Kevin Breit – The Interview

Kevin Breit is one of the most innovative and creative guitarists that Canada has ever produced. Comfortable performing jazz, blues, world music or his own solo compositions that often go in all those directions at the same time, Kevin Breit has recorded and toured with a who’s who of modern popular music. Watching him play live is indeed an amazing experience – if ever there is someone who is one with whatever stringed instrument he is playing, that person has to be Kevin Breit. Kevin Breit joined us in the studio to chat about his new double album, ‘Ernesto & Delilah’; ‘Ernesto’ – instrumental compositions from the Upper York Mandolin Orchestra with a Brazilian favour and ‘Delilah’ – gorgeous duets with actress and vocalist Rebecca Jenkins, accompanied by a mandolin quartet. Music: Kevin Breit ‘Dance with Delilah’ (feat. Rebecca Jenkins) , ‘Como Uma Corrida De Cavalo’, ‘Seven Silver Buttons’, ‘Murderous Dimitri’ (feat. Rebecca Jenkins), ‘Ghost Of California’ (feat. Rebecca Jenkins) and ‘Come On Home’ (feat. Rebecca Jenkins) from ‘Ernesto and Delilah’ (2015, Poverty Playlist).

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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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  • Jan, thank you so very much for the great interview with my very dear friend Kevin. I have been friends with Kevin for over 30 years and he is as you say a talented and unique musician. I have seen him play in many different settings and I am always in awe of his abilities to find true “magic” in any instrument he picks up and plays. And not only that a truly wonderful human being he is like a brother from another mother. Glad you had a chance to take a walk through such a great album(s) as “Ernesto & Delilah”. Wishing you all the best – Thomas Dooley III

  • Absolutely loved the interview and the songs! Kevin is certainly one of the BEST strings men out there! Thanks for presenting this forum to learn all the wonderful things about his musical talent…

  • Wonderful interview Jan, you have gotten the “essence” of the great Kevin Breit !! I was lucky enough to grow up with Kevin, and know all of his musical family ~ they are all a joy, and a true gift to us all ~ watching Kevin live is an experience that should be put on anyone’s bucket list. Thanks Jan

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