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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 http://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 http://folkrootsradio.com.

    Interview - Lynn Harrison discussing her wonderful sixth album "Something More"

    Interview - Lynn Harrison discussing her wonderful sixth album "Something More"

    We included an excerpt from our great in-depth interview with Lynn Harrison in Episode 498 of Folk Roots Radio. You can now check out the full interview here. Enjoy!

    Lynn Harrison is a wonderful storytelling singer-songwriter with a fine turn of phrase. Her sixth recording “Something More”, which was produced by Douglas September and Noah Zacharin, features 12 thoughtful and reflective songs about life, love and the power of the human spirit. It’s a beautiful album, and a joy from beginning to end. As befits the production team behind the project, this album has a wonderful feel to it, and includes some excellent players – Noah Zacharin on electric guitar, Douglas September on lap steel, George Koller on bowed bass, Ian de Souza on electric bass and Adam Warner on drums and percussion with cameos from Ed Michael Roth on a bouncy accordion, Denis Keldie on Hammond organ, and Alexander Brown on trumpet. Lynn Harrison is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister and currently serving at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto and the creator and host of The Bridge – a themed open stage that blends music and spirituality in an innovative and inclusive way. In all aspects of her work, Lynn Harrison shares an inspirational message of love, hope and justice. For more information about the music of Lynn Harrison, visit http://lynnharrison.ca.

    Music: Lynn Harrison “You Come To Me”, “When I’m On The Water”, “The Protester” and “Something More” from “Something More” (Self, 2020) CDN.

    • 40 min
    Episode 513 - We're All About The Music! (Social Distancing Edition)

    Episode 513 - We're All About The Music! (Social Distancing Edition)

    We’re holding back the interviews on Episode 513 of Folk Roots Radio as we bring you another hour of great new music. We're including more Covid-19 tunes and songs from isolation alongside some great new releases. Live performances may have been curtailed by the current crisis, but the new music just keeps on coming. Join us for great new songs from Big Little Lions, Sofia Talvik, Stan Simon, Liona Boyd, Westward the Light, Sherman Downey, Kristen Martell, 100 Mile House, Peter Rowan & Don Edwards, Hello Darlins, Christina Hutt, Elles Bailey, Danny Schmidt and Noah Reid. Check out the full playlist on the website: https://folkrootsradio.com/folk-roots-radio-episode-513-were-all-about-the-music-social-distancing-edition/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 512 - feat. Jerry Leger in Conversation - Time Out For Tomorrow

    Episode 512 - feat. Jerry Leger in Conversation - Time Out For Tomorrow

    Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger was supposed to be on tour in Europe this spring in support of his ninth studio album “Time Out For Tomorrow”, but unfortunately, like the rest of us, he is sheltering at home as we wait out the first wave of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Jerry's been keeping busy playing some livestream shows, and he's just released a surprise 10 track lo-fi collection "Songs From The Apartment", recorded solo at home. These are songs that Jerry had written, quickly demoed but never released. They are out in the world now, and some of them, like a lot of Jerry's music, are really, really good. Join us on Episode 512 of Folk Roots Radio… as we go 'In Conversation' with Jerry Leger to chat about his music, and both new albums. Check out the full playlist on the website:

    • 59 min
    Episode 511 - We're All About The Music! (Lockdown Edition)

    Episode 511 - We're All About The Music! (Lockdown Edition)

    We're bringing you another hour of great new music on Episode 511 of Folk Roots Radio. This time around we're including more new Covid-19 tunes, some songs recorded during the coronavirus lockdown, alongside some fine new releases. Join us for new music from Martyn Joseph, Chip Taylor, Crys Matthews & Heather Mae, Gillian Nicola, Shawn Clarke, Bill Bourne, Katie Dahl, Doris Folkens, Pharis & Jason Romero, Claudia Nygaard, Leeroy Stagger, Maggie Duffy, Nelson Sobral, Donovan Woods, Carolyn Anele and Shelley Posen. Stay safe and well everyone! We will get through this... together and apart. Check out the full playlist on the website.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 510 - Miranda Mulholland in Conversation - By Appointment or Chance

    Episode 510 - Miranda Mulholland in Conversation - By Appointment or Chance

    Miranda Mulholland joins us on Episode 510 of Folk Roots Radio for a wonderful in-depth conversation about her solo work, and second solo album, the JUNO-nominated "By Appointment or Chance". Miranda is also a member of the duo Harrow Fair with the Sunparlour Players' Andrew Penner. Harrow Fair released their second album "Sins We Made" a few weeks ago. Outside her own musical creativity, Miranda Mulholland runs the record label "Roaring Girl Records" and the Muskoka Music Festival, and continues to travel the world advocating for fair remuneration for creators. Needless to say, there was a lot to talk about, which is why we've devoted the whole of this episode to an hour plus of Miranda Mulholland... In Conversation, on Folk Roots Radio. Check out the full playlist on the website.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 509 - feat. Connie Kaldor in Conversation - Everyday Moments

    Episode 509 - feat. Connie Kaldor in Conversation - Everyday Moments

    One of Canada's finest songwriters, Connie Kaldor joins us on Episode 509 of Folk Roots Radio for an in-depth interview about her career in music. A three time Juno award winner, and a member of the Order of Canada, Connie Kaldor has forged a great career that, alongside some great albums, has also included CD books for children, musicals and music for both film and web-series - and all achieved while remaining proudly independent. Her latest album, her sixteenth, "Everyday Moments" was released in the fall of 2019, however the Covid-19 pandemic has severely limited her ability to tour in support of the new recording. Connie Kaldor joined us from her home in Montreal where she is staying safe with the rest of her family, in what she likes to call 'the isolation station'. A fabulous performer with a very engaging live show, we're pleased to be able to bring you Connie Kaldor... In Conversation on Folk Roots Radio.

    • 57 min

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