Folk Roots Radio Episode 431: In Conversation with… David Storey

Folk Roots Radio Episode 431: In Conversation with... David Storey

We’re giving over the whole of Episode 431 of Folk Roots Radio to an in-depth conversation with singer-songwriter David Storey. David Storey is probably best known as the executive producer and director of iconic Canadian comedy series and movie Corner Gas, but he’s also a pretty good songwriter. He’s just released his new album “made in Canada”, the follow-up to 2015’s “Coming Home”, one of our favourite albums of that year. David also plays four songs from the new album live in the studio. It’s a great interview – well-worth sticking around for. Check out the full playlist below.


“made in Canada” is David Storey’s third album since he resurrected his music career in 2011, and the first to feature his new backing band, ‘The Side Road Scholars’. The Side Road Scholars are Henry Lees (backing vocals, percussion), Howard Rabkin (bass, backing vocals), Bob Cohen (acoustic/electric guitars, mandolin) and Lawrie Ingles (keyboards, backing vocals).

made in Canada was co-produced with Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, The Weather Station), and recorded live off the floor at Operation Northwood studios. The new album features nine songs about family, relationships, work woes, the beauty that surrounds Regina SK and hockey. Although David called the new album made in Canada, it’s very much a small ‘c’ Canadian album featuring stories about real people and real lives that, like all David Storey songs, really connect with the listener.

Check out the great teaser video for made in Canada:

David Storey and The Side Road Scholars will be playing Erin Roots, the live music series put on by community station Erin Radio, at the Busholme Inn, Erin ON on March 23 2019.

For more information about the music of David Storey and upcoming live dates, visit

If you enjoyed this interview with David Storey, and want to check out our interview with David Storey at the time of there release of his 2015 album “Coming Home”, you can fine it on the website HERE.


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)

David Storey
Small Time
made in Canada (2019, Self) CDN

Interview: David Storey discussing new album “made in Canada”.

David Storey
Chin Up (Live)

David Storey
50 Clicks (Live)

David Storey
Back In Regina (Live)

David Storey
Someday (Live)

David Storey
Trout Lake
made in Canada (2019, 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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