Beloved friend of AUK Bob Harris has launched a brand new live music show called the “Whispering Bobcast” which launched last week for an initial six-week run. Yeah sorry we’re just telling you about this now, always late to the party. The live shows are free to view, thanks to a Founder’s crowdfunding Initiative and broadcast live on the Roots Live! Platform and will include guests “from every corner of the music industry.” Names already confirmed for the first series include Lauren Housley, Raul Malo, Blackberry Smoke, Rodney Crowell, Haroula Rose, Ida Mae, The Hold Steady, Emily Barker, Todd Snider, Lukas Nelson, Richard Thompson, Kathleen Edward, Elles Bailey, John Smith, and John Hiatt with Jerry Douglas.
Bob said of the new show: “I am excited to be working with such an incredible team to bring a unique experience of music, conversation and sound, with exclusive performances by some of the world’s most respected musicians. The Whispering Bobcast represents the culmination of my fifty-year career in music. Mark Lewis, Technical Director of Northern Cowboy Films which is producing the show commented: “It’s an honour to be part of the launch of the Whispering Bobcast. It’s exciting to think how we can push the boundaries of the Podcast format and deliver something more visual and interactive, where the viewer can have an impact on how the show gets made!”
The Bobcast will feature chatting, live performances, more chatting and deep dives into Bob’s own archive of playlists Archive from his unparalleled career in the music broadcasting industry including The Old Grey Whistle Test, BBC Radio Shows. Bob will be aided by Archivist Alex Bremer and a remote setup from his recording studio with Miles Myerscough-Harris at the helm. The show will be broadcast from Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield and will include live studio performances and live on air links to artists in the UK and USA.
You can catch the show over at Roots Live here.