Episode 667 - feat. The Rough & Tumble - Only This Far & More New Releases
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
by Jan Hall
9M ago
Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler make music together as playful travelling folk duo, The Rough & Tumble. They join us on Episode 667 of Folk Roots Radio for a fun chat about their excellent new album “Only This Far”. As always, we wrap up the episode with more new releases, and this time around we hear from Jayme Stone, Katie Dahl, Joe Crookston, Don Ross, Steve Dawson and David Bradstreet. We close things out with Joni Mitchell and a beautiful live version of "Both Sides Now" recorded at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival. The perfect way to wrap up an episode we think you'll really enjoy! If y ..read more
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Episode 666 - feat. Big Little Lions - AMPM & More New Releases
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
by Jan Hall
9M ago
Helen Austin and Paul Otten, who make music as the transcontinental songwriting partnership Big Little Lions, join us on Episode 666 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about “AMPM” – their first concept recording, and an album of songs based around a day in the life. As always with Helen and Paul, it’s a great conversation – and lots of fun! We wrap up the episode with more of the latest new releases, and this time around we check out new music from Sousou & Maher Cissoko, Aspen Jacobsen, Terra Spencer with Ben Caplan, Bruce Cockburn, Reg Meuross and Mary Gauthier. Enjoy! If you like the artists ..read more
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Episode 665 - feat. Justin Rutledge - Something Easy & More New Releases
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
by Jan Hall
9M ago
Juno award winning singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge joins us on Episode 665 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his excellent tenth recording “Something Easy”, an album he recorded and produced himself – for the first time. As always, we wrap up the rest of the episode with more of the latest new releases, and this time around we include new music from Clare Siobhan, LittleFox, Tia McGraff, Sophie Lukacs, Maggie Fraser and Jenn Grant. Enjoy! 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 diff ..read more
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Episode 664 - feat. Mimi O'Bonsawin - Willow & More New Releases
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
by Jan Hall
10M ago
Singer-songwriter Mimi O'Bonsawin, who has Franco-Ontarion and Abenaki roots, and a member of Odanak First Nation, joins us on Episode 664 of Folk Roots Radio to talk about her latest release “Willow", a beautiful album with a lovely grounded and intimate feel. A very engaging artist, it was an absolute pleasure to have Mimi join us on the show to chat about this wonderful new project. As always, we wrap up the episode with more of the latest new releases.  This time we focus on female artists, and include new music from Jenn Grant, Eliza Mary Doyle, Kerri Powers, LittleFox, Elisapie and ..read more
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Folk Roots Radio Overtime - Rosanne Baker Thornley - I'm Sorry I'm Late
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
by Jan Hall
10M ago
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 ..read more
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Folk Roots Radio Interview - Big Little Lions chat about their new concept album AMPM
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
by Jan Hall
1y ago
Long-distance songwriting partners Helen Austin and Paul Otten, who make music together as folk/pop duo Big Little Lions, are no strangers to Folk Roots Radio. Despite being based nearly three thousand miles apart, Helen (from Vancouver Island) and Paul (from Springboro, OH) are prolific songwriters. In fact, during the recent pandemic they released a new song a month, before wrapping everything up as their excellent 2022 album "Happy Accident". They are now back with their seventh long player and first concept album, "AMPM" - which is based around a day in the life and the challenges we all f ..read more
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Episode 661 - Rosanne Baker Thornley - Sorry I'm Late & Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
by Jan Hall
1y ago
Toronto singer-songwriter Rosanne Baker Thornley joins us on Episode 661 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her fabulous second album, the very personal “Sorry I’m Late”, a new recording which 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. It's that good. Although we can't share all of our interview on this radio episode - which stretches into an excellent conversation about songwriting and mentorship, it is really wo ..read more
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Episode 660 - The Poetry & Music Of Bob Jensen
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
by Jan Hall
1y ago
We’re giving over the whole of Episode 660 of Folk Roots Radio to a very engaging conversation with Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Bob Jensen. Bob Jensen has been writing poems and songs all his life – he also has some great stories to share. An artist who very much likes to keep busy, Bob Jensen released “Live In Australia” (which was recorded in Brisbane with Celtic guitarist Tony McManus) in 2020; and in 2021, he released “For The Sake Of The Song”, a ten song cover song collection. Bob Jensen was also the guiding light behind the 2022 release of an updated version of protest song “Whi ..read more
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Folk Roots Radio Overtime – Lynn Miles Chats About Her New Album TumbleWeedyWorld
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
by Jan Hall
1y ago
Ottawa based singer-songwriter Lynn Miles has written more than 900 songs in her career so far – a staggering amount, but one that reflects the level of commitment a consummate artist makes to her calling. One of Canada’s finest songwriters, Lynn 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 ..read more
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Episode 647 - We're All About The Music! (Back In The Saddle & Ian Tyson Tribute Edition)
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
by Jan Hall
1y ago
We're pleased to bring you more of the latest new releases on Episode 647 of Folk Roots Radio. This time around we hear from Joe Nolan, Bob Stark, Bywater Call, Shirley Eikhard (RIP), Eric van der Westen and Louis Mhlanga, Julian Taylor, Peter Mulvey & Sistastrings, Shane Pendergast, Charlie Parr and Corb Lund alongside an extended musical tribute to Canadian musical icon Ian Tyson who sadly left us recently. We're biased but we think it's a nice mix. Enjoy! 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 the ..read more
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