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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Live in the studio: looking ahead

There's a great line-up of talented local artists set to perform for us on rootsandshoots in 2011 and more will be added.
3 January Jaime Leigh
pictured playing at Exeter's Acoustica Festival this year
10 January Bully
24 January Sam Green
7 February Lara Conley
7 March Cole Stacey
Follow the links for the artists' websites.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Looking back at 2010

In our last show of the year, we played some of the music that we enjoyed in 2010. Much of the music was released this year. Interestingly a lot of it proved to be by local artists, many of whom have played for us live on rootsandshoots. Martin and Martin
The list follows.
Pictures taken in the Phonic FM studio. Top Left: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. 
Top Right: Jaime Leigh. Bottom: Count To Fire's Will and Joe

Captain Beefhart..Sure Enough And Yes I Do..Safe As Milk
Angel Brothers..Shif
ting Sands..The Angel Brothers
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan..Flower Picker's Song..Twice Reflected Sun
Jaime Leigh..Meet Me On The Island..Finding My Ground
Goze..Patatski..Quabd On Est Bein Amoureux
The Chieftains feat. Ry Cooder & Musicians From Mexico..El Caballo..San Patricio
Boreale..La Venetienne..Mousson
Oi Va Voi + Taraf De Haidouks..A Rom And A Home..Electric Gypsyland Vol 2
Monkey Gland Blues Band..Maggie McGill..Demo 1
Phillip Henry with Hannah Martin..Wichita..Live In The Living Room
Phillip Henry..Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning..Live In The Living Room
Dalla..Tolla Rooz..Cribbar
Farhed Darya..Aroos-e-Aftaw..Listen To The Banned
Syriana..Al Araby..The Road To Damascus
Lara Conley..My Friend..Apple Tree
Daughter's Of Elvin..Ognor Mi Trovo..Galdrbok
Andy Clarke..Green Broom..Gather To My Side
Count To Fire..Emotion Machine..In Another Life
Carolina Chocolate Drops..Cornbread & Butterbeans..Genuine Negro Jig
Fleurs De Lys..J'ai Les Maus / Que Ferai..Jalousie, Cortoisie Et Amour
Shedload Of Love..I'm Not Crying..Love And Affection
Cole Stacey..Note To Self..Changing Faces
Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto..Carruseles..Mambo Loco
Celtech..Multi Culture..Radio Edits

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Still one more rootsandshoots in 2010: 
Mon 27 December - when the 2 Martins will be looking back on the musical highlights of the past year

Monday, 20 December 2010

Snowed in but warmed by Roots and Shoots

Well, that was the gist of the email we got from Kim and Trevor in Hollacombe. And, of course, we hope we bring warmth to all our listeners. Today we gave you the choices of Lynn, Rich and Martin in an extended rootsandshoots

Here's the (very) full playlist:
Takashi Hirayasu & Bob Brozman..Uruku Tumi Gushiku..Jin Jin / Firefly
Souad Massi..That's Life..Mesk Elil
Waterson : Carthy..Jack Frost..Holy Heathens And
The Old Green Man

St Agnes Fountain..Sweet Bells..St Agnes Fountain
Peter Bellamy..A-Roving On A Winter's Night..Both Sides Then
Creole Choir Of Cuba..Fey..Tande-La
El Hadj N'Diaye..Dundo Uk Jen..Thiaroye 
Piatnica..track name unknown..Unplugged
The Black House..The Wasting Time..The Wasting Time
Lara Conley..Slow Jim..Apple Tree
Chris Wood..The Cottager's Reply..Trespasser
Compay Segundo & Charles Aznavour..Morir D'Amor..Duets
Susheela Raman..Mamavatu..Salt Rain
Lobi Traore..A Lamen / Alah Ka Bo..Rainy Season Blues
Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight..Bath Time..A Bed Of Roses
Leny Andrade & Baden Powell..Consolacao..A Bencao
Cheikha Remitti..Debri Debri..Aux Sources Du Rai
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell..Hares On The Mountain..The North Farm Sessions
Lonely Tourist..Trojan Box Calypso..Sir I Am A Good Man
Dave Wood..Shebeg Shemore..Into The Light
Jackie Oates..May The Kindness..Hyperboreans
Ali Farka Toure & Toumane Diabate..Samba Geladio..In The Heart Of The Moon
Blowzabella..The Origin Of The World..Froots FAF Tracks
Rock Salt & Nails..In My Head..The Authentic Sound Of Shetland
Aly Bain..The Teetotaler's Reel / The Fairy Dance..The Authentic Sound Of Shetland
Gilad Alzmon & The Orient House Ensemble..All The Way To Montenegro..The Tide Has Changed
Cheo Feliciano..Amanece El Nuevo Ano..Superestrellas En Navidad Tropical
Jackie Oates & Mike Cosgrave..Young Johnson..Froots FAF Tracks
Phillip Henry..I Wanna Boogie..Live In The Living Room
Doctor King'Esi..Nipelaki Kwa Baba..African Odyssey
Lara Conley..In Peace..The Apple Tree
Howard Blake feat. Peter Auty..Walking In The Air..The Snowman
Photos taken in Exeter by Martin Hodge

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Phonic FM presents THE Christmas Party

Friday 17 December from 20:30 at Exeter Phoenix. 3 rooms of Festive Mayhem for only £5! Full written details here and animated version here.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Local legend Jerry Cahill...

