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.


SIMON STANLEY WARD – OUR NEXT GUEST – 25 MAY

The next episode of Spirit and Roots will be Saturday 25th May.

And I’m delighted to announce my featured guest will be the supreme, Simon Stanley Ward.


You can hear his latest single, ‘Beluga Whale,’ here:


Please join us live at www.K2KRadio.com 3-4pm (GMT)


 

SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #2 w/ TRENT MILLER – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guest on the second episode of Spirit and Roots was the legendary Trent Miller. Here is a video of him playing his new single – ‘How Soon Is Never.’


Among other things, we spoke about his musical journey from Italy to London; Celine Dion; and how, like Townes Van Zandt, his songs come to him in dreams.


You can listen to the entire interview and show here:


Spirit and Roots goes out live the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 9-10pm (GMT) on K2Kradio.com.

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


Episode 2 Playlist

1/ LUTHER ‘SNAKE’ JOHNSON – Take It Off Him and Put It On Me / Get Down To The Nitty Gritty

2/ CASE LANG VEIRS – Song For Judee / Case Lang Veirs

3/ TRENT MILLER – Moonlight Cafe / Time Between Us

4/ TRENT MILLER – How Soon Is Never / Time Between Us

5/ GENE CLARK – Rain Song / Firebyrd

6/ HANK WONDER – Height of Land / Little Mysteries

7/ BOBBY WOMACK – If I Could Quit While I’m Behind / BW Goes CW

8/ SPIRITUALIZED – Cool Waves / Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space