Folk Roots Radio Episode 400: feat. Madeleine Roger & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 400: feat. Madeleine Roger & More New Releases

Winnipeg based singer-songwriter Madeleine Roger joins us on Episode 400 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her debut solo album “Cottonwood”. Madeline produced a fabulous album “Fairweather” in 2016 with her twin brother Lucas – as duo Roger Roger. Lucas Roger has now decided to step away from writing and performing to focus on his work as a luthier, allowing Madeleine to forge ahead with her own solo career. Madeleine Roger is a great interview, and this new conversation is no exception. During our chat, Madeleine chats about the making of the new album, the importance of achieving gender balance and equality in the studio, the live experience, and why Winnipeg has such a great music scene. It’s a great interview – definitely well-worth sticking around for. We also check out more of the new music we’ve received including new releases from Georgian Bay, Sam Loaker, Lennie Gallant, Mike T. Kerr, Braden Gates, Ken Tizzard and Tragedy Ann. Check out the full playlist below.


Madeleine Roger’s first solo release, “Cottonwood”, features songs written at home in Winnipeg and while on retreat at the family backwoods cottage, that reflect a female perspective on life and music. The album was produced with Lloyd Peterson (The Wailin’ Jenny’s, The Weakerthans, James Keelaghan) at Paintbox Recording in Winnipeg. Madeleine Roger sat down with Folk Roots Radio at the 2018 Folk Music Ontario conference to chat about the new album. For more information about Madeleine Roger, 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!


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)

Georgian Bay
Courage, Vol. 1: Soleil (2018, Self) CDN

Sam Loaker
Don’t Forget Me
(single) (2018, Self) CDN

Lennie Gallant
Nothing Makes Sense (feat. Jenn Grant)
Time Travel (2018, Self) CDN

Mike T. Kerr
Saturday Night Rub
Guitar Rags & Country Ballads (2018, Self) CDN

Madeleine Roger
60 Years More
Cottonwood (2018, Self) CDN

Interview: Madeleine Roger recorded at the 2018 Folk Music Ontario conference..

Madeleine Roger
Cottonwood (2018, Self) CDN

Madeleine Roger
Soldier Song
Cottonwood (2018, Self) CDN

Braden Gates
Pictures Of Us
Pictures Of Us (2018, Borealis Records) CDN

Ken Tizzard
Man Of A 1000 Songs
A Good Dog Is Lost – A Collection Of Ron Hynes Songs (2018, Self) CDN

Tragedy Ann
The Light We Have
Matches (2018, 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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