My featured guest on the fifth episode of Spirit and Roots was Graham Robins. Here is him performing the track, ‘Strong,’ live for us in the studio.

He talked about the role of spirituality in his music, the influence of Bob Dylan and gave us an insight into life in the Swinging 60s when he kickstarted his career.

You can listen to the entire interview and show here:

Episode 5 Playlist

1/ CHARIVARI – Reel De Barzas/Wayne Perry’s Reel – A Trip To The Holiday Lounge

2/ DAVID BALL – I Can See Arkansas – Freewheeler

3/ SOLOMON BURKE – Don’t Give Up Me – Don’t Give Up Me

4/ GRAHAM ROBINS – Back To The Heartland – The Shipping News

5/ BOB DYLAN – Positively Fourth Street – Biograph

6/ DISORDER ON THE BORDER – Love Has No Pride – Disorder On The Border

7/ BRENT COBB – Ain’t A Road Too Long – Ain’t A Road Too Long

8/ GRAHAM ROBINS – Strong – Parish Papers and Short Stories

9/ SAM COOKE AND THE SOUL STIRRERS – Last Mile Of The Way – The Complete Specialty Recordings

10/ VAN MORRISON – Enlightenment – Enlightenment

11/ LEON REDBONE – Lovesick Blues – Red To Blue

12/ DR JOHN – Just The Same – In The Right Place

13/ THE WATERBOYS – Strange Boat – Fisherman’s Blues

14/ CAST – Magic Hour – Magic Hour

15/ JOHNNY ADAMS – Now You Know – Man Of My Word

16/ RICHARD AND LINDA THOMPSON – Down Where The Drunkards Roll – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

17/ MARGARET GLASPY – Talking Like You – Vanity Of Vanities

18/ EMBRACE – That’s All Changed Forever – The Good Will Out

19/ JJ GREY AND THE MOFRO – Tame A Wild One – The River

20/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Western Stars – Western Stars

21/ BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO – Beast Of Burden – The Buckwheat Zydeco Story

All artist links can be found in the YouTube and MixCloud footnotes.