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Monday, 31 October 2011

A feast of live music...

...on rootsandshoots this evening.
Hear the show again here.

We had a whale of a time in the studio tonight and hope you listeners enjoyed the feast of live music as much at home.

It was good to welcome back to Phonic FM ace local singer, guitarist, songwriter Jaime Leigh who joined me to play recordings of her choice.

From London, Marcus Bonfanti gave us an amazing live performance. Marcus is fast building a reputation for his own blues influenced music - and we found out why. Great songs, delivered in Marcus's deep, rich and expressive voice and a guitar style that just sings.

In the studio Marcus sang and played
The Bittersweet, Devil Girl and What Good Am I To You?
From his album Medicine Man we played
Honey and St James' Infirmary.
All except for the last track are written by Marcus.

See Marcus's website where you can find details of his gigs, more information on his music and albums. His new EP Medicine Man is only on sale at his gigs so get along to one or more!

Jaime Leigh also sang and played for us live, at times accompanied by top folk fiddler (on viola and violin) 
Ben van Weede. Beautiful songs written by Jaime plus a snazzy bluegrass number with Ben contributing a mean fiddle accompaniment. The songs: A Friend Like You; Painted Smiles; Finding My Ground (available on Jaime's album of the same name); Blackberry Blossom.

We are indebted to these highly entertaining and gifted musicians.
Martin Hodge

Recordings chosen by Jaime
Mad Dog McRea..The Which..The Whirling Dervish
Mark Wynn..Leaving Song..Lovers, Losers and Wasters
Spiers & Boden..Captain Ward..Vagabond

Recordings chosen by Martin
The Bad Shepherds..White Riot..By Hook Or By Crook
The Poozies..We Build Fires..Chantoozies
Asha Bhosle & Shujaat Khan..Main Tere Sangh Kaise..Naina lage Ke
Poisson Rouge..Du Regret..Cinq
Dave Wood..Sundown..Into the Light

Friday, 28 October 2011

The Bad Shepherds

Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds are at Exeter Phoenix this Sunday 30th October. 8pm.

More details here: Box Office: 01392 667080 | www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments, not as a gimmick but because they like the music and the words.

Martin Hodge interviewed Ade Edmondson on Phonic FM on Wednesday 26th October. The interview first went out live on Paul Gallagher’s show Your Mother Might Like It and an excerpt that includes the interview can be heard here.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Cole and Chris this evening!

The session with Cole Stacey and
Chris Woods on rootsandshoots
this evening was highly entertaining.
Chris began. He showed his skill on the guitar by playing a composition of his own Resilience ...which aptly demonstrated the amazing percussive effects he can achieve on the instrument.

Chris accompanied Cole on the banjo - another instrument he plays exceedingly well - as Cole sang and played guitar for his own song Light A Candle.

Cole is a passionate and inspirational performer and is increasingly in demand for gigs across the country. He and Chris are nearing the end of a highly successful tour together. Locally, you can catch them at The Globe, Topsham this Wednesday 26 October if you can get a ticket.

Cole also gave us If You, a version of which is on his album Changing Faces.
Cole brought an album along by an idol of his- and a big influence on his music - Paul Simon. From this album Rhyming Simon he played Something So Right.

Without too much arm twisting, Chris gave us another two superbly played tunes of his: Night Life and Rolling Hills.

Many, many thanks to these two talented guys.
Check out their websites for details of their music, gigs etc:
Chris Woods + Cole Stacey

From Cole Stacey's album 
Changing Faces we played Just A Little Deeper and the title track. From his new album A Long Road To Find we played A Long Road To Find

Other recordings played
Chris Wood..Caesar..Handmade Life
Sondorgo..Posavsko C..Tamburising: Lost Music From The Balkans
Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitian..Guadalajara..Musica De America
Mariachi El Bronx..48 Roses..Mariachi El Bronx II
Marcus Bonfanti..Give Me Your Cash
Daughters Of Elvin..De La Grand Joie D'Amours..Galdrbrok
Regional De Vila Verde..1:0
The Kingston Trio..Greenback Dollar..Thank You For Smoking
King Kadu..Gormi Arma..Global Sounds From Australia
Blue King Brown..Never Fade Away..Global Sounds From Australia
Kasse Made Diabate..Bandja..Kasse Made Diabate
Fanfare Ciocarlia..Mukav Tu..Queens & Kings
Dave Wood..Long Distance Love..Into The Light

Monday, 17 October 2011

The Count rules

The Count (deceased) kept a watchful eye - or two - over proceedings in the studio today as we heard the delicious and infectious klezmer music of

They are Basil Bunelik (accordian), Tim Heming (clarinet and guitar) and Matt Webb (double bass). Many, many thanks to them for entertaining us. If you want to book them for your Hallowe'en evening, contact them via this website.

The Count's tunes were (1) Der Golden Cheseue (2) Belf's No. 1 (3) Der Gasn Nigun and Nacht In Gau Eydn (4) Honga & Freilachs

Follow the link below to see the band in action and hear their amazing music...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BSn5OappFMThe count is a ghost and occasionally sings ...

