In this weeks’ retro slot we go back to 1993 for a lovely live performance of the wonderful Sweet Old World from the album of the same name. Have a great weekend everyone.
This is a rootsy blue collar song from Australian singer-songwriter Dani Young. As she says, it’s one of those “Get me out the hell of here!” pieces. It’s her first solo release and she also directed the video.
Well, it is well into December so definitely time for a Christmas song or two and this from Jane Sheldon adds a nice twist, celebrating the woman behind the scenes rather than the man on the sleigh.
A lovely tribute to his later father from Steve Gunn’s new album The Unseen In Between, out on January 18th. He’s touring Europe in March with a few UK dates in April too.
From his new album ‘Emotional Geography’ released on February 22nd with a launch gig at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, this is a powerful powerful song of immigration and refugees that doesn’t so much tug on the heartstrings as yank them almost out.
The exclamation being the show’s, not our surprise. Leaving you this weekend dear reader with a clip rather than a news story. Phosphorescent aka singer-songwriter Matthew Houck and band appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday to play ‘New Birth in New England’ which is taken from the band’s latest album ‘C’est La Vie’ which hasn’t been given a proper UK release yet but hey, we are citizens of nowhere these days. It’s a lovely version of the tune and full of pizzazz (imagine that on a triple word score in Scrabble). Have a good one.
Captured live in Bristol in 1995, this is the great American folk/blues performer Chris Smither with his classic I Am The Ride. Have a great weekend everybody.
From his EP Chasing Gold, out now, comes this delicately lovely piano-led song from a new name to AUK Towers, Australian singer-songwriter Dustin Tebbutt, accompanied by a very nice video.
From their new album, Gran Pavo Real, this is a great roots groove with a slightly retro 70s feel to it from Nashville outfit Great Peacock.
From his imminent new album ‘Ever Green, Ever Rain’ this is a beautifully soulful song from Michael McArthur. In his own words: “The older I become the more time matters. Which is ironic, as it seems now the days are ever fleeting. I don’t mean time for the sake of having it, but for how I give it away. I want to spend mine loving, and I get to, at home and through my songs. Elaine is a gentle reminder to myself and to you, that love is the only thing worth our time.”