Gospel Blues Train special guests: ‘Larkin Poe’

Gospel Blues Train special guests: ‘Larkin Poe’

This Friday, 24 August from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman will feature the music of Atlanta, GA-based blues roots duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell – better known collectively as Larkin Poe – as well as an exclusive interview that took place earlier in the year. 

Following the release of their highly acclaimed latest album ‘Venom & Faith’, Lins and Gary Burnett of the Down At The Crossroads blog met up with the pair just before they went on stage at a sold out Inchyra Arts Club in Perthshire to discuss the new album, their musical influences and what makes their own particular brand of the blues work.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman, Revival FM on Friday 24 August 10.00-11.00pm; Saturday 25 August 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 27 August 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch Up anytime for up to 7-days after original broadcast.

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.

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.

TTBA Album of the Month : Pink – Hurts 2B Human

TTBA Album of the Month :  Pink – Hurts 2B Human

Hurts 2B Human is the eighth studio album by American singer Pink which was released in the spring of 2019 on RCA Records. The CD album features guest artists Wrabel, Khalid and Cash Cash as well as Chris Stapleton.

Hurts 2B Human received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics.

Hurts 2B Human debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 115,000 CD album-equivalent units sold, of which 95,000 were pure CD album sales. It is Pink’s third consecutive US number-one album. In its second week, the album dropped to number six on the chart, earning an additional 36,000 album-equivalent units that week.

In the United Kingdom, Hurts 2B Human debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart, outselling its closest competitor. It became her third chart-topping album there.

Ian Arbuckle will feature tracks from the Hurts 2B Human album on his Turn The Beat Around programme on Revival on Wednesday evening from 8.00pm and Saturday afternoon at 3.00pm.