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    Roots & Fusion no.450 - the 9th Birthday Show - first aired on the 10th January

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    Roots & Fusion 450 - 10/1/18 - The 9th Birthday Show

    1. Gengis – Chico Hamilton (w/Lowell George) – The Master
    2. Amazing Grace – Brooks Williams – Baby O!
    3. Three Sticks – Andres Roots Roundabout – Three
    4. Help Me – Chantel McGregor – Like No Other
    5. Cold Cold Feeling – Walter Trout – Life In The Jungle
    6. Litton Lane – Davy Spillane – Out Of The Air
    7. Power – Hat Fitz & Cara – Wiley Ways
    8. Hail – Marc O’Reilly – My Friend Marx
    9. Brick x Brick – Christopher Paul Stelling – False Cities
    10. Ball Peen Hammer – Chris Whitley – Dirt Floor
    11. Deviation – Bela Fleck & New Grass Revival – Deviation
    12. Kitchen Girl – Jamie Francis – The Patient Neighbour
    13. Musowi – Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power
    14. Halt – Matthew The Oxx – Elephant
    15. At Sea – Dylan Walshe – All Manner of Ways
    16. So Comes The Day – Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer – Seed of a Pine
    17. Summertime – Canen – Think Twice
    18. Broken Bones – Charlie Cooper – Pure Radio Session
    19. Free Like Smoke – Tiki Black (w/ Jo Bywater) – single
    20. Anywhere With You – Anne Sumner – Roots & Fusion session
    21. Garden – Little Sparrow – Wishing Tree EP
    22. Hard To Change – Meg Hutchinson – The Living Side
    23. Illa Dhuinn – Baka Beyond – Beyond The Forest
    24. Gula Gula – Mari Boine – Gula Gula

     

    Roots & Fusion 449 - 3/1/18

    1. When The Devil Comes Home – Ash Gray – Chickenwire
    2. The Man Who Sold New York – Findlay Napier – VIP: Very Interesting Persons
    3. Anarchy & Love – Adrian Nation – Anarchy & Love
    4. The Dealer – Ben Rogers – Lost Stories: Volume One
    5. Old Mistakes – Arthur Alligood – Portage Volume One: At The End of the World
    6. Clean White Sheets (Nellie Spindler Song) – Harp & A Monkey – download
    7. Tell Me Love – Kyle Carey – The Art of Forgetting
    8. Little Black Rose – Maeve Mackinnon – Stri
    9. Separations (Remastered) – The Rowan Amber Mill – Harvest The Ears
    10. Sand Storm – 3hattrio – Dark Desert Night
    11. Images From A Walk with Bruno of Nola – Chris Miles – Our Lady of Singularities
    12. Gold & Tin – Dan Webster – The Tin Man
    13. Dream of Home – John Forrester – Restless
    14. Hearts Forever Changing – Trent Miller – Time Between Us
    15. Damn Grey – Norman Lamont & The Heaven Sent – In Another Life
    16. Winnipeg – Fish & Bird – Every Whisper is a Shout Across the Void
    17. Prelude to a Murmuration – Double Naught Spy Car – Moof
    18. Murmuration – Laura Mulcahy – Funeral, Home, Lizard
    19. Akatswela (Love is So Bewildering) – Eyuphuro – Mama Mosambiki
    20. Why (Am I Treated So Bad) – Julie Driscoll – Open
    21. Sinnerman – Nina Simone – Very Best Of

     

    Roots & Fusion 448 - 20/12/17

     

    1. Mean Old City: Part 2 – Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro – Static In The Wires
    2. Hellhound On My Trail – Cassandra Wilson – Blue Light Til Dawn
    3. Tearing Me Down – Lucy Zirins – Live At The Old Courts
    4. Worry & The Wine – Lucy Zirins – Live At The Old Courts
    5. The Wicken Tree – Oka Vanga – Dance of the Copper Trail
    6. Fallen – Kara J Richards – A Short Study on the Nature of Love & Drink
    7. The Place – Marina Florance – My Own Little Piece of the Sky
    8. The Winter Wind – Marina Florance – Fly Beyond The Border
    9. My Half Moon – Quick – This I Know EP
    10. Sunken Treasure – Ben Morgan-Brown – Cold Rooms EP
    11. Medicine Man – Rod Picott – Out Past The Wires
    12. Where Lucifer Lingers – Pauline Alexander – Acoustic Demo
    13. Dust – Chapin-Wickwar – No Heaven
    14. So… - Erin K Hill – Something Fierce
    15. Moonbow – Spindle Ensemble – Bea
    16. Last Sun on the Solway – Jamie Francis – The Patient Neighbour
    17. Urban’s Reel – Peter Knight’s Gigspanner – The Wife of Urban Law
    18. Gypsy – Steamchicken – Fatea Showcase Session Spring 17: Thawing
    19. Species Slow Suicide – John Ainsworth – demo
    20. Lamento Cubano – Amara Touré – Amara Touré 1973​-​1980
    21. Tchakoulaté – Hamad Kalkaba – Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds: 1974-1975
    22. The Border Crossing – Dirtmusic – Bu Bir Ruya
    23. A Voice Has Power – Dub Colossus – Terraforming in Analogue Space

     

    Roots & Fusion 447 - 13/12/17

     

    1. Stop – Mel Brown – The Wizard
    2. Slide On Down – John Fairhurst – The Maker Tapes
    3. Compliance – Tracey Browne – The Doctrine Of Song
    4. Habibi (My Darling) – Orange Blossom – Everything Must Change
    5. Aissa Wah – Speed Caravan – Kalashnik Love
    6. Rosetta Dub – Lazlo Baby – Playground In The Sky
    7. Laughing Leprechaun Dub – Celtic Reggae Revolution – Celtic Dub Volume 1
    8. Faith & Grace (Dub & Space Mix) – Lucinda Williams – 12”
    9. Anyplace – Ozere – Finding Anyplace
    10. O’Rourke’s Highland – Damien McGeehan – The Tin Fiddle
    11. Waters Of Tyne (Roud 1364) – Ange Hardy – Bring Back Home
    12. Hills Of Coore – Anne Rynne – Anne Rynne
    13. The Affair – Laura Mulcahy – Funeral, Home, Lizard
    14. Top Of The Mountain – Colin Clyne – The Never Ending Pageant
    15. Besotted (for Roots & Fusion) – Pete Jackson – unreleased
    16. Delirious – Luka Bloom – Riverside
    17. Undertaker – Front Country – Sake Of The Sound
    18. Dust Bowl Children – Peter Rowan – Dust Bowl Children
    19. Grapes Of Wrath – Spider Mike King – Roots & Fusion session April 2014
    20. Carsten – Stephen Fearing – Out To Sea
    21. Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato – Also Sprach Zarathustra

     

    Roots & Fusion 446 - 6/12/17

     

