Folk Roots Radio Episode 411: feat. Karen Morand & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 411: feat. Karen Morand & More New Releases

Windsor ON singer-songwriter Karen Morand joins us in the studio on Episode 411 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her great new EP, “Every Flash Of Light” which was recorded in St.Thomas, ON with Deni Gauthier. We also check out more of the new music we’ve received including music from Lucy Kaplansky, Joe Crookston, Dave McEathron, Ray Lambiase, Rich Krueger, Dave Hadfield and Natalie Merchant & Friends. Check out the full playlist below.


Singer-Songwriter Karen Morand has been pretty busy lately. After announcing the arrival of Even The Bird Was Free, her new rootsy, bluesy, gospel, Americana duo with Ukulele Bluesman Manitoba Hal (check out our great interview with Karen and Hal recorded at the Folk Music Ontario conference HERE), the Canada South Songwriting Competition winner has just released a new EP, her fourth recording since 2012.

Every Flash Of Light features five new Karen Morand songs (including co-writes with Linda McRae, Steve Hindalong, and others) and a cover of Corin Raymond‘s “That’s Life”. While retaining that warm gospel infused style we associate with Karen Morand’s music, the new songs come with powerhouse vocals, and a musical accompaniment from Deni Gauthier (acoustic/electric guitars, bass, keys, programming and percussion) and Broomsticks & Hammers‘ Paul Aitken on lead guitar and slide guitar that really makes you feel that this is Karen Morand unleashed.

Visit Karen Morand 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!


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
Roll Right (2018, self)

Lucy Kaplansky
Old Friends
Everyday Street (2018, Self)

Joe Crookston
Impermanent Things
Georgia I’m Here (2014, Milagrito Records)

Dave McEathron
Hell To The Heavens
Abandoned Companions (2018, Self) CDN

Ray Lambiase
Kid Bayonne
Kid Bayonne (2018, Raytone Records)

Kathy Kallick Band
Horrible World (2018, Live Oak Records)

Karen Morand
When The Smoke Clears
Every Flash Of Light (2018, Self) CDN

Interview: Karen Morand discussing her new E.P. “Every Flash Of Light”.

Karen Morand
That’s Life
Every Flash Of Light (2018, Self) CDN

Karen Morand
Homeward Bound
Every Flash Of Light (2018, Self) CDN

Rich Krueger
In Regard Of Flight
NowThen (2018, Rockin’K Music)

Dave Hadfield
The Crossing
Climbin’ Away (2018, Self) CDN

Natalie Merchant & Friends
There is No Good Reason
Appleseed’s 21st Anniversary: Roots & Branches (2018, Appleseed)

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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