SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #7 w/ JASON MCNIFF – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guest on the fifth episode of Spirit and Roots was the one and only Jason McNiff. Here he is performing the track, ‘I Remember You,’ for us live in the studio.


We had a great chat discussing the influence of Bert Jansch, Leonard Cohen and the Hankdogs on his music. And he was also generous enough to share with us an insight into how he approaches songwriting.


You can listen to the entire interview and show here:


Episode 7 Playlist

1/ CARY HUDSON – Mississippi Country Girl – Mississippi Moon

2/ PETER MULVEY – Fools Errand – There Is Another World

3/ TASHA COBBS – You Know My Name – Heart.Passion.Pursuit

4/ MARTIN SIMPSON – Batchelors Hall – Prodigal Son

5/ MARK KNOPFLER – What It Is – Sailing To Philadelphia

6/ LIAM CLANCY – Aghadoe – The Essential Liam Clancy

7/ JASON MCNIFF – Winds of Zaragoza – Joy And Independence

8/ LEONARD COHEN – Take This Longing – New Skin for the Old Ceremony

9/ JEFFREY MARTIN – October Dark – One Go Around

10/ HANK DOGS – Thought Messages – Bareback

11/ JASON MCNIFF – I Remember You – Nobody’s Son

12/ DAVY GRAHAM – Anji – Fire In The Soul

13/ BERT JANSCH – Edge Of A Dream – Edge Of A Dream

14/ JENNIFER WARNES – So Sad – Another Time, Another Place

15/ TERRY EVANS – Big Bad Daddy Good – Mississippi Magic

16/ BILLY JOEL – Always A Woman To Me – The Stranger

17/ NEIL FINN – Love Is Emotional – Out Of Silence

18/ INARA GEORGE – Release Me – Dearest Everybody

19/ DICK GAUGHAN – Games People Play – Different Kind Of Love Song

20/ JOHN MARTYN – Singing In The Rain – Bless The Weather

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SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #6 w/ PHIL RYAN – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guest on the fifth episode of Spirit and Roots was the great Phil Ryan. Here is him performing the track, ‘Love Walks Away,’  for us live in the studio.


A font of stories, we talked about playing Red Square in Moscow to 100, 000 people, the campaign to save Denmark Street and he showcased his lovely new guitar for the first time live!


You can listen to the entire interview and show here:


Episode 6 Playlist

1/ THE SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET – Mendocino – Mendocino

2/ JIMMY LAFAVE – Long Time Ago – The Beautiful Old

3/ ERIC BIBB – Needed Time – Songbook

4/ PHIL RYAN – As We Grow Old – Single

5/ PHIL RYAN – Love Walks Away – Single

6/ BILL WITHERS – Ain’t No Sunshine – Just As I Am

7/ PETER CONWAY – Hear Me Now – Stay

8/ DOUG PETERS – Inman and Ada – Songs of the Swag

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

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.