Folk Roots Radio Episode 407: feat. Gathering Sparks & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 407: feat. Gathering Sparks & More New Releases

Gathering Sparks are the graceful collision of Jane Lewis and Eve Goldberg – musical friends who bonded over finely tuned harmonies and the craft of songwriting. Their inclusive approach embraces folk, pop, blues and gospel influences tastefully played on acoustic guitar, piano, accordion, and ukulele. Eve and Jane join us on Episode 407 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about their music. They also play three live songs for us. It’s a great interview, and definitely worth checking out. We also check out new music from Belle Plaine, Zoe Speaks, Rachel Baiman, Kate Campbell, Childsplay and Lucy Wainwright Roche. Check out the full playlist below.


Gathering Sparks are currently working on the second album, the first as a duo – original member Sam Turton leaving the band after the release of their self-titled debut album. Jane Lewis and Eve Goldberg joined Jan Hall in the Folk Roots Radio mobile studio at the 2018 Folk Music Ontario conference. To learn more about Gathering Sparks, 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)

Belle Plaine
Radio Dreams
Malice Mercy Grief And Wrath (2018, Self) CDN

Zoe Speaks
Cheat The Blues
Wings (2018, Redbird Records)

Rachel Baiman
Times Like These
Thanksgiving EP (2018, Free Dirt Records)

Kate Campbell
Damn Sure Blue
Damn Sure Blue (2018, Large River Music)

Lara’s Jig / The Burning Snowball / Farewell To London
The Bloom Of Youth (2018, Self)

Gathering Sparks
We Are Bringing In The Light (Live)

Interview: Gathering Sparks recorded at the 2018 Folk Music Ontario conference.

Gathering Sparks
You’re My Sister (Live)

Gathering Sparks
Many Sparks Make A Fire (Live)

Lucy Wainwright Roche
Quit With Me (feat. Matthew Perryman Jones)
Little Beast (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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