Episode 189: Jory Nash

This week’s Folk Roots Radio featured an excerpt from our recent in-depth interview with Toronto-based singer-songwriter Jory Nash. Jory has just released a smashing new album, ‘The Many Hats Of Jory Nash’, an album that pays homage to his extensive hat collection. It’s a beautifully textured album of folk and folk-pop and well worth checking out. As usual there’s lots of new music on this week’s show – plus, as always, our mystery theme and guilty pleasure.

Our mystery theme was all about ‘the sunrise’. I’m not sure about you but I’m an early riser – some would say a very early or too early riser as I’m always up before the dawn – but there you are. And one of the things I love to do each morning, is catch the sunrise when I’m out with my dog friend Abby on the farm where we live. This time of year is especially good for taking photos of the sunrise, (and the sunset come to that). There’s also something about that time of day – the peace, quiety, serenity that just makes you feel like everything is all right in the world. You should try it sometimes… if you don’t mind getting up early, that is.

This week’s guilty pleasure featured The Turtles with ‘Happy Together’. The Turtles were led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, who after a stint in Frank Zappa’s band the Mothers of Invention morphed into the comedy musical duo Flo and Eddie. Happy Together reached the No. 1 slot in the US for three weeks in 1967. It was the group’s only chart-topper. I also reached number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. The song written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon was rejected a dozen times before it was offered to The Turtles. Persistence pays off.

If you have a guilty pleasure you’d like to share – that song you still love though you think other people would find it unfashionable (believe me, they won’t), get in touch. We’d love to play it for you. And, if you have a good story about why you love that song, so much the better.

Well, that’s just about all the time we have for today. Check out the full playlist with artist links below and share your love for all the great folk and roots music out there. Thanks to all the artists who share their music with us, and thank you for listening. We’ll see you next week!

You can listen to this show again on Mixcloud by following the link below.

Folk Roots Radio – Episode 189 by Folk Roots Radio on Mixcloud

Mystery Theme: ‘The Sunrise’

Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises (Demo)
Roll Right (expected 2015)

Fleet Foxes
Sun It Rises
Fleet Foxes (2008, Sub Pop)

The Wailin’ Jennys
Sun’s Gonna Rise
The Wailin’ Jennys [EP] (2003, Mapi)

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
Hawk (2010, Vanguard Records)

Andy White
Andy White (2001, True North)

Norah Jones
Feels Like Home (2004, Blue Note / EMI)

Kevin Coyne
Sunday Morning Sunrise (1975)
Voice Of The Outsider / The Best Of (2013, Spectrum Music)

Bruce Cockburn
Sunrise On The Mississippi
Speechless (1993, True North)

Joel Plaskett
Captains Of Industry
The Park Avenue Sobriety Test (2015, Pheromone / New Scotland Records)

Peter Katz
We Are The Reckoning
We Are The Reckoning (2015, Plaid Shirt Music / Fontana North)

Sarah Burton
My Share Of The Blues
Make Your Own Bed (2015, Tonic Records)

The Turtles
Happy Together (1967)
Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits (2009, Manifesto Records)

Charlie Angus & The Grievous Angels
Four Horses
The Great Divide (2013, Self) CDN

Neptune’s Car
A Blue Sky Turned To Rust
The 45th Parallel (2014, Self)

Shannon Lyon
Light’s Behind
Light’s Behind (2014, Busted Flat) CDN

Jory Nash
King In Denial
The Many Hats Of Jory Nash (2015, Thin Man Records)

Interview: Jory Nash discussing his new album ‘The Many Hats Of Jory Nash’. Listen to the full interview here

Jory Nash
Homeless Man
The Many Hats Of Jory Nash (2015, Thin Man Records)

Jory Nash
I Wake Up To Face Another Day
The Many Hats Of Jory Nash (2015, Thin Man Records)

Jory Nash
Ain’t Going Home
The Many Hats Of Jory Nash (2015, Thin Man Records)

Tannis Slimmon
One More Day
In And Out Of Harmony (2013, Self)

Mo’ Kauffey
Fan It
Whatcha Gonna Do (2004, Self)

Conor Gains Band
Leave It On The Line (feat. Matt Weidinger)
Run Away With The Night (2014, Self)

Stephen Fearing
Just In Time To Say Goodbye
Between Hurricanes (2013, Lowdenproud)

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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