New York blueser Jim Drew talks to Lins Honeyman

New York blueser Jim Drew talks to Lins Honeyman

This Friday, 27 April from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman features the first part of an exclusive interview with New York-based blues rock artist Jim Drew.

An experienced songwriter and performing artist, Jim recently released his latest album ‘Manumission’ with his band Humble Soul and Lins caught up with Jim to talk about the album’s “freedom” theme and some of the highlights of his lengthy career.

Part two of the interview will air on 100.8 Revival FM and online on Friday 4 May at 8.00pm.

The Gospel Blues Train, Friday 27 April at 8.00pm; Saturday 28 April at 7.00pm and Tuesday 1 May at 10.00pm plus Catch Up anytime for 7 days after broadcast.

TTBA Album of the Month: Stills & Collins

TTBA Album of the Month: Stills & Collins

The April Turn The Beat Around programme album is ‘Everybody Knows’ by Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, credited to “Stills & Collins”.

Despite Stills playing on several of Collins’ recordings, they never recorded as a duo or performed on stage together. Stephen Stills said that he and Judy Collins “…talked over the years and muddled through conversations about if we did make a record together…”, ultimately releasing Everybody Knows and going on tour.

You can hear selected tracks on the Turn The Beat Around programme with Ian Arbuckle on Wednesday evenings 8.00-10.00pm and on Saturday afternoon 3.00-5.00pm plus at Catch Up anytime.

Fabrizio Poggi interviewed on The Gospel Blues Train

Fabrizio Poggi interviewed on The Gospel Blues Train

This week on Good Friday, 30 March from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train presented by Lins Honeyman features an exclusive interview with Italian harmonica player and producer Fabrizio Poggi. 

In a lengthy career that has seen him share the stage with the likes of Eric Bibb, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Little Feat and Steve Cropper, Fabrizio’s most recent album (with Guy Davis) ‘Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train’ was nominated for a Grammy in the 2018 awards.

Lins caught up with Fabrizio shortly before he joined Davis on stage at Stirling’s Tolbooth Theatre back in December.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman, Good Friday, 30 March, 8.00-9.00pm.  Repeated Saturday, 31 March, 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday, 2 April at 10.00pm plus on Catch Up anytime.

TTBA Album of the Month: Simple Minds

TTBA Album of the Month: Simple Minds

The Turn The Beat Around Album of the Month for March 2018 is the new CD from Simple Minds called ‘Walk Between Worlds’ which peaked at number four in the UK Chart, Simple Minds’ first Top 5 album in over 20 years!

“We are overwhelmed with such a positive response to our new album, both in UK and throughout Europe. We want to thank all our fans for supporting our music. Now we look forward to going out and doing what Simple Minds do best, by playing some of these great new songs live.” – Simple Minds.

Simple Minds released their 17th studio album ‘Walk Between Worlds’ in February 2018. The album was available to order in various formats including some special exclusive colour and picture disc vinyl albums featured within several Deluxe Bundles containing exclusive signed album artwork prints and a limited edition 7″ single.

Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band, formed in Glasgow in 1977. They are one of most commercially successful Scottish bands ever, having achieved five UK number one albums during their career and sold over 60 million records worldwide.  Despite various personnel changes, they continue to record and tour.

Visit this week’s TTBA programme playlist here.

Turn The Beat Around, Wednesday 7 March 2018, 8.00-10.00pm; repeat Saturday 10 March 2018 3.00-5.00pm plus Catch Up anytime for up to seven days after broadcast.