Folk Roots Radio Episode 436: feat. The Weather Station & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 436: feat. The Weather Station & More New Releases

Episode 436 of Folk Roots Radio features an in-depth length interview with Tamara Lindeman. You may not recognize the name, but if we tell you that, for music, she goes by the name The Weather Station, we’re sure you’ll know who she is. A fabulous Canadian musician, Tamara Lindeman is already turning heads with the quality of her songwriting. The Weather Station will be headlining the 2019 Roots North Music Festival in Downtown Orillia ON on Saturday April 27. It’s a great interview, and definitely worth sticking around for. We also check out new music from Tomato Tomato, Mother Banjo, Ross Falzone, Michael Jerome Browne and Dave Gunning. Check out the full playlist below.


Tamara Lindeman has released four full length albums so far, in her career as The Weather Station. On the acclaimed “All Of It Was Mine” (2011), and follow-up “What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know” (2014), (both for You’ve Changed Records) she established herself as a songwriter’s songwriter, earning accolades for her delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double meanings, complex metaphors, and rich details of the everyday. Her very well-received third album “Loyalty”, recorded at La Frette Studios in France in the winter of 2014 with Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist) was nominated for the Polaris Prize. Her most recent recording, 2017’s self-titled album, was self-produced in Montreal with a band featuring touring bassist Ben Whiteley, drummer Don Kerr, and guests, including Ryan Driver (Jennifer Castle), Ben Boye (Ty Segall, Ryley Walker), and Will Kidman (The Constantines).

“I wanted to make a rock and roll record,” Lindeman explains, “but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and roll.”

Tamara Lindeman is planning to head back into he studio in April to start work on what may end up being two different musical projects.

As well as her main stage performance at the Roots North Music Festival in Downtown Orillia on April 27 (with VK and Alysha Brilla), The Weather Station will also be playing the Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso NS) on July 25.

For more information about The Weather Station, visit

Roots North Music Festival

The 5th Annual Roots North Music Festival takes place across Downtown Orillia on Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27. Renowned Canadian songsmith Ron Sexsmith headlines the main stage at the St. Paul’s Centre on the Friday evening with appearances by another couple of fabulous songwriters, Prince Edward Island raised, Halifax NS based Rose Cousins and the ever intriguing Ariana Gillis. Alt. folk rising star The Weather Station headlines the main stage on the Saturday evening with support from inspirational world music performer Alysha Brilla who blends folk, jazz and world rhythms together and Americana duo VK. There will also be a full day of free performances throughout the day on Saturday at a variety of downtown venues.

Check out the full schedule for the Roots North Music Festival on their website at ​Weekend passes can be picked up at Alleycats Music in Orillia or online​ via the website. The early bird price is currently just $45!



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)

Tomato Tomato
Nothing Left
Canary In A Coalmine (2019, Denim on Denim Records) CDN

Mother Banjo
Together All Alone
Eyes On The Sky (2019, Self)

Ross Falzone
Better Off With The Blues
We Are All Gypsies (2018, Self)

Michael Jerome Browne
Curtis’ Blues
That’s Where It’s At! (2019, Borealis Records) CDN

The Weather Station
The Weather Station (2017, Outside Music) CDN

Interview: Tamara Lindeman (The Weather Station) discussing her music.

The Weather Station
The Weather Station (2017, Outside Music) CDN

The Weather Station
The Weather Station (2017, Outside Music) CDN

Dave Gunning
Beyond The Day (feat. Jamie Robinson, Atlantic String Machine, Sara Delong Gunning)
Up Against The Sky (2019, Wee House Of Music) 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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