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Folk Roots Radio... with Jan Hall

Folk Music

Folk Roots Radio is a syndicated radio show hosted and produced by Jan Hall that focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Visit us online at http://folkrootsradio.com. Submissions: https://folkrootsradio.com/about-folk-roots-radio/music-submissions/

Folk Roots Radio is a syndicated radio show hosted and produced by Jan Hall that focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Visit us online at http://folkrootsradio.com. Submissions: https://folkrootsradio.com/about-folk-roots-radio/music-submissions/

Location:

Canada

Description:

Folk Roots Radio is a syndicated radio show hosted and produced by Jan Hall that focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Visit us online at http://folkrootsradio.com. Submissions: https://folkrootsradio.com/about-folk-roots-radio/music-submissions/

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 551 - feat. The Fugitives - Trench Songs & More New Releases

11/16/2020
Brendan McLeod and Adrian Glynn from Vancouver based folk collective The Fugitives join us on Episode 551 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about their wonderful new album “Trench Songs”, which takes as its source material, lyrics from songs written by frontline soldiers during the First World War – set to new music from the band. The album is actually based on “Ridge”, a new stage show by Brendan McLeod which was due to be performed in front of a live audience in Vancouver this past March....

Duration:00:58:23

Episode 550 - feat. Rick Fines - Solar Powered Too & More New Releases

11/13/2020
Canadian roots and blues artist Rick Fines joins us on Episode 550 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about his truly fabulous new folk blues album “Solar Powered Too” which started out as a straightforward guitar and voice album, to be recorded at his solar powered cottage in the Kawartha Highlands, before turning into something rather special. It’s a really great interview - we can only bring part of it to you on this episode, but we do hope you'll check it out, as we're sure this album will...

Duration:00:58:47

Interview - The Fugitives' Brendan McLeod & Adrian Glynn discussing their new album "Trench Songs"

11/11/2020
Vancouver based folk collective The Fugitives have just released a fabulous new album “Trench Songs” which takes as its source material, lyrics from songs written by frontline soldiers during the First World War – set to new music from the band. The album is based on “Ridge”, a new stage show by The Fugitives’ Brendan McLeod which was due to be performed in front of a live audience at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver this past March. Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19...

Duration:00:46:21

Episode 549 - feat. Countermeasure - Guest Sessions & More New Releases

11/9/2020
We have a very special interview to bring you on Episode 549 of Folk Roots Radio. Aaron Jensen, the composer and arranger for Toronto based a cappella group Countermeasure joins us to chat about their new concept album “Guest Sessions” which features collaborations with world class instrumentalists like Kevin Fox, Christian Roberge, Randy Brecker, Evelyn Glennie and Natalie McMaster; each piece on the new recording being specifically tailored to compliment the sound and aesthetic of the...

Duration:01:00:04

Episode 548 - We're All About The Music! (Gettin' By Edition)

11/3/2020
We’re holding back the interviews again on Episode 548 of Folk Roots Radio as we bring you an hour of the latest new releases including more Covid tunes, and some great new protest songs. Join us for new music from Paul Snider, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Philip Scott Poli, The Roxton Rambles with Ken Whiteley & Ceilidh Wood, Valeri Dimchev with Anton Apostolov & Valeri Pastarmadzhiev, Justin Farren, Brian Blain, Adam Wendler, Moira Smiley & Seamus Egan (with Sam Amidon), HuDost and Gabriel...

Duration:00:59:32

Episode 547 - feat. Steve Poltz (Covid Times) & More New Releases

10/30/2020
We're pleased to bring you another one of our Covid Times interviews on Episode 547 of Folk Roots Radio. As you know, the coronavirus pandemic has completely upended the lives of people who make their living through music. This time around we catch up with zany singer-songwriter and humorist Steve Poltz to learn more about his life during these strange, strange times - while checking out a wonderful new song “Quarantine Blues”. As always, it's a great conversation. We wrap up the episode...

Duration:00:58:21

Episode 546 - feat. Gordie Tentrees In Conversation - A Tribute To Aylie Sparkes

10/27/2020
Yukon based folk-roots singer-songwriter Gordie Tentrees joins us on Episode 546 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about the life, music and legacy of Aylie Sparkes, a Manitoba born singer-songwriter who arrived in the Yukon in 2001 with a truck full of guitars and barely a penny to his name. Finding his community, Aylie Sparkes built such a fabulous reputation for his live performances and slide guitar play that he had people queuing around the block to get into his shows. Passing away from...

Duration:00:58:58

Interview - Steve Poltz chats about life off the road during these strange Covid Times

10/25/2020
Singer-songwriter and humorist Steve Poltz is an absolutely fabulous live performer. There is just no two ways about it. See one show, you'll become a fan for life - and like everyone else, you'll be revelling in the power of being in the moment for a performance where anything can happen, and often does. Steve Poltz was born in Canada (Halifax NS) and raised in San Diego where he spent much of his life before he moved to Nashville in 2016. After a series of well-received albums, the release...

Duration:00:36:30

Interview: Shaye Zadravec discussing her first full length album "Now & Then".

10/24/2020
We included a portion of our interview with Shaye Zadravec in Episode 523 of Folk Roots Radio. We’re now pleased to be able to bring you the full conversation. It’s definitely worth checking out. Enjoy! Shaye Zadravec, a young vocalist from Calgary Alberta, has been creating quite a buzz for her ability to interpret other people’s songs. Shaye, who describes herself as a singer and only occasionally a songwriter, started out her career in dance before moving into musical theatre and then on...

