Episode 202: Lizzy Hoyt

Episode 202 of Folk Roots Radio featured an interview with Alberta-based vocalist and songwriter Lizzy Hoyt who came into our mobile studio at the Folk Music Ontario Conference this past October to chat about her music and her latest album, the wonderful “New Lady On The Prairie”. Lizzy will be appearing at this year’s Kingsville Folk Festival from August 7-9 in Kingsville Ontario. As usual we also found time to include a good selection of new music alongside our mystery theme and guilty pleasure.

This week’s mystery theme featured seven songs about the start of summer. Not exactly challenging and perhaps a little predicable as mystery themes go, but hey… it’s time to celebrate it, nevertheless. And I hope that where ever you are you have a good one!

For this week’s guilty pleasure we headed back to 1966 for Frank Sinatra and “Summer Wind”. The perfect way to weave summer and romance together in one song, “Summer Wind” was written in 1965 and featured music by Heinz Meier with English lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The song was first recorded by Wayne Newton before reaching #25 in the US when released by Sinatra.

Thanks to Phil for suggesting we play “Summer Wind” on this week’s show. 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 all we have time for this week. 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 202 by Folk Roots Radio on Mixcloud

Mystery Theme: “Summer”

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

The Wailin’ Jennys
Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House (2009, Red House Records) CDN

Irish Mythen
Sweet Necessity (2007, Myth Records) CDN

Dan Griffin
Leave Your Love (2012, Ragg Wool Records) CDN

James Yorkston
Summer Song
The Year Of The Leopard (2006, Domino)

Jack Tempchin
Summertime Bum
Room to Run (2015, Blue Elan Records)

Johnathan Rice
That Summer Feeling
Good Graces (2013, SQE Music)

Cris Cuddy
Here Comes Summer
Dear Elvis (2015, Vanishing Castle Recordings) CDN

The Beyman Bros
Memories of Summer as a Child
Memories Of Summer As A Child (2009, Dharma Moon)

The Dovetail Trio
Banks Of Mossing
Wing Of Evening (2015, Rootbeat Records/Proper)

Ian Foster
The Great Wave
The Great Wave (2014, Self) CDN

David Ross MacDonald
Rocks and Snow
Thorns To Sleep (2010, Pepper Tree Records)

Steve Poltz
I Love What You’ve Done With This Place
Dreamhouse (2010, 98 Pounder Records) CDN

Frank Sinatra
Summer Wind
Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years (1966, Reprise)

Garnet Rogers
Summer Lightning
Get a Witness (2007, Snow Goose Songs) CDN

Steve Forbert
Steve Forbert’s Midsummer Night’s Toast (1978)
The Best of Steve Forbert: What Kinda Guy? (1993, Nemperor Records / Epic Associated)

Lizzy Hoyt
New Lady on the Prairie
New Lady on the Prairie (2014, Self) CDN

Interview: Lizzy Hoyt discussing her latest album “New Lady on the Prairie”.

Lizzy Hoyt
V’La L’Bon Vent
New Lady on the Prairie (2014, Self) CDN

Lizzy Hoyt
Movement Never Lies
New Lady on the Prairie (2014, Self) CDN

Zachary Lucky
Ramblin Mans Lament
The Ballad Of Losing You (2013, Missed Connection Records) CDN

John McCutcheon
What We Want
Joe Hill’s Last Will (2015, Appalsongs)

Dan Weber
Ain’t Done Ramblin’ Yet
What I’m Lookin’ For (2015, Highway 142 Music)

Fraser & Girard
One Foot Out The Door
Fraser & Girard (2015, 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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