Join us on Folk Roots Radio Overtime for our full conversation with Toronto based singer-songwriter Rosanne Baker Thornley, who chats about her fabulous second album – the very personal “Sorry I’m Late”, a 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. As well as reflecting on her music and the making of Sorry I’m Late, the extended version of our interview also includes a great discussion with Rosanne about songwriting and mentorship. “I love that I am able to step behind artists’ eyes and write songs from many perspectives and genres. From singer-songwriter to punk, I have a long history of collaborating, performing and writing. I lean in to understand the hearts of the artists who are sitting in front of me.” For more information about the music of Rosanne Baker Thornley, visit rbtsong.com. Also, check out the That First Song initiative at thatfirstsong.com. Music: Rosanne Baker Thornley “Sorry I”m Late”, “In Paris”, “Her Mother’s Eyes” and “Give Me One More Night” from “Sorry I’m Late” (2022, Self) CDN
Ottawa-based singer-songwriter Lynn Miles has written more than 900 songs in her career – a staggering amount. Clearly, this reflects the level of commitment a consummate artist makes to her calling. Lynn is one of Canada’s finest songwriters and has picked up numerous awards including a Juno, and multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, and her albums consistently feature prominently in Best of the Year lists and readers polls. Lynn joins us on Folk Roots Radio to chat about her latest album – album number sixteen, “TumbleWeedyWorld”, an excellent new recording with a warm acoustic folk feel that at times almost dips into bluegrass. The album features ten songs that reflect on the uncertainty and fragility of life, and the obstacles (the tumbleweeds) that can destabilize and destroy intimate relationships. It’s a fabulous conversation with a special emphasis on the art of songwriting and the challenges of making a living as a musician in post-pandemic times. In addition to being a fine songwriter, Lynn Miles is also a vocal coach, producer, and public speaker. In fact, Lynn spoke movingly on the issue of Musicians and Mental Health at Folk Alliance in 2019. For more information about the music of Lynn Miles, visit lynnmiles.ca. Photo: Balfour Photo. Music: Jay Aymar “Overtime” (Theme) from “Overtime” (2013, Self), Lynn Miles “Night Owl”, “Highway 105”, “Johnny Without June” and “Gold In The Middle” from “Tumbleweedyworld” (2023, True North Records).