SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #5 w/ GRAHAM ROBINS – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

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.

GRAHAM ROBINS – OUR NEXT GUEST – 29 JUNE

Fantastic news! 

Spirit and Roots will now be going out twice a month!

As well as our regular 2nd Tuesday (9-10pm GMT) broadcast, we will now be airing a second monthly show on the 4th Saturday (2-4pm GMT).

Thanks to everybody who has supported the show so far – it’s truly appreciated.

Our next guest will be the Mister Soul, Graham Robins. Make sure to tune in 29 June (2-4pm GMT) for that.



Here is a track from his latest record:

SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #4 w/ HANNAH SCOTT – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guest on the fourth episode of Spirit and Roots was the Suffolk songbird, Hannah Scott. We had a Fathers Day theme on this show and, fittingly, here is a video of her playing her song, ‘My Dad and I’, for us in the studio.


We talked about the long-term influence of Counting Crows and how meeting long-time collaborator, Stefano Della Casa, indelibly transformed her approach to making music.


You can listen to the entire interview and show here:


Episode 4 Playlist

1/ DARRELL SCOTT – Thanksgiving 1985 / The Songs of Ben Bullington

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

3/ HANNAH SCOTT – Walk A Wire / Single

4/ HANNAH SCOTT – My Dad And I / The Space Inbetween

5/ COUNTING CROWS – Sullivan Street / August and Everything After

6/ CHAIM TANNENBAUM – My Old Man / Chaim Tannenbaum

7/ PIERCE PETTIS – Your Father’s Son / Father’s Son

8/ LOUDON WAINWRIGHT – Men / So Damn Happy

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


 

SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #3 w/ SIMON STANLEY-WARD – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guest on the third episode of Spirit and Roots was the always excellent Simon Stanley-Ward. Here is a video of him playing ‘Beluga Whale’ from his new record.


We spoke about the influence of the 2 great John’s – Otway and Prine – on his music, and how a side-career in stand-up comedy helped him develop into into the dynamic performer he is today.


You can listen to the entire interview and show here:


Episode 3 Playlist

1/ THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF LOS ANGELES – The Times They Are A-Changin’  / Dylan’s Gospel

2/ DELBERT MCCLINTON – B-Movie Boxcar Blues / Second Wind

3/ SIMON STANLEY-WARD – The Monster Song / Simon Stanley-Ward

4/ SIMON STANLEY-WARD – Beluga Whale / Songs From Various Places

5/ JOHN PRINE – Lake Marie / Live On Tour

6/ JOHN OTWAY – A413 Revisited / The Best and Second-Best of John Otway

7/ LINDA THOMPSON w/ ANTONY – Beauty / Versatile Heart

8/ IRMA THOMAS – I Think It’s Going To Rain Today / Simply Grand

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