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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Blues & Roots Radio Wins Prestigious International Award


By Megan Routledge.

Blues & Roots Radio, has won the ISSA (International Singer-Songwriters Association) award for International Radio Station of the Year 2021.

The International Singer Songwriters Association was founded by Tamanie Dove, a singer-songwriter born and raised in Nashville, now residing in Atlanta who is dedicated to supporting and serving independent artists, and encouraging aspiring and professional singers and songwriters in all genres of music worldwide. Website:

Blues & Roots Radio was established in 2013 by professional musicians and music lovers, an independent global online platform was created for artists to be heard by as wide an audience as possible.

The station has been pushing the boundaries of online radio since their inception, they have won two previous awards in Canada in 2014 and 2017, this is the first major award internationally, and recognizes their achievements of supporting independent artists around the world.

From their headquarters in Ontario, Canada and office in Victoria, Australia, Blues & Roots Radio broadcasts over fifty radio shows, most of which are exclusively produced for their network from around the world. They continue to expand, evolve and maintain the highest standards of artistic content.

Founder, Stevie Connor, has developed a unique network of media partners, affiliations and friends around the world who share the stations passion and values, they work together to advance opportunities for artists to be heard and read about globally.

Stevie is also the founder of The Sound Cafe magazine, we asked him what this award means to him, Stevie said "To be recognized for the work we do internationally by the very people that we set up to help is an amazing thing, I curate the radio shows and have some amazing radio hosts on our weekly schedule who give their time to recording and promoting the artists, they produce top quality shows, this award is for all their hard work and dedication, and for the team at The Sound Cafe magazine too, many of the contributors are from our Blues & Roots Radio team", he added "We'd like to thank the ISSA for our nomination and award, it gives us a great boost knowing that the work we do is valued, I am humbled and delighted to have received it on behalf of the station."

Blues & Roots Radio airs 7/24 and is well worth a listen, it's a multi-genre platform playing Roots, Americana, Celtic Music, Contemporary Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriters and more.

You can listen to a selection of their shows on our Podcast page HERE

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Playlist For Corby's Orbit Show of 3 September 2021 with Clara Engel and Hannah Barstow


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought to you by 
Ecstatic Pasta, Pizza Pizzazz, & Apocalyptic Polenta)

5:00 Evocative Eventualities

* Michael Reinhart ~ Nola ~ Echo

Jorma Kaukonen ~ Bright Side ~ River Of Time

Halsey ~ Girl Is A Gun ~ If I Can't Have Love I Want Power NEW RELEASE

* ATTLAS feat. MAYLYN ~ Into The Arms Of Lovers NEW RELEASE

* Big Little Lions ~ Finally ~ The Singles NEW RELEASE

* The New Pornographers ~ The Laws Have Changed ~ The Electric Version

* Revolution Of The Heart (Isaac Murdoch & Matt Epp) ~ Indian Song ~ You Were Chosen To Be Here PRE RELEASE due 1 October 2021

* Caroline-Marie Brooks ~ Night Drive ~ Everything At The Same Time NEW RELEASE

* Fokus ~ Sweet Tooth NEW RELEASE

* Dano Chase ~ Dancing In The Sand ~ All The New Days NEW RELEASE Get your copy here

Little Joe & The Thrillers ~ Peanuts (1957)

5:45 Free Jazz

* Ernesto Cervini'sTurboprop ~ Smile ~ Abundance @ Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival Saturday 8 p.m. FREE

* Jon Gordon ~ Modality ~ Stranger Than Fiction NEW RELEASE

6:00 Acute Engel
* Clara Engel ~ Yesterday We Lived Forever / Interview / Heart Of Rags ~ Dressed In Borrowed Light NEW RELEASE

6:20 Doin' It For The Scratch

* The Human Rights feat. Ras Yunchie ~  Workin' ~  NEW RELEASE

LEE SCRATCH PERRY (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936 – 29 August 2021) - Dr. Lee, PhD with The Beastie Boys (Hello Nasty) / Tan And See with Max Romeo (War Inna Babylon) / Now Generation! with The Heptones (Party Time)

6:30 Underneath Beneath

* Hannah Barstow / Interview / September Song / Beneath ~  Beneath 
NEW RELEASE CD Release @Jazz Bistro Wednesday, 22 September

6:50 So-Called Distancing

* Death Party Playground ~ Make It Home ~ The Good Years EP NEW RELEASE

Tommy Castro ~ Somewhere ~ A Bluesman Came To Town ( Alligator ) NEW RELEASE

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Playlist for Corby's Orbit Show of 27 August 2021 with Kaitlin Thatcher and Shawna Caspi


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

( Brought to you by Comet Omelettes, Asteroid Pastas & 
Meatier Showers)

5:00 Spoken World

* Port Cities ~ Parachute

* Anthony OKS ~ Clearly Now ~ In The Garden EP NEW RELEASE out 24 September

* bigmcenroe ~ Brandon After Dark ~ Brandon NEW RELEASE

* Debra-Jean Creelman ~ Faith Is Easy ~ Threshold NEW RELEASE

* Clara Engel ~ Flame Tree Sings ~ Dressed In Borrowed Light EP NEW RELEASE On Corby's Orbit Next Week

* Kaitlin Thatcher ~ Interview / Moving On NEW RELEASE

Foundation ~ Sometimes ~ Flames (1988)

5:35 Superphonic Sounds

* The Crowleys feat. Giulianna Frontini ~ Somnia 

* Alex Lefaivre Quartet ~ Led Zeppelin's The Immigrant Song ~ Naufrages NEW RELEASE

* Arkells ~ Swing Swing Swing NEW RELEASE

* Hanah Barstow ~ Love To Have You Near Me ~ Beneath NEW RELEASE

* Shakey Trill ~ Hold On To It ~ Shakey Trill NEW RELEASE

* Carson Koa ~ Breakfast Special NEW RELEASE

5:55 Shawna Delights

* Shawna Caspi ~ One More Chance / Interview / Echo /  Celebrate (live) / Hold The Light ~ Hurricane Coming NEW RELEASE

6:20 Happy Everly After 

Don Everly (February 1, 1937 – August 21, 2021) / 
Phil Everly (born January 19, 1939, died January 3, 2014)

The Everly Brothers ~ I'm Not Angry / I Know Love / Like Strangers / Poor Jenny / Temptation / How Can I Meet Her / These Shoes / Walk ight Back / Stick With Me Baby / Don't Blame Me ~ The Legendary Everly Brothers (Readers Digest Music)

6:40 Epic Epilogue

The Rolling Stones feat. Charlie Watts  (2 June 1941 – 24 August 2021) ~ Get Off My Cloud (Live)

SATE ~ Howler ~ So Nice I Played It Twice NEW RELEASE

* Silver Pools ~ Crushed Hat ~ Chroma NEW RELEASE