    1. Long Lost Conversation – Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – The Luckiest Man
    2. Dunuya – Lobi Traoré – Bamako Nights: Live at Bar Bozo 1995
    3. Nine Eight: Live – One Mile An Hour – One Mile An Hour
    4. Long Way Around – Chris Whitley – Living With The Law
    5. Sweet Headed Girl – Inneke23 & The Lipstick Painters – Charcoal
    6. Death & The Lady – Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band – Live
    7. Tender – Little Sparrow feat Robin Dewhurst – Just 3 EP
    8. Light of a Clear Blue Morning – The Wailin’ Jennys – Fifteen
    9. Seeker Reaper – Catriona McKay & Chris Stout – Bare Knuckle
    10. Dead’uns – Mike Rolland – Roots & Fusion session April 2016
    11. Morning Again – Plant & Taylor – Goodbye, Prairie Girl
    12. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues – Sean Taylor – Calcutta Grove
    13. Hard Times – Little Axe – Stone Cold Ohio
    14. Lawless, Winged & Unconfined – Hamsa – Lawless, Winged & Unconfined
    15. Mean Old World – T-Bone Walker – T-Bone Blues

     

    Roots & Fusion 445 - 29/11/17

     

    1. Blues For Magic Sam – Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – The Luckiest Man
    2. Ten Years – The King Heat Ensemble – bandcamp download
    3. Straight To You – Ma Polaine’s Great Decline – Down To The Sea EP
    4. Corazones Amarillos – Robert Chaney & Laura Tenschert – Sonic Blooms
    5. Blood Orange – Low Chimes – Sonic Blooms
    6. As I Roved Out – Stick In The Wheel – Follow Them True
    7. Mareridt – Myrkur – Mareridt
    8. Sphagnum Mass For A Dead Queen – Karine Polwart with Pippa Murphy – A Pocket of Wind Resistance
    9. Hollow – Thom Ashworth – Hollow EP
    10. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme – Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns
    11. Waving At Strangers – Andrew Keeling – Roots & Fusion session Jan 2015
    12. Wind – 3hattrio – Year One
    13. From You – Anne Sumner & Stephen Nurse – Doesn’t Take Much EP
    14. Dying Of Democracy – Adrian Nation – Anarchy & Love
    15. Villager / Bone Dry Boat – Matt Deighton – Villager
    16. Softbone – James Edge & The Mindstep – download single
    17. Let These Stories Bleed – Jake Mattison – Roots & Fusion session April 2013
    18. Morning After The Longest Day – Mano McLaughlin – Roots & Fusion session July 2015
    19. Tapha Niang – Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra – World Circuit Presents

     

    Roots & Fusion 444 - 22/11/17

     

    1. The Other Side Of Blue – Brent Mason – High Water Mark
    2. Chaos – India Electric Company – Seven Sisters
    3. Echoes In The Wind – The Lost Brothers – Halfway Towards A Healing
    4. The Hills Of Mexico – Assembly Lane – Northbound
    5. Iar Fach y Haf – Alaw – Dead Man’s Dance
    6. A Girl Like Her – Ange Hardy – Bring Back Home
    7. What It Is – Ange Hardy – Bring Back Home
    8. The Leaving Song – Iona Lane – Pockets EP
    9. Comfortable Skin – Carousel – Carousel EP
    10. Same Smile, Same Words – Steve Pledger - Live In The North East in North Shields
    11. At Sea – Dylan Walshe – All Manner Of Ways
    12. Honest Work – Lady Maisery – Cycle
    13. Pushing Statues – James Edwyn & The Borrowed Band – High Fences
    14. Time’s A Healer – Elles Bailey – Fatea Showcase Session Winter 2017: Freezing
    15. Wintersun – Paul Mosley & Red Meat Orchestra – Wintertide EP
    16. An Evening At Home in Spiritual Séance – Kirsty Merryn – She & I
    17. Liminal – Rebecca Clamp & Hans Wessels – Lit Up With Sorrow
    18. Estren – Edgelarks – Edgelarks
    19. The Reaping – Half Deaf Clatch – CrowSoul
    20. The Key Of Life – My Super Computer  - Voices
    21. Astadjam Dada Sare – Hamad Kalkaba – Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds: 1974-1975

     

    Roots & Fusion 443 - the relaunch - 15th November 2017

    1. Compliance – Tracey Browne – A Doctrine of Song
    2. Collingwood Blues – The McAvaneys – Adjusted
    3. Walking Blues – Fran McGillivray Band – Midnight Call
    4. Last Words – Matt Fryers – Raw: The Live Sessions
    5. Sloth – Richard Thompson – Acoustic Rarities
    6. Rocking The Cradle – Peter Knight’s Gigspanner – The Wife of Urban Law
    7. Je Chanterai Pour Toi – Boubacar Traoré – Dounia Tabolo
    8. Tana – Saz’iso – At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song
    9. Holko Fumo Tork – The Senegambian Jazz Band – The Senegambian Jazz Band
    10. Meantime –  Matthew Tighe – Fatea Showcase session Winter 2017: Freezing
    11. Fanny Power & Captain O’Kane – Moonshine Rebels – Moonshine Rebels
    12. Head Rush – Jiggy – Translate
    13. Gaol Song – Pilgrims’ Way – Stand & Deliver
    14. Crash On The Levee – Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys – Pretty Peggy
    15. Anarchy & Love – Adrian Nation – Anarchy & Love
    16. The One Who Murdered Love – James Hodder – In The Beginning
    17. Old Medicine – Jenn Rawling – Golden Coins
    18. I Can’t Complain – Caroline Spence – Spades & Roses
    19. Calling Me – O’Hooley & Tidow – Winter Folk
    20. Ether’s Arms – Lenore – Lenore
    21. Sequoia – Richard Haswell – Lamp Black

     

    Roots & Fusion 442 - 30th August 2017

    1. I’m Tired Of These Blues – Mighty Sam McClain – Give It Up To Love
    2. Mean Old City Part 2 – Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro – Static In The Wires
    3. Farewell Nancy – Galley Beggar – Reformation House
    4. Willow Tree – Galley Beggar – Galley Beggar
    5. Pay My Body Home – Galley Beggar – Silence & Tears
    6. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme – Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns
    7. The Butterfly – Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band – Live
    8. Letter (Unsent) – Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin – Watershed
    9. Go All The Blue People – Jess McLoughlin – Chapter Two Promo CD-02
    10. St. Wigefortis – Rebecca Clamp – Fatea Showcase Sessions Autumn 11: Interactions
    11. Song Of The Sea Rover – Amelia Coburn – Fatea Showcase Sessions Autumn 17: Changing
    12. Where Lucifer Lingers – Pauline Alexander – Acoustic demo
    13. Wicked Spell – Rachel Baiman – Shame
    14. The Way That It Goes – Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
    15. St. Davids Day – Nick Ellis – Daylight Ghosts
    16. Burgundy – Johnny Butler – HyperViolet
    17. Marginalia – Double Naught Spy Car – MOOF
    18. Steam – Paul Weller – Fly On The Wall: B-Sides & Rarities 1991-2000
    19. Lanmbasy Dub – Foday Musa Suso – Jali Kunda: Griots of West Africa

