Features / Robert Jon: Wreckless!

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Robert Jon and The Wreck

With a terrific new album ‘Last Light on the Highway’ ROBERT JON & THE WRECK have realised their potential and left rivals to the Southern Roots Rock crown in their slipstream. On the line from California ROBERT JON BURRISON talks to Lyndon Noon about his latest hot waxing.  It’s a mighty long way down rock’n’roll… Read more »

Features / Rory Block Interview

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rory block

What did a young girl find in the blues which makes it a lifelong passion? The music was filled with intense passion and spoke directly to what was in my heart. Your guitar style is pretty unique how has that been shaped and changed over time? I started out with folk and classical music when… Read more »

Features / Kirsty Merryn Interview – One Bright Star

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kirsty merry interview

Kirsty Merryn arrives with a woozily gorgeous second album tucked under her arm, a steadily growing reputation for creating atmospheric and meaningful songs as well as totally refitting traditional material with contemporary relevance. She’s earning plaudits from those in the know and fast making friends with roots music high flyers. Discussing overlooked histories, fascination with… Read more »

Features / Jonathan Kelly: 8th July 1948 – May 2nd 2020

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It’s 2008 and the clock’s ticking, Jonathan Kelly has been on stage for well over three and a half hours and he shows no sign of stopping. In the end just shy of four hours, with midnight close at hand he finally waves his acoustic guitar to acknowledge a full house still with an appetite… Read more »

Features / Pete Mortons Top Protest Songs Of All Time!

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Here troubadour/singer and commentator Pete Morton takes us through his list of the most effective ‘finger pointing songs’ as a certain Robert Zimmerman used to call material of social commentary. “Most of them are folk – the list could have been a hundred or more. I could have gone away from folk through nihilism and… Read more »

Features / Interview with Pete Morton

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pete morton

Always a restless spirit has claimed Pete Morton, his albums filled with songs of the here and now, the human condition as well as traditional refits and relevant covers. His own material has long been celebrated for inherent hope and honesty, yet his new collection ‘The Golden Thread,’ is particularly telling and satisfying. Taking Spiral… Read more »

Features / Julie Felix 1938 – 2020 obituary

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julie Felix

It’s not often remembered that Julie Felix, who passed away on March 22nd aged 81 years, was a major force in music and television during the swinging 60s, a face as familiar as Cilla Black or Twiggy. She had a BBC show after being a member of David Frost’s satirical ‘Report’ team. Her own series,… Read more »

Features / Golden Horizons, Benji Kirkpatrick interview

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Benji Kirkpatrick

With a brilliant, melodic, hard hitting new band /album and membership of the most enduring of British roots rock groups, Benji Kirkpatrick is without question one of the hottest artists on the roots scene at the moment. Putting his past, present and possible future into context, Simon Jones chats about everything from family, inspiration to… Read more »

Features / Dodge Brothers Drive Train interview

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dodge brothers interview

The Dodge Brothers recent album Drive Train is a seriously great slice of blues drenched rock and roll, check out our review here. We recently interviewed the band; Mike Hammond (guitars, lead vocals, banjo); Aly Hirji (guitars, mandolin, vocals); Mark Kermode (bass, harmonica, vocals), and Alex Hammond (washboard, snare drum, percussion). They confirm that the always… Read more »

Features / Folk awards 2019: And the nominations are…

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folk awards 2019

It’s the night when the folk community goes all Hollywood and glitzy, sporting suits and sparkly frocks… or at least a pair of ironed jeans and a proper shirt.  As the bespoke trophies are handed out Simon Jones mingles with guests, musicians and the paying public following the red carpet to Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. Ladies and… Read more »