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.


Aug. 31, 2013

8: The one with Amy Speace

One from the vault! Critically acclaimed Folk/Americana singer-songwriter, Amy Speace has a velvety and achy voice reminiscent of Lucinda Williams. A former Shakespearean actress, she now lives in Nashville, but I caught up with her on one of her UK …

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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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Aug. 30, 2013

6: The one with Sharon Shannon

One from the analogue vault. Renegade Sharon. From her stints with the Waterboys, it seems that just putting an accordion in Sharon Shannon's hands makes her happy. Luckily for the soft-spoken Sharon, others are just as happy when she picks …

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Aug. 29, 2013

5: The one with Jim Moray

One from the analogue vault! Winner of both the Horizon Award for Best Newcomer and the Best Album Award for Sweet England at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2004, Jim Moray is single-handedly turning folk music on its …

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Aug. 28, 2013

4: The one with The Teardrop Explodes’ Julian Cope

One from the analogue vaults. After The Teardrop Explodes finally did explode in 1983, Julian Cope continued to beguile audiences with his eccentricity to become a modern-day folk troubadour and eco-warrior author on ancient monuments. This interview is one from …

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Aug. 27, 2013

3: The one with The Waifs

One from the analogue vault. It had been a fairytale year for Australian trio, The Waifs, who had managed to create a stir on three continents as well as fulfilling their own personal ambitions. But despite their new found popularity, …

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Aug. 26, 2013

2: The one with Beth Orton

One from the vaults! English singer-songwriter, Beth Orton, was performing at Leicester's Summer Sundae Weekender amongst a vast array of musical styles over the two day festival when I caught up with her backstage with a group of journalists. We …

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Aug. 25, 2013

1: The one with Cornershop's Ben Ayres

One from the analogue vault. This is another from my archive of old analogue recordings, a short chat with Cornershop's Ben Ayres before the band headlined at the 2002 Summer Sundae festival in Leicester's De Montfort Hall. Hot from supporting …

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