Folk Roots Radio Episode 406: feat. Annie Sumi & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 406: feat. Annie Sumi & More New Releases

Guelph based singer-songwriter Annie Sumi joins us on Episode 406 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her music, and latest album, 2017’s “In The Unknown”, which earned her a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for New/Emerging Artist of the Year. We also take a look at more of the new releases we’ve received including new music from Jesse Matas, Vivian Leva, Andrea Ramolo, Jay Aymar, Innes Wilson, Craig Bickhardt, John Gorka and Jennifer Holub. Check out the full playlist below.


In The Unknown, Annie Sumi’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2015 debut “Reflections” is a fabulous release, filled with gorgeous songs that have a real connection to the world around us, and speak to the divine in everything. The bed tracks for the album were recorded off-the-floor at a remote Northern Ontario cabin while further instrumentation and vocal tracks were added at Revolution Recording and Union Sound in Toronto with producer Neil Whitford. With some wonderfully ethereal vocals from Annie, and a musical landscape created by guitar, piano, strings and more, it truly feels like you are wrapped in sound. We caught up with Annie at home in Guelph to chat about her music.

You can find Annie Sumi online at

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)

Jesse Matas
Tamarock (2018, Self) CDN

Vivian Leva
Sturdy As The Land
Time Is Everything (2018, Free Dirt Records)

Andrea Ramolo
If It Be Your Will
Homage (A Tribute To Leonard Cohen) (2018, Self) CDN

Jay Aymar
Walls Are Pages
Your Perfect Matador (2018, Self) CDN

Innes Wilson
Pelee Beach
Seaview EP (2018, Out Of Sound Records) CDN

Annie Sumi
In The Unknown (2017, Self) CDN

Interview: Annie Sumi discussing her latest album “In The Unknown”.

Annie Sumi
In Everything
In The Unknown (2017, Self) CDN

Annie Sumi
Evaporating Life
In The Unknown (2017, Self) CDN

Craig Bickhardt
One Little Light
Home For The Harvest (2018, Stone Barn Records)

John Gorka
Particle And Wave
(single) (2018, Red House Records)

Jennifer Holub
If You Stop, They Win
The Reckoning (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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