Category: Special Features

Feature Album of The Week : Deadeye from The Ballroom Thieves

Feature Album of The Week : Deadeye from The Ballroom Thieves

January 20, 2017 | By

Who are The Ballroom Thieves? The simplest answer goes like this: guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch. That’s an unusual instrumental dynamic, to be sure. I heard this band for the first time, just a couple days ago, but I was immediately captivated by their energy and their harmonies. I jumped […]

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Heather Horton’s Kickstarter Campaign

Heather Horton’s Kickstarter Campaign

January 18, 2017 | By

A favourite of FolkNRoots Radio is looking to make a new album, and she has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the project. Heather Horton is half of a duo called The Westies, with her partner, Michael McDermott. Both The Westies and Michael released excellent new records last year, “Six On The Out” and “Willow Springs“, […]

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New Shows and Changes to the Schedule at FolkNRoots Radio

New Shows and Changes to the Schedule at FolkNRoots Radio

January 16, 2017 | By

It’s a new year, and a new year should always bring something fresh, so along with all the new music we’re adding each week … and it’s been a great year for new music already with new albums from Stephen Fearing and the Infamous Stringdusters … we’re adding a couple of new shows to the schedule. […]

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New Adds Show Playlist – Week of January 16, 2017

New Adds Show Playlist – Week of January 16, 2017

January 15, 2017 | By

We’ve got a great playlist for the New Adds Show this week! One track from the brand new Infamous Stringdusters record, Laws of Gravity, our Feature Album of the Week, and a track from Stephen Fearing’s Every Soul’s A Sailor, last week’s Feature Album. We’ve also got a couple of tracks from the new Gurf […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Laws of Gravity from The Infamous Stringdusters

Feature Album of the Week – Laws of Gravity from The Infamous Stringdusters

January 14, 2017 | By

These guys have been around long enough, and put out enough consistently great records, that there is really not a lot to say about a new album from The Infamous Stringdusters, except that it’s what we’ve all come to expect. Terrific songs, stellar musicianship and tasty harmonies on the vocal tracks. Thirteen tracks, and they […]

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Top Fifteen Most Played Artists on FolkNRoots Radio – 2016

Top Fifteen Most Played Artists on FolkNRoots Radio – 2016

January 10, 2017 | By

About half way through our first year, we started tracking the most played songs of the week on FolkNRoots Radio. Each week we would post the Top Ten Most Played. Based on appearances in those Top Ten lists, here is our Top Fifteen Most Played Artists of 2016 on FolkNRoots Radio.  Congratulation to the artists, […]

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Reflections On One Year of FolkNRoots Radio

Reflections On One Year of FolkNRoots Radio

January 10, 2017 | By

On January 25, 2016, we launched FolkNRoots Radio as a full blown, 24/7, online roots music radio station. As we hit the anniversary of our launch, it’s remarkable to look back at all that has been learned as the station has been developed into what it is now … a full spectrum roots music station. We […]

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Six Great Roots Music Debut Recordings from 2016

Six Great Roots Music Debut Recordings from 2016

January 10, 2017 | By

New music is always exciting. New music from new artists or new pairings of artists can be even more so. Here are our six favourite debut albums from roots music artists from 2016. To “qualify”, the record has to be the first full length recording from the individual or group, regardless of whether they have previous […]

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The Gems You Miss Because There is So Much Great Roots Music Out There

The Gems You Miss Because There is So Much Great Roots Music Out There

January 8, 2017 | By

Over the past year, I had noticed that there was a record that was getting a fair amount of attention. It was a 2016 release, but it wasn’t from a new artist … in fact it was something like the ninth or tenth album from the artist. I kept telling myself that I needed to […]

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New Music From the Stringdusters – Laws of Gravity

New Music From the Stringdusters – Laws of Gravity

January 2, 2017 | By

Well the new year is only a day old, but already I’m starting to think about the new music that’s going to fill the months ahead! One of the first records to drop this year is the new one from The Infamous Stringdusters, titled “Laws of Gravity”, it’s coming out January 13th. For those who […]

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