Folk Roots Radio Episode 368: Mark Martyre & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 368: Mark Martyre & New Releases

Mark Martyre, the prolific Toronto based writer and singer-songwriter with the Tom Waits like vocal delivery, joins us on Episode 368 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his wonderful new album “Rivers”, which also features the talented vocals of Stacey Dowswell. We also check out more of the new music we’ve received including new music from Kerri Powers, I’m With Her, Elly Wininger, Kim Moberg and Grant Peeples. It’s a great episode. We hope you’ll check it out. Check out the full playlist below.


“Rivers” is Mark Martyre’s fifth full-length studio album since 2012, and following on from “Down, Record” (2012), “London” (2013), “Red Letters” (2014), “Bluebird” (2016), several live recordings and bootlegs. Mark has also published a collection of his lyrics, spanning his music between 2012-2016.

Rivers features ten new reflective Mark Martyre songs, with his characteristic Tom Waits like voice, some beautifully relaxed piano work and some lovely vocals from Stacey Dowswell. Also, joining Mark Martyre (guitar, vocals & harmonica) on the album are Darrin Baldwin (piano), Matt Antaya (electric guitar), Graydon James (drums), Jason Lapidus (bass), Ed Michael Roth (accordion), and Raha Javanfar (violin). Rivers was recorded in Toronto at the Lincoln County Social Club with John Dinsmore. For more information about Mark Martyre visit

Show Notes

Notes about some of the new music on our radar that made it into Episode 368 of Folk Roots Radio.

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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 Soundcloud by following the link below. You can also listen to episodes of Folk Roots Radio, on demand, via iTunes, Mixcloud, 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)

Kerri Powers
Moon ‘n Stars
Starseeds (2018, Self)

I’m With Her
Game To Lose
See You Around (2017, Rounder Records)

Elly Wininger
Little Red Wagon (2017, Rabbit Hole Records)

Likho Duo
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Blues And The World Beyond (2017, Likho Records)

Mark Martyre
Come Lie Beside Me, Dear
Rivers (2018, Self) CDN

Interview: Mark Martyre discussing his latest album “Rivers” (2018, Self)

Mark Martyre
Carry On
Rivers (2018, Self) CDN

Mark Martyre
(I Think) We Might Be OK
Rivers (2018, Self) CDN

Mark Martyre
Anywhere But Here
Rivers (2018, Self) CDN

Kim Moberg
Above Ground (2017, Self)

Grant Peeples
Settling Scores Vol. II (2018, Gatorbone Records)

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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