The next episode of Spirit and Roots will be Saturday 12th October – 2-4pm (GMT).
My featured guest will be Geraint Watkins – one of the finest songsmiths to have ever come out the UK. Geraint’s songwriting has been lauded by Bob Dylan and he has been hired by Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Nick Lowe, Mark Knopfler and many more.
Here he is performing a track from his last album, In A Bad Mood, on Jools Holland:
My featured guest for the 12th episode of Spirit and Roots was the Godfather of London’s Alt-Folk and Americana scene, Andy Hankdog. Here he is performing his track, ‘Margaret Finch,’ for us live in the studio.
We had a great chat charting his career so far and his musical experiences with The Sex Pistols, Joan Baez, Marc Bolan – and, of course, his seminal UK Folk-Roots band, Hank Dogs.
You can listen to the entire show and interview here:
Episode 12 Playlist
1/ THE POGUES – Dark Streets of London – Red Roses for Me
2/ KIRSTY MACCOLL – Soho Square – Titanic Days
3/ STEVE POLTZ – Folk Singer – Folk Singer
4/ ANDY HANKDOG – All Ends Up – Unreleased
5/ ANDY HANKDOG – Margaret Finch – Unreleased
6/ CSNY – 4 + 20 – Deja Vu
7/ JAMIE LIN-WILSON – Hi-Fi Love – Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll
8/ T-REX – Life’s A Gas – Electric Warrior
9/ MARTIN CARTHY & FAMILY – Hog-Eye Man – Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys
10/ LOUDON WAINWRIGHT – Man & Dog – Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet)
11/ TOWNES VAN ZANDT – Catfish Song – At My Window
All artist links can be found in the YouTube and MixCloud footnotes.