Folk Roots Radio Episode 532: feat. William Kuklis – Bruises & More New Releases

Folk Roots Radio Episode 532: feat. William Kuklis - Bruises & More New Releases

Singer-songwriter William Kuklis joins us on Episode 532 of Folk Roots Radio for a wonderful conversation about his latest album “I’ll Be Alright”, the follow up to his very well-received 2017 album “Save Me”. As well as his music career, William Kuklis is also an actor. In fact, he recently appeared in the animated TV series, LEGO Jurassic World – The Legend of Isla Nublar as the voice of Dennis Nedry. As always, we wrap up the hour with more new music, and this time around we hear from Thomas Hine, A Choir Of Ghosts, Malcolm McWatt, CW Ayon, Hauler, John Moreland, Penne Sandbeck and Crystal Shawanda. Check out the full playlist below.


Prince George BC based singer-songwriter and actor William Kuklis has been compared to artists like Matt Andersen, Van Morrison and Steven Page. He landed on our radar in 2017 with his third solo release “Save Me”, which became a fast favourite on this show. “I’ll Be All Alright”, the follow-up is a true solo album, recorded in his own Vinyl Deck Studios and released in late 2019. William is also part of a new folk trio – The Ebbs who describe themselves as music makers and memory shakers, and feature William Kuklis (guitar, voice), Joseph (Joe) Shea (guitar, voice), and fiddle virtuoso Finn Scott-Neff (fiddle, voice).

William Kuklis has writing and acting credits in several indie film and television productions including short film X Spots the Mark for The Vancouver Film School, Quickies for Moviehouse Pictures, and The Distance of Truth for Pageturner Productions. As mentioned previously, he is also the voice of Dennis Nedry in the animated TV series, LEGO Jurassic World – The Legend of Isla Nublar.

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That’s all we have time for. Thanks to all the artists who share their music with us, and thank you for listening. We have lots of great music and interviews to bring you on future episodes.

If you enjoy the music we play on this show and want to support the artists – many of whom aren’t able to play live at the moment because of the Covid-19 pandemic, don’t just stream their music – that earns them much less than a penny per play. Instead, buy their music – and really make a difference to their income. They’ll love you for it!


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

Thomas Hine
Walking Through
Ledgers and Stones (2020, THM)

A Choir Of Ghosts
Sinner In Rapture
An Ounce Of Gold (2020, Greywood Records)

Malcolm McWatt
Old World Rules And Empire Takes
SKAIL (2020, Self)

CW Ayon
Messing With Me
What They Say (2019, Self)

Hauler (2020, Self) CDN

William Kuklis
I’ll Be Alright (2019, Self) CDN

Interview: William Kuklis discussing his latest album “I’ll Be Alright” (2019, Self).

William Kuklis
I’ll Be Alright
I’ll Be Alright (2019, Self) CDN

William Kuklis
Standing Strong
I’ll Be Alright (2019, Self) CDN

John Moreland
Harder Dreams
LP5 (2020, Old Omens)

Penne Sandbeck
The Things We Wanted
Hwy 17 Revisited (2020, Self)

Crystal Shawanda
New Orleans Is Sinking
Church House Blues (2020, True North) 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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