Folk Roots Radio Episode 404: feat. Melanie Brulée & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 404: feat. Melanie Brulée & More New Releases

Toronto’s Melanie Brulée joins us on Episode 404 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her great new Americana album “Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind”, a fabulous slice of pedal steel driven country music that comes equipped with its own widescreen spaghetti western like vibe to kick things off. It’s a great conversation. I hope you’ll stick around for that. We also take a look at more of the new music we’ve received including new releases from Sarah MacDougall, Oliver The Crow, Melanie Dekker, Vishtèn, Ivan Rosenberg, Ken Tizzard and Lennie Gallant alongside a tribute to the sadly departed ‘Swamp King’ Tony Joe White. Check out the full playlist below.


Melanie Brulée is in fine voice on her new album Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind, which features twelve tracks that reflect on relationships, loss and addiction while taking us back to the golden age of country music. Melanie is joined by some great players including pedal steel player Kevin “The General” Neal who brings much of the sound to the recording, with guitars from Champagne James Robertson (Lindi Ortega, New Country Rehab), Kyle Teixeira on bass and Adam Warner on drums. This is definitely not your average country album – and a recording you must check out. For more information about Melanie Brulée and upcoming tour dates, visit Photo credit: Emma-Lee Photography.

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)

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

Oliver The Crow
Sailing With The Tide
Oliver The Crow (2018, Self)

Melanie Dekker
More Human
Secret Spot (2018, Self) CDN

Les sirènes à Roméo
Horizons (2018, Self) CDN

Melanie Brulée
I Will
Fires Floods & Things We Leave Behind (2018, Lapin Blanc) CDN

Interview: Melanie Brulée discussing her new album “Fires Floods & Things We Leave Behind”.

Melanie Brulée
Pretty Wasteland
Fires Floods & Things We Leave Behind (2018, Lapin Blanc) CDN

Melanie Brulée
Whiskey & Whine
Fires Floods & Things We Leave Behind (2018, Lapin Blanc) CDN

Ivan Rosenberg
Thoughts and Prayers
Amazing Disgrace EP (2018, Self) CDN

Ken Tizzard
Sonny’s Dream
A Good Dog Is Lost – A Collection Of Ron Hynes Songs (2018, Self) CDN

Lennie Gallant
Saying Goodby To Ron (Bonus Track)
Time Travel (2018, Self) CDN

Tony Joe White
The Gift (Live)
Yep Roc In Austin (2014, Yep Roc)

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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