Video: Whispering Bob’s Allstars “Stand by Me (2020)”

60 years ago, Ben E King wrote the beautiful ballad ‘Stand By Me’.  Right now, in the middle of a crisis for the live music industry, Whispering Bob Harris is asking all of us to stand by those working in music’s grassroots who need our support.  Harris has assembled a huge list of musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, including the likes of Rosanne Cash, Keb’ Mo’, Richard Thompson, Sam Outlaw, Darius Rucker, Martyn Joseph, Elles Bailey, Robert Vincent and many more.  The resulting cover of the King classic is simply glorious. Continue reading “Video: Whispering Bob’s Allstars “Stand by Me (2020)””

Keb Mo wins best americana album at the Grammys

So another GRAMMY awards ceremony has passed, with a list so long that it should rightly go on for 3 days. And in our cosy little niche genre, Keb Mo fought off challenges from fellow category nominees Calexico And Iron & Wine (‘Years To Burn’), Madison Cunningham (‘Who Are You Now’), J.S. Ondara (‘Tales of America’) and our dear own Yola (‘Walk Through Fire’). Continue reading “Keb Mo wins best americana album at the Grammys”