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Monday, 25 October 2010

Many thanks, Maz!

Maz Totterdell sang and played for us in the second half of rootsandshoots today. At the age of 13 she has written several impressive songs, has a great guitar style and a beautiful delivery of songs. She also has a recording contract! Destined, we feel sure, for big things. Find out more about Maz here.
Her songs for us were
Heart On Your Sleeve and Willow (Angel Child).

Playlist: Spot the 4-in-a-row from Belgium!
Alasdair Roberts & Friends..The Golden Vanity..Too Long In This Condition
Blowzabella..The Origin Of The World..Folk Against Fascism
Evan Christopher..Farewell Blues..Django A La Creole
Michael Manring & Sando Szabo..Wizzards Dance..Inner Smile
Modeste..Any Anao..Looking For A New England
Lobi Traore..Moko Ti Y Lamban Don..Rainy Season Blues
Goze..L'Ostendaise..Quand On Est Bein, Amoureux
Snaar Maar Waar..Valse Sanssoucis..Snaar Maar Waar
Jacques Brel..Ne Me Quitte Pas..24 Greatest Hits
Goran Bregovic..Tango..Music For Films
Duo Lefeuvre & Diaz..Leo Estante Num Instante..Planetes Musiques 
Lonely Tourist..Sir, I Am A Good Man..download
Polly & The Billets Doux..To Be A Fighter..Fiction, Half-Truths & Downright Lies
Lue Leandry..Boulo..Vazelene Sex A Grand
Appendix Out..Drinking Milk Again..The Magazine Of The Deformed World Vol. 13
The Tango Band..Fellini..Berlin Nights
Martin Simpson..Duncan & Brady..Prodigal Son Martin is at Exeter Phoenix on Thurs 4 Nov
Uppers International..Dankasa..Afro-Beat Airways
So Long Angel..I've Changed..Would It Matter
Shedload Of Love..Coup De Ville..Love And Affection
Cos-Ber-Zam..Ne Noya..Afro-Beat Airways

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Maz Totterdell live!

On Monday 25 October talented young local singer guitarist
Maz Totterdell will be playing for us on the show. Do join us!
Check out Maz's music on Myspace.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Iranian, Vietnamese, Eritrean and Malian/Cuban musicians...

...were amongst the musicians featured this evening - where else but on rootsandshoots on Phonic FM? And there were many more besides, including musicians from Devon. 
Here's what Martin and Martin played:
Michael Manring..Solene..Soliloquy
Oteil and the Peacemakers..Subterranea..Love Of A Lifetime
Afro-Cubism..Nima Diyala..AfroCubism
The Creole Choir Of Cuba..Lumane Casimir..Tande-La
Zouk Allstars..Tan Ton Kawpan..The Story Of The Zouk Allstars Vol. 2
Pham Du Thanh..Mua Lua Chin..Vietnamese Traditional Music
Otis Gibbs..I Walked Out In The River..Joe Hill's Ashes Appearing at Exeter Phoenix Sat 23 Oct
Headwater..Pleasure & The Rhyme..Lay You Down Appearing at Bradninch Guildhall Fri 22 Oct & The Amber Rooms, Exeter Sat 23 Oct
Salamat..Charbel Rouhana..Salamat
Nasser Cheshmezer..Mobarak Bad..Terhan Nights
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan..Queen Of Waters..Twice Reflected Sun
Heidi Talbot..Tell Me Truly..The Last Star
La Machine..Mariez-Moi..Planetes Musiques
Pengollo..Kant..Da Bep Tu
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll..George Watson's Hornpipe..Beneath The Black Tree
Carolina Chocolate Drops..Trouble In your Mind..Genuine Negro Jig
Epstein Brothers..Mazeltov..Klezmer Music
Los Violines De Oro Del Tango..Taquito Militar..Argentine Tango
Jim Jones..Find Me Out..Daylight & Stars
Jerry Cahill..Breath Of Fire..Armchair Traveller  
Picture of Jerry Cahill by Roxanne Royer
The Mordekkers..Aberdulots / Y Folantein..Wild Roots
Secret Oyster..Paella..Live In The USA
Asmara All Stars feat. Faytinga..Amajo..Eritrea's Got Soul
Back To Base with Benjamin Zephaniah..Nu Suede Shoes..World 2001
Guo Brothers..Step By Step..Yuan

Monday, 11 October 2010

Return of The Boys

It was great that
The Boys From Melbourne Street joined us for a session in the last half hour of rootsandshoots today. Colin Wilson, lead vocals and guitar, Keith Hunter, four string guitar and Dave Eustace, percussion, ukelele and backing vocals were highly entertaining. Cheers, boys! We ended up with their latest CD which we will definitely play on future shows. Check out The Boys From Melbourne Street website for more info including gigs and recordings.

