We’re enjoying a well-earned break at the moment but will be back with new tales soon. In the meantime, check out past tales in the episode section.

Country Episodes

May 1, 2022

118: Cat o' Nine Tales: Laura Cantrell

Tale 5… Laura Cantrell’s country vibe struck a chord with the Cambridge Folk Festival crowd with her soft, melodious tones wooing the audience. Her 2000 debut album, Not the Tremblin' Kind brought the Nashville-born and New York City-based performer considerable …

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May 3, 2019

53: The one with The Los Pacaminos’ Jamie Moses

Self-taught guitarist Jamie Moses has gone from playing US Air Force bases at the tender age of 13 to stadiums with Queen and Paul Rodgers, not to mention Bob Geldof, The Pretenders, Chaka Khan and even Tom Jones in between. …

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Nov. 7, 2017

41: The one with Charlie Landsborough

British country and folk musician Charlie Landsborough started performing professionally in the 1970s but it wasn’t until he appeared on an Irish TV show in 1994 with ‘What Colour Is The Wind’ that divine intervention opened doors onto a musical …

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May 26, 2017

31: The one with Whiskey Myers' Cody Tate

This was a particularly poignant interview for me as it was recorded the day after the terrorist atrocities at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. But it was a lovely conversation with Whiskey Myers' guitarist, Cody Tate, who showed that …

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Sept. 18, 2013

12: The one with Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters turns found objects into songs I chatted with Getchen after her performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival about song-writing and performing just before she was nominated for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The stage next …

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Sept. 11, 2013

11: The one with The Quebes

Questioning The Quebes The Quebe Sisters Band are Texas’ favourite Western Swing, Hot Jazz, Country performers and when Grace, Sophia and Hulda sing their vintage style three-part harmony, audiences are mesmerised. This is what they had to say about Texas-style …

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Sept. 11, 2013

10: The one with Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea At The Coalface Grammy-winning country artist Kathy Mattea chatted to me at the Cambridge Folk Festival during her only UK performance of 2010 about her latest release Coal.

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Aug. 31, 2013

7: The one with Allison Moorer

One from the analogue vault. More of Allison Moorer please! This edition is one from my archive of analogue recordings from 2007 with the then Mrs Steve Earle. Grammy nominated alternative country singer, Allison Moore, was performing at Cambridge Folk …

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