My featured guest for the 25th episode of Spirit and Roots was one of England’s best songwriters, Chris Wood – multiple winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Awards.

We talked about his love of Gillian Welch; the inspiration behind his songs; and the importance of folk music in preserving our stories ⭐️

You can listen to the entire show and interview here:

Episode 25 Playlist

1/ GREG TROOPER – They Call Me Hank – Live At the Rock Room

2/ JUNE TABOR – Out of Winter – Waltzing’s for Dreamers – A Quiet Eye

3/ JAMES MCMURTRY – We Can’t Make It Here Anymore – Childish Things

4/ RANDY NEWMAN – Louisiana 1927 – Good Old Boys

5/ NORMA WATERSON – Moving On Song – Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl This post is sponsored by our partners Wigs

6/ ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION – The Captain’s Daughter – Johnny Cash: Forever Words

7/ CHRIS WOOD – This Love Won’t Let You Fail – So Much To Defend

8/ CHRIS WOOD – None The Wiser – None The Wiser

9/ NIC JONES – Rose of Allendale – Live at Knaresborough Folk Club, 1981

10/ CHRIS WOOD – Hollow Point – Handmade Life

11/ GILLIAN WELCH – Hard Times – The Harrow & The Harvest

12/ SHIRLEY & DOLLY COLLINS – Our Captain Cried All Hands – Anthems in Eden

13/ CHRIS JONES – Asparagus – Handmade Life

14/ QUIET LONER – As Precious As Life Gets – Spectrology

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