Folk Roots Radio Episode 477: feat. Mattie Leon & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 477: feat. Mattie Leon & More New Releases

Mattie Leon, the fantastic Toronto based singer-songwriter with a wonderful catchy and soulful folk/pop style joins us in the studio on Episode 477 of Folk Roots Radio for a chat about his music and three live songs. Later in the hour, we also squeeze in his fabulous new single “Silver Line”. As usual, we wrap up the episode with more of the great new music we’ve received, and this time we hear from Bobtown, Dori Freeman, Ellen Froese, The Dreadnoughts, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Jerry Leger, The Hearts and Miranda Mulholland. Check out the full playlist below.


Mattie Leon released his well-received debut “Terrace” in 2015, followed by a couple of small releases in 2016. His very well-received seven song collection “Signal Hill” from 2017 really elevated his profile, and earned Mattie a nomination for New/Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Mattie Leon joined us in the Folk Roots Radio studio with support from Mike Leon and Nelson Sobral on backing vocals.

For more information about the music of Mattie Leon, visit


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)

No Man’s Land
Chasing the Sun (2019, Self)

Dori Freeman
That’s How I Feel
Every Single Star (2019, Blue Hens Music)

Ellen Froese
Love Is (Bigger Than Us)
Fightin’ Words (2019, Self) CDN

The Dreadnoughts
Pique La Baleine
Into The North (2019, Stomp Records)CDN

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
The Franklin Tango
Wahoo! (2019, Community Music)

Mattie Leon
When Love Is Strong (Live)

Interview: Mattie Leon live in the Folk Roots Radio studio.

Mattie Leon
Caught Up (Live)

Mattie Leon
Annalyne (Live)

Jerry Leger
Tomorrow In My Mind
Time Out For Tomorrow (2019, Latent Recordings) CDN

The Hearts
Give It Back
(single) (2019, Self) CDN

Mattie Leon
Silver Line
(single) (2019, Inside Pocket Music) CDN

Miranda Mulholland
The Parting Glass
By Appointment or Chance (2019, Roaring Girl 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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