Folk Roots Radio Episode 363: Jeremie Albino & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 363: Jeremie Albino & More New Releases

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

Show Notes

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

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

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

Sean McConnell
Bottom Of The Sea (Acoustic Version)
Undone (2017, Rounder Records)

Dan Whitener
If I Can’t Have You (feat. Samantha Martin)
Crossover (2017, Rench Audio)

Ryan Cook
Probably Gonna Die
Having A Great Time (2017, Self) CDN

KC Groves
I Can’t Quit You
Happy Little Trees (2016, Self)

Jeremy Albino
Shipwreck (Live)

Interview: Jeremy Albino recorded at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference.

Jeremy Albino
Klondike Man (Live)

Jeremy Albino
Trouble (Live)

The Fugitives
No Words
The Promise of Strangers (2018, Borealis Records) CDN

Tom Savage
Everything Intertwined
Everything Intertwined (2017, Rabid Ear Music) CDN

The New Customs
All Walls Fall
All Walls Fall (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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