Category: Special Features

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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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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Roots Music on a Saturday

Roots Music on a Saturday

January 21, 2017 | By

Saturday is always a big day at FolkNRoots Radio. Tons of great music from all over the roots map, like every day on FNR, but Saturday afternoon we debut the brand new episode of Twenty Eight Tunes with Stephen Milligan, followed immediately by the new Feature Album of the Week. Twenty Eight Tunes … four […]

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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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