Folk Roots Radio Episode 410: feat. Ken Tizzard & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 410: feat. Ken Tizzard & More New Releases

Episode 410 of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with singer-songwriter Ken Tizzard chatting about his latest release “A Good Dog Is Lost” – his loving tribute to Newfoundland Songsmith Ron Hynes who sadly passed away in 2015. We also check out more of the latest new releases, including new music from Paul Sachs, House Of Hamill, Tom Rush, Abby Zotz, Steafan & Saskia, Jesse Winchester and The Lay Awakes. Check out the full playlist below.


Born and raised in St Johns NL, and now based in Campbellford ON, Ken Tizzard actually started out in music as a bassist, and had a long career playing bass with Canadian rock bands The Watchmen and Thornley before setting out on a folk music career.

The roots of the A Good Dog Is Lost project actually date back to November 2013, when Ron Hynes asked Ken to accompany him on bass for a 12-date duo tour of Newfoundland and Labrador. After Ron’s death, as part of the grieving process, Ken Tizzard created an acclaimed one-man show, Hynesight, that was performed at the Westben Arts Festival Theatre in Campbellford.

The new album is a natural progression from those performances, and features eleven Ron Hynes songs with support from Ken Tizzard’s regular bassist Ken Grant, drummer Steve Dagg, multi-instrumentalist Luke Mercier (fiddle, banjo, mandolin), and guitarist Ken Kelly; with cameos from Ron Hynes sideman Paul Kinsman (accordion) with backing vocals from Amelia Curran and Ken’s daughters Caitlyn and Cassidy Tizzard.

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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
Roll Right (2018, self)

Paul Sachs
Foxhole Prayer
Full Detroit (2018, Self)

House Of Hamill
You Are My Home
March Through Storms (2018, Self)

Tom Rush
What I Know
Appleseed’s 21st Anniversary: Roots & Branches (2018, Appleseed)

Abby Zotz
Good Bones
Local Honey (2018, Self) CDN

Steafan & Saskia
Sean’s Master Delaney
Moorchild (2017, Self) CDN

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

Interview: Ken Tizzard discussing his latest album “A Good Dog Is Lost: A Collection Of Ron Hynes Songs”.

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

Ken Tizzard
St John’s Waltz
A Good Dog Is Lost: A Collection Of Ron Hynes Songs (2018, Self) CDN

Jesse Winchester
Get It Right One Day
Appleseed’s 21st Anniversary: Roots & Branches (2018, Appleseed)

The Lay Awakes
Home Away From Home
Home Away From Home (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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