Folk Roots Radio Episode 488: feat. Annie Capps (Annie & Rod Capps) & More Favourite Albums of 2019

Folk Roots Radio Episode 488: feat. Annie Capps (Annie & Rod Capps) & More Favourite Albums of 2019

Episode 488 of Folk Roots Radio features a great interview with Annie Capps, from the Michigan based duo Annie & Rod Capps, who joins us to chat about their latest album “When They Fall”, a wonderful collection of songs that really fits every mood – from the light and cheery, to the serious and dramatic. What all these songs have in common is they are all very well-written, and beautifully sung and played – by a fine group of musicians. When They Fall deservedly became one of Our Favourite Albums of 2019. We also take a look back at more of the albums we enjoyed last year, and this time around we hear from Burnstick, Bob Sumner, Ken Tizzard, Jackson Grimm, Còig, Linda McRae, Celeigh Cardinal and Forest Sun. Check out the full playlist below.


Annie & Rod Capps released their eighth, self-produced album  “When They Fall” in June 2019. Joining Annie Capps (vocals, guitar, banjo) and Rod Capps (guitar, viola and harmony vocals) on the album are regular band members Jason Dennie from Thunderwüde (mandolin, mandola and harmony vocals) and Dan Ozzie Andrews (bass) with Michael Shimmin (Joshua Davis, the olllam, May Erlewine) on drums and percussion. Drew Howard also guests on pedal steel and Jenny Bienemann provides some delicate vocal harmonies on the song “Brevity”. When They Fall deservedly became one of Our Favourite Albums of 2019.

When They Fall was deservedly included on our long list of Our Favourite Albums of 2019. Check them all out HERE.

We were only able to include an excerpt of our in-depth interview with Annie Capps in this radio episode. You can now check out the full interview HERE.

Annie & Rod Capps have also joined forces with two of their favourite songwriters, Jan Krist & Jim Bizer in a new project, and with the addition of Jan’s partner Alan Finkbeiner on percussion, they are now Diamonds In the Rust. A full length album from the new combo is expected in 2020.

For more information about the music of Annie & Rod Capps, visit Photo: Jennifer Prouty.


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)

Kîyânaw (2019, Self) CDN

Bob Sumner
All Your Dead Things
Wasted Love Songs (2019, Self) CDN

Ken Tizzard
My Father’s Ghost
A Good Dog Is Lost – A Collection Of Ron Hynes Songs (2018, Self) CDN

Jackson Grimm
I’d Hold You (But I Don’t Wanna Hold You)
The Bull Moose Party (2018, Vault Records)

Scrooge Tunes
Carols Too (2019, Self) CDN

Annie & Rod Capps
When They Fall
When They Fall (2019, Yellow Room Records)

Interview: Annie Capps (from Annie & Rod Capps) discussing their latest album “When They Fall”.

Annie & Rod Capps
(That Would Do) Some Good
When They Fall (2019, Yellow Room Records)

Annie & Rod Capps
This Little Apple
When They Fall (2019, Yellow Room Records)

Linda McRae
Man In The Bottom Of The Well
Going To The Well (2019, 42 RPM) CDN

Celeigh Cardinal
Song By The Supermoon
Stories From A Downtown Apartment (2019, Self) CDN

Forest Sun
Keep On Rollin’
(single) (2019, Self)

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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