Join us on Episode 648 as we check out Our Favourite Albums Of 2022! One of the best things about doing a radio show is getting loads of great music to listen to each week. One of the hardest things to do though is to take all that fabulous music and narrow it down to your ten favourite albums of the year. ‘Best of the year’ lists are notoriously subjective and can only reflect the albums that you’ve actually received, but they are a fun way to reflect on a year gone by, and hopefully get people to check out music they may not have realized they actually like. Join us on this episode as we countdown The Top 10, and check out the rest of our long list in the playlist below. 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.
Vancouver based singer-songwriter Bob Stark joins us on Episode 638 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his gorgeous eighth album, the beautifully understated “Sculpted Pieces Of Love”. There’s nothing forced here – it’s a joy for the ears from start to finish. As always, we wrap up the episode with more new releases and this time around we check out new music from Heal & Harrow, Oysterband, Ziggy Alberts, Andrew Bird, Morgan Toney, Amy Speace, David Olney, Li’l Andy and Julian Taylor. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.
Frank Evans, banjo player with the wonderful Canadian bluegrass band The Slocan Ramblers joins us on Episode 636 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about their latest album “Up the Hill And Through The Fog”. A band that are clearly on the rise, The Slocan Ramblers were the International Bluegrass Music Association‘s Momentum Band of the Year in 2020. They also picked up a Juno Award nomination for their last album, the excellent “Queen City Jubilee” from 2018. The Slocan Ramblers will be touring extensively in Canada and elsewhere this summer. As always, we wrap up the rest of the episode with more new releases and this time around we hear from Amy Speace, Tekla Waterfield & Jeff Fielder, Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan, Jocelyn Pettit, Sultans of String, Tami Neilson, The Dustbowl Daddies and Michael McDermott. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.
Karrnnel Sawitsky, from fine Canadian string quartet The Fretless, joins us on Episode 617 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about the band’s latest recording, the guest vocalist collaboration “Open House”. A fabulous album, it deservedly made it into Our Favourite Albums of 2021. As always, we take a look at more of the latest new releases, and this time we hear from The Accidentals, Del Barber, Sierra Ferrell, Amy Speace with The Orphan Brigade, Caroline Marie Brooks, Sue Foley and AHI. We wrap the episode with a tribute to Koady Chiasson from Prince Edward Island’s Celtic-roots band The East Pointers who sadly passed away recently. Check out the full playlist below.
Singer-songwriter Mattie Leon has a catchy and soulful folk/pop style, and the most amazing singing voice – one that he describes as… a bit like Paul Simon, solo Paul McCartney or James Taylor – but just a little higher! Mattie joins us on Episode 594 of Folk Roots Radio for a fun conversation about his latest album “In Natural Light”, which was recorded with JUNO-award winning producer Gavin Brown (Sarah Harmer, Metric, Barenaked Ladies). As always, we wrap up the rest of the hour with more new music and this time around we hear from Amy Speace with The Orphan Brigade, Aoife O’Donovan, Jesse Terry, Mick McAuley, The Piros, Shawna Caspi, Janet Cull, Bobby Dove and Del Barber. Check out the full playlist below.