We’re giving over the whole of Episode 660 of Folk Roots Radio to a very engaging conversation with Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Bob Jensen. Bob Jensen has been writing poems and songs all his life – he also has some great stories to share. An artist who very much likes to keep busy, Bob Jensen released “Live In Australia” (which was recorded in Brisbane with Celtic guitarist Tony McManus) in 2020; and in 2021, he released “For The Sake Of The Song”, a ten song cover song collection. Bob Jensen was also the guiding light behind the 2022 release of an updated version of protest song “Which Side Are You On?”, by a group of artists under the name ‘Artists For Action’. Bob Jensen is about to release “The Blarney Session”, a solo spoken word performance recorded in Port Fairy, Australia. So, settle down and enjoy The Poetry and Music of Bob Jensen on Folk Roots Radio. 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.
Join us for Episode 643, the ‘Canadian Pizza Edition’ of Folk Roots Radio for an hour of great new music with a distinctly Canadian feel. This time around we check out the latest releases from JoJo Worthington, Terra Spencer & Ben Caplan, Rosanne Baker Thornley, Lisa Richard, Andrew Collins, Shane Pendergast, Michael Darcy & The Atlantic Tramps, Village Manor, Kyle McKearney, Mike Edel, The Ennis Sisters, Artists For Action , Angelique Francis, Mariel Buckley and Cynthia Hamar. Although we’ve named this episode after a north of the border specialty, we actually don’t talk about it. So, enjoy the music, though if you want to savour it alongside your favourite pizza, that works too! 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.
Edmonton AB’s Joe Nolan is a fabulous songwriter, and an artist who consistently produces excellent albums. He joins us on Episode 605 of Folk Roots Radio for a wonderful in-depth conversation about his latest album “Scrapper”, the follow up to 2020’s “Drifters” which was nominated for Contemporary Album of the Year at that year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards. We wrap up the hour with more new music, and this time around we feature new releases from Caroline Wiles, Terry Morrison, Kimon Kirk, Bob Jensen & Tony McManus, Laurel Premo, ALMA, How We Led Our Lives, Valerie Smith and Dizzy & Fay. Check out the full playlist below.
Singer-songwriter Brendan Scott Friel joins us on Episode 584 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his latest album – the excellent “Summer Moons” which pushes the boundaries of modern folk with playful arrangements, and cinematic storytelling. As always, we wrap up the episode with more new releases, and this time around we hear from Sarah McQuaid, Helen Austin, Grace Pettis, Karen Morand, Bobby Lee, Dennis Ellsworth, Rosemary Lawton, Bob Jensen and David Olney & Anana Kaye. Check out the full playlist below.
We have another hour of great new music to bring you on Episode 516 of Folk Roots Radio. We’ve heard people say that new releases have slowed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. That may very well be the case for the major labels, but fantastic independent music just keeps on coming – including many brand spanking new songs recorded in lockdown. Join us for great new music from Big Little Lions, David Berkeley (from Son of Town Hall), Richard Garvey, Cheshire Carr, Project Smok, Michael McDermott, Kim Moberg, Lynn Harrison, John & Sheila Ludgate, SONiA disappear fear, Lynn Jackson, Joshua Wood Orchestra and Eliza Gilkyson alongside a great spoken word piece from poet Bob Jensen. Check out the full playlist below.