We’re pleased to bring you a very special hour of programming for Earth Day on Episode 658 of Folk Roots Radio. We celebrate the beauty of the planet we all call home, with a cautious reminder that we all need to what we can to ensure that the Earth remains habitable for generations to come. There are some great tunes in here, and, we’ve tried to keep the episode uplifting and inspiring. Join us as we check out music from Moonfruits, Sloan Wainwright, The Strange Valentines, Windborne, Jayme Stone, Colleen Kattau, Mary Madden, Beth DeSombre, Rebecca Folsom, John McCutcheon, Grover Mollineaux, The Rough & Tumble, Sultans of String, The Scooches and Tom Chapin. 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.
Guelph ON based singer-songwriter Sue Smith joins us on Episode 570 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about “Tonight We Sail”, her wonderful new album with the Potion Kings. A fabulous recording, it features a gorgeous blend of rock, jazz, blues and roots. It’s sure to figure in our favourite albums of 2021. We wrap up the rest of the episode with more music from female artists as we continue to celebrate International Women’s Day, and this time around we feature Tekla Waterfield & Jeff Fielder, Cinder Well, Loryn Taggart, Laura Mulcahy, Sarah McQuaid and Sloan Wainwright. Check out the full playlist below.
New Jersey based Sharon Goldman started out playing open mics in New York City before finding her inner voice, and developing a strong reputation as a songwriter on a series of fine albums that married catchy melodies to thoughtful lyrics on songs about love, life and the little things that make the world go round. Her latest album, “Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice)” is somewhat of a departure in that it takes as its theme, her own life experience – growing up in an orthodox Jewish family on Long Island. For more information visit sharongoldmanmusic.com. Music: Sharon Goldman “The Tribe”, “Song of Songs”, “Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice)” and “Land of Milk & Honey ” from “Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice)” (2016, Self).