ReFolkUs Podcast Ep. 38: Supporting Your Health Through Herbs w/ Sarah Jane Scouten

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In this week's episode, we chat with folk artist and herbalist, Sarah Jane Scouten.

Sarah Jane shares her philosophy on how musicians can achieve career longevity by prioritizing their health and discusses the benefits of using various herbs to help alleviate the mental and physical pressures of being on the road. Sarah Jane also provides tips and recommendations for what a touring musician's herbal toolkit should include.

Additionally, Sarah Jane talks about her experience as a mentor for the FMO Developing Artist Program and her newly released record, ‘Turn to Gold.’

Buy / Listen to ‘Turn to Gold’

Watch "Willie's Diamond Joe" performed and recorded live at the Folk Music Ontario Conference featuring Jessie Gosling & Nicholas Campbell, who were participants in the Developing Artist Program, as well as their mentor throughout the program Sarah Jane Scouten.

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About Sarah Jane Scouten

Sarah Jane Scouten is a Canadian folk and Americana songwriter. Her songs pay their respects to 60s and 70s country songwriters Willie Nelson, John Prine, Bobby Gentry and weave in British folk revival elements with a continuous thread leading back to her roots in bluegrass and old time music. After a transformative four years, training as a herbalist in southwest Scotland, Sarah Jane has released her fifth album Turned to Gold (Light Organ Records). Sarah Jane offers a new depth and solidity as a songwriter. With producer Johnny Payne's (The Shilohs) gift for modern vintage arrangement, this is destined to be your next favourite road trip album.

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Presented by Folk Music Ontario
Hosted by Rosalyn Dennett
Produced by Kayla Nezon and Rosalyn Dennett
Mixed by Jordan Moore of The Pod Cabin
Theme music “Amsterdam” by King Cardiac
Artwork by Jaymie Karn