Folk Roots Radio Episode 554: Piper & Carson In Conversation – Edgewalker’s Remedy

Folk Roots Radio Episode 554: Piper & Carson In Conversation - Edgewalker's Remedy

We have another very special interview to bring you on Episode 554 of Folk Roots Radio. Hamilton ON based duo Piper Hayes & Carson Ritcey Thorpe who make music together as Piper & Carson, join us to chat about their wonderful new recording “Edgewalker’s Remedy” –  a concept album specifically designed to provoke reflection about our lives and what we all take for granted. Piper & Carson definitely walk the talk, and firmly believe that folk music can change the world. They describe their work as deeply rooted in intention and both have a strong desire to use their platform to promote social change and self-awareness. So, settle down and enjoy Piper & Carson in Conversation – Edgewalker’s Remedy on Folk Roots Radio. Check out the full playlist below.


Edgewalker’s Remedy is actually Piper & Carson‘s first official release as a duo, although Piper Hayes’ first full length album “Piper & Carson” was also very much a duo project. They describe their new album as a collection of songs that will help disarm the listener and nudge them towards healing, to asking questions and reclaiming their power and joy.

Edgewalker’s Remedy is very much a pandemic recording as none of the people involved in the making of the album spent any time together in the studio. The new album was co-produced by Piper & Carson with Chris Bartos , who also brought his own multi-instrumentalist skills to the project. Also joining Piper & Carson on the album are Oisin Hannigan (percussion), The Rough & Tumble (Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler), Annie Sumi (background vocals), Travis Knapp (banjo, background vocals) and Lacey Hill (background vocals).

As well as a CD and digital download, Piper & Carson have also created a very nice lyric book – what they describe as a Book for Adult Children, to accompany the album. The book also features illustrations from Riley Bee – a two-spirit Métis from treaty 6 whose art focuses on the natural world, animal and spirit realms, and social/environmental issues.

Piper & Carson joined us in the studio late last year to record an episode of the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions. You can find that session and 49 others on our website at

For more information about the music of Piper & Carson, visit

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!

Image: Cass Rudolph.


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, Spotify, 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)

Piper & Carson
Next Best Thing
Edgewalker’s Remedy (2020, Self) CDN

Interview: Piper & Carson discussing their latest album “Edgewalker’s Remedy”.

Piper & Carson
Mother’s Prayer
Edgewalker’s Remedy (2020, Self) CDN

Piper & Carson
Don’t Know Where We’re Going
Edgewalker’s Remedy (2020, Self) CDN

Piper & Carson
Edgewalker’s Remedy (2020, Self) CDN

Piper & Carson
Fork In The Road
Edgewalker’s Remedy (2020, Self) 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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