They played 3 songs live: Long Train Coming; Chinese Whispers and Band Of Brothers. We also heard At Last from their album Carpe Diem and Wealthy Man from A Walk In the Park.

Other recordings played:
Samy Izy..Bala..Tsara Madagasikara
Tama..Ta-aba..World 2001 
Buscemi + Kocani Orchestra..Alone At My Wedding..Electric Gypsyland
Les Yeux Noir..Vulpe..Balamouk 
Eleanor McEvoy..Look Like Me..I'd Rather Go Blonde
Lonely Tourist..Patron Saint Procrastinate..download
Los Desterados..Yodoo Shimka
Faubourg De Boignard..Coke En Stock..Terra Gallica
Jaime Leigh..There Was A Maiden Walking..Finding My Ground
Lo-Fi-Lung..Clap Clap (Cheer Up Jack)..Lo-Fi-Lung  
Plantec..En Egor..A'Raok
Wig A Wag..Kanenn Kanak..Wig A Wag
Otis Gibbs..Joe Hill's Ashes..Joe Hill's Ashes At Exeter Phoenix 23 Oct
Lazy..Thin Line..Too Little Too Late
Shedloads Of Love..Roll Another Number..Love And Affection
The Creole Choir Of Cuba..Fey..Tande-La  

Monday, 4 October 2010

Phil and Hannah: Fantastic!

What an amazing session this evening! Phillip Henry on voice, dobro and harmonica and Hannah Martin singing and playing violin and banjo. Something very special. They went off saying Thank you to us and we say T-H-A-N-K  Y-O-U to them.

We heard
Sheebeg Sheemore & another tune (Phil on dobro, Hannah on violin) LIVE
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning / Irish Tune (Phil on harmonicas and voice) LIVE
Greenboots from Phillip Henry's new album Live In The Living Room to be launched in Exeter's Living Room Cafe on Sat 9 October from 20:00
Three Witches (Hannah, vocal and banjo) LIVE
The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn (Phil, vocal and dobro, Hannah, vocal and violin) LIVE

Check out their music and gigs here and here and here. The Open Mike sessions that Phil leads from 21:00 on Monday nights at The Amber Rooms in Exeter begin again very soon.

We also played:
Moroccan Spirit..Jim I Nim..Moroccan Spirit
Sr Mandrill..El Otro Joe..Sr Mandrill
Dudu Pakwana..Diamond Express..Ubagile (A Tribute to Johnny Edgecombe who died last week)
Mulatu Astatke..Asosa..Mulatu Steps Ahead
Guo Brothers..Evening Song..Yuan
Shantel & Taraf De Haidouks..Electric Gypsyland
Dalla..Ann Tremellan / Farewell Maidens
Cole Stacey..Lover Not A Friend..Changing Faces
Leon Rosselson..Encore..Harry's Gone Fishing  
Appearing at The Bike Shed, Fore Street, Exeter on Sunday 10 Oct - 20:00
Duo Tras..Los Sinhes..Planetes Musiques
Zouk All Stars..Zouk Zombi..Zouk All Stars Story Vol.2
Jean Luc Ponty..Idiot Bastard Son..King Kong

No time this evening for a full gig list (The 2 hours go so quickly...)  so we said we'd put the gigs we didn't mention (and meant to) on this blog. We will not make a habit of this! (All in Exeter; all 20:00 Exeter time)
Wed 6 Oct - Mark Chadwick (formerly Levellers) - Exeter Phoenix
Thu 7 Oct - Maddy Prior - Barnfield Theatre
Fri 8 Oct - Old Porch Band, Ben Van Weede, Andy Clarke & Steve Tyler - Barnfield Theatre
Sat 9 Oct - Great Western Ceilidh - Committee Band: caller Nick Walden - Bowhill School, Buddle Lane
Follow links in R hand column for full details

Next week on rootsandshoots we look forward to the return of  
The Boys From Melbourne Street LIVE!