Vancouver based, Northern-Irish born Jayne Trimble joins us on Episode 633 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her music as dream folk singer-songwriter OXLIP, whose songs have a beautiful, ethereal, and mysterious quality about them. That’s not the only things Jayne does; she also runs her own boutique record label, World Peach Records and a recording studio, and also provides management services for female artists. A busy person, for sure – it’s a fascinating conversation, and well worth checking out. As always, we wrap up the episode with a look at more of the latest releases and this time around we hear from Ian James Bain, A’Court Spiegel & Vinnick, David LaMotte, Jimmy Bennett, The Lone Bellow and Tim Grimm. 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 on Episode 659 of Folk Roots Radio for another hour of the latest new folk and roots releases. There is loads of great new music out there, and, as always, it’s an absolute pleasure to be able to share more of it with you. This time around we check out new music from Unthank Smith, Cinder Well, John McCusker, Annie Capps, Waymzy (Kyle Waymouth), A’Court with Spiegel & Vinnick, Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt, Nadjiwan, Logan Staats, The Rough & Tumble, Peggy Seeger, Maggie Fraser, Tim Grimm and Del Barber. 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 more and more difficult to make a living as a musician. Check out the full playlist below.
Join us on Episode 646 of Folk Roots Radio for another hour of the best new folk, roots and Americana releases with some great singer-songwriters thrown into the mix. This time around we check out new music from Kristen Martell, Barbra Lica, Rosanne Baker Thornley, Happy Traum, Windborne, Peter Mulvey & Sistastrings, John McCutcheon, Suzie Vinnick, Helen Townsend with Shannon Smith, Lily Frost, Dave Clancy and Youngtree & The Blooms. We also drop in classics from both Mary McCaslin, who we lost recently and Cheryl Wheeler, who is currently taking a break from her career to rebalance her mental health. We love the way this episode came together. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it. 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.
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 getting set for the 2018 Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival which takes place the weekend of August 17-19 in Kelso Park, on the shores of Georgian Bay, just outside Owen Sound. One of the friendliest festivals out there, and now in its 43rd year, it’s always a fabulous weekend. Each year, Summerfolk prides itself in putting together a wonderful musical line-up, and the 2018 edition is no exception. This year’s festival features more than 40 different musical acts from Canada and across the world in genres that range from folk, roots, country and bluegrass, to blues, and even hip-hop and funk. As always, there are also lots of children’s activities, community workshops, artisan booths, dozens of food vendors… and two licensed areas. Artistic Director James Keelaghan joins us on Episode 394 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about the role of the AD and some of the artists he’s excited to see at the festival. We also check out music from Summerfolk 2018 performers Rose Cousins, Bahamas, Suzie Vinnick, Susan Aglukark, Goitse, Calan, Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer and Vishtèn. Check out the full playlist below.
Five times JUNO nominee and seven times Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins sat down with Jan Hall at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference to chat about his music. He also played an instrumental and two songs live for us. We’re very pleased to bring that interview to this episode of Folk Roots Radio. As usual, we also check out more of the new albums we’ve received including new music from Anne Janelle, The Rough & Tumble, Rosie & the Riveters, Pharis & Jason Romero, The Fugitives, Gwyneth Glyn and Suzie Vinnick. It’s a great episode. We hope you’ll check it out. Check out the full playlist below.
Join us for another hour of special International Women’s Day programming on Folk Roots Radio. This time around we feature a great interview with indigenous singer-songwriter Leela Gilday recorded at the 2017 Folk North showcase in Toronto alongside new music from Anne Janelle, Suzie Vinnick, Emily Burgess, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, Elly Wininger, Afrika Mamas, Barbara Jo Kammer and Mare Wakefield & Nomad. Check out the full playlist below.
This week’s Live & Local reflects the fact that the Christmas season, or the holidays or whatever you like to call this time of year, is rapidly approaching. This week, Brad McEwen, Artistic Director at the Mill Race Folk Society joins us to chat about a couple of fun seasonal events in their calendar. We also include some other musical ways to celebrate this time of year.
This edition of Folk Roots Radio is all about the music. No interviews, just a great selection of the new music that we’ve received recently.
This week’s Folk Roots Radio featured another great interview recorded at the Folk Music Ontario conference this past October. Blues and roots songstress Suzie Vinnick joined us to chat about her music and played a couple of songs live. She also gave us a great primer on kick-starting your folk-roots career. You can find the interview here. As usual we included lots of new music alongside our mystery theme and guilty pleasure.
Blues-roots songstress Suzie Vinnick is one of those performers who sounds as good live as on disc. In 2011, Suzie recorded her first solo acoustic blues album, “Me ‘n’ Mabel” accompanied by her parlour guitar “Mabel”. Sending a copy of that album to Bill Wax, lead Suzie to recording a session live off the floor in Nashville that became her most recent release, the stellar “Live at Bluesville” (2012). Over her career, Suzie has won 10 Maple Blues Awards and been nominated for three Junos. Suzie joined us in the studio at the Folk Music Ontario conference for a feature length conversation and a few live songs. For more information about Suzie Vinnick visit suzievinnick.com. Music: Suzie Vinnick “Calling Out Your Name” from “Live At Bluesville” (Self, 2012); Suzie Vinnick “Beautiful Little Fool” (Live); Suzie Vinnick “Drift Away” (Live) and Suzie Vinnick “Oreo Cookie Blues” from “Me ‘n’ Mabel” (2011, self).
This week’s Folk Roots Radio features an interview with Connecticut based singer-songwriter Kerri Powers. After years out of the spotlight to raise a family, Kerri returned to the music scene in 2014 with her stunning self-titled Americana blues and roots album, “Kerri Powers”, a little bit country, a little bit bluesy and very rootsy it was one of our favourite albums of 2014. As usual, there’s lots of new music on this week’s show alongside our mystery theme and guilty pleasure.