We have another hour of great new releases to share with you on Episode 633 of Folk Roots Radio, and this time around they are all by Canadian artists. Join us as we check out new music from Lunar Bloom, Tragedy Ann, Ray Bonneville, Gunner & Smith, Jesse Cook, Ken Yates, Moonfruits, The Henrys, Noah Reid, Robert Thomas, Pharis & Jason Romero, Glen MacNeil, Willie Stratton, iskwē & Tom Wilson (Lee Harvey Osmond) and Joe Nolan. Remember, if you like what you hear on Folk Roots Radio… and want to support the artists… don’t just stream their music, BUY their music and then you’ll really make a difference to their income during this difficult time, when live show opportunities are harder to come by. Check out the full playlist below.
Gregory Hoskins and Kevin Breit will be sharing the stage for several shows across Southern Ontario this December. They’ll be in Guelph (December 4), Elora (December 5), Oakville (December 10), Stratford (December 11) and Toronto (December 13), with support for individual shows from Geoff Arsenault on drums and Russ Boswell on bass. Don Rooke leader of The Henrys will be a special guest for the Oakville and Stratford shows. The Guelph show will be at Dublin St United Church on Friday December 4. Advance tickets are $22.50 and available online HERE. Check out the shows and buy tickets HERE. Gregory Hoskins and Kevin Breit joined us in the studio to chat about the project. Music: Gregory Hoskins “Carry Me” from “Pleasure & Relief” (2008, Gripworks), The Henrys “A Weaker One” from “Quiet Industry” (2015, Self) and Kevin Breit “Seven Silver Buttons” and “Murderous Dimitri” from “Ernesto & Delilah” (2015, Poverty Playlist).
This week’s Folk Roots Radio focuses on the upcoming Hillside Festival, taking place from July 24-26 at Guelph Lake. The show features interviews with Hillside Artistic Director Sam Baijal and Chris McKhool, the leader of the Hillside-bound Sultans of String. Hillside has something for everyone – a great mix of music, fabulous community workshops, a dedicated children’s area, an artisan village and great food… and there are still some weekend and day passes available. To learn more about the festival, visit hillsidefestival.ca – one of the best and most informative festival websites out there. Yet another thing that the Hillside Festival does very well indeed!
This week’s Folk Roots Radio – our 200th edition featured an interview with Mike Hill, Artistic Director at the Mariposa Folk Festival which takes place from July 3-5 in beautiful Tudhope Park on the shores of Lake Couchiching in Orillia. We also talked to Sudbury ‘bloodgrass’ band Murder Murder – they’re an outlaw country bluegrass band that play murder ballads – about their new album “From The Stillhouse” and their upcoming show in Guelph on June 20. We also included a good selection of new music alongside our mystery theme and, as the folk world mourns the passing of Ronnie Gilbert, a special tribute to folk pioneers The Weavers.