Listen again to an abridged version of the show featuring live music by The Appaloosas here.
On Monday 18th March on Roots and Shoots a band called The Appaloosas came to the studio to play some live music and talk about their recently recorded eponimous album and this and that.
The band are a trio made up of Eliza (vocals + guitar) and Peter Acty (banjo) together with Stephen Potter (fiddle). The music they play is from the Appalachian tradition in the USA. Eliza's voice was so evocative of the tradition and the guitar, fiddle and banjo kind of transported me to the Appalachian mountains. Wonderful music, beautifully performed.
In the studio as well was Martin Hodge, who very kindly came in to balance the microphones, and Cecil to take photos & video. as well as Eliza's brother who also took photos and videos. Hoping to be able to put some up on this blog some time soon.
The band played the following songs live:
Come All You Virginian Girls
Undone Sorrow (a song originally sung by Ola Belle Reed)
Water Bound ( a song by Dirk Powell)
Gospel Plough ( a traditional song recorded by Bob Dylan and Chas McCoy amongst others)
From their Album;
Little Darling Pal Of Mine
I wanted to play more from the CD but our studio CD player wasn't having any of it. There will be more tracks played on future shows once I get the CD on my computer.
Other music played was as follows:
Jean Pierre..Marcus Miller.. Marcus
Move Along Train..Levon Helm ..Electric Dirt
Ginhava..Mercan Dede.. Breath
Springtime On Parmir Mountains ..The Guo Brothers.. Yuan
Mj..Le Gop..Le Gop!
Barco Negro ..Alexandra Sousa.. Sabor A Fado
Railroad Bill ..Lonnie Donegan.. 100 Classics (1952-1959)
Manhattan..Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble.. Songs of the Metropolis
Cabane (Scottish)..Corinne Renaud, Catherine Grimault, Eric Thézé & Gérard Gordon..Brume
Diga Figa..Brotto Lopez.. Le Bal
The Singing Kettle ..Emma Sweeney.. Songlines CD #91 (April/May 2013)
Wallou ..Queen Biz.. Songlines CD #91 (April/May 2013)
Climbing Up a Mountain ..Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott.. Songlines CD #91 (April/May 2013)
Araber Tanz..Kevara ..Demo
Bulgarian Boogie..Koby Israelite..Blues From Elsewhere