Category: Special Features

Feature Album of the Week – Dancing With The Beast from Gretchen Peters

Feature Album of the Week – Dancing With The Beast from Gretchen Peters

June 18, 2018 | By

A new record from Gretchen Peters is something to be anticipated, and then enjoyed while giving one’s full attention to every word, and every musical nuance in each track. Gretchen is, from my perspective, one of the very best songwriters working today, and an artist in every sense of the word. Dancing With the Beast […]

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Feature Album of the Week – June 11 2018 – Out From Under – Michael McDermott

Feature Album of the Week – June 11 2018 – Out From Under – Michael McDermott

June 11, 2018 | By

There has been no shortage of great new roots music released so far this year … and really, there never is a shortage of great new music if you just put in a little time to check it out! Here at FolkNRoots Radio we try to stay on top of the new stuff, getting it […]

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New Adds – February & March, 2018

New Adds – February & March, 2018

March 19, 2018 | By

Over the last couple of months we have added tracks from these artists, who are new to our rotation: Erin Costelo, Laurelle Augustyn , Dan McKenna Music , Rod Picott , I’m With Her , JOHNNYSWIM We’ve also added new music from these artists who have appeared in our rotation in the past: Joan Baez, Parker Millsap, Paul Thorn Check out the […]

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Back Tracks.  New Show Debuts This Week on FolkNRoots Radio

Back Tracks. New Show Debuts This Week on FolkNRoots Radio

March 5, 2018 | By

One of the big pluses in our change over to a new streaming service for the station is greatly enhanced cloud space. What this means is that adding new music no longer requires deleting older music from the server. Among the many benefits of this expanded space is that we are able to launch or […]

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New Adds This Week

New Adds This Week

January 29, 2018 | By

We’ve added tracks from four artists this week, on FolkNRoots Radio. The LYNNeS Canadian songwriters Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson have joined forces as The Lynnes and are releasing a record called “Heartbreak Song For the Radio”. The album drops this coming Friday, but FolkNRoots is spinning a couple of tracks this week, including the […]

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Best Roots Music Albums of 2017

Best Roots Music Albums of 2017

December 27, 2017 | By

Our pick, at #FolkNRoots Radio, for Roots Music Album of the Year is: The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit This is one of those all too rare records that hits the listener hard from the first listen to the first track, and doesn’t let up until the final song has faded. White Man’s […]

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A Dozen Great Songs from 2017

A Dozen Great Songs from 2017

December 21, 2017 | By

As much as I love albums, songs are the true bottom line in roots music. Here is our list of twelve outstanding roots music songs, released in 2017. The songs are listed in alphabetical order, by artist name, and yes, we have included two songs from Jason Isbell.   Bless My Heart – Angaleena Presley Angaleena’s […]

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Favourite Performance Video – 2017 – Kasey Chambers – Ain’t No Little Girl

Favourite Performance Video – 2017 – Kasey Chambers – Ain’t No Little Girl

December 21, 2017 | By

This is our second year with this little year end nugget. Videos have become a big deal, obviously, and can be a great promotional tool for both artists and venues. This year #FolkNRoots Radio is choosing Kasey Chambers, performing her song “Ain’t No Little Girl”, at City Winery, New York. In truth, it could have […]

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Seven Excellent Americana Albums from 2017

Seven Excellent Americana Albums from 2017

December 20, 2017 | By

One more list before we get to the big one. This time it’s Americana Music that’s in the year end spotlight. Artists are listed alphabetically. Check out these clips, and if you like the tunes, buy the records.   Rodney Crowell (Official) – Close Ties Gill Landry – Love Rides A Dark Horse Jason Isbell & The 400 […]

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Five Canadian Roots Music Albums from 2017 You Need To Hear

Five Canadian Roots Music Albums from 2017 You Need To Hear

December 18, 2017 | By

There’s a lot of great music happening in Canada, and the Canadian Roots Music scene is no exception. Here are five of our favourite Canadian releases from the past year, that we at #FolkNRoots Radio think every roots music lover needs to hear. Here’s a video sample of live performances of tracks from each of […]

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