Folk Roots Radio Episode 496: feat. Steve Poltz & Cayamo 2020

Folk Roots Radio Episode 496: feat. Steve Poltz & Cayamo 2020

Welcome to another very special hour of Folk Roots Radio, as we give over the whole of Episode 496 to music from artists we enjoyed on the 2020 edition of the roots music cruise Cayamo. We had an absolutely fabulous time sailing around the Caribbean with 40 of the world’s best Americana, roots and blues musicians. We even caught up with the great Steve Poltz on the boat. No stranger to this show and a brilliant live performer, Steve will be back in Canada this April to play the Roots North Music Festival in Orillia. We also include music from Hayes Carll, Mavis Staples, Molly Tuttle, Joe Robinson, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Allison Moorer and Rodney Crowell. Join us for more great music, and fun conversation on Folk Roots Radio. Check out the full playlist below.


It is always a pleasure to sit down with one of our favourite performers, Nashville based singer-songwriter Steve Poltz – especially so, in the middle of the Caribbean on the Cayamo roots music cruise. His third time on Cayamo, Steve was joined by partner Sharon, sister Kathy and Dad Joe. Steve and Sharon actually tied the knot on the boat, surrounded by 500 of their closest friends!

Steve Poltz will be playing the 6th Roots North Music Festival in Orillia ON on Saturday April 25 2020. The Roots North Music Festival takes place at a variety of venues across Downtown Orillia from Thursday – Sunday, April 23-26. For more information and to get tickets visit

For more information about the music of Steve Poltz, visit

Check out the Cayamo cruise online at Check out more Sixthman music cruises at


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

Hayes Carll
Sake Of The Song
Lovers and Leavers (2016, Hwy 87 Records)

Mavis Staples
We Get By (2019, Anti)

Molly Tuttle
Take The Journey
When You’re Ready (2019, Compass Records)

Joe Robinson
It’s Not Easy
Time Jumpin’ (2009, Joe’s Garage)

Steve Poltz
Silver Lining
One Left Shoe (1998, UMG Recordings)

Interview: Steve Poltz recorded live on Cayamo 2020.

Steve Poltz
Sewing Machine (Live)
Live At Oasis House Concerts, San Diego CA (2014, YouTube)

Steve Poltz
Shine On (2019, Compass Records)

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
That’s What Leaving’s For
The Country Blues (2016, Compass Records)

Allison Moorer
I’m The One To Blame
Blood (2019, Autotelic Records / Thirty Tigers)

Rodney Crowell
It Ain’t Over Yet (feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White)
Close Ties (2017, New West)

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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