My featured guest for the 22nd episode of Spirit and Roots was the mighty Sean Taylor, one of the UK’s finest political songwriters.

This was our first show post-lockdown in the UK, due to the Coronavirus, so this interview and the ones to follow will all be done via telephone!

We talked about Sean’s songwriting influences, how he sees the role of the artists, and why there’s no more inspiring place than the road.

You can listen to the entire show and interview here:

Episode 20 Playlist

1/ MAVIS STAPLES – Hard Times Come Again No More – Beautiful Dreamer

2/ NANCI GRIFFITH – Trouble In The Fields – Lone Star State of Mind

3/ THE FINN BROTHERS – Won’t Give In – Everyone Is Here

4/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON – Y’All Means All – Trolling for Dreams

5/ LORNA ROBERTS – Life Is Good – Life Is Good

6/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Waiting On A Sunny Day – The Rising

7/ LABBI SIFFRE – So Strong – So Strong

8/ JIMMY CLIFF – Many Rivers To Cross – Jimmy Cliff

9/ GREG BROWN – Say A Little Prayer – In The Hills Of California

10/ SEAN TAYLOR – This Is England – Live In London

11/ SEAN TAYLOR – So Fine – Live In London

12/ OTIS SPANN – Half Ain’t Been Told – Walking The Blues

13/ RICHIE HAVENS – You’ll Never Know – Wishing Well

14/ DOUG PETERS – Rock Of The Last Gasp – Songs From The Swag

15/ PETE SEEGER – We Shall Overcome – Clearwater Classics

16/ ERIC BIBB – Lead Me, Guide Me – Rainbow People

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