Folk Roots Radio Episode 471: feat. VK & Legends of THE DEEP and More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 471: feat. VK & More New Releases

Steve and Marni Van Kessel, who make music together as VK, join us on Episode 471 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about their new album – album number three, “Charm”, a wonderful bluesy Americana folk-rock recorded with their new band Legends of THE DEEP. We also check out more of the latest new releases, and this time around we hear from Catherine MacLellan, Connie Kaldor, Jake Morley, Unfaithful Servants, Kevin K Gagnon, Adrian Sutherland, Kete Bowers, Lizanne Knott and Stephen Fearing. Check out the full playlist below.


Chatting to Steve & Marni Van Kessel is always a pleasure. This is actually their second appearance on Folk Roots Radio this year. This past April they joined us on the show to chat about their music, previous album “Terms & Conditions” (2017) and upcoming appearance at the 2019 Roots North Music Festival. You can find that interview on Episode 437 of Folk Roots Radio HERE.

Joining Steve and Marni Van Kessel as Legends of THE DEEP on this recording are John Lebarr (guitar/vocals), Sean Murray (keyboards/vocals), Jamey Heidman (bass/vocals) and Roger Stanley (percussion).

VK released the new album “Charm” at this summer’s Mariposa Folk Festival. For more information about their music and upcoming live shows, visit Photo credit: GH Thomson.


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 Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Tune-in Radio. (Click on the highlighted link to reach your chosen platform.)

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

Catherine MacLellan
Waiting On My Love
Coyote (2019, Self) CDN

Connie Kaldor
Better Things To Do
Everyday Moments (2019, Coyote Entertainment) CDN

Jake Morley
No Drama
(single) (2019, Sandwich Emporium Records)

Unfaithful Servants
Everything I’ve Known
The Unfaithful Servants (2019, Self) CDN

Kevin K Gagnon
Tiny Spaces
It Is What It Is (2019, Self / OMS Entertainment) CDN

VK & Legends of THE DEEP
Letting Go
Charm (2019, 112 Records) CDN

Interview: Steve and Marni Van Kessel discussing “Charm”, VK‘s new album with their band, Legends of THE DEEP.

VK & Legends of THE DEEP
Love Me Baby
Charm (2019, 112 Records) CDN

VK & Legends of THE DEEP
Someday Someway
Charm (2019, 112 Records) CDN

Adrian Sutherland
Politician Man
(single) (2019, Midnight Shine Music) CDN

Kete Bowers
There Was A Time
Paper Ships (2019, Current Records)

Lizanne Knott
Walk Away
Bones And Gravity (2019, Self)

Stephen Fearing
The Unconquerable Past
The Unconquerable Past (2019, Fearing and Loathing 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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