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Tom Coxworth has been part of the Canadian roots music scene since 1980. He has contributed as an organizer with the Calgary, Canmore and Edmonton Folk Festivals. He has also worked with artists as a producer, an advocate and promoter, as well as a writer for many publications that specialize in roots music. Tom is the recipient of various awards and accolades, but very proud to join his peers in 2015 being awarded the Spirit of Folk Award, then inducted into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame by the North American Folk Alliance. He considers his role sharing the music as simply being part of the collective known as the folk music community. "We all work together for the deeper meaning supporting social justice and rights for all changing the world one song as a time."

What are three go-to songs that inspire Tom?
"Nights in White Satin" by Moody Blues
"The Lark Ascending/Greensleeves" by Vaughan Williams
"Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher)" by Jackie Wilson

What is an interesting detail you might not know about Tom?
Tom is an avid collector with a large library of archives of vinyl, cd's and music memorabilia.

Folk Routes
Each week Folk Routes explores traditional and contemporary aspects of roots music. The program is generally based on English, Irish, and Scottish music styles of songwriting. The word 'routes' or 'routes music' allow the selections to find the folk in all music. "It's all folk to me."

Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tom Coxworth