Category: Special Features

Uneven Ground from Lynne Hanson – Feature Album of the Week

Uneven Ground from Lynne Hanson – Feature Album of the Week

April 8, 2017 | By

Lynne Hanson has been a favourite here at FolkNRoots Radio for quite a while now, so when I heard that she had a new record coming down the pipe, excited anticipation hit hard. Adding to the anticipation was the fact that Winnipeg based singer songwriter Scott Nolan was on board as producer. When I started listening […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Close Ties from Rodney Crowell

Feature Album of the Week – Close Ties from Rodney Crowell

April 3, 2017 | By

Rodney Crowell is, without doubt, one of the great song writers of his generation. It can be argued that he is, in fact, one of the founding songwriters of modern Americana Music. Coming out of Texas and the song writing “school” that centred around the home of Guy and Susannah Clark, Rodney grew into his […]

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Lynne Hanson – New Music : Uneven Ground

Lynne Hanson – New Music : Uneven Ground

March 20, 2017 | By

Lynne Hanson is a Canadian singer songwriter who has been in our rotation at FolkNRoots Radio, pretty much since day 1. Here last full album, “River of Sand” was a gem, and we’ve spun something like half a dozen tracks from the record here on our shows. Lynne’s new album, “Uneven Ground” is due out […]

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Guinness Record Attempt By Epidemic Music Group

Guinness Record Attempt By Epidemic Music Group

March 15, 2017 | By

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience 16 days of continuous live music? Probably not … what sane person would … and yet that is exactly what is about to happen here in York Region in Ontario, Canada, in a town called Stouffville. Epidemic Music Group, an organization founded by Kevin […]

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Women’s Voices on International Women’s Day

Women’s Voices on International Women’s Day

March 7, 2017 | By

It seems that the importance of a focus on Women’s Rights becomes more important each day. Too many backward steps. Too much bigotry and violence. So much work to do and so many miles yet to go. Here are a few Women’s Voices for you on this International Women’s Day.  Gretchen Peters – Five Minutes […]

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Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Road an Early Pick for Roots Record of the Year

Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Road an Early Pick for Roots Record of the Year

February 26, 2017 | By

I’m just finishing my first complete play through of the new record from Rhiannon Giddens, and from first track instant impression to final note, this is most definitely an early favourite for Roots Record of the Year. Those familiar with her work with Carolina Chocolate Drops and her first solo album, know very well that […]

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Blackie and the Rodeo Kings hit the road with Kings and Kings

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings hit the road with Kings and Kings

February 25, 2017 | By

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings released their latest record, Kings and Kings, this past fall in Canada, and in early 2017 in the US of A. They haven’t been out on the road with it yet … the tour kicks off at Massey Hall in Toronto tonight, February 25, and if what I’ve been hearing […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Feb 20, 2017 – On The Ropes – The Honeycutters

Feature Album of the Week – Feb 20, 2017 – On The Ropes – The Honeycutters

February 17, 2017 | By

On The Ropes is the fourth album from The Honeycutters. We were a little slow to pick up on it here at FolkNRoots … a testament to just how much great roots music there is coming down the pipe all the time! It is one of those records that just seems to get better every […]

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Jamie Kent – Indie Artist Debuts at #16 on Billboard Country Chart

Jamie Kent – Indie Artist Debuts at #16 on Billboard Country Chart

February 1, 2017 | By

FolkNRoots included Jamie Kent in a piece on up and coming roots musicians back in June, 2016. Now here he is with his new album, “All American Mutt” debuting on the Billboard Country Charts at #16. We’ll be adding Jamie to our rotation next week, but in the mean time, here’s a video to whet […]

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Artists We’ve Been Adding Lately – Video Feature

Artists We’ve Been Adding Lately – Video Feature

January 24, 2017 | By

Over the first couple of months of the new year, we’ve been adding a fair number of artists to our rotation … and it’s looking like there is going to be a whole lot more great new roots music coming in the months ahead. Here’s a bit of a recap, in video form, of our […]

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