Folk Roots Radio Episode 466: feat. Russell deCarle & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 466: feat. Russell deCarle & More New Releases

Russell deCarle joins us on Episode 466 of Folk Roots Radio for a wonderful conversation about his career, third solo album “Alone in this Crowd” and his live show. Russell deCarle is a fabulous artist who always surrounds himself with a supporting cast of great musicians, to put on a concert experience that just seems to be getting better and better. We also check out new releases from Linda McRae, William Kuklis, Lizanne Knott, Twas Now, Paul Pigat & Boxcar Campfire, West My Friend and Ruby Muse. Check out the full playlist below.


Former Prairie Oyster lead vocalist Russell deCarle will be heading out on tour across Southern Ontario this fall in support of his third solo album – the wonderful “Alone In Crowd”. Warm and smokey, it’s a wonderful slice of southern soul with some jazz, blues, old school country and western swing thrown into the mix – and some great players including the ever wonderful Steve Briggs on guitar, Russ Boswell on bass, John Sheard (piano), Denis Keldie (accordion), Chris Whiteley (harmonica) with drums by Al Cross and Jorn Anderson and vocal support from Cindy Church, Erin Costelo, Karla Crawford and Michelle Willis.

Russell deCarle is one of those performers you always want to catch live, and he’ll be playing dates across Southern Ontario this fall with stops in Grimsby (Station One Coffee House – October 19), Collingwood (CROW Bar and Variety, incl. dinner option – October 22), Oakville (Moonshine Cafe, with Steve Briggs and Paul Pigat – October 25), Toronto (Hugh’s Room Live, with Steve Briggs and Paul Pigat – October 27). Russell deCarle will be in Alberta in November with shows in Edmonton (New Moon Folk ClubNovember 15) and Calgary (Bow Valley Music ClubNovember 17).

For more information about Russell deCarle, and all upcoming tour dates, visit



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

Linda McRae
Double Star
Going To The Well (2019, 42 RPM) CDN

William Kuklis
Standing Strong
I’ll Be Alright (2019, Self) CDN

Lizanne Knott
I Was A Bird
Bones And Gravity (2019, Self)

Twas Now
Family Roots
Flesh And Bone (2019, Self)

Paul Pigat & Boxcar Campfire
The Game (2019, Little Pig Records) CDN

Russell deCarle
Alone In This Crowd (2017, Rusty Car Music) CDN

Interview: Russell deCarle discussing his solo career, live show and latest album “Alone In This Crowd”.

Russell deCarle
Lock Stock And Sorrows
Alone In This Crowd (2017, Rusty Car Music) CDN

Russell deCarle
Alone In This Crowd
Alone In This Crowd (2017, Rusty Car Music) CDN

West My Friend
Soft Water
In Constellation (2019, Grammar Fight Records) CDN

Ruby Muse
Round And Round
(single) (2019, The Animal Farm)

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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