...did a magnificent set for us on rootsandshoots this evening. Well done, Jerry. It was great too that Jerry stuck around for the rest of the show and gave us his input on some of the recordings we played. Jerry's live set consisted of The Enchanter, Levantines and Mermaid's Purse, all his own compositions. Towards the end of the show we squeezed one more out of him and he played the Scottish tune Jock O' Hazeldine.
More info on Jerry Cahill here.

Recordings played

Guichen Brothers..Dances Sauvages Sur L'Ile Tome..Dreams Of Brittany
Wig A Wag..Amnesia..Wig A Wag
Jerry Cahill..Sunset Over DB's / Transiberia..Armchair Traveller 
Phil Bird..Carry That Dream..Shape The Clay
Kamilya Jubran..Al Shatte Al Akhar..Listen To The Banned

Jackie Leven..The Long Hard Field..My Spanish Dad
Phillip Henry with Hannah Martin..The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn..Live In The Living Room

Budapest Cafe Orchestra..The Dragon Dance..Pocketful Of Rosin

Orchestre National De Barbes..Sidi Yahla-Bnet Paris..Rendez-vous Barbes
Count To Fire..In Another Life..In Another Life

Baba Zula..Cecom..Crossing The Bridge - The Sound Of Istanbul
The Balkanics..Syrtos..Penelope

Filska..Bethany's Waltz..The Authentic Sound Of Shetland

Friday, 10 December 2010

Guitarist extraordinaire on Roots and Shoots

This Monday 13 December, legendary local guitarist
Jerry Cahill will be performing for us live in the first hour of rootsandshoots. A treat in store!
Jerry Cahill pictured in the Phonic FM studio 

Monday, 6 December 2010

Kimmie Rhodes interview plus Banned tracks and more

“Kimmie Rhodes: The soul of a poet and the voice of an angel.” Rodney Crowell

In celebration of her new album Miracles On Christmas Day, talented singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes from Texas is part way through a UK tour which includes Otterton Mill, Devon this Wednesday 8 December. We were delighted that Kimmie found time to talk to us live yesterday evening on rootsandshoots. She told us that this tour is proving very special as she is getting wonderful audiences and is singing seasonal songs in places where the wintery snow is all around. One sad piece of news is that, through ill health, her husband Joe Gracey has been unable to accompany her but she is so happy to have her talented son Gabe with her. We thank Kimmie very much and wish her every success with her continuing tour.

Further information on Kimmie Rhodes' website.

Listen To The Banned is a CD recorded by 14 international artists all of whom have experienced imprisonment, censorship, harassment or violence from governments, religious fanatics and others because of their music. Follow the link below for more information.

Music played:
Mahsa Vahdar..Mystery..Listen To The Banned
Farhad Darya..Salaamalek..Rough Guide To The Music Of Afghanistan
Shirley Collins..Bonny Boy..The Power Of The True Love Knot
Alasdair Roberts & Friends..Two Sisters..Too Long In This Condition

The Auvo Quartet..Joe's / The Topiarist..Auvo Kvartetti
Daily Planet..Take Your Time..The Big Scoop
The Chieftains with Ry Cooder & Musicians From Mexico..Ojitos Negros..San Patricio
Solarference..Three Sisters..download
Kurash Sultan..Altan Dek..Listen To The Banned
The Yardbirds..Mister You're A Better Man Than I..B side of single with Shapes Of Things
Deolinda..Um Contra O Outro..Dois Selos E Um Carimbo
Diego Carrasco..Asereje..Rough Guide To Flamenco Nuevo
Selim Sesler..Kurdidi Hicazkar Longa
David Pasquet..La Traversee Du Desert..Sa Difference
Syriana..Black Zil..The Road To Damascus
Kimmie Rhodes..Miracles On Christmas Day / The Toymaker's Hands..Miracles On Christmas Day
Romica Puceanu +The Gore Brothers..Hora Dinspre Ziua..Sounds From A Bygone Age
Fleurs De Lys..Ductia..Jalousie,Cortoisie Et Amour..
Beirut..The Penalty..Flying Club Cup
The Black House..Home..The Wasting Time
Goze..Lied Van De Zee..Quand On Est Bein Amoureux
Arvest..Atav..Tri Diaoul

Friday, 3 December 2010

Texan connection

Listen in to rootsandshoots this Monday 6 December for the usual varied mix of global sounds. We'll be including music from - and a live interview with - Kimmie Rhodes.

Kimmie is from Texas and is on tour in the UK accompanied by husband Joe Gracey and son Gabriel Rhodes. They'll be performing at Otterton Mill on Wednesday 8 December at 8pm. Kimmie's latest album is called Miracles On Christmas Day. Here's a quote about her from famous singer Emmylou Harris: "Kimmie has the voice of a beautiful child coming from an old soul".

Photo by: Alan Messer