Tag: Feature Album of the Week

Feature Album of the Week – Shouted, Written Down and Quoted from Greensky Bluegrass

Feature Album of the Week – Shouted, Written Down and Quoted from Greensky Bluegrass

September 30, 2016 | By

What are Greensky Bluegrass? Well, as their name suggests, they are a bluegrass band … though some purists would argue. There’s no fiddle, but there are no drums either. They are a true indie band, with their own label … whose last release debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart. They are a band […]

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Feature Album of the Week – The List from Rosanne Cash

Feature Album of the Week – The List from Rosanne Cash

September 24, 2016 | By

When Rosanne Cash finished high school, she went on the road with her father, Johnny Cash, for two and a half years. Those years were, in a lot of ways, her post secondary education in country and roots music. One of the assigned readings for Rosanne was a list her dad had written out, enumerating […]

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North by South – A Celebration of Canadian Songwriting from Claire Lynch

North by South – A Celebration of Canadian Songwriting from Claire Lynch

September 14, 2016 | By

North by South. “It all started with an e-mail from a fan in Toronto.” Claire Lynch is anything but a new voice on the musical horizon. She has been doing what she does, brilliantly, since the 70s. The Front Porch String Band. Success as both a songwriter and a session singer. Finally a string of […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Kid Sister from The Time Jumpers

Feature Album of the Week – Kid Sister from The Time Jumpers

September 9, 2016 | By

The Time Jumpers, a brilliant Western Swing band, have just released their third album, Kid Sister. It is our Feature Album of the Week on FolkNRoots Radio. The record is named for Dawn Sears, a member of the band who passed at the end of 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. The band was established in Nashville in […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Nine Pin from Kaia Kater

Feature Album of the Week – Nine Pin from Kaia Kater

July 30, 2016 | By

Born of African-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: one her family’s deep ties to Canadian folk music in her Toronto home; the other the years she spent learning and studying Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her acclaimed debut album Sorrow Bound (May 2015) touched on this divide, but her new album, […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Good Luck Man from Carson McHone

Feature Album of the Week – Good Luck Man from Carson McHone

July 15, 2016 | By

Carson McHone is an alt-country/Americana songwriter from Austin, Texas. “She writes songs like her life depends on it…” – Ray Wylie Hubbard” “Good Luck Man“, released in 2015, is Carson’s first full length record, following a self titled EP from 2013, and it is our Feature Album of the Week here on FolkNRoots Radio. The songs […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Southern Family

Feature Album of the Week – Southern Family

July 2, 2016 | By

Our Feature Album of the Week is the Dave Cobb produced concept album, Southern Family. It made our list of ten favourite records of 2016, so far, and for good reason. This is a remarkable collection of songs from some of the best singer songwriters in Americana and mainstream country today. Check our schedule to […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Exodus of Venus from Elizabeth Cook

Feature Album of the Week – Exodus of Venus from Elizabeth Cook

June 25, 2016 | By

Elizabeth Cook is a singer songwriter, originally from Florida. She has been called “The Queen of Outlaw Country”, and she hosts a show on Sirius Radio. Exodus of Venus is her brand new record, released just a week ago. It’s her first album of new material since 2010, which is a long time between records, […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Willow Springs from Michael McDermott

Feature Album of the Week – Willow Springs from Michael McDermott

June 17, 2016 | By

Michael McDermott is a poet, a man of words, as well as music. He includes a lyric sheet in his press kit, and with his records. That says much and more about the importance of words to the man and his music. He released his first album, 620 W. Surf, back in 1991, and has […]

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Feature Album of the Week – Infamous Stringdusters: Ladies and Gentlemen

Feature Album of the Week – Infamous Stringdusters: Ladies and Gentlemen

June 10, 2016 | By

They arrived on the scene in 2007, with their debut album Fork In The Road, and have been called, among other superlatives, `the future of bluegrass`. With their seventh studio record, The Infamous Stringdusters decided to take a page out of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings `Kings and Queens` playbook, and invite a different guest […]

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