Folk Roots Radio Episode 398: feat. Noah Zacharin & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 398: feat. Noah Zacharin & More New Releases

Toronto singer-songwriter and guitarist Noah Zacharin joins us on Episode 398 of Folk Roots Radio for an in-depth conversation about “A Startle Of Wings”, his stripped down and intimate follow up to the genre-defying electric album “Strange Rider”, one of our favourite albums of 2016. We also check out new music from Sugar Brown, Judy Brown, Sue Foley, Cousin Harley and Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. Check out the full playlist below.


Noah Zacharin‘s “Strange Rider” was a widescreen production with a kick ass band that moved effortlessly between blues, jazz, folk, pop and r n’ b, and even threw some doo-wop into the mix. His follow-up, “A Startle Of Wings”, sees Noah playing almost strictly solo acoustic guitar on a collection of 14 older songs that really shows the depth and quality of his songwriting. It’s a recording that Noah describes as best enjoyed in a quiet space with headphones, and an album that really deserves to be explored and savoured. For more information about the music of Noah Zacharin, visit

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)

Sugar Brown
It’s A Blues World
It’s A Blues World (2018, Self) CDN

Judy Brown (feat. Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar)
Say It
Say It (2018, Self) CDN

Sue Foley
The Lucky Ones (feat. Jimmie Vaughan)
The Ice Queen (2018, Stony Plain Records) CDN

Cousin Harley
Blue Smoke – the Music of Merle Travis (2017, Little Pig Records) CDN

Noah Zacharin
Morning Comes On
A Startle Of Wings (2018, Self) CDN

Interview: Noah Zacharin discussing new album “A Startle Of Wings” (2018, Self).

Noah Zacharin
A Startle Of Wings (2018, Self) CDN

Noah Zacharin
Wood And Wire
A Startle Of Wings (2018, Self) CDN

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards
If You Can Hear Me
California Calling (2017, Compass 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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