One of the few things I remember from geography lessons, apart from the sadistic teacher crushing my right toes under his stout heel (thank you, George Crowther), is learning how … Continue readingRalph McTell: Oxbow Lakes
What a beautiful sound these two guitar greats made together. From the 1993 album Acoustic Routes.
One of the loveliest songs I can think of, from the 1993 album Befriended. On a Sunday morning, what could be nicer (than a Pendleton’s Twicer)?
One of the better tracks from their patchy but worthwhile 1992 reunion album. And here’s a live version – dig the bass.
A thirteen-minute chunk of the Colorado album from 2019 – great to hear that scratchy Crazy Horse sound again.
Fair maids of February is another name for snowdrops. This sweet song is said to have been inspired by a window box outside the Dransfield brothers’ flat in North London.
For some reason Margo Timmins’s ten-year-old daughter got in trouble for singing this at school.
Title track of her 2015 album. Note the video credits her hair and make-up artist. A long way from Meg’s home-recorded discs with sister Laura.
A moving version of the classic John Prine song, taken from the album All The Good Times (Are Past And Gone). The first to be released under Welch and Rawlings’s … Continue readingGillian Welch and David Rawlings: Hello In There
What a lovely, gentle song for a Sunday morning. The Colorful Quiet is Stephen Webster, from St Augustine, Florida and this is from his 2007 debut The Sun is Melting.