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Monday, 28 November 2011

Harbottle and Masters

This evening we welcomed onto rootsandshoots two fabulous local musicians David Harbottle and Jack Masters. David sang three of his own songs and one traditional number accompanied on concertina by Jack. The songs were Walking At Pace, Hall Street Bill, Knuckles Slamdown and Leaving Of Liverpool.
We also played
Mariarchi El Bronx..Mariarchi El Bronx..Mariarchi El Bronx II
Dave Wood..Healing Tune..Into the Light
The Workers..Let's Work Together..single
Totally Gordgeous..Doing The Right Thing..The Stroke Of Midnight
Joel Xavier..Fado..Lusitano
Carminho..Meu Amor Marinhiero..Fado
Guo Brothers..The Conflict..Music Of China
Tien-shan Suisse Express..Tibet..fRoots 21
Warsaw Village Band..To You Kasiunia..fRoots 21
Luigi Cinque & Tarantula
Hypertext Orchestra..fRoots 21
Urar Isik..Alamanti..fRoots 28
Lydia Mendoza..Mal Honbre..fRoots 28
Daughters Of Elvin..Che Ti Cova..Garden Of Earthly Delights
Gilhad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble..The Tide Has Change
Jackie Leven..The Long Hard Field..Oh what A Blow That Phantom Dealt Me
Sion Russell Jones..And Suddenly..download
Sezen Aksu..Arkadas Sarkisini Duyunca..Optum
Vujisciscs..Sviralka..Serb & Croat Music

Monday, 21 November 2011

Katie and her guitar

Katie Marie showed her flair for singing and guitar playing this evening on rootsandshoots. Beautiful self-penned songs that left us spellbound.
Listen to Katie Marie on rootsandshoots here.
Katie sang and played It's All Right, Maybe and Same Old Day.

From her current album To The Journey we played Who Told You and Not Like You. From her album Confessions we heard Change and Lover And Best Friend.

Find out where Katie is playing and hear her music on her Funkeegirl sites: Katie's own website, myspace and Soundcloud pages.

We also played
Goze..Fastan..Quand On Est Bien Amoureuse
Startijenn..Trawalc'h!..Kreiz Da Fas!
The Workers..Let's Work Together..Lets Work Together - Single
The Strawbs..Part Of The Union..Choice Selection
Billy Bragg..Never Buy the Sun..download
Lara Conley..Money Don't Mean A Thing
All The Queen's Ravens..Joe..All The Queen's Ravens
Terry Riley & Nice Opera String Quintet..Atlantis Nath
Brocc..An Dro Mod Koh..13 Moons
The Destroyers..The Stork Crossing The Dudley Canal..Out Of Babel
Swing Gadje..Nais Touke..Believe Digital Sessions - World Music
Juldeh Camara and Griselda Sanderson..Lyme Regis..Traders Julaba Kunda
A.R. Rhaman..Mausam & Escape..Slumdog Millionaire
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones..Joyful Spring..Rocket Science
Talvin Singh..Ananta..Together

Friday, 18 November 2011

Funkee girl on Monday

Katie Marie is Funkee girl on myspace. We welcome Katie back to rootsandshoots for a solo set this Monday 21 November. She's good..very good... Listen in.

Here's a lovely picture of Katie Marie (left) with Nicky Swann taken when Katie accompanied Nicky on a fairly recent show.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Special concert for Phonic FM: Dave Wood plus Mudskippers

Dave Wood solo and collaborative sets plus


Saturday 10 December
Doors open 19:30.
Tickets only £5 in advance from 
Exeter Phoenix Box office online or 
tel01392 667080. £6 on the door. See also this facebook page
All profits to Phonic FM

Dave Wood is highly regarded for his ability to re-interpret traditional songs and tunes as well as classics from The Beatles and Motown era. His own songs are particularly popular and his song May the Kindness has been recorded by the well known folk singer and musician Jackie Oates. His versatile use of open-tuned guitar and subtle bottleneck provide a backdrop for his rich, emotive voice. Whether on solo acoustic or electric guitar, or in combination with percussion and bass on original songs, Dave's highly individual guitar style shines.
Mudskippers are fast gaining a strong reputation for playing beautifully arranged, mainly self-penned and largely acoustic music. Their performance at Exeter Respect Festival was extremely well received.

