We’re pleased to bring you another hour of great new music on Episode 644 of Folk Roots Radio. This time around we include “You’re Not Alone”, the latest single from Allison Russell (which also features Brandi Carlile), alongside new releases from Suzie Vinnick, Terra Spencer & Ben Caplan, Mia Kelly, Tommy Emmanuel, John McCutcheon, Peter Mulvey & Sistastrings, Wally Barnick, Deidre McCalla, Coulee Creek, Helen Townsend with Shannon Smith. We wrap things up with a rousing blues rock set featuring Blue Moon Marquee, Steve Strongman, Crystal Shawanda and Bywater Call. It’s a great episode. We hope you’ll enjoy it. As always, 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.
We’re giving over the whole of Episode 475 of Folk Roots Radio to a very inspiring audio documentary created with the participants in the 2019 Folk Music Ontario (FMO) Developing Artist Program. Each year at the conference, young performers are paired with mentors from the Ontario folk community to work on a showcase performance and participate in professional development activities in a nurturing and supportive environment. This episode features commentary and musical contributions from program coordinator Treasa Levasseur; peer mentors: Braden Phelan & Liv Cazzola (Tragedy Ann); mentors: Leela Gilday, Janice Jo Lee, Irish Mythen, Alexis Normand and Nick Sherman; developing artists: Emily Gilbart, Amy Brady & Liam Roesch (Hill & Landing), Mia Kelly, Yasmine Shelton & Sam Clark (Basset) and Voimaa. Photo credit: Mike Bourgeault. Check out the full playlist below.