Gospel Blues Train global special

Gospel Blues Train global special

This Friday, 31 May, from 8.00pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman will be a truly global affair.

Stopping off at as many different countries as possible, this week’s show will feature gospel blues music from acts originating from Finland, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, USA, Canada, Ghana, Holland and Austria to show that blues and gospel is an international language shared by many nations.

In addition, all four corners of the United Kingdom will make an appearance with Scottish trio the Simon Kennedy Band, England-based, Jamaica-born soul singer Ruby Turner, Welsh outfit the Tim Crahart Blues Band and Northern Irish troubadour Brian Houston all flying their respective home flags.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman ‘Around the World’ special, Friday 31 May at 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 1 June at 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 4 June 2019 at 10.00pm plus Catch Up anytime. Tune in on 93FM in the Glasgow area and 100.8 in Cumbernauld area plus DAB+ digital radio in Glasgow.

Singer Ruby Turner guests on Gospel Blues Train

Singer Ruby Turner guests on Gospel Blues Train

On Friday 29 March from 8pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman features an exclusive interview with Jamaica-born, UK-based soul singer Ruby Turner. 

In an expansive career that dates back to the 1980s, she has had a string of acclaimed solo releases and has collaborated with the likes of Bryan Ferry, Mick Jagger, Steve Winwood and many others whilst her partnership with Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra has seen her become a mainstay in live venues around the world. 

Lins caught up with Ruby over the phone as she was travelling to a live performance to find out more about her long and varied career.

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman, Friday 29 March at 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 30 March 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 2 April at 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

The Music Box with George Martin special

The Music Box with George Martin special

The Music Box with George Martin on 100.8 Revival FM will include a special feature with American rockers Light 45 on Saturday 9 February at 9.00-11.00am, repeated on Sunday 10 February at 2.00-4.00pm.

Light45 is an original rock/worship band based in Rochester, Minnesota, USA and consist of Justin (vocals, guitar) and Mark (bass) the founding members, who perform with a host of talented musicians.

They have been featured by The Christian Rock 20, appeared on syndicated shows such as The Z-Rock Radio Revolution, and Whip of Cords. They performed live on KTTC news (100,000 viewership). They have played with such powerhouse bands as Disciple, Seventh Day Slumber, Unspoken, KJ-52, Bread of Stone, Spoken, and are frequent headliners for to many shows and festivals to count.

Light45 has a unique view on writing music. They believe the song should write itself, and their responsibility is to help shape how it sounds best, regardless of style. This is why their songs range from hard rock, to pop rock, to worship, to reggae.

The Music Box with George Martin, Saturday 9 February at 9.00am, repeated Sunday 10 February at 2.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

Dwight Yoakham is the Simply Country featured artist

Dwight Yoakham is the Simply Country featured artist

Dwight Yoakam is this week’s Featured Artist on the Simply Country programme with Leslie-Ann Scoular.

Dwight Yoakam is now 62 years of age, now known for his pioneering-style of country music.

His popularity, starting in the mid-1980s, Dwight has recorded more than 20 CD albums and compilations, charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and sold more than 25 million records.

He has recorded five Billboard #1 albums, 12 gold albums, and nine platinum albums, including the triple-platinum ‘This Time’. In addition to his many achievements in the performing arts, he is also the most frequent musical guest in the history of The Tonight Show on US television.w