Folk Roots Radio Episode 509: feat. Connie Kaldor… In Conversation – Everyday Moments

Folk Roots Radio Episode 509: feat. Connie Kaldor... In Conversation - Everyday Moments

One of Canada’s finest songwriters, Connie Kaldor joins us on Episode 509 of Folk Roots Radio for an in-depth interview about her career in music. A three time Juno award winner, and a member of the Order of Canada, Connie Kaldor has forged a great career that, alongside some great albums, has also included CD books for children, musicals and music for both film and web-series – and all achieved while remaining proudly independent. Her latest album, her sixteenth, “Everyday Moments” was released in the fall of 2019, however the Covid-19 pandemic has severely limited her ability to tour in support of the new recording. Connie Kaldor joined us from her home in Montreal where she is staying safe with the rest of her family, in what she likes to call the isolation station. A fabulous performer with a very engaging live show, we’re pleased to be able to bring you Connie Kaldor… In Conversation on Folk Roots Radio. Check out the full playlist below.

Interview

Connie Kaldor was born in Regina SK and grew up singing in a Lutheran church choir. She earned a theatre degree from the University of Alberta and spent four years with Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille before launching her folk music career in 1979. Two years later, she established her own independent label (Coyote Entertainment Group). A frequent headliner on the Canadian folk festival circuit, Connie Kaldor is known for her witty stage presence and a musical repertoire that encompasses elements of country, bluegrass, gospel, rock and jazz.

Music has the power to connect us all, even from a distance. In this time of social isolation and uncertainty, Connie Kaldor’s music reminds us to slow down, breathe and cherish the everyday moments we often take for granted. She conveys important truths through her song lyrics and delivers memorable performances with her uplifting sense of humour and compassionate wisdom.

Connie Kaldor’s sixteenth album “Everyday Moments” features 10 new songs about life, and stories that don’t get told … of hard working parents, of love and loss, survival or leaving it all behind. The new recording was produced by Connie’s partner Paul Campagne and also features performances by sons Gabriel and Alexsi, and their bandmates from Les Barricades and the Aleksi Campagne band.

For more information about the music of Connie Kaldor, visit conniekaldor.com.

Listen

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Playlist

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

Connie Kaldor
Better Things To Do
Everyday Moments (2019, Coyote Entertainment) CDN

Interview: Connie Kaldor discussing her career in music and latest album “Everyday Moments”.

Connie Kaldor
Everyday Moments
Everyday Moments (2019, Coyote Entertainment) CDN

Connie Kaldor
Four In The Morning
Everyday Moments (2019, Coyote Entertainment) CDN

Connie Kaldor
Travelling
Everyday Moments (2019, Coyote Entertainment) CDN

Connie Kaldor
You’re All Right (Folk Rap) (Live) (2013, Youtube)

Connie Kaldor
All Up To You
Everyday Moments (2019, Coyote Entertainment) 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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