Episode 150: Sarah Jane Scouten / Craig Cardiff

Folk Roots Radio on May 10 2014 (Episode 150) featured lots of great music and interviews with singer-songwriters Sarah Jane Scouten and Craig Cardiff.

A couple of week’s ago, I used our mystery theme to talk about how much I love early mornings. This week I went a step further by using it to state that dawn is absolutely my favourite time of day. It was fortunate then, that I found six songs that discussed that time of day, starting with the sublime and incredibly atmospheric “As The Dawn Breaks” from Richard Hawley, closely followed by one of my favourite early morning songs by The Mummers from Brighton in the UK with “The March of Dawn”. Astute listeners to this show, will know that I also cheekily used the Mummers song in ‘March’, but that’s because it is a favourite that never fails to put a smile on my face. I hope it has the same effect on you. I should also thank the The Wailin’ Jennys, Stephen Fearing and The Jayhawks for beautifully describing three different versions of dawn. We finished this week’s mystery theme with one of my guilty pleasures from Steve Hillage from 1977 – and a short phrase that I like to say everyday when I head out for an early morning walk; Hello Dawn!

I hope you enjoyed the songs I pulled together. Please join me this coming week for another mystery theme that not only reflects my own favourite artists and songs, but quite clearly my ever-changing moods.

We didn’t have time for a Guilty Pleasure this week because we had two great interviews with Sarah Jane Scouten and Craig Cardiff. Sarah Jane Scouten will be in Guelph for a show at at Magnolia Café on Thursday May 22 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Craig Cardiff will be in Cambridge on Friday May 23 2014 for a show at the Galt Club (2nd floor above Cafe 13), 13 Main St, Galt, Cambridge. You can listen to the interviews elsewhere on this site. They’re definitely worth checking out!

Well, that’s all I have for this week; time to work on a new playlist. Thanks to all the artists who are sharing their music with us, and thank you for listening. We’ll see you next week!

You can listen to the show again in the CFRU 93.3fm archive HERE.

Mystery theme: “Hello Dawn!”

Richard Hawley
As The Dawn Breaks
Truelove’s Guitar (2009, Mute)

The Mummers
March Of The Dawn
Tale To Tell (2009, Big Bass Drum)

The Wailin’ Jennys
Beautiful Dawn
40 Days (2004, Jericho Beach) CDN

Stephen Fearing
Cold Dawn
Between Hurricanes (2013, Lowdenproud) CDN

The Jayhawks
Pouring Rain At Dawn
Mockingbird Time (2011, Rounder)

Steve Hillage
Hello Dawn
Motivation Radio (1977, Virgin)

Sarah Jane Scouten
Our Small Town
The Cape (2014, Self) CDN

Interview: Sarah Jane Scouten about her new album “The Cape”.

Sarah Jane Scouten
The Cape
The Cape (2014, Self) CDN

Shannon Kingsbury
Garden Path
Luminocity (2010, Self) CDN

Village In Me
Singing In Tongues (2012, Self) CDN

The Funky Mamas
Mon Petit Lapin
Pickin In The Garden (2012, Self) CDN

Gathering Sparks
Right Here
Gathering Sparks (2014, Self) CDN

Craig Cardiff
Boy Inside The Boat
Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) Part 1 (2013, Self) CDN

Interview: Craig Cardiff about his new album “Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise)”.

Craig Cardiff
Lenny Bruce Lee
Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise) Part 2 (2013, Self) CDN

Mary Margaret O’Hara
Anew Day
Miss America (1988, Virgin) CDN

Background Music:
Molly Tuttle & John Mailander
Red Prairie Dawn
Molly Tuttle & John Mallander (2014, Self)

Dave Clarke
Six Strings North of the Border Volume 1 (2005, Borealis) CDN

Ethan Collister
Wishing Well
Wishing Well (2009, 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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