     

    Roots & Fusion 441 - 23rd August 2017

    1. Help Me Through The Day – Bobby Blue Bland – His California Album
    2. Angel From Montgomery – Bonnie Raitt – Streetlights
    3. Spanish Moon – Little Feat – As Time Goes By
    4. Somebody Calling – Robin Trower – In City Dreams
    5. Same People – Little Axe – Stone Cold Ohio
    6. A Bird Never Flew On Just One Wing – Bob Bradshaw – American Echoes
    7. Long Road – Philip Marino – Days Like These
    8. Townes Blues – Jinder – Nine Cents From Benelux
    9. Song To The Siren – John Smith – Live At The Roundhouse
    10. Rumours Of War – June Tabor – Angel Tiger
    11. Angra Mainyu – Nick Edward Harris – Chimera
    12. Drink Me – Grethe & Jo Bywater – demo
    13. From You – Anne Sumner & Stephen Nurse – Doesn’t Take Much
    14. Buntata – Mairearad Green & Mike Vass – A Day A Month
    15. Journey – Baka Beyond – Live At The Lemon Tree
    16. Boat Ride – Hang Massive – Distant Light
    17. The Krar Song (feat Tsegaye Lema) – Voss Malone – Outrageous Creation
    18. Kalimankou – Voss Malone – Outrageous Creation
    19. Shhh / Peaceful – Miles Davis – In A Silent Way

     

    Roots & Fusion 440 - 16th August 2017

    1. Summertime – Angelique Kidjo – Keep On Moving: The Best Of
    2. Flight Of The Cosmic Hippo – Bela Fleck – Flight Of The Cosmic Hippo
    3. Images From A Walk With Bruno of Nola – Chris Miles – Our Lady Of Singularities
    4. Resurrection Blues (Tutu) – Cassandra Wilson – Traveling Miles
    5. Hellhound on My Trail – Chris Whitley & Jeff Lang – Dislocation Blues
    6. Soup City Blues #1 – Andres Roots – Mono
    7. Wicked State Of Mind – Ledfoot – Gothic Blues Vol 1
    8. Winter In America – Gill Scott-Heron – Glory
    9. Madman Across The Water (original version) – Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection (Extended CD version)
    10.  Solid Ground – Anne Sumner & Stephen Nurse – Doesn’t Take Much
    11. The Rise and the Fall – Iain Till – The Rise and the Fall
    12. Ace of Pentacles – Jason Steel – Fire Begot Ash
    13. Bassekouni – Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba – Ba Power
    14. Lamento Cubano – Amara Touré – Amara Touré 1973-1980
    15. Maestro Kneading Screams of Joy – Sirom – I Can Be A Clay Snapper
    16. Ja Funmi – King Sunny Ade – Juju Music
    17. Ayurvedic – Ozric Tentacles – Pungent Effulgent

     

    Roots & Fusion 439 - 9th August 2017

    1. Kitchen Girl – Jamie Francis – The Patient Neighbour
    2. Voodoo Child (slight return) – The NJE – Afloat
    3. Nature Boy (live) – Trixie Whitley – Sway
    4. In The Pines – Julia Easterlin & Vieux Farka Touré – Touristas
    5. Lament For Lost Dignity – Elephant Sessions – All We Have Is Now
    6. Too Big For My Heart – Claire Watts – Dreaming Out Loud EP
    7. Bones – Shona Blake – Explore
    8. The Wicken Tree – Oka Vanga – Dance Of The Copper Trail
    9. She Moved Through The Fair – Oka Vanga – Dance Of The Copper Trail
    10. She Moved Through The Fair – Peter Knight’s Gigspanner – Layers Of Ages
    11. At Sea – Dylan Walshe – All Manner Of Ways
    12. Ryan’s Despair – Ryan Young – Ryan Young
    13. Hills Of Coore – Anne Rynne – Anne Rynne
    14. The Roundhouse – The Medlars – Fatea Showcase Session Autumn 2017: Changing
    15. The Boatman – Dan Sumner – bandcamp download
    16. Old Time Religion – Parker Millsap – Parker Millsap
    17. The Heart Beats On – Adrian Nation – Crossroads
    18. Turn It Over – Arthur Alligood – I Have Not Seen The Wind
    19. Sweet Headed Girl – Inneke23 & The Lipstick Painters – Charcoal
    20. 1000 Years – Matthew O’Neill – Trophic Cascade
    21. Help On The Way / Slipnot! / Franklin’s Tower – Grateful Dead – Without A Net

     

    Roots & Fusion 438 - 2nd August 2017

    1. Phone Call From Leavenworth – Chris Whitley – Living With The Law
    2. Smokin Bowl – Dirtmusic – BKO
    3. Mawarniha Tartit – Tamikrest – Kidal
    4. May This Be Love – Ellen McIlwaine – Mystic Bridge
    5. The Girl I Left Behind Me – Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns
    6. The Call / Daughters Of Watchet / Caturn’s Night – Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater – Findings
    7. Ragged Sailor Set – The Twisted Twenty – Fatea Showcase Session Autumn 2017: Changing
    8. Throw The Beetle At Her – Ben Walker & Chris Knowles – The Holly Bush
    9. Laying My Rifle Down – Ben Walker & Chris Knowles – Of Glory & War
    10. Anni’s Orchard – Big Sadie – Keep Me Waiting
    11. Smiles With Her Eyes – Jeanes – Fatea Showcase Session Autumn 2017: Changing
    12. Bittern – Bert Jansch – Running From Home
    13. Old Ways – Dan Raza – Two
    14. Live Long In The Day – Jinski – Down Here
    15. Come A Rain – Kevin Welch – A Patch Of Blue Sky
    16. Blade Of Grass – Lee Harvey Osmond – A Quiet Evil
    17. Land Of Cockaigne – Neil McSweeney – A Coat Worth Wearing
    18. Shining Silver – Patsy Matheson – Stories of Angels & Guitars
    19. From Your Computer – Patsy Matheson – Domino Girls
    20. Deep Sahara – Juju – In Trance

     

