Tag: Feature Album of the Week

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 […]

Read More

Feature Album of the Week – Black Irish from Shannon McNally

Feature Album of the Week – Black Irish from Shannon McNally

May 27, 2017 | By

Shannon McNally is not a new voice on the roots music scene. She’s been at it since her college days, and she has seven previous albums to her credit, but the considered opinion seems to be that her new record, ‘Black Irish”, might just be the one to break her big on the Americana music […]

Read More

Uneven Ground from Lynne Hanson – Feature Album of the Week

Uneven Ground from Lynne Hanson – Feature Album of the Week

April 8, 2017 | By

Lynne Hanson has been a favourite here at FolkNRoots Radio for quite a while now, so when I heard that she had a new record coming down the pipe, excited anticipation hit hard. Adding to the anticipation was the fact that Winnipeg based singer songwriter Scott Nolan was on board as producer. When I started listening […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Feature Album of The Week – The Soul and The Heal from Gurf Morlix

Feature Album of The Week – The Soul and The Heal from Gurf Morlix

January 27, 2017 | By

He was born in Buffalo, and raised in Texas, but the Buffalo roots run deep for him, as evidenced in the song, Dirty Old Buffalo, the lead track on his album “Eatin’ At Me”. He is a songwriter’s songwriter; a Texas songwriter. He has worked with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mary Gauthier and Robert Earl Keen, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Feature Album of the Week – Christmas #1

Feature Album of the Week – Christmas #1

December 10, 2016 | By

This week in the Feature Album slot we are playing selections from two great, traditional roots music Christmas records. Light of the Stable from Emmylou Harris and Good News from Kathy Mattea.

Read More

Feature Album of the Week – The Weight of These Wings from Miranda Lambert

Feature Album of the Week – The Weight of These Wings from Miranda Lambert

December 3, 2016 | By

There was a lot of buzz in anticipation of this new record from Miranda Lambert. Miranda is, after all, a pretty big deal in Country Music, and The Weight of These Wings was going to be a double CD release. That’s a lot of music. Then there was the talk that Lambert was moving away from […]

Read More

Feature Album of the Week – Boots No. 1 The Official Revival Bootleg – Gillian Welch

Feature Album of the Week – Boots No. 1 The Official Revival Bootleg – Gillian Welch

November 29, 2016 | By

Our Feature Album of the Week this week on FolkNRoots Radio is the much anticipated new/old record from Gillian Welch. Boots No. 1 is a collection of demos, outtakes and alternate versions from the recording of Gillian’s first album, Revival. We can’t fit the whole double CD into our one hour format, but we have […]

Read More