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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 https://folkrootsradio.com.

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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 https://folkrootsradio.com.

    Episode 667 - feat. The Rough & Tumble - Only This Far & More New Releases

    Episode 667 - feat. The Rough & Tumble - Only This Far & More New Releases

    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 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.

    Folk Roots Radio is a labour of love - a full time hobby. If you enjoy this episode, please consider giving us a 'LIKE' and leaving a review/comment on your podcast provider and sharing the episode on social media. We'll love you for it!

    Check out the full playlist on the website: https://folkrootsradio.com/folk-roots-radio-episode-667-feat-the-rough-tumble-only-this-far-more-new-releases/

    • 59 min
    Episode 666 - feat. Big Little Lions - AMPM & More New Releases

    Episode 666 - feat. Big Little Lions - AMPM & More New Releases

    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 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.

    Folk Roots Radio is a labour of love - a full time hobby. If you enjoy this episode, please consider giving us a 'LIKE' and leaving a review/comment on your podcast provider and sharing the episode on social media. We'll love you for it!

    Check out the full playlist on the website: https://folkrootsradio.com/folk-roots-radio-episode-666-feat-big-little-lions-ampm-more-new-releases/

    • 58 min
    Episode 665 - feat. Justin Rutledge - Something Easy & More New Releases

    Episode 665 - feat. Justin Rutledge - Something Easy & More New Releases

    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 difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician.

    Folk Roots Radio is a labour of love - a full time hobby. If you enjoy this episode, please consider giving us a 'LIKE' and leaving a review/comment on your podcast provider and sharing the episode on social media. We'll love you for it!

    Check out the full playlist on the website: https://folkrootsradio.com/folk-roots-radio-episode-665-feat-justin-rutledge-something-easy-more-new-releases/

    • 59 min
    Episode 664 - feat. Mimi O'Bonsawin - Willow & More New Releases

    Episode 664 - feat. Mimi O'Bonsawin - Willow & More New Releases

    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 Rebecca Folsom. 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 difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician.

    Folk Roots Radio is a labour of love - a full time hobby. If you enjoy this episode, please consider giving us a 'LIKE' and leaving a review/comment on your podcast provider and sharing the episode on social media. We'll love you for it!

    Check out the full playlist on the website: https://folkrootsradio.com/folk-roots-radio-episode-664-feat-mimi-obonsawin-willow-more-new-releases/

    • 58 min
    Folk Roots Radio Overtime - Rosanne Baker Thornley - I'm Sorry I'm Late

    Folk Roots Radio Overtime - Rosanne Baker Thornley - I'm Sorry I'm Late

    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 about songwriting and mentorship. “I love that I am able to step behind artists’ eyes and write songs from many perspectives and genres. From singer-songwriter to punk, I have a long history of collaborating, performing and writing. I lean in to understand the hearts of the artists who are sitting in front of me.” For more information about the music of Rosanne Baker Thornley, visit https://rbtsong.com. Also, check out the That First Song initiative at https://thatfirstsong.com.

    Music: Rosanne Baker Thornley "Sorry I"m Late", "In Paris", "Her Mother's Eyes" and "Give Me One More Night" from "Sorry I'm Late" (2022, Self) CDN

    If you like the artists you hear on Folk Roots Radio 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.

    Folk Roots Radio is a labour of love - a full time hobby. If you enjoy this episode, please consider giving us a 'LIKE' and leaving a review/comment on your podcast provider and sharing the episode on social media. We'll love you for it!

    • 58 min
    Episode 663 - feat. Jayne Trimble - The Music Of OXLIP & More New Releases

    Episode 663 - feat. Jayne Trimble - The Music Of OXLIP & More New Releases

    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 though; 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. 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 difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician.

    Folk Roots Radio is a labour of love - a full time hobby. If you enjoy this episode, please consider giving us a 'LIKE' and leaving a review/comment on your podcast provider and sharing the episode on social media. We'll love you for it!

    Check out the full playlist on the website: https://folkrootsradio.com/folk-roots-radio-episode-663-feat-jayne-trimble-the-music-of-oxlip-more-new-releases/

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Great round up of new (and sometimes older) music

Jan Hall highlights full songs from a wide variety of indie, folk, singer-song writers on this show. There is some traditional 'folk' but so much more than that. Interspersed are interviews with artists where you actually learn something new about the artist/s. I've also been introduced to lots of artists that I've never heard of before and I'm glad to have found them, yet she also plays old faves too.

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