Basil Bunelik runs a Klezmer Music Session on Thursdays at 20:00 at The Barrel House in Totnes.
Recordings played
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate..Warbe..Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate
The Destroyers..The Case Of The Dangerous Flamingo..Out Of Babel
Budapest Cafe Orchestra..Moldavie..Pocketful Of Rosin

Sezen Aksu..Vay..Optum
Chris Wood..No Honey-Tongued Sonnet..Handmade Life
Helen Yeomans & Glorious Chorus..Ola Mama..Weave A Prayer
Victor Jara..Zambia Del Che
Alyth..Chaidil Mi Raoir An Airgh..This Is Navigator Records
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin pictured playing for rootsandshoots..
Queen Quendolen..Singing the Bones
Cole Stacey..If You..Changing Faces
Gecko..What You Gonna Do?

Charnett Moffett..Moses..The Art Of Improvisation
Roland Becker..Cromenah..Immrama
Courtney Pine..Brotherman..Universal Jazz At The London Jazz Festival 2001
Jo Anne Kelly..Moon Going Down..fRoots #6

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Count Josef Lucky and the Transylvanian Vampers...

...are the latest additions to our Live music line-up. We are delighted to welcome the Vampers onto rootsandshoots on Monday 17 October!

See and hear them here.

Pic taken in central Transylvania by Martin Hodge

Monday, 10 October 2011

The lull before the storm

A quiet time in the studio at present with just the two Martins. But this will not last. Very soon we welcome a host of amazing musicians into the studio to perform on rootsandshoots. Scroll down for details.

The music we played this evening
Helena Torpy & Steve Turner..Beam Me Up..Magnify
Mateus Alelulia & Thalma De Freiras..Cordeiro de Nana..Brazilian Sampler From Bahia
Lais..La Grand Vent..Dorothea
Roland Becker..Bortifaouen..Immrama
John Escreet..As The Moon Disappears..The Age We Live In
Pentangle..Lord Franklin..Cruel Sister
Bert Jansch..Blackwaterside..Jack Orion
Bert Jansch 1943-2011 An innovative musician - sadly missed
Xalis..Lay Suma Lay..Etoile De Dakar
Mohamed Seddiq & Ranjit Kaur..Chad Suuf Da..Mein Sharlat De Bake
Ilhan Ersahin..Fly..Sahara Lounge
Sondorgo..Igran Cocec..Tamburising: Lost Music Of The Balkans
Amestoy Trio..Karaba..La Filles
Swing Gadje..Luka
Poisson Rouge..Du Regret / Annick's Earworm..Cinq
Cole Stacey..A Long Road To Find..A Long Road To Find
Jaime Leigh..Change..Finding My Ground
Daughters Of Elvin..Lucente Stella..Garden Of Earthly Delights
Susie Hodder-Williams & Chris Caldwell..Beardown..Mariners Way
David Harbottle & The Friendly Cats..Wolf
Chris Wood..Our Captain Calls..The Lark Descending
Spinach For Norman..Rocky Road Set..Ready To Start Again
Pietra Montecorvino..Guaglione..Froots 22
Sharif..Shraz..Sahara Lounge
Marcia Castro..Frevo Pecadinho..Brazilian Sampler From Bahia
Jason McNiff..Seaside Song..April Cruel
Belshazzar's Feast..Circle Of Biscuits..Find The Lady

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Lots of musicians...

...are lined up to play for 
on shows up to December. Here's the latest line-up:

24 October Cole Stacey and Chris Woods
31 October Jaime Leigh
7 November Gecko
14 November Sara Coffield (Saravian)
21 November Katie Marie
28 November David Harbottle
5 December Steve Tyler & Daughters of Elvin
12 December Yvonne and Lee (from Moor Reason)


Monday, 3 October 2011

Exe-Mex from Los No Boss

A fantastic live set from Matt and Simon - 
Los No Boss - tonight. All the way from sunny, sandy Exmouth, they gave us their special Exe-Mex sound.
Their songs were Gold Coast, Cliche, Jumble Sale and
Los No Boss. Check out their music on Soundcloud and myspace.

Recordings played
Daughters Of Elvin..Miri It Is While Summer Ilast / Landord's Scourge..Garden Of Earthly Delights
Panacea..Far Horizon..Panacea
Poisson Rouge..Dry Wood..Cinq
Los Lobos..Mujer Ingrata..Tin Can Trust
Lara Conley..Slow Jim..Apple Tree
Monkey Gland Blues Band..Mad Woman Blues
Lunasa..Unapproved Road..La Nua
Tommy Sands..The Road To Aughnacloy..Arising From The Troubles
Alison Klauss & Union Station..Paper Airplane..Paper Airplane
Ashkhabad..Bayaty..City Of Love
Primas Parade..Megy A Nap Lefele (The Sun Starts To Sink)..Primas Parade
Sondorgo & Ferus Mustafov..Dada Sali..Sondorgo & Ferus Mustafov In Concert
Eileen McGann..I Live Not Near The Louvre..Herding Cats: Songs & Poems Of Les Barker
Cock & Bull Band..L'Escalier..Pumped Up & Loaded
David Harbottle & The Friendly Cats..Knuckles Slam Down..Ferrara Girl
Mari Boine Persen..Oppskrift For Herrefolk..Gula Gula
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin..Courting Is A Pleasure..Singing The Bones
Amadou & Mariam..Beaux Dimanches..Paris Bamako (Live)
Jeff Nhore..Afara Koa Fsy Atao..African Beats: Essential African Grooves
Poisson Rouge..Le Fin Du Jour..Cinq