By Stevie Connor
New Schedules Launched At Blues & Roots Radio
The day has finally arrived, we launch our brand new Discover schedule at Midnight tonight EDT, and there are some
exciting changes to the schedule on the Essential channel.
The Discover Channel
What sort of music and playlists can you expect ?
Well, we are pretty excited about our ' Unearthed ' playlist, as the name suggests we will be playing tracks that you just might not have heard from artists that are launching new albums / EP's or are emerging talent, there will be a mix of Roots, Blues, Folk, Celtic and everything in between, each month we will be creating a whole new playlist giving a great platform for artists to showcase their musical creations and be ' Discovered '
I don't want to give too much away, but, here is an artist that will be featured on the show.
Blues & Roots Radio Worldwide Airplay Chart
We launch a brand new weekly airplay chart on August 5th at Noon EDT, as part of the launch we will also be launching our new radio show that compliments the chart.
Sunday August 5th at Noon EDT we will be playing the top ten tracks from the chart on the first of our weekly shows. It's a very exciting initiative and we hope you can listen in, support the artists who are featured, we know you'll enjoy the music.
Fatea Showcase Sessions
Further strengthening our partnership with Fatea Magazine we will be airing a playlist of artists who have donated tracks to their free download compilation, the artists are from all over the world and deserve recognition for making a track available.
Featuring 16 exceptional artists available for you to to listen to.
You can visit the Fatea Magazine website to download the tracks free of charge, thanks to the artists, from August 1st.
You will be able to hear music by artists like UK based Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage
Also on the showcase sessions is a track by Newfoundland singer / songwriter Matthew Byrne
The Essential Channel
Blues Source International
We have a brand new show just created for Blues and Roots Radio airing at 7pm EDT this Friday, Blues Source International is presented by Ken Wallis who will be showcasing international Blues artists, Ken hosts the hugely popular ' Blues Blast ' show every Thursday at 8pm EDT where he showcases Canadian Blues artists.
On Blues Source International Ken will feature three tracks from each weeks featured artists bringing some amazing music to your ears. You will hear music by artists like Victor Wainwright and many more.
Along with Blues Source International we will be adding another two Canadian shows to the schedule, The Rockin' Blues Show with Brent Morrison who is based in British Columbia and The Eastern Passage with Craig Mills, Craig is based in Toronto but is originally from Newfoundland and he showcases all East Coast Canadian talent.
We now have a fantastic mix of Canadian shows stretching all the way from BC with Brent Morrison, and into Alberta with Cindy McLeod and Les Siemieniuk, Ontario based shows are plentiful with Ken Wallis ( two shows ), Zoe Garden, Michael Wrycraft ( two shows ), Michael Williams, myself ( three shows )and Craig Mills ( two shows ) along with Carolyn Fe from Quebec.
On top of that we are adding to the mix The Celticset with Calum MacDonald from the Isle of Lewis in Scotland playing Celtic, Folk and Roots music and Richard Harris with the Folk and Blues Show from Frome, England,
It makes for the strongest mix of shows I've been able to put together on the channel, I know you will enjoy the mix here and on Discover, there is something for everyone.
If you can, spread the word for us and tell your friends, the artists will appreciate that.
More details will be released next week, watch out for the announcements and social media activity.
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Thanks for all your support
Until next week, happy listening