My featured guest for the 13th episode of Spirit and Roots was of the UK’s finest songwriters, Geraint Watkins. Here he is performing his track, ‘Hold Back,’ for us live in the studio.

As well as hearing his fantastic songs, we discussed where his songs come from, influences on his music, and what it was like working with great UK artists such as Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty and Peter Green.

You can listen to the entire show and interview here:

Episode 13 Playlist

1/ OLLABELLE – High On A Mountain – Riverside Battle Songs

2/ RANDY NEWMAN – Shame – Bad Love

3/ BETTY LAVETTE – It Ain’t Easy – Child Of The Seventies

4/ RODNEY CROWELL – Fate’s Right Hand – Fate’s Right Hand

5/ WILLIE NELSON – Not That I Care – You Don’t Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker

6/ L.C COOKE – Put Me Down Easy – The Complete SAR Records Recordings

7/ GERAINT WATKINS – Rush Of Blood – Rush Of Blood

8/ GERAINT WATKINS – On My Mind – Rush Of Blood

9/ VAN MORRISON – Philosopher’s Stone – Back On Top

10/ RONNIE LANE & SLIM CHANCE – Roll On Babe – Anymore For Anymore

11/ GERAINT WATKINS – Hold Back – Rush Of Blood

12/ RAY CHARLES – Mess Around – Hallelujah I Love Her So!

13/ AARON NEVILLE – Save The Last Dance For Me – Till the Night Is Gone – A Tribute to Doc Pomus

14/ STEPHEN FEARING – Red Lights In The Rain – Every Soul’s A Sailor

15/ IRIS DEMENT – Go On Ahead And Go Home – Sing the Delta

16/ ERIC TAYLOR – The Great Divide – The Great Divide

17/ THE HOLMES BROTHERS – Walk In The Light – Soul Street

18/ THE MAES – Driving Alli Through Mining Towns – The Maes

19/ DAN PENN AND SPOONER OLDHAM – I’m Living Good – Moments From This Theatre

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