Category: Special Features

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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Ten Albums from Women, Released in 2017, That You Need To Hear

Ten Albums from Women, Released in 2017, That You Need To Hear

December 14, 2017 | By

At #FolkNRoots Radio, we strive to balance the music we play along a number of lines, including female and male artists. It can be a struggle for women in music to get their voices heard. Here are ten female artists who released albums in the past year. You might not know their names, but if […]

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Eight Great Country Records From 2017 That You Need to Hear

Eight Great Country Records From 2017 That You Need to Hear

December 13, 2017 | By

Some of these artists are well known, and some are a little bit under the radar, but in every case, these records are great examples of the real country music that is still being written, recorded and released. Artists are listed alphabetically. Check out these video clips, and if you like the tunes, buy the […]

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Nine Fine Songwriter Albums From 2017 You Need To Hear

Nine Fine Songwriter Albums From 2017 You Need To Hear

December 12, 2017 | By

These are all records where the named artist wrote, or co-wrote all of the songs on the record, and put their name on the release. We have a Songwriters Show on FolkNRoots Radio, so this seems an appropriate year end list to put out there. Records are listed alphabetically by artist name. Check out the […]

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Ten Roots Music Releases from 2017 You May Not Know, But Need to Hear

Ten Roots Music Releases from 2017 You May Not Know, But Need to Hear

December 11, 2017 | By

Year end lists time has rolled around again, but before we get to our Top Ten New Roots Records of 2017, we’re going to give you our Top Ten Small Label/Indie Artists Albums of the year. These are artists and records you may well not know about, but in every case, this is music you […]

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New In The Rotation – Thompson Wilson

New In The Rotation – Thompson Wilson

October 31, 2017 | By

I saw Thompson Wilson open for Blackie & the Rodeo Kings back when he was part of a band called Harlan Pepper. He went solo, and after doing something like 170 dates, in the States, opening for Lee Harvey Osmond, he has been opening for B&RK on their Kings and Kings tour. At Massey Hall, […]

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