Toronto singer-songwriter Rosanne Baker Thornley joins us on Episode 661 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her fabulous second album, the very personal “Sorry I’m Late”, a new recording that arrived twenty-eight years after her debut, “Courage”. Sorry I’m Late is a fantastic album with a wonderful cinematic feel and one that really connects with the listener. It deserves to be heard by as many people as possible. It’s that good. Although we can’t share all of our interview on this radio episode – which stretches into an excellent conversation about songwriting and mentorship, it is really worth checking out. We wrap up the rest of the episode with a tribute to Gordon Lightfoot who sadly left us recently. So many great songs, so many memories of a fantastic songwriter; we feature a few of our favourites, alongside a couple from his banjo-toting daughter Meredith Moon, and a lovely finale from Aengus Finnan. Remember, If you like the artists you hear on this show and want to support them, don’t just stream their music – BUY their music, and then you’ll really make a difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician. Check out the full playlist below.
This episode features our final two interviews recorded at the 2016 Kingsville Folk Music Festival. Aengus Finnan, the executive director of Folk Alliance International joins us to chat about their mission and annual conference, the world’s largest gathering of the folk industry and community. Matt Warry-Smith and Will Staunton from Union Duke also stop by to chat about the band’s third album “Golden Days”. Photo: Morten Fog.