Monday Music Mix: 30-1-17

Monday Music Mix: 30-1-17

This was the last show of what felt like a loooong dark, wet (and dry) January so it had to be good.

There wasn’t a theme tonight, just a great mix of old and new music plus a few surprises thanks to the listeners….

Listen to the playlist on Spotify.

I’m on the radio every Monday from 20:00 – 22:00 UK time and am always happy to get your feedback on the music I play each week  – please leave a comment.

Gig Review – Phil Beer

I went to an intimate Phil Beer gig hosted by Black Duck Folk at the weekend. I’d not listened to any of his stuff before but was really glad I made the effort to go out on a cold, miserable January night.

Phil Beer is an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist folk musician and he entertained us with a selection of his own music and his interpretation of a wide range of English & American folk and country songs.

Blurb from his website:

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don’t stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.

 

Tonight’s Playlist

Official video of the brooding Breme Fell at Hastings, the opening track from The Long Way Home from Show of Hands. Buy it here

Monday Music Mix: 23-1-17

Monday Music Mix: 23-1-17

G reat to be back on air in the week following the inauguration….

I felt it was my duty to raise the mood so I put together an upbeat playlist but had to include a few protest songs to give us some balance.

I’m on the radio every Monday from 20:00 – 22:00 UK time and am always happy to get your feedback on the music I play each week  – please leave a comment.

Saturday 28th January 2017 8pm (doors 7:30) Sutton Benger Village Hall.

An audience with Phil Beer has been described as a glimpse into his world where folk, blues, hymns, the sea, the West Country and a life spent in music combine to make a true show. A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer.

Tickets £14 in advance.

More info from Black Duck Folk

Tonight’s Playlist

Watch Rag ‘n’ Bone Man performing “Human” .