Music

I’ve had the privilege of meeting some great musicians over the past couple of years, spending time with them and my trusty Tascam recorder! Thanks to Ade at Glovebox Live and Dave at FFG for their editing skills.

 

sarah mcquaidSARAH McQUAID  – Recorded before her performance at The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, singer/songwriter, Sarah McQuaid discusses her new album, the art of song-writing and folk icon, Michael Chapman’s guitar! If we dig any deeper, it could get dangerous!

 

emily barkerEMILY BARKER –  The 2018 UK Americana award winner talks about recording in Memphis, her new album ‘Sweet Kind of Blue’ and how her song ‘Nostalgia’ became the title track for the BBC series, ‘Wallander’, starring Kenneth Branagh. Click here to read the written interview.

 

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MADDY PRIOR – From her home in Cumbria, exerpts from a phone interview with Steeleye Span’s, Maddy Prior. Maddy talks about touring with Steeleye, songwriting and her new album with Giles Lewin and Hannah James, “Shortwinger.”

 

big-boy-bloaterBIG BOY BLOATER – The Luxury Hobo himself, Big Boy Bloater, comes out of the Hampshire swamp and gives the lowdown on Carl Perkins, Wanda Jackson, boogie and the blues.

 

fay-hieldFAY HIELD –  One of the country’s finest interpreters of traditional song, folk artist and doctor of ethnomusicology, Fay Hield, talks about folk’s resurgence and her life in music. A conversation at the lovely Chipping Norton Theatre.

 

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SHOW OF HANDS – Phil Beer and Steve Knightley of Show Of Hands talk all things folk at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool.

 

IMG_9293ERJA LYYTINEN – Finland’s First Lady of the Blues, Erja Lyytinen, talks about her new album, touring and growing up on the Blues.

 

Image result for nine below zeroNINE BELOW ZERO – R ‘n’ B veterans, Nine Below Zero talk about growing up with the blues, getting signed in the 70s and the modern bluesmen who are bringing it back home! In conversation with Dennis Greaves, Mark Feltham and Mickey Burkey.

 

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THE MASTERSONS – Husband and wife duo, Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore shiver in the grip of an English winter but talk about touring, being a part of Steve Earle’s band and changes in the music business.

 

Capture.4JPGMARTIN CARTHY – In a post-gig conversation, the Godfather of English folk music, Martin Carthy, discusses the enduring appeal of traditional song, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan, and pulls no punches with regard to his thoughts about certain aspects of the recording industry.

 

STACIE COLLINS liveSTACIE COLLINS– In her own words, she’s the genuine, harp-howlin’, twang-bangin’ rock’n roller from the USA. As part of a written interview for Blues In Britain magazine, Nashville blues singer and harmonica player, Stacie Collins, takes time to chat from her home in Nashville.