Duration:00:47:09

Episode 545 - We're All About The Music! (Surf The Bad Times Edition)

10/20/2020
We're all about the music again on Episode 545 of Folk Roots Radio as we hold back the interviews to bring you a great selection of new releases. Join us for new music from Last Birds, Shaye Zadravec, Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, Jesse Brint, Chairmen Of The Boards, Allison Lupton & Craig Werth, Sinead O'Connor, Laura Mulcahy, Rachel Garlin, Tim Grimm, Harry Shearer, Loudon Wainwright III, Max Marshall and Caribou Run. Remember, if you like what you hear on this show… don’t just...

Duration:00:59:23

Episode 544 - feat. Sultans of String - Refuge (Covid Times) & More New Releases

10/17/2020
We’re bringing another of our Covid Times interviews to Episode 544 of Folk Roots Radio – an opportunity for artists to chat about how the coronavirus pandemic has upended their music careers. This time around we are joined by Chris McKhool, violinist and band leader of world folk combo, Sultans of String, who released a fabulous new recording "Refuge" earlier this year - an album that highlights the extraordinary contributions that indigenous people, immigrants and refugees make to culture...

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 543 - feat. Big Little Lions (Covid Times) & More New Releases

10/14/2020
Helen Austin and Paul Otten are two fabulous songwriters who make music together as Big Little Lions, even though they are actually based over two thousand miles apart. They were on tour as the coronavirus pandemic hit, and despite having to head home and into lockdown, they have continued to make great music – including the release of a pandemic inspired album “Are We there Yet?”. Big Little Lions join us on Episode 543 of Folk Roots Radio for a fun in-depth conversation about how their...

Duration:00:59:17

Episode 542 - feat. Shaye Zadravec - Now & Then plus More New Releases

10/8/2020
We’re pleased to bring you a great interview with another artist who is new to our radar on Episode 542 of Folk Roots Radio. Shaye Zadravec from Calgary Alberta, who has been creating quite a buzz for her ability to interpret other people’s songs, joins us to chat about her brilliant first full length album "Now & Then" which features fabulous covers of songs by Jesse Winchester, Ian Tyson, Lynn Miles & more. As always, we also take a look at more of the latest new releases, and this time...

Duration:00:59:05

Episode 541 - We're All About The Music! (Be Grateful Edition)

10/2/2020
We're all about the music on Episode 541 of Folk Roots Radio as we step back from the interviews again to bring you another hour of great new releases. We're subtitling this one the "Be Grateful Edition", because despite everything - an on-going pandemic and a lunatic in the White House, there is still much to be thankful for. Join us for new music from Brennen Leigh, Piper & Carson, Andrea Bettger, 100 Mile House, Simone Romei, Twin Flames, David Leask, Kevin California, Ian Reid, Gillian...

Duration:00:59:49

Episode 540 - We're All About The Music! (Be Here Now Edition)

9/30/2020
Join us on Episode 540 of Folk Roots Radio for another great all music hour, as we hold back the interviews to check out more of the latest new releases. We're subtitling this one the 'Be Here Now' edition as a reminder to try and live 'in the moment' as the best way to help us get through these difficult Covid times. Stay with us for music from Heather Pierson, Black Schwartz, Jack Ingram, Kathleen Edwards, Graham Lindsey, Leahy, Lennie Gallant, Gurf Morlix, Haley K Turner, Lynn Miles,...

Duration:00:58:20

Episode 539 - feat. Fresh Breath - The Covid Singles & More New Releases

9/21/2020
Fresh Breath are a wonderful Cottam ON based duo, featuring Josh and Katie Pascoe, who are known for their upbeat attitude and a sound that blends together folk-rock, blues, pop and country with a lot of heart and soul. They join us on Episode 539 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about how they spent their Covid-19 lockdown time, writing and releasing some great new singles, with accompanying videos - that really speak to the energy of the current moment. It’s a fun and uplifting conversation. As...

Duration:00:58:06

Episode 538 - We're All About The Music! (This Too Shall Pass Edition)

9/16/2020
We’re going all about the music again on Episode 538 of Folk Roots Radio as we hold back the interviews to bring you more great new releases, and this time around we throw some excellent new political songs into the mix. Join us for new music from Big Little Lions, James Lee Baker, Ian Gill, Shaye Zadravec, Westward The Light, Robert Cray Band, Si Kahn, Spook Handy, Richard Garvey, Raye Zaragoza, Melanie Brulée, IsabelFryszberg, Andrea Nixon, Joe Nolan, Dirk Powell, Midnight Shine and Kari...

Duration:01:01:41

Episode 537 - We're All About The Music! (Choose Joy Edition)

9/11/2020
We're all about the music again on Episode 537 of Folk Roots Radio, as we hold back the interviews for another hour of great new releases with more fun Covid lockdown songs thrown into the mix. We're calling this one the 'Choose Joy Edition' because during these Covid Times not only do we have to remain positive, but we need to celebrate the joy in life - wherever we can find it. Join us for new music from Crowes Pasture, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kronos Quartet & Friends, Josh Kimbrough, Moira...

Duration:00:59:11

Episode 536 - feat. Gathering Time - Old Friends & More New Releases

9/9/2020
Long Island based folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time join us on Episode 536 of Folk Roots Radio to chat their wonderful new album "Old Friends", which features re-imagined and re-harmonized classics from the 60s and early 70s, from the likes of The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot and more. The album also includes some timely socially conscious songs that have gained renewed relevance as the United States, riven by street protests against police brutality and racial...

Duration:00:58:38

Interview - Gathering Time discussing their new album "Old Friends"

8/31/2020
Hillary Foxsong, Gerry McKeveny and Stuart Markus from Long Island based folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time joined us recently on Folk Roots Radio for an in-depth conversation about their wonderful new album "Old Friends", which features covers of some classic songs from the 60s and 70s by artists like the Byrds, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot and more. Old Friends also includes some socially conscious songs that have gained renewed relevance as the United States, riven by...

Duration:00:42:32