Folk Roots Radio Episode 207: feat. Peter Boyer & Clela Errington

Episode 207 of Folk Roots Radio features an excerpt from a live interview and session recorded with singer-songwriter Clela Errington for Folk Roots Radio Overtime. Clela will be part of Erin Roots, a new monthly live roots music series taking place in Erin ON. This week’s show also featured lots of new music including an extended set from a fabulous new album of protest songs from the UK, Land of Hope & Fury.

This week’s mystery theme was all about the month of “September”. Not too much of a stretch for that then, as we’re only a few days into the month! By way of compensation, we also found time for a Labour Day set featuring a short 2013 interview with singer-songwriter Peter Boyer from Same Latitude as Rome discussing his tribute to the Canadian labour movement, “Union Man”. You can find that song on the band’s great new album, “Early Days”.

Land of Hope & Fury is an album of protest songs born out of what the project organizers describe as crushing disappointment with the results of the May 2015 UK general election. The cathartic release, out now on Union Music Store features 16 great songs from musicians from the UK folk and roots scene, that focus on issues such as inequality and disenfranchisement that are as relevant to life in 2015 in Canada and the US as they are to life in the UK. All proceeds from Land of Hope & Fury will be donated to charity 38 Degrees. Four songs from the album are included on this week’s show. At the end of the set we also included a protest song released to coincide with the upcoming Canadian general election on October 19. “There’s Always Money For A War” was written by Ian Robb and Shelley Posen and features The Finest Kind with Brian Sanderson & Graham Lindsey. It’s a great song in the folk tradition – the video accompanying the release is also worth checking out.

“Erin Roots” is a new monthly roots music series taking place at The Busholme Inn in the Town of Erin ON. Erin Roots is an collaboration between Erin Radio and Folk Roots Radio. The aim of the series is to bring affordable great live roots music to Erin while, at the same time, recording the shows for future broadcast on Erin Radio. The first Erin Roots show takes on Saturday September 12 at The Busholme Inn and features two great singer-songwriters Tannis Slimmon and Clela Errington. Tickets for Erin Roots are just $15 and may be reserved by calling Jay at 519-362-3383 or contacting us directly. For more information, check out this post.

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 have a lot of great music to bring you on future shows. I hope you’ll join us! You can listen to this show again on Mixcloud by following the link below.

Folk Roots Radio – Episode 207 by Folk Roots Radio on Mixcloud

Mystery Theme: “September”

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

Jay Linden
Blue Skies Of September
Satchel (2006, Self) CDN

Corb Lund
Cabin Fever (2012, New West) CDN

Frazey Ford
September Fields (Acoustic)
Indian Ocean (2014, Nettwerk) CDN

Cheryl Wheeler
75 Septembers
Driving Home (1993, Philo Records)

Joao Frazao
Organico (2015, Self)

Luke Jackson
Forgotten Voices
Land of Hope & Fury (2015, Union Music Store)

Lucy Ward
Bigger Than That
Land of Hope & Fury (2015, Union Music Store)

The Mountain Firework Company
Filthy Lucre
Land of Hope & Fury (2015, Union Music Store)

Will Varley
The Sound Of Markets Crashing
Land of Hope & Fury (2015, Union Music Store)

The Finest Kind with Brian Sanderson & Graham Lindsey
There’s Always Money For A War
Single (2015, Fallen Angle Music) CDN

Interview: Peter Boyer talking about “Union Man”, his tribute to the Canadian labour movement.

Same Latitude As Rome (Peter Boyer)
Union Man
Early Days (2015, Self) CDN

Billy Bragg
There Is Power In a Union (Live)
The Internationale / Live & Dubious (2006, Utility Records)

Lucinda Williams
Fruits Of My Labor
Live @ The Fillmore (2005, Lost Highway)

The Wife
Mud (2015, Self)

Wendy McNeill
Wide the Wonder – Wild the Hunger
One Colour More (2014, HPR) CDN

The Waifs
Beautiful You
Beautiful You (2015, Compass Records)

Leah Morise
If Only He Had Known The Language
Live At The House Of Harmony (2015, Self) CDN

Clela Errington
More Love & Happiness
More Love & Happiness (2014, Clela Music) CDN

Interview: Excerpt from an in-depth interview and live session with Clela Errington from Folk Roots Radio Overtime (May 2015).

Clela Errington
Home On High (Live)

Clela Errington
Shoulder To Lean On (Live)

Tannis Slimmon
In And Out Of Harmony
In And Out Of Harmony (2013, Self) CDN

Scott MacDonald
Bucket In The Rain
Angels Around Us (2015, Longgrass)

Darren Eedens
Movin’ On
Of My Word (2015, Self) CDN

Mitch Mann
Make This Last Minute Last
Blackwater Creek (2015, Crazy Chester Records)

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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