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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

J.J Clarke

21 March 2011

Martin Hodge is off on his travels for the next 2 weeks and so I am holding the fort until 4th April show. Martin Henning
J.J.Clarke, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, was kind enough to come into the studio this week to play live some of his songs from his newly released album and one he is in the process of recording, including, exclusively for Roots And Shoots, a never before performed song.

He played the following:
Daydreaming, The Sun Is Gonna Shine,It's Only Rock And Roll, One Rainbow (never before performed!)

Recorded tracks played were as follows:
Jazzmonk..Mna Or Machine..Afro Cortex
Moishe's Bagel..New Morning..Uncle Rowlands Flying Machine
J.J.Clarke..Twilight..Man Overboard
Dalla..Mary's Waltz..Cribbar
Andy Clarke & Steve Tyler..Limbo/Purgatory..Gather To My Side
Amestoy Trio..La Valse Twiste..Le Fil
Los Desterados..Una Matika De Ruda..Miradores
Najm El Farah Essafi..Bay-Bay..Rough Guide To The Music Of Morocco
Akli D..Barman..Rough Guide To North African Music
Selim Sesler..Kurdili Hicazkar Longa..Crossing The Bridge
Ali Eckber Cicek..Deli Misin..Anadolu'nun Sesi
Charbel Rowahana..Bashrafmin Wahi El Hader..Salamet
Meloneus Quartet..Habenera Casalinga..Planettes Musiques 2006
Joscho Stephan..Miera..Django Forever
Tango Band..The Tango Dancer..Berlin Nights

Next week we have live in the studio and on air of course: The Goonies

Monday, 14 March 2011


...aka Jake Solcombe proved a highly talented and innovative multi-instrumentalist as displayed in person in the studio and on the recordings he brought along. Many thanks to Djak for an entertaining session.
Djak sang and played Have You seen the Lizard?, Mr Peace Of Mind and Where Do We Go?, all his own compositions. Follow this link to find out more about Djak.

Recordings played
Amestoy Trio..Karaba..Le Fil
Helena Torpy & Steve Turner..Sandpolska..Magnify
David Pasquet..Le Chemin..Sa Difference
Mahmoud Fadl + Salwa Abou Greisha..Hayart Albi Maak..Rough Guide To The Music Of Egypt
Kamilya Jubran..Al Ahtile Al Akhar..Listen To The Banned
Watcha Clan..We Are One..Radio Babel
Djak..Beautiful Notes / Smash TV (Radio Edit) / Patrick's Garden
Odi..I'm Done..Maslow's Songbook
Staff Benda Bilili..Staff Benda Bilili..Tres Tres Fort
Jim Causley..Exeter Town..Dumnonia
The Voice Squad..The Parting Glass..Bringing It All Back Home
Roger Sherlock, Bobby Casey, John Bowe, Tom Nagle, Elish Byrne & Siobhan O'Donnell..Tunes..Bringing It All Back Home

Friday, 11 March 2011

Musicians galore...

...on rootsandshoots in the weeks to come. Here's the latest list with more being added regularly...

14 March Jake Solcombe (Djak)
singer, songwriter, guitarist
4 April Steve Tyler & Andy Clarke
songs and tunes with hurdy gurdy and guitar
11 April Ex-Swedes
acapella music from Swedish singers living locally, led by Rosa Rebecka
18 April Reg Meuross
singer, songwriter, guitarist
9 May Sarana Verlin, Billy Brandt bass player
rootsy music from Detroit
16 May James Hollingsworth
singer, guitarist, songwriter on a return visit
30 May Eric Ness
musician from Norway playing at Exmouth Festival

Monday, 7 March 2011

International Women and Cole Stacey

We celebrated International Women's Day 2011 with several tracks featuring women musicians and singers.

In the second half, we were entertained by the charming and talented Devon musician Cole Stacey

Catch Cole on tour: details - music too - on his website.
Cole performed live Boulevard Of The Heart, If You and Coconut Skins. Tracks played from his album are listed below.

Recordings played
Cole Stacey..Just A Little Deeper..Changing Faces
Watcha Clan feat. Fanfare Ciovarlia..Gypsy Dust..Radio Babel
Moishe's Bagel..The Odd Couple..Uncle Rowland's Flying machine
J.J. Clarke..Man Overboard..Man Overboard
Fernhill..Glyn Tawe..Canu Rhydd
Pictured: Fernhill's Julie Murphy
Marta Sebestyen..Adjun Isten Minden Jot..World Star Of World Music
Abyssinian Infinite feat. Gigi..Gole..Zion Roots
Brenna Macrimmon..Evlerine..Kalale Misefiri
Seu Jorge..Life On Mars?..Studio Sessions
Mariza..Variacoes Sobre Armandinho..Live at Womad 2002
Tal Wilkenfeld..BC..Transformation
Helena Torpy & Steve Turner..Lovely Jenny..Magnify
Cole Stacey..Seasons..Changing Faces
Madan Bata Sindhu..Mehdni / Madhorama Pencha..The Rough Guide to Bhangra Dance
Fatna Bent El Houcine with Ouled BenAguida..Taala Fine Ghadi..Rough Guide To The Music Of Morocco
Fatimar Spar & The Freedom Fries..Sarabande..Trust
Mbilia Bel..Contre Ma Volonte..Bel Canto CD1

Saturday, 5 March 2011

"An impassioned and ambitious young songwriter"- a quote from Steve Knightley.
Cole Stacey will be singing and playing on rootsandshoots this Monday 7 March.
A treat in store.

Check out Cole's music here.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Celtic / Dumnonian music

Yesterday was St David's Day and we had an exciting time in the studio with guests in both halves of the show.
Thank you very much to Jonathan Shorland and Liz Nabb for providing us with exciting and innovative low-tech and hi-tech music. Also to Jim Causley for introducing us to his brand new album Dumnonia and for beautifully singing an unaccompanied song too.

Live music:

Jonathan & Liz played
Suite De Gavotte De Pays Pourlet
2 Jigs: 48 Bards & Jumpy's Friend
October Waltz
4/2 Time Bourree: The Psychling
The suite is traditional; other tunes written by Shorland
Find out more about Jonathan's music here.
Jonathan and Liz's band Celtech have a website here.

Jim sang The Mower

Recordings played:
Stu Hamm..Big Roller..Just Outside Of Normal
Moisha's Bagel..Dovecote..Uncle Rowland's Flying Machine
Zelwer..The Fiancee's Dream..Electric Gypsyland
Celtech..Double Dutch..Radio Edits
One String Loose..Orbital Fever..Kumquat
Helena Torpy & Steve Turner..The Melbury Candle..Magnify
Malcolm Holcombe..Down In The Woods..To Drink The Rain
Show Of Hands..Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed..Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed
Jim Causley..Little Ball O' Yarn / Old Uncle Whiteway / Honiton Lace / Sidbury To Stockland Set..Dumnonia
Fernhill..When I Was In My Prime..Canu Rhydd