Folk Roots Radio Episode 475: feat. 2019 Folk Music Ontario Developing Artist Program

Folk Roots Radio Episode 475: feat. 2019 Folk Music Ontario Developing Artist Program

We’re giving over the whole of Episode 475 of Folk Roots Radio to a very inspiring audio documentary created with the participants in the 2019 Folk Music Ontario (FMO) Developing Artist Program. Each year at the conference, young performers are paired with mentors from the Ontario folk community to work on a showcase performance and participate in professional development activities in a nurturing and supportive environment. This episode features commentary and musical contributions from program coordinator Treasa Levasseur; peer mentors: Braden Phelan & Liv Cazzola (Tragedy Ann); mentors: Leela Gilday, Janice Jo Lee, Irish Mythen, Alexis Normand and Nick Sherman; developing artists: Emily Gilbart, Amy Brady & Liam Roesch (Hill & Landing), Mia Kelly, Yasmine Shelton & Sam Clark (Basset) and Voimaa. Photo credit: Mike Bourgeault. Check out the full playlist below.


The FMO Developing Artist Program (formerly known as the FMO Youth Program) is integrated with the annual Folk Music Ontario conference. The program is open to residents of Ontario and the National Capital Region between ages 15 and 21, who are chosen for their interest, ability and experience. For more information, visit


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

Treasa Levasseur
Shine Your Light
Memphis Sessions (2013, Self) CDN

Interview: Treasa Levasseur.

Rosie & the Riveters
Ms. Behave
Ms. Behave (2018, Self) CDN

Interview: Alexis Normand.

Interview: Amy Brady and Liam Roesch (Hill & Landing).

Hill & Landing
Wherever It Leads (2018, Self) CDN

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

Interview: Irish Mythen.

Interview: Voimaa.

(Single) (2019, Self) CDN

Nick Sherman
Made Of
Made Of (2019, Self) CDN

Interview: Nick Sherman.

Interview: Mia Kelly.

Mia Kelly
Cardboard Box
Cardboard Box (2019, Self) CDN

Janice Jo Lee
All The Times You Were Silent
Sing Hey (2016, Self) CDN

Interview: Janice Jo Lee.

Interview: Emily Gilbart.

Emily Gilbart
Long Gone, Vol. 1 – EP (2018, Self) CDN

Leela Gilday
We Are Here
North Star Calling (2019, Self) CDN

Interview: Leela Gilday.

Interview: Yasmine Shelton & Sam Clark (Basset).

Dave And The Queen Of Toronto
Basset E.P. (2019, Self) CDN

Tragedy Ann
The Light We Have
Matches (2018, Self) CDN

Interview: Braden Phelan and Liv Cazzola (Tragedy Ann).

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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