Folk Roots Radio Episode 449: feat. Leanne Hoffman & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 449: feat. Leanne Hoffman & More New Releases

Halifax based singer-songwriter Leanne Hoffman has just released a fabulous new folk/pop album “What Remains”. Her debut as a solo performer, the new album was produced by Erin Costelo, who also co-wrote a couple of the songs on the new recording. Leanne joins us on Episode 449 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her music, alongside four tracks from the new album. We also check out new releases from Steve Murphy, Tim Moxam, Mattie Leon, Lucas Choi Zimbel, April Verch and Pretty Archie. Check out the full playlist below.


Leanne Hoffman is originally from Exeter ON, but headed out east to Halifax NS to study marine biology. That plan changed when Leanne realized that the pull to make music her career was just too much, leading to a switch to a music arts program with a focus on voice at Nova Scotia Community College. It was there she met up with Erin Costelo, who turned out to be her voice instructor. Prior to setting out on a solo career, Leanne was part of the duo Magnolia, with Scott MacLean on guitar, who released a self-titled E.P. in 2013. That album was also produced by Erin Costelo.

What Remains is a fabulous album, crammed full of poppy songs that cover a whole range of different subjects from romance to family to gender equality and baring your soul. Saying I LIKE this album really doesn’t cover how good it is. I LOVE it! Everybody needs to hear it.

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Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises
Roll Right (2019, self)

Steve Murphy
A Hostile Takeover Of Your Heart
Elegant Peasant (2019, Self) CDN

Tim Moxam
All I Feel
Marlborough Hall (2019, Roaring Girl Records) CDN

Mattie Leon
When Love Is Strong
(single) (2019, Self) CDN

Lucas Choi Zimbel
This Backwards Town
Tempered Tantrum (2019, Self) CDN

April Verch
Fiddling Under The Mistletoe
Once A Day (2019, Slab Town Records) CDN

Leanne Hoffman
What Remains
What Remains (2019, Venue Records) CDN

Interview: Leanne Hoffman discussing her debut solo album “What Remains”.

Leanne Hoffman
Blind And Broken
What Remains (2019, Venue Records) CDN

Leanne Hoffman
If My Parents Die
What Remains (2019, Venue Records) CDN

Leanne Hoffman
Redirect Your Sails
What Remains (2019, Venue Records) CDN

Pretty Archie
Holding Out
Hanging On (2019, Curve 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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