    Roots & Fusion 437 - 26th July 2017

    1. The Annihilation Sequence – Jordan Reyne – The Annihilation Sequence
    2. A Love Supreme – Anga Diaz – World Circuit Presents
    3. Gula Gula – Mari Boine – Gula Gula
    4. A Crow – Arborist – Home Burial
    5. You Blinded Me – When Rivers Meet – Liberty
    6. Share The Moon – Indigo Girls – Beauty Queen Sister
    7. You’re The One That I Want – Rebekah Findlay – Improvising Around The Sun
    8. From You – Anne Sumner & Stephen Nurse – Doesn’t Take Much
    9. Wind – 3hattro – Year One
    10. We’ve Come Along – Mark Lavengood – We’ve Come Along
    11. Undone – John Smith – Headlong
    12. Monster Lullaby – Laura Mulcahy – Funeral, Home, Lizard
    13. In The Kissing Room – Darius Greene – bandcamp download
    14. The Suitcase – Martin Green – Flit
    15. Ghosts – Lau – The Bell That Never Rang
    16. Beacon Hill for Ensemble – Andrew Keeling – Unquiet Earth
    17. Beyond This City – Mondegreen – Small Towns EP
    18. No Words We Need – Ma Polaine’s Great Decline – Got Me Out Of Hell
    19. It’s A Pond, With A Fish In It – B So Global – B So Global

     

    Roots & Fusion 436 - 19th July 2017

    1. I Don’t Want This Worry Anymore – Ledfoot – Gothic Blues Volume 1
    2. You Are The Message – Homesick Mick – The World of Mick EP
    3. Come Home To The Blues – Jinder – Kingsize Blackfoot
    4. Melodie de Bambara Blues – Lobi Traoré – Rainy Season Blues
    5. Sister – Luke Jackson – Roots & Fusion Playing Out
    6. Cut It Down – Dylan Walshe – Live From Soul Hell Café
    7. At Sea – Dylan Walshe – All Manner of Ways
    8. Solitary Wine – Ingrid Veerman – Present
    9. Zero Moon – David Corley – Zero Moon
    10. Kid Fears – Indigo Girls – Indigo Girls
    11. Mary’s Theme – Robert Lane – Ends and Starts
    12. The Vaults – Dan Walsh – Verging on the Perpendicular
    13. Wicked Spell – Rachel Baiman – Shame
    14. Way Back When – Marina Florance – Coast To Coast EP
    15. I Will Survive – Kitty Wild with John Ainsworth – unreleased
    16. 28 Years Old – The Magic Lantern – Love of Too Much Living
    17. The Burial Mound – Declan Millar – unreleased
    18. Caves of Killala – Chris Murphy – Hard Bargain
    19. A Diamond In The Foam – Matthew The Oxx – First Aid For The Drowning
    20. Castles In Spain – India Electric Co. – EC1M
    21. Four – Emseatee – Sebastian Reynolds Reversible Destiny Remix
    22. Oileen / Island – Michael O’Suilleabhain – Oilean / Island

     

    Roots & Fusion 435 - 12th July 2017

    1. Summertime – Nomy Rosenberg Trio – Nomy Rosenberg Trio
    2. Every Last Extremist – Christopher Paul Stelling – False Cities
    3. Patch It Up – Robert Chaney – Cracked Picture Frames
    4. Mean Old City pt2 – Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro – Static In The Wires
    5. Sweet Man Moses – Jo Harman – Dirt On My Tongue
    6. The Rose – Bette Midler – The Rose OST
    7. The Place – Marina Florance – My Own Little Piece Of The Sky
    8. Bullets On Parade – Noiserv – Autumn Ferment 7”
    9.  Crow On The Cradle – Thom Ashworth – Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture EP
    10.  Northern Winds – Linsey Aitken & Ken Campbell – Kith & Kin
    11. The Morning After The Longest Day – Mano McLaughlin – Roots & Fusion session
    12. Dayna – Kara J Richards – recorded live at St David’s Hall
    13. Let It Fall – Leyla McCalla – A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey
    14. Cadal Samhach – Liza Mulholland – Fine n Rosy
    15. The Burning Of Auchindoun – Sophie Ramsay – The Seas Between Us
    16. Chimes – Macmaster:Hay – Hook
    17. We Walk The Sahara – Ramon Goose & Modou Touré – West African Blues Project
    18. Velti, Velti – Cockroach Prophets – Cockroach Prophets
    19. Akatswela (Love Is So Bewildering) – Eyuphuro – Mama Mosambiki
    20. Ajomasè – Gasper Lawal – Ajomasè
    21. Chitekete – Leonard Dembo – Chitekete

     

     

    Roots & Fusion 434 - 5th July 2017

    1. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme – Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns
    2. Winter – John Smith – Live At The Roundhouse
    3. Undone – John Smith – Headlong
    4. Change My Ways – Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer – Off-Grid Lo-Fi
    5. Magpies – Boris McCutcheon – I’m Here Let Me In
    6. If But For The Borderlands – Alex Golisti – EP
    7. Sand Storm – 3hattrio – Dark Desert Night
    8. For The Echoes To See – Calming River – download
    9. Wormwood – Molly Pinto Madigan – The Cup Overflows
    10. Field Of Stone – Susan Cattaneo – The Heart & The Hammer
    11. These Blues – Slinky & P’tit Loup – Zone Bleue
    12. Mixenden I’m Coming Home – Heath Common – Tales Of A Young Life In Halifax & Notting Hill Gate
    13. What You Do With What You’ve Got – Dick Gaughan – Call It Freedom
    14. Smoke Absent – Neil Cousin – Red (White Rabbit)
    15. Fall Together  – The Galleons - demo
    16. Dust – Chapin-Wickwar – No Heaven…
    17. Floodplains – Whalebone – Mirabilia
    18. If You Fall I’ll Fall With You – Starless & Bible Black – Weirdlore: Notes From The Folk Underground
    19. Everything Counts – The Rowan Amber Mill – demo
    20. Annajhamma – Anna Fuschia Scott & Richard A Levens – Calling Card
    21. Black Hole – Annabelle Chvostek – Be The Media
    22. Random & Providence – Marco Cerletti – Random & Providence

     

    Roots & Fusion 433 - 28th June 2017

    1. Blues Music – G.Love & Special Sauce – G.Love & Special Sauce
    2. Ain’t Nobody – Jon Gomm – Secrets Nobody Keeps
    3. Crazy – Aynsley Lister – Equilibrium
    4. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Gil Scott-Heron – Glory
    5. Living With The Law – Chris Whitley – Living With The Law
    6. Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley – Grace
    7. Love, Reign O’er Me – The Who – Then & Now
    8. Letter to Hermione – David Bowie – David Bowie
    9. Blood & Fire – Indigo Girls – Indigo Girls
    10. Monster Show – Dan Drury – Roots & Fusion Playing Out
    11. I Could Not Care Less – Apple Rabbits – Roots & Fusion session
    12. True Love Lies – Alexander Wolfe – Morning Brings A Flood
    13. California – Ed Prosek – California EP
    14. No Contract – Patsy Matheson – Domino Girls
    15. Woman King – Iron & Wine – Woman King EP
    16. Proverbs – Mamer – Eagle
    17. State Trooper – Cowboy Junkies – Whites Off Earth Now
    18. Hanging On The Vine – Starless & Bible Black – Shape of the Shape
    19. Useless – Kruder & Dorfmeister – The K&D Sessions
    20. Safe From Harm – Massive Attack – Live
    21. Sidiki – Baaba Maal – Firin’ In Fouta
    22. Maggot Brain – Funkadelic – Maggot Brain

