Folk Roots Radio Episode 507: feat. Tomorrow Bird & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 507: feat. Tomorrow Bird & More New Releases

Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll make music together as acoustic folk duo, Tomorrow Bird. They specialize in heartfelt songs that reflect on the human experience – and sing of hope, love, loss, courage and empowerment. Jen and Simon were due to be Canada this spring but because of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic they’ve had change their plans and are now keeping themselves safe at home. Because they can’t be with us this year, we’re pleased to bring an interview we recorded with them last year to Episode 507 of Folk Roots Radio. We also check out more of the great new music that’s come into the studio, and this time around we hear from Raina Krangle, Forest Sun, Brent Mason, Raye Zaragoza, Ewen Henderson, Jeffrey Straker, Mattie Leon and Ayla Brook & The Sound Men. Stay safe and well everyone! We’ll get through this…  together and apart. Check out the full playlist below.

Interview

Tomorrow Bird are an acoustic folk duo from Reading, England in the UK featuring Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll. Jen and Simon met while Jen was pursuing a solo career, and Simon leading the folk-rock band Burnt Tomorrow. Tomorrow Bird released their self-titled debut album in 2018.

Jen and Simon have also co-written and produced four full-length musicals together; “The Island of Lost Children”, “The Best Murder Mystery Party Ever”, “The Box” and “Imagine That”.

Tomorrow Bird’s most recent single, “Love Is Love”, was written to coincide with Pride celebrations in the UK. Proceeds from the sale of the single go to support the Stonewall UK charity.

For more information about the music of Tomorrow Bird visit tomorrowbird.com.

Listen

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.)

Playlist

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

Raina Krangle
My Beautiful Dear
(single) (2020, Self) CDN

Forest Sun
Stubborn Breathing Heart
(single) (single) (2020, Self)

Brent Mason
Cold Love
Fireflies (2020, Self) CDN

Raye Zaragoza
Fight Like A Girl
Fight Like A Girl (2020, Self)

Ewen Henderson
Jigs
Steall (2019, Self)

Tomorrow Bird
Love Is Love
(single) (2019, Self)

Interview: Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll chatting about their music and Tomorrow Bird‘s self-titled debut album.

Tomorrow Bird
Beyond The Storm
Tomorrow Bird (2018, Self)

Tomorrow Bird
Heaven Forbid
Tomorrow Bird (2018, Self)

Tomorrow Bird
Get Gone
Tomorrow Bird (2018, Self)

Jeffrey Straker
Light A Fire
(single) (2020, CDN)

Mattie Leon
Carolina
(single) (2020, Inside Pocket Music) CDN

Ayla Brook & The Sound Men
(I Think I) Hit My Limit
Desolation Sounds (2020, Fallen Tree Records) CDN

About the author

JAN HALL

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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