This promises to be a special evening to entertain and delight music-lovers.

Monday, 14 November 2011


Saravian entertained us this evening. An enchanting performance of her own songs simply accompanied on the guitar.
Pics (1) Saravian and Phonic FM (2) Saravian and fellow musician Pete Gage in the studio
Songs performed live by Saravian: Love Be With Us and Is The Sun Really Rising?
Recordings by our guest: Wild, Free & Beautiful; Trickster
Find out more about Sara and her music on myspace.

Recordings played to be completed
Bill Bloke..The First World Cup..demo 
The Daily Planet..The Safe Return Of The Venture..The Daily Planet Live 
Totally Gordgeous..Make Up..The Stroke Of Midnight All 
The Queen's Ravens..Eden..All The Queen's Ravens 
Show Of Hands..Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed..Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed
Woodie Guthrie..I Ain't Got No Home..Pastures Of Plenty
The Destroyers..Torregaveta..Out Of Babel 
The Monkey Gland Blues Band..Like The Blues Man 
Do Fucho Aparico - Tres Plus One Quartet..Ansiedad..Venezuelan Music For The World 
Rokia Traore..Aimer..Tchamantche 
Poisson Rouge..Dry wood..Cinq
Tim Van Eyken..Australia..Stiffs, Holymen & Thieves
Frank Yamma..Ngura Watjilpa..Global Sounds From Australia
Talulu..Lingua Lebi..Braga Maria 
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba..Bassekou..Segu Blue 
Dave Wood..Sheebeg & Sheemore..Into The Light
Andre Hajj Ensemble..Mah'lqaa..ARC Music 35th Anniversary 
Yira..Al Piantau..The Tango Club Night Vol 2 
Tend'm..Comptinett, Les Vergers..Une Musique Trad-Urbaine En Centre France
Fernhill..Y Fwynlan O Serch..Canu Rhydd

Monday, 7 November 2011


A great set tonight from Will and Gabriel from Gecko.
Hear the show again here.
Many thanks to them and to my co-interviewer Keri Ross.
With intelligent and perceptive lyrics and terrific melodies, Gecko produce danceable and fun songs. Will and Gabriel performed some of them for us on rootsandshoots and talked about how they got started and how Gecko have developed into one of the most exciting young acts in London. Their music crosses various genres including hip-hop, rock and folk and usually includes a strong story telling aspect.
You can hear and download their single Safest Bet - receiving lots of national and local radio plays - here and find out more about the band and their music on facebook and on myspace. They have videos too on Youtube including Safest Bet and Best Friend and they are extremely well made and highly entertaining.
Locals can catch Gecko and friends at Havana, Exeter on Wednesday 16 November. Details here.

Recordings played by Gecko: What You Gonna Do? and Safest Bet (available as a free download here)
Gecko played live...Too Much; I've Got Time; Best Friend and Pigeon.

In the first half of the show we saw the welcome return of Martin Henning who played...
Rafi Naabzada & Hameed Sakhizada..Sabza Ba Naaz Mea Ayad..The Rough Guide To The Music Of Afghanistan
Johnny Winter..I'm Yours and I'm Hers..Johnny Winter
All The Queen's Ravens..Profundo.. All The Queens Ravens
Taraf De Haidouks..Terno Chelipe..Electric Gypsyland
The Destroyers..Sirba..Out Of Babel
Dissidenten..Instinctive Traveller..World Lounge
Duo Lefeuvre & Diaz..Leo Estante Num Instante..Plasnetes Musiques 2006
Edoardo Catemario..El Gordo Triste..Complete Works With Guitar
Evan Christopher..Merlodie Au Crepuscule..Django A La Creole
Francesco Banchini..Szerelmi Tanc..Bar Italia
Mendes Brothers..Atequemfim..Para Angola Com Um Xi Coracao
Jason McNiff..Oh Caroline..Nobody's Son
Paul Astles & Bobby Valentino..You're Going Nowhere..Friendly Street

Martin Hodge later played...
Gogol Bordello..Wonderlust King..Super Taranta!
Jamie Smith's Mabon..Schindig..Live at the Grand Pavilion
Archie Roach..Little Sisters..global sounds from Australia
Madison Violet..Fallen By the Wayside..The Good In Goodbye
San Lazaro..La Chimera..Global Sounds From Australia