Folk Roots Radio Episode 423: feat. Folk Music Ontario 2018 Developing Artist Program

Folk Roots Radio Episode 423: Folk Music Ontario 2018 Developing Artist Program

We’re all about the Folk Music Ontario conference 2018 Developing Artist Program on Episode 423 of Folk Roots Radio. Each year during the annual conference, a group of developing artists – youth performers are paired with mentors from the Ontario folk community to work on a showcase performance and participate in professional development activities. Join us as we chat to participants in this year’s program and check out some of their music. The program is open to residents of Ontario and the National Capital Region, between the ages 15 and 21, who are chosen for their interest, ability and experience. Learn more about the program HERE. This episode features commentary and musical contributions from program coordinator Treasa Levasseur; Mentors: Rae Spoon, Binaeshee-Quae, Amanda Rheaume, Laura C. Bates and Wesli; Youth: Chloe Lukia Pilar, Saffron A., Cassidy Houston, Jessica Wedden and Gabriel Cyr. Photo credit: Mike Bourgeault. Check out the full playlist below.


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Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises
Roll Right (2018, self)

Treasa Levasseur
Talk To Me Babe
Low Fidelity (2008, Slim Chicken Enterprises) CDN

Interview: Treasa Levasseur

Rae Spoon
Do Whatever the Heck You Want
bodiesofwater (2018, Coax Records) CDN

Interview: Rae Spoon

Interview: Chloe Lukia Pilar

Chloe Lukia Pilar
Mama You Always Told Me

Am, Were (feat. Mark Mariash, Marie-Josee Dandeneau)
Ooof (2013, Self) CDN

Interview: Binaeshee-Quae

Interview: Saffron A.

Saffron A.

Amanda Rheaume
All That You Need
Holding Patterns (2016, Self) CDN

Interview: Amanda Rheaume

Interview: Cassidy Houston

Cassidy Houston
My Own

Breaker of Famine (VI. To Sandy)
Ancestors (2017, Prophecy Productions) CDN

Breaker of Oaths (I. An Arch of Turf)
Ancestors (2017, Prophecy Productions) CDN

Interview: Laura C. Bates

Interview: Jessica Wedden

Jessica Wedden
One More Time

Interview: Gabriel Cyr

Gabriel Cyr
Tes Rayons

Danse baila danse (feat. Mes Aieux)
Liberté dans le noir (2011, W.U.P.) 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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