building quite a name for himself. Jeremie Albino will be playing the Roots North Music Festival in Orillia ON on Saturday April 21 2018. For more information about the music of Jeremie Albino visit jeremiealbinomusic.com.
Notes about some of the new music on our radar that made it into Episode 364 of Folk Roots Radio.
The Kelly Song Collective, a duo from Toronto featuring John and Joe Kelly released a great debut album, “Unless And Until”, last year. On this episode we play “Long Day (for Robert Latimer), a song about the Saskatchewan farmer who was convicted of the second degree murder of his 13 year old severely disabled daughter Tracy in 1993 to – in his words – end her pain and spare her more medical and surgical procedures he described as more “mutilation and torture”.
The Robert Latimer case caused great controversy around the definition and ethics of euthanasia and the rights of people with disabilities. We hope to tape an interview with The Kelly Collective in the coming weeks. Visit them online at thekellysongcollective.com.
Dan Whitener from hip-hop bluegrass fusion band Gangstagrass has released a great blues roots E.P. “Crossover” with help from Toronto blues band Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar. On this episode we play “If I Can’t Have You” which features a duet with Samantha Martin. The new Samantha Martin album “Run To Me” is due in April. Can’t wait!
The Fugitives, the Vancouver folk collective featuring Adrian Glynn and Brendan McLeod, have just released their fifth album “The Promise of Strangers”, out now on Borealis Records. On this episode we play their beautiful Leonard Cohen tribute, “No Words”. The Fugitives will be touring Canada, and are due to visit Europe, during 2018. Check out The Fugitives online at fugitives.ca.
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!
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Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises (Demo)
Roll Right (Pre-release, self)
The Kelly Song Collective
Long Day (for Robert Latimer)
Unless And Until (2017, Self) CDN
Bottom Of The Sea (Acoustic Version)
Undone (2017, Rounder Records)
If I Can’t Have You (feat. Samantha Martin)
Crossover (2017, Rench Audio)
Probably Gonna Die
Having A Great Time (2017, Self) CDN
I Can’t Quit You
Happy Little Trees (2016, Self)
Klondike Man (Live)
The Promise of Strangers (2018, Borealis Records) CDN
Everything Intertwined (2017, Rabid Ear Music) CDN
The New Customs
All Walls Fall
All Walls Fall (2017, Self) CDN