Folk Roots Radio Episode 395: feat. Tia McGraff & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 395 feat. Tia McGraff & More New Releases

Canadian Americana/folk singer-songwriter Tia McGraff joins us on Episode 395 of Folk Roots Radio for an in-depth conversation about her wonderful seventh album, “Stubborn In My Blood”. Recorded with partner Tommy Parham and some top class support, the new recording has already garnered some great reviews. We also check out new music from Oliver The Crow, Alan Barnosky, Jon Brooks, Sam Bush & Bela Fleck, and the Kris Lager Band. It’s a great episode. We hope you’ll check it out. Check out the full playlist below.


Stubborn In My Blood, the new album by Tia McGraff is her most personal album to date. The new album features 11 thoughtful and reflective songs – most written with her partner Tommy Parham alongside co-writes with Wood Newton, Pete Riley, Henry Priestman and Devon O’Day and a cover of the classic “One Tin Soldier”. It’s an album that’s clearly intended to move and inspire her growing worldwide audience. With some great musicianship and support from some of the industry’s top players, powerful lyrics and strong vocals, and an album cover that features Tia in boxing gloves, its clear that this time around, she’s not holding anything back!

As well as the new album, Tia McGraff is now also a published author having released a children’s book, Jake The Road Dawg, based on her dog Jake’s adventures on the road with a couple of crazy touring musicians.

Tia McGraff will be appearing at the Fred Eaglesmith Charity Picnic in Aylmer on August 18 and at MacKenzie Hall Cultural Centre in Windsor ON on Friday August 24 before heading to the UK for a September tour.

For more information about the new album and upcoming tour dates, visit

Photo: Cillian de Buitléar.

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, 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)

Oliver The Crow
Oliver The Crow (2018, Self)

Alan Barnosky
Childhood Ghosts
Old Freight (2017, Self)

Jon Brooks
All Life’s Meaning
No One Travels Alone (2018, Borealis Records) CDN

Sam Bush & Bela Fleck
Epilogue – A Tribute To John Duffey (2018, Smithsonian Folkways)

Tia McGraff
Pilot Of Change
Stubborn In My Blood (2018, Bandana Records) CDN

Interview: Tia McGraff discussing new album “Stubborn In My Blood”.

Tia McGraff
Let ’em See Your Strong
Stubborn In My Blood (2018, Bandana Records) CDN

Tia McGraff
Travelin’ By Guitar
Stubborn In My Blood (2018, Bandana Records) CDN

Tia McGraff
Stubborn In My Blood
Stubborn In My Blood (2018, Bandana Records) CDN

Kris Lager Band
I’m Still Here & I Ain’t Lettin’ Go
Love Songs & Life Lines (2018, Self)

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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