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Country, rhythm and blues..

..is back with a bang! What? It never went away?… well maybe it was just under the radar a tad…

This year has seen some amazing country and blues debut album releases from Harper Simon, Dylan Leblanc and Caitlin Rose..plus you must have been living in a hole not to realise the legend that is Seasick Steve has been headlining all over this festival season.. I managed to see him at Summer Sundae and what more can I say than the guys amazing!

In homage to this new wave of country and blues.. theres a little taster of the newer stuff below:

Dylan Leblanc

Caitlin Rose

Harper Simon – the day i interviewed him..

A radio update – Shows now up for listen again:

Peggy Sue – talking one sided accordion playing, Rosa and Katy confusion and eclectic drumming..

Thai Brides and Teacakes – Rob Lees new play hits Manchester soon and he joins me alongside The Naughtys who wrote the soundtrack to the play. WARNING – This show is full of northern cheek and charm, plus the odd teacake.. with fruit bits and all..

Funeral Party – The LA punk rockers joined me to talk gambling addictions, lo-fi, NYC vs LA and more..

Plenty more coming up in future weeks too with interviews to air from Caitlin Rose, Zola Jesus, Neon Indian and more..

Tomorrows show features an interview with Rose Elinor Dougall, her debut stunning album entitled ‘Without Why’ was released this week and deserves every success in my view.. Rose joins me to talk about where this album takes her, working with Mark Ronson and Ex Dirty Pretty Things/Libertines guitarist Anthony Rossamundo and err being Jesus?!

So don’t forget to tune in 5pm on 94.4fm or http://www.salfordcityradio.org

I’ve got a couple of big promo blogs coming up in the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled but in the meantime get your ears around these:


Orphan Boy

Frankie Rose and the Outs – I blogged her last time but this album is so good it needs sharing..

Zola Jesus

Phillip Selway

The Black Angels

The Frankie and the Outs, Orphan Boy and Black Angels albums could well be a few of my top albums of 2010 on what i’ve heard so far. Immense.

til next time.. x


Black week..

Black week… hell yeah!
Following thursdays show with the Black Knights, I continued the theme with more black and dark tracks – Black Angels, Black Mountain, etc etc and an interview with The Black Keys.
I also said I’d play the Lysergic Suite featuring Tom Meighan (Kasabian) again, so here you go, click on the link below and listen in at 13.58.
Summer Sundae festival on friday was a blast, despite copious amounts of gin I managed to chat to Peggy Sue about their debut album Fossils and other phantoms.. more of that later though..
An interview with Sam from Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. on thursdays show, I know what his favourite revel is… 9pm Thursday on 94.4fm or http://www.salfordcityradio.org and more of the best new music as always!
oh and something to think about..