     

    Roots & Fusion 432 - 21st June 2017

    1. Cheatin & Lyin – Cyril Neville – Brand New Blues
    2. The Land Of Plenty – Robin Trower – Time & Emotion
    3. Winds Of Change – Debbie Bond – single
    4. Devil Can Blues – Ramon Taranco – unreleased
    5. Trouble Man – Buddy Guy – Feels Like Rain
    6. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
    7. Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
    8. Stand Down – Merry Hell – Bloodlines
    9. Pondjo Pondjo – Jupiter & Okwess International – Kin Sonic
    10. Mawaerniha Tartit – Tamikrest – Kidal
    11. I’ll Be Yours – The Americans – I’ll Be Yours
    12. Columbus Stockade Blues – The Brother Brothers – Tugboats EP
    13. Every Woman – Marina Florance – download
    14. Everybody Knows – Ruth Roshan – Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir
    15. The Affair – Laura Mulcahy – Funeral, Home, Lizard
    16. Murmaration – Laura Mulcahy – Funeral, Home, Lizard
    17. My Half Moon – Quick – This I Know
    18. Crazy Grace – Quick – This I Know
    19. These Things, They Will Come – Kate Dimbleby – Songbirds
    20. Fallen – Kara J Richards – A Short Study On The Nature Of Love and Drink
    21. Castles In Spain – India Electric Co – EC1M
    22. St. Cloud – Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society – Simultonality
    23. Palm Wine Sound – Fela Kuti – Fear Not For Man

     

    Roots & Fusion 431 - 14th June 2017

    1. Just One Victory – Todd Rundgren – A Wizard, A True Star
    2. Freedom Raga – Doug Cox / Salil Bhatt – Slide To Freedom 2: Make Another World
    3. Equal Rights – Annabelle Chvostek – Rise
    4. Winter Hellebore – Ruby Muse – EP
    5. Moths To The Light – Katie Spencer – Good Morning Sky
    6. Summer Wind – Sam Baker – Land Of Doubt
    7. Naked – Sergio Beercock – Wollow
    8. 44070 / Song For Vrba – Occidental Gypsies – 44070
    9. Mushrooms On The Moon – Kate & Raphael – Les Objets Trouves
    10. I Wish – Bonfire Radicals – The Albino Peacock
    11. As A Child – Fraser Fifield – In Buenos Aires
    12. Delunna – Vair – A Place In Time
    13. Angeline The Baker – Jamie Francis – The Patient Neighbour
    14. Funky Haystack – Dan Walsh – Verging On The Perpendicular
    15. Bodhrán and Beatbox – Matthew Olwell – CyberTrad
    16. Lament – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan / Michael Brook – Night Song
    17. Crathadh T Aodaich (Here & Blown Away Mix) – Mouth Music – Mo-Di
    18. Feel The Pulse Of The Place – Aidan O’Rourke – Music For Film & Exhibition
    19. Rego Park Blues – Ronnie Earl – Blues & Forgiveness

     

    Roots & Fusion 430 - 7th June 2017

    1. Faith – Stark – Stories From The Ground
    2. Night Creatures – Jenny Wren & Her Borrowed Wings – A Soup
    3. Running For Water – Oka Vanga - unreleased
    4. Made From Dirt – Chris Whitley – War Crime Blues
    5. Kitchen Girl – Jamie Francis – The Patient Neighbour
    6. I Don’t Hate You – Voodoo Swing – Nervous Wreck EP
    7. Prescription Drugs – The Two Man Gentlemen Band – Two At A Time
    8. My Birmingham – Dale Boyle – Gasoline EP
    9. White Freightliner Blues – Jinder – Kingsize Blackfoot
    10. Kathleen – Townes Van Zandt – Live At The Old Quarter
    11. Besotted (for Roots & Fusion)– Pete Jackson - unreleased
    12. So Long Woodlawn – Brendan & The Strangest Ways – WNJR, Washington session
    13. Lyla – Ida Wenøe – Time Of Ghosts
    14. Black & Blue – Chapin-Wickwar – No Heaven…
    15. Dust – Chapin-Wickwar – No Heaven…
    16. Dorothy Lawrence – Rosie Hood – The Beautiful & The Actual
    17. Deirdre In Dreams – Pippa Reid-Foster – Fatea Showcase Session Summer 17: Burning
    18. Machlud Celtaidd - Bedwyr Morgan – soundcloud
    19. Intro / Bordrone / Guzzy / Luna Televisio / Quicksilver – Afenginn – Opus
    20. Songo – The NJE – Afloat – The Near Jazz Experience
    21. Jolie – Songhoy Blues – Music In Exile
    22. Sibou Odia – Orchestra Baobab – Bamba

     

    Roots & Fusion 429 - 24th May 2017

    1. Jack Straw – Bruce Hornsby – Deadicated: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead
    2. Every Man Needs a Woman – Mighty Joe Young – Blues With A Touch Of Soul
    3. Nothing Stays The Same Forever – Percy Mayfield – Atlantic Blues
    4. Tomorrow I Have My Doubts – Thomas Hine – Forgive My Future
    5. Evergreen – Lau vs Karine Polwart – Evergreen EP
    6. My Return – Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns
    7. St David’s Day – Nick Ellis – Daylight Ghosts
    8. No Exit – Jacky Bastek – bandcamp download
    9. Freefalling – Kate Doubleday – Pied Flycatcher
    10. Garden – Little Sparrow – B-Side of Wishing Tree single
    11. Where The Good Hearts Dwell – Kath Reade – Where The Good Hearts Dwell
    12. Numb – Ma Polaine’s Great Decline – Got Me Out Of Hell
    13. Thirteen Pieces Of Quiet – Mano McLaughlin – Roots & Fusion session
    14. Good Intentions and Apologies – Steve Pledger – Good Intentions
    15. Wolves (Song of the Shepherd’s Dog) – Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
    16. Wasted Time – Meshell Ndegeocello – Live at the Bowery Ballroom
    17. From Your Computer – Patsy Matheson – Domino Girls
    18. Shhh / Peaceful – Miles Davis – In A Silent Way

     

    Roots & Fusion 428 - 17th May 2017

    1. Song Of Yesterday – Joe Bonamassa – Live At Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening
    2. I Am The Train – Ian Siegal – Man & Guitar
    3. Come Home To The Blues – Jinder – Kingsize Blackfoot
    4. Goodtimes – Kara J Richards – A Short Study on the Nature of Love and Drink
    5. There Was No Need Of Me – Sheila K Cameron – Run Through Side A
    6. MacCrimmon’s Lament – Donald Black – From My Heart
    7. Last Sun On The Solway – Jamie Francis – The Patient Neighbour
    8. Kitchen Girl – Jamie Francis – The Patient Neighbour
    9. Farmiloe – India Electric Co – EC1M
    10. Santiago – Loreena McKennitt – The Mask and Mirror
    11. Barn Rødkindet – Helene Blum – Dråber af Tid
    12. Beyond This City – Mondegreen – Small Towns single
    13. Ffald Y Brenin – Hav – Inver
    14. Song of the Sea Rover – Amelia Coburn – download
    15. Bored Lord – Avital Raz – The Fallen Angel’s Unravelling Descent
    16. Manhouy Inerizhan – Tamikrest – Kidal
    17. Bonheur – Vieux Farka Touré – Samba
    18. Maya – Vieux Farka Touré – Samba
    19. Boat Ride – Hang Massive – Distant Light
    20. Lawless, Winged & Unconfined – Hamsa – Lawless, Winged & Unconfined

     

    Roots & Fusion 427 - 10th May 2017 (A Five Hour Special)

    1. Slide On Down – John Fairhurst – unreleased
    2. Don’t Say You Love Me – The Rising Souls – The Rising Souls
    3. Going Home – Joanne Shaw Taylor – White Sugar
    4. Three Sticks – Andres Roots Roundabout – Three
    5. Faith – Stark – Stories From The Ground
    6. Drifting Wood – Lincoln Durham – The Shovels vs The Howling Bones
    7. Cocaine Lil & Morphine Sue – Jinder – Kingsize Blackfoot
    8. The Devil, The Money & The Gun – Angelo Palladino – Roots & Fusion session
    9. Every Last Extremist – Christopher Paul Stelling – False Cities
    10. Running For Water – Oka Vanga – unreleased
    11. Species Slow Suicide – John Ainsworth – unreleased
    12. Anyplace – Ozere – Finding Anyplace
    13. Widdershins – Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola – Widdershins
    14. Three Of A Perfect Pair – Front Country – Mixtape
    15. Power – Hat Fitz & Cara – Wiley Ways
    16. Carolina – The Jellyman’s Daughter – The Jellyman’s Daughter
    17. Steer – Navacross – All The Way Home
    18. Halt – Matthew The Oxx – Elephant
    19. Top Of The Mountain – Colin Clyne – The Never Ending Pageant
    20. Crow On The Cradle – Thom Ashworth – Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture EP
    21. A Polyphonic Life – Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater – Fatea Showcase Session Spring 16: Murmur
    22. The Dying Of Democracy – Adrian Nation – Live At Crossroads
    23. Hold On – Sean Taylor – Walk With Me
    24. Off The Map – 3hattrio – Dark Desert Night
    25. Calamine – The Mulligan Brothers – Via Portland
    26. So Comes The Day – Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer – Seed Of A Pine
    27. Horses – Dala – Everyone Is Someone
    28. Letters – Charlotte Willacy – Mirror EP
    29. Summertime – Canen – Think Twice
    30. Anywhere With You – Sumner / Anderson – Out Along The Road
    31. The Lost Soul – Ange Hardy – Roots & Fusion session
    32. Friends And Fathers – Steve Pledger – Striking Matches In The Wind
    33. Wildwood – Patsy Matheson – Roots & Fusion session
    34. Pusher Man – Dan Drury – Roots & Fusion Playing Out
    35. At Sea – Dylan Walshe – Live From Soul Hell Café
    36. OK ‘Til It Isn’t – Dick LeMasters – Gasoline and Fire
    37. Riches To Rags – Jo Bywater – Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge
    38. Mi Salvador What’s Happenin’ – JT Nero – Mountains / Forests
    39. Blood & Bones 2009 – The Rowan Amber Mill – Midsummers
    40. Sweet Headed Girl – Inneke23 & The Lipstick Painters – Charcoal Strong Blood – Trixie Whitley – Fourth Corner (extra CD tracks)
    41. Land Of Cockaigne – Neil McSweeney – A Coat Worth Wearing
    42. The Beast – Paul Mosley – A Chattering Of Birds
    43. So… - Erin K Hill – Something Fierce
    44. Son – Distance, Light & Sky – Casting Nets
    45. The Girl I Left Behind Me – Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns
    46. She Moved Through The Fair – Peter Knight’s Gigspanner – Layers of Ages
    47. Beacon Hill for Ensemble – Andrew Keeling – Unquiet Earth
    48. In The Pines – Julia Easterlin & Vieux Farka Touré – Touristas
    49. Akatswela (Love Is So Bewildering) – Eyuphuro – Mama Mosambiki
    50. Massane Cisse – Quintette Guinéenne – Musique Sans Parole
    51. Dunuya – Lobi Traoré – Bamako Nights : Live at Bar Bozo 1995
    52. Habibi (My Darling) – Orange Blossom – Everything Must Change
    53. Rosetta Dub – Lazlo Baby – Playground In The Sky
    54. Equality & Justice For All – Pama International – Outernational
    55. Why Am I Treated So Bad – Prince Buster – The Message Dubwise

     

    Roots & Fusion 426 - 3rd May 2017

    1. Barefoot Wonderland – Justin Bernasconi – Barefoot Wonderland
    2. Flowers – Anne Sumner – download
    3. And A Smoke Arose – Robert Sunday – Halcyon Bloom
    4. Roots & Fusion session – Marina Florance
    5. Marina Florance in conversation
    6. Every Woman – Marina Florance – download
    7. Deirdre In Dreams – Pippa Reid-Foster – Fatea Showcase Session Summer 17: Burning
    8. Fossil In Stone – Charm of Finches – Fatea Showcase Session Summer 17: Burning
    9. Mother’s Kiss – Corrie Shelley – Fatea Showcase Session Summer 17: Burning
    10. Limbo – Kate Dimbleby – Songbirds
    11. Crazy Grace – Quick – This I Know EP
    12. My Half Moon – Quick – This I Know EP
    13. T.H.A.T.S. – Front Country – Other Love Songs
    14. Funky Haystack – Dan Walsh – Verging on the Perpendicular
    15. Put It Together – Jim Keaveny – Put It Together
    16. Lawless, Winged & Unconfined – Hamsa – Lawless, Winged & Unconfined
    17. Mawarniha Tartit – Tamikrest – Kidal

     

    Roots & Fusion 425 - 26th April 2017 (a celebration of 4 years of Aaron Hixon's Session Recordings)

    1. Funke and the Two Tone Baby – Anchor – Roots & Fusion session December 2015
    2. Andrew Keeling – Waving At Strangers – Roots & Fusion session January 2015
    3. Lucy Zirins – Worry & The Wine – Roots & Fusion session December 2015
    4. Jo Bywater – Drops In The Waterfall – Roots & Fusion session December 2016
    5. Kwalaparla – Things I Should Not See – Roots & Fusion session September 2015
    6. Stark – Die By The Drop – Roots & Fusion session September 2014
    7. Spider Mike King – Grapes Of Wrath – Roots & Fusion session April 2014
    8. Blue Pig Orchestra – Kilgramol – Roots & Fusion session March 2014
    9. Mike Rolland & Ruth Roshan – Dirty Old Town – Roots & Fusion session July 2015
    10. Mike Rolland – Deaduns – Roots & Fusion session April 2016
    11. Robert Chaney – Corezones Amarillos – Roots & Fusion session November 2016
    12. Rocky Votolata – Uppers Aren’t Necessary – Roots & Fusion session March 2016
    13. David 9 Lunas – Rainwater & Wine – Roots & Fusion session June 2015
    14. Mano McLaughlin – Morning After The Longest Day – Roots & Fusion session July 2015
    15. Neil Cousin – Lock Keeper’s Daughter – Roots & Fusion session February 2017
    16. Anne Sumner – Anywhere With You – Roots & Fusion session November 2016
    17. Ange Hardy – The Passing Lullaby – Roots & Fusion session June 2016
    18. Lucy Ward – King Willie – Roots & Fusion session May 2016
    19. Pauline Alexander – Brothers In Arms – Roots & Fusion session November 2013
    20. Patsy Matheson – No Contract – Roots & Fusion session April 2014
    21. Tiki Black – Swollen – Roots & Fusion session September 2015
    22. Nick Edward Harris – Angra Mainyu – Roots & Fusion session July 2013
    23. Alex Chow – Colours In The Dark – Roots & Fusion session September 2013
    24. Justin Johnson – Blue Monk – Roots & Fusion session October 2013

     

    Roots & Fusion 424 - 19th April 2017 (Presented by Andy Barnes)

    1. Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child – Electric Ladyland
    2. Purson - Electric Landlady – Desires Magic Theatre
    3. Galley Beggar – My Return - Heathen Hymns
    4. Rose Windows – Native Dreams – The Sun Dogs
    5. Heron Oblivion – Oriar – Heron Oblivion
    6. Meg Baird – Back To You – Don’t Weigh Down the Light
    7. Little Sparrow – The Final Countdown
    8. The Moonbeams – Coming Home – Watching Wildlife
    9. Wolf People - Kingfisher – Ruins
    10. Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro - This Little Bird – Static in the Wires
    11. Harry Pane – Cold Light of Day – Changing
    12. Pierce Edens - The Devil There Too – Stripped Down Gussied Up
    13. Levi Cuss – Red City River - Night Thief
    14. Steve Pledger – Lefty, Wait Your Turn – Somewhere Between
    15. Jim Keaveny – Put It Together – Put It Together
    16. Tim Grimm & The Family Band – Gonna Be Great – A Stranger in This Time
    17. Malcolm Holcombe – Outta Luck – Pretty Little Troubles
    18. Ratatosk – Gammal Fabodpsalm – Ratatosk EP
    19. Wardruna – Isa – Runaljod Ragnarok
    20. Völur – The Deep Minded – Disir

     

    Roots & Fusion 423 - 12th April 2017 (Presented by Andy Barnes)

    1. Stark – Legion – Controlled Aggression EP
    2. Mark Lanegan Band - Nocturne – Gargoyle
    3. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood – Cold Molly - Black Pudding
    4. Duke Garwood – Coldblooded – Garden of Ashes
    5. Lincoln Durham – Annie Departee –Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous
    6. Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro – Chocolate Jesus – Live at Southern Ground
    7. Pierce Edens - Here – Stripped Down Gussied Up
    8. Tim Grimm and the Family Band - Black Snake – A Stranger in This Time
    9. Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts of Highway 20 – The Ghosts of Highway 20
    10. Tim Grimm and the Family Band - Darlin’ Cory – A Stranger in This Time
    11. Jon Brooks – Queensville – The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside
    12. Kaia Kater – Saint Elizabeth – Nine Pin
    13. Harrow Fair – Told a Lie To My Heart – Call to Arms
    14. Oka Vanga - Song of the River – Dance of the Copper Trail
    15. Steve Pledger – Friends and Fathers – Sonic Bandwagon Live Session
    16. Rush – Xanadu – A Farewell to Kings
    17. Ange Hardy – Esteesee – Esteesee
    18. Galley Beggar – The Girl I left Behind - Heathen Hymns
    19. Rush – Something for Nothing – 2112
    20. Windhand – Evergreen - Soma
    21. Steve Von Till – A Life Unto Itself – A Life Unto Itself

     

    Roots & Fusion 422 - 5th April 2017

    1. Wah Wah Blues – Earl Hooker – Two Bugs & A Roach
    2. The Funk Monkey – Steel Union – Life…And Other Problems
    3. I’m Feeling So Good Baby – Gerry Lockran – Across The Tracks
    4. China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider – Grateful Dead – Without A Net
    5. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme – Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns
    6. I’m Not Well – Funke and the Two Tone Baby – Balance
    7. Me, I Get High On Reefer – The Two Man Gentleman Band – Dos Amigos una Fiesta
    8. Best Medicine – The Stray Birds – Best Medicine
    9. I Told You My Troubles – Marina Florance – Roots & Fusion session
    10. Dayna – Kara J Richards – Live At David’s Hall
    11. Fallen – Kara J Richards – A Short Study On The Nature Of Love & Drink
    12. Livingston – Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Things That We Are Made Of
    13. Faith & Grace – Lucinda Williams – Ghosts Of Highway 20
    14.  Rub A Dub – Lazlo Baby – Bodgerama
    15. Laughing Leprechaun Dub – Celtic Reggae Revolution – Celtic Dub Vol.1
    16. Aissa Wah – Speed Caravan – Kalashnik Love
    17. Deep Sahara – Juju – In Trance

     

    Roots & Fusion 421 - 29th March 2017

    1. Gun Dealer – Jon Brooks – The Smiling & Beautiful Countryside
    2. Down To The River – Ben Caplan – In The Time Of The Great Remembering
    3. Bury, England – Malcolm Holcombe – Pretty Little Troubles
    4. A Song I Can Live With – Chip Taylor – A Song I Can Live With
    5. Hold On – John Alexander – Of These Lands
    6. Species Slow Suicide (instrumental) – John Ainsworth – mp3
    7. The Girl I Left Behind Me – Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns
    8. My Return – Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns
    9. The Wicken Tree – Oka Vanga – Dance Of The Copper Trail
    10. Not Giving Up – Chloe Ray – Reprise EP
    11. How Cold – Harrow Fair – Call To Arms
    12. Perhaps – Louise Jordan – No Petticoats Here
    13. Distant Love – Daria Kulesh – Long Lost Home
    14. Snow White – Skinner & T’witch – The Fool’s Journey
    15. If Religion Was A Thing – Sheila K Cameron – Past Loves
    16. Lighthouse – Blaylock – single
    17. If He Showed Up Now – Scott Cook – Further Down The Line
    18. Pusher Man – Dan Drury – Roots & Fusion Playing Out
    19. What My Darlin Says – Taarka – Fading Mystery
    20. Walking In London – Roberto Diana – Raighes Vol 2
    21. Mobo #2 – Kazumi Watanabe – Mobo Vol 1

     

    Roots & Fusion 420 - 22nd March 2017

    1. Halt – Matthew the Oxx – Elephant
    2. St David’s Day – Nick Ellis – Daylight Ghost
    3. Shake It Loose – Dan Tuffy – Songs From Dan
    4. Thirteen Years – Tim Grimm and the Family Band – A Stranger In This Time
    5. I Was An Oak Tree – Jonathan Byrd – Cackalack
    6. My Last Letter – The Broken String Band – Prologue: Somebody’s Daughter
    7. What Did You Do Today? – Nathan Bell – Love>Fear (48 Hours In Traitorland)
    8. Geronimo – Sandy Stanage – Acoustic Demo
    9. Seven Notes – Pauline Alexander – Acoustic Demo
    10. Tilt-A-Whirl – Carrie Elkin – The Penny Collector
    11. Along This Time – Danielle Lewis – Fatea Showcase Session Spring 17: Thawing
    12. Small Towns – Mondegreen – bandcamp download
    13. Barely – Krista Detor – Barely
    14. Hangman – The Nightjar – Objects
    15. Eraser – Alex Stolze – Mankind Animal
    16. Oberkampf – Apple Rabbits – Oberkampf
    17. No Wasted Words – Seafoam Green – Topanga Mansion
    18. All Wrong – Morphine – Cure For Pain
    19. Fallin’ From A Great Height – Robert Brown – Demo
    20. Clear Blue Skies – Chris Whitley – Terra Incognita
    21. Maxwell Street – 24 Pesos – Busted Broken & Blue
    22. Don’t Say You Love Me – The Rising Souls – The Rising Souls
    23. Sinnerman – Nina Simone – Pastel Blues

     

    Roots & Fusion 419 - 15th March 2017 (presented by Andy Barnes)

    1. Thin Lizzy - The Rocker - Live and Dangerous
    2. Stark – Tunnel Vision - Controlled Aggression EP
    3. Wolf People – Night Witch - Ruins
    4. Sari Schorr- Aunt Hazel - A Force of Nature
    5. Levi Cuss – Red City River - Night Thief
    6. Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough – The Juke - Mockingbird Soul
    7. Martin Harley and Daniel Kimbro – Mean Old City Part 2 - Static in the Wires
    8. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbours - Wild World - Souvenir
    9. Carrie Elkin – New Mexico - The Penny Collector
    10. Anna Elizabeth Laube - XO - Tree
    11. Oka Vanga – The Wicken Tree - Dance of the Copper Trail
    12. Marry Waterson & David A Jaycock – Two Wolves
    13. Pelander – Umbrella - Time
    14. Opeth – Will O The Wisp - Sorceress
    15. A Tree Grows - Wau Wau Water - Single
    16. TaxiWars – Egyptian Nights - Fever
    17. Brain Tentacles - Fata Morgana - Brain Tentacles
    18. Myrkur – Song to Hall Up High - Mausoleum
    19. Saltland - Magnolia - A Common Truth
    20. Arstidir Lifsins - Timi er kominn at kveoa fyri - Aldaföðr ok munka dróttinn
    21. Wardruna - Tyr - Runaljod : Ragnarok

     

    Roots & Fusion 418 - 8th March 2017

    1. Dullahan – Sam Kelly Trio – The Lost Boys
    2. Deviation – Bela Fleck & New Grass Revival – Deviation
    3. Pay My Body Home – Galley Beggar – Silence & Tears
    4. Gypsy – Steamchicken – Fatea Showcase Session Spring 17: Thawing
    5. Drawn In – The Black Guards – radio edit
    6. Radio Silence – Steepways – Holy Smoke
    7. There Is A Time – Jenn & Laura Beth – Bound
    8. Esteesee – Ange Hardy – Esteesee
    9. Crow On The Cradle – Thom Ashworth – Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
    10. Eibhlin a Riun – Stornoway – The Food of Love Project
    11. Greensleeves – Thomas Traux – The Food of Love Project
    12. To Allow Us To Breathe – Saltland – A Common Truth
    13. Otmoor Forever – Telling The Bees – An English Arcanum
    14. Soon The Earth Shall Swallow – Danny Schmidt – Owls (Acoustic Demos)
    15. Just A Fool – Chris Fox – Parallel Crossing
    16. Sometimes In This Life – Wizz Jones – Echoes From The Mountain
    17. Hail – Marc O’Reilly – My Friend Marx
    18. Every Last Extremist – Christopher Paul Stelling – False Cities
    19. Road A Plenty – Sonny Landreth – website download
    20. Beni Said – 75 Dollar Bill – Wood Metal Plastic Pattern Rhythm Rock
    21. Dunuya – Lobi Traore – Live At Bar Bozo 1995

     

    Roots & Fusion 417 - 1st March 2017

    1. Legion – Stark – Controlled Aggression
    2. Moonchild – Rory Gallagher – Stage Struck
    3. Black Betty – Sari Schorr – A Force Of Nature
    4. Drifting Wood – Lincoln Durham – The Shovel vs The Howling Bones
    5. Mean Old City Pt.2 – Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro – Static In The Wires
    6. Spoonful – Martin Simpson – Smoke & Mirrors
    7. Flood & Burn – Sean Taylor – Flood & Burn
    8. What Was It You Wanted – Chris Smither – Up On The Lowdown
    9. Mawarniha Tartit – Tamikrest – Kidal
    10. Kumukanda – Mokoomba – Luyando
    11. Me Parece Perfecto – La Mambanegra – El Callegueso y su Malamana
    12. Dance Of The Awakening – Ian East – Inner Paths
    13. Boat Ride – Hang Massive – Distant Light
    14. London Park Hotel – Phil France – The Swimmer
    15. Small Towns – Mondegreen – download
    16. Last Exit – Anna Coogan – The Lonely Cry of Space and Time
    17. Sylvia – Anna Coogan – The Lonely Cry of Space and Time
    18. Afghan Red – Twelfth Night – Live At The Target

     

    Roots & Fusion 416 - 22nd Feb 2017

    1. Berkman House – John Fairhurst – Roost & Fusion session 2010
    2. St David’s Day – Nick Ellis – Daylight Ghosts
    3. Caernarvon – Clark & Zuppardi – Fatea Showcase Session Spring 17: Thawing
    4. Roots & Fusion session – Neil Cousin
    5. Neil Cousin in conversation
    6. Wild World – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Souvenir
    7. A Fisherman – Arborist – Home Burial
    8. Cairo IL – The Brother Brothers – Tugboat EP
    9. 1, 2, 3, 4 – Jenn & Laura Beth – Bound
    10. Widdershins – Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola – Widdershins
    11. The Dirty Nine Steps – Uiscedwr – Fish Cat Door
    12. Maverick Angels – Treacherous Orchestra – EP 09
    13. Ful-Valsen – Hedningarna – Kaksi
    14. Hickathrