SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #11 w/ LAINE HINES – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guest for the 11th episode of Spirit and Roots was the great bluesman Laine Hines. Here he is performing the track, ‘Death Letter Blues,’ for us live in the studio.


We had a great chat discussing his blues influences, his father Denny Laine’s music and his dream festival line-up.


You can listen to the entire show and interview here:


Episode 11 Playlist

1/ LEADBELLY & THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET – Midnight Special – The Blues Collection

2/ BB KING – You’re Still My Woman – Indianola Mississippi Seeds

3/ JAKE XERXES FUSSELL – The River St Johns – Spirit of the Blues

4/ GREG ALLMAN – These Days – Laid Back

5/ CHRIS SMITHER – Maybelline – Call Me Lucky

6/ TONY JOE WHITE – Rebellion – The Beginning

7/ LITTLE FEAT – Roll Um Easy – Dixie Chicken

8/ HARRY MANX – Waiting In Vain – 20 Strings and the Truth

9/ DAVID WIFFEN – One Step – David Wiffen

10/ LAINE HINES – Death Letter Blues – Unreleased

11/ WILLIE BROWN – Future Blues – American Epic

12/ ROKIA TRAORE – M’Bifo – Bowmboi

13/ NORSALUS MCKISSICK – I’ve Got A Home For You – The Great Gospel Men

14/ LAINE HINES – Fixing To Die – Unreleased

15/ COLIN BLUNSTONE – Say You Don’t Mind – One Year

16/ DENNY LAINE – Nothing To Go By – Japanese Tears

17/ MATT POWELL – I’ve Broken Her Heart Again – Austin, Texas Through The Eyes Of Terri Herbert

18/ JJ CALE – Sensitive Kind – Live

19/ BOBBY ‘BLUE’ BLAND – Lead Me On – Two Steps From The Blues

20/ BEN CAPLAN – Lullaby – Old Stock

21/ SNOOKS EAGLIN – When They Ring Them Golden Bells – New Orleans Street Singer

22/ MARION ANDERSON – Deep River – Spirituals

23/ ESTHER ROSE – You Made It This Far – You Made It This Far

24/ CHUCHO VALDES – Rita La Caimana – Genius

25/ AMOS LEE – El Camino – Live At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony

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

SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #10 w/ ODETTE MICHELL – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guest for the 10th episode of Spirit and Roots was the superb Odette Michell. Here she is performing the track, ‘The Rolling Shores of England,’ for us live in the studio.


We had a great chat discussing the folk club scene in England, political songwriting and her diverse musical influences.


You can listen to the entire interview and show here:


Episode 10 Playlist

1/ MOORE MOSS RUTTER – Dougal – III

2/ UNCLE WALT’S BAND – High Hill – Uncle Walt’s Band

3/ ODETTE MICHELL – Dance Me Through The Night – The Wildest Rose

4/ ODETTE MICHELL – The Rolling Shores of England – The Wildest Rose

5/ JONI MITCHELL – Urge For Going – Hits

6/ NIC JONES – Annachie Gordon – The Noah’s Ark Trap

7/ ANAIS MITCHELL – Your Fonder Heart – The Brightness

8/ BLAZE FOLEY – Clay Pigeons – Live at the Austin Outhouse

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