Folk Roots Radio Episode 389: Hillside 2018 Preview

Folk Roots Radio Episode 389: Hillside 2018 Preview

We’re getting set for the 2018 Hillside Festival on Episode 389 of Folk Roots Radio. This year’s festival takes place the weekend of July 13-15 at beautiful Guelph Lake, just outside Guelph, in Southern Ontario. Each year, Hillside – a true community festival, brings together a line-up that promises something for everyone, and this year is no exception. This episode features some of the artists we’re looking forward to catching at the festival including A Tribe Called Red, Jeremy Dutcher, Iskwé, Cris Derksen, nêhiyawak, Cécile Doo-Kingué, Martin Harley, Les Tireux d’Roches, Poor Man’s Whiskey, The Slocan Ramblers, Ken Whiteley, Fortunate Ones, Jeremy Fisher, Sarah MacDougall and Annie Sumi. Check out the full playlist below.

Hillside 2018 Line-up

A Tribe Called Red, Adrian Undersell, Al Simmons, Anemone, Annie Sumi, Birds of Bellwoods, Busty and the Bass, Cadence Weapon, Cécile Doo-Kingué, Chad VanGaalen, Corridor, Cris Derksen Trio, Crown Lands, Daniel Champagne, Destroyer, Dimpker Brothers, Djazia Satour, Doris Folkens, Drew McIvor, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, faUSt, Five Alarm Funk, Fortunate Ones, Haley Heynderickx, Helena Deland, Hollered, HuDost, Hyness, The Huntress and Holder of Hands, Iskwé, Jake Clemons, Jeremy Dutcher, Jeremy Fisher, Jess Milton, Jessica Moss, Jessicka, Ken Whiteley, The Kents, LADAMA, Lido Pimiento, The Lil Smokies, Lilly Hiatt, Little Junior, Mappe Of, Martin Harley, NEGATIVE, The Messthetics, Narcy, nêhiyawak, Nick Zebec, Partner, Plants and Animals, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Rev. Sekou, Rhye, San Fermin, Sarah McDougall, The Slocan Ramblers, Tamarack, Tim Baker, Les Tireux d’Roches, Too Attached, Twelfth Day, U.S. Girls, Walrus.

You can learn more about the artists appearing at Hillside this year, on the website HERE.


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)

A Tribe Called Red
We Are the Halluci Nation (feat. John Trudell & Northern Voice)
We Are the Halluci Nation (2016, Radicalized Records) CDN

Jeremy Dutcher
Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (2018, Self) CDN

Nobody Knows
The Fight Within (2017, Iskwé musik) CDN

Cris Derksen
The Cusp (2010, Self) CDN

Old North Trail Suite
Ôtênaw (Original Film Score) (2018, Self) CDN

Cécile Doo-Kingué
Animal Kingdom (feat. Kim Richardson & Alan Prater)
Anybody Listening: Pt. 2 Dialogues (2016, Self) CDN

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro
Static In The Wires (2017, Del Mundo Records)

Les Tireux d’Roches
Tarmacadam (2017, Coop Les Faux Monnayeurs) CDN

Poor Man’s Whiskey
Three Years Gone
Moonshine (2009, Self)

The Slocan Ramblers
Sun’s Gonna Shine in My Back Door Someday
Queen City Jubilee (2018, Slomusic) CDN

Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band
Friends All Over The Place
Ken Whiteley And The Beulah Band (2015, Borealis Records) CDN

Fortunate Ones
If You Go
Hold Fast (2018, Old Farm Pony Records) CDN

Jeremy Fisher
Goodbye Blue Monday (2007, Aquarius Records) CDN

Sarah MacDougall
All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything (2018, Self) CDN

Annie Sumi
Time Is A Dream
In The Unknown (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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  • I had an absolute blast putting this episode together. So many great artists – too many to fit into an hour, but I’m pretty pleased at how the final mix turned out. If you’ve not been to Hillside, it is definitely time to add it into your summer schedule!

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