Gospel Blues Train features Tennessee’s Ashley Cleveland

Gospel Blues Train features Tennessee’s Ashley Cleveland

This Friday, 26 July from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman features the music of Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Ashley Cleveland as well as an exclusive phone interview that took place earlier this year. 

In a long and varied career, the Grammy Award-winning singer has contributed to more than 300 albums by other artists whilst releasing a raft of quality albums of her own beginning with her ‘Big Town’ debut in 1991. 

Ashley chatted to Lins about her latest release ‘One More Song’, her musical influences and how her faith has helped her overcome previous struggles with addiction. 

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman, Friday 26 July 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 27 July 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 30 July 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch-Up anytime.

Revival FM Rookie Rockstars 25-hour Takeover fundraising success

Revival FM Rookie Rockstars 25-hour Takeover fundraising success

The Revival FM-Rookie Rockstars 25-hour marathon takeover from 8.00am on Friday 28 June until 9.00am today, Saturday 29 June has been a massive fundraising success to support the Kirkintilloch based Rookie Rockstars mental health counselling service.

Over the 25-hour period, every hour there was live presenters, joined every hour with live acts, interviews and co-hosts. 

Organiser Dave Brackenridge said: “This crazy event is all in aid of our mental health counselling service Rookie Minds. We need to raise £12,500 before September and we believe we can do this in one 25 hour stint with the help of you lot!”

And the good news is you did!

Generous Revival FM listeners and others donated a fabulous £16,470 by the end of the 25-hour broadcast at 9.00am, Saturday 29 June 2019 on Revival FM. That is 31% more that what was the original target. Some 170 donors supported the 25-hour marathon broadcast on Revival FM with Dave Brackenridge and Revival FM station manager Dave Mitchell plus a huge team of others.

Revival FM takeover this weekend to aid mental health counselling service

Revival FM takeover this weekend to aid mental health counselling service

Rookie Rockstars will be taking over Revival FM for 25 hours on Friday 28 June. The Kirkintilloch and Cumbernauld base teams will be joined every hour of the ‘takeover’ with live acts, interviews and co-hosts.

Founder and CEO, Dave Brackenridge says: “This crazy event is all in aid of our mental health counselling service Rookie Minds. We need to raise £12,500 before September and we believe we can do this in one 25 hour stint with the help of you lot!”

Rookie Rockstars is a registered charity in Scotland who aim to improve children and young persons mental health and wellbeing.

Rookie Rockstars School of Music offers individual music lessons on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals every day. Music lesson start from beginner level, regardless of age, right through to completing Grade 8 exams.

The school of music can even help young persons prepare for SQA examinations giving them the best chance of success. All tutors are fully qualified with a degree in music, so students can be sure they will get the best quality tuition!

Here are the presenters for next Friday’s Radiothon which runs from 8.00am on Friday 28 June until 9.00am on Saturday 29 June – 25 hours no less! Don’t forget to tune in to support Rookie Minds.

Gospel Blues Train celebrates 5th birthday this weekend

Gospel Blues Train celebrates 5th birthday this weekend

On Saturday 29 June at 7.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman will celebrate five years of being on the air. 

Joining Lins on this very special occasion will be gospel blues veteran Glenn Kaiser; gospel vocal group the McCrary Sisters; Chicago-based singer/songwriter Jed Brewer; Italian harmonica maestro Fabrizio Poggi; Blues guitarists Brooks Williams and Jimmie Bratcher plus a handful of others.

It will be a show packed with the usual gospel blues goodness. 

Said Lins: “I can’t believe it’s been five years since the very first edition of The Gospel Blues Train went out on Revival FM. 

I’m truly thankful to Revival FM and to all the folks who have contributed and listened to the show over the years.  It’s such an honour to help keep this kind of music and alive and here’s to the next five years.”

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman on 100.8 (Cumbernauld area) and 93FM (City of Glasgow area) and DAB+ digital radio (Glasgow) and online. Saturday 29 June 2019 at 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 2 July at 10.00pm. Note: This week there is no Friday transmission due to the ‘Rookie Rockstars’ charity takeover.