Category: Special Features

Our Favourite New Roots Records of 2017 … So Far

Our Favourite New Roots Records of 2017 … So Far

June 21, 2017 | By

¬†These are the records that I keep returning to, that have been released so far this year. It’s been an exceptional year for new roots music so far, and there is a lot more coming down the pipe. As with all such lists, this is purely subjective. There are full reviews of most, if not […]

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Concert Review – Four Voices at Massey Hall Toronto

Concert Review – Four Voices at Massey Hall Toronto

June 15, 2017 | By

Last night, at Massey Hall, I got to sit front and centre for one of the very best concerts I’ve ever had the joy to witness. Joan Baez, a lifelong hero of mine for her willingness to always speak truth to power, and to act on her beliefs. Mary Chapin Carpenter, a brilliant, if understated, […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Silhouette of Sirens from Chastity Brown

Feature Album of the Week – Silhouette of Sirens from Chastity Brown

May 20, 2017 | By

Our Feature Album this week is the brand new record from Chastity Brown, “Silhouette of Sirens”. We’ve been spinning a couple of the tracks for the past couple of weeks, and the full album dropped yesterday. Chastity brings influences from Americana Soul and Gospel, along with strong roots in Folk music to inform her own […]

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New Music – Fresh Tunes in the Rotation

New Music – Fresh Tunes in the Rotation

May 8, 2017 | By

Here’s a sample of the music we’ve been adding to the playlists the last couple of weeks. It’s been a busy time for new releases! Chris Stapleton – I Was Wrong from the album From A Room: Vol 1   Angaleena Presley – Bless My Heart from the album Wrangled   John Moreland – It […]

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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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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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