Folk Roots Radio Episode 453: feat. Steve Poltz & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 453: feat. Steve Poltz & More New Releases

Singer-songwriter and humourist Steve Poltz is back on Folk Roots Radio. Steve joins us on Episode 453 to chat about his latest album “Shine On”, which was recorded in Nashville with Will Kimbrough. He’s also back out on the festival circuit again this summer, including some dates in Canada. A fabulous live performer, you’ll be entranced, even if you’re not completely familiar with his music. Steve Poltz is always great fun to talk to you – we’re fairly sure you’re really going to enjoy this one. Alongside the interview, we also check out more new releases, and this time round it’s new music from Bob Sumner, Meg Tennant, The Gloaming, Jean-Paul De Roover, Gabrielle Papillon, Irish Mythen and JW-Jones. Check out the full playlist below.


Steve Poltz released “Shine On” earlier this year. The new album, recorded in Nashville with Will Kimbrough, features 10 new songs, including co-writes with Scot Sax, Molly Tuttle and Anthony Da Costa. As usual for a Steve Poltz recording, the album is replete with whimsy and quirky humour but also some beautiful songwriting, with songs about hope, love, contemplation, a celebration of Wednesdays, pharmacists and what windows would say to each other if they could actually talk.

Steve Poltz is on the festival circuit this summer and among his other dates, he’ll be stopping by the Ottawa Bluesfest (July 4), Mariposa Folk Festival (July 5), Calgary Folk Festival (July 26), Trout Forest Music Festival (August 9) and the Philadelphia Folk Festival (August 16) this summer.

For more information about Steve Poltz and his upcoming tour dates, visit

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

Bob Sumner
Wasted Love Songs (2019, Self) CDN

Meg Tennant
Kitchen Light
Echoed Light (2019, Self) CDN

The Gloaming
The Gloaming 3 (2019, Justin Time)

Jean-Paul De Roover
Christmas Morning
Love (2019, Self) CDN

Steve Poltz
Shine On (2019, Red House Records)

Interview: Steve Poltz discussing his new album “Shine On”.

Steve Poltz
Windows Of Halifax
Shine On (2019, Red House Records)

Steve Poltz
4th Of July
Shine On (2019, Red House Records)

Steve Poltz
Shine On
Shine On (2019, Red House Records)

Gabrielle Papillon
Shout It Out
(single) (2019, The state51 Conspiracy) CDN

Irish Mythen
Be Still. Dance
Little Bones (2019, Myth Music) CDN

Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You [Live] Live (2018, Solid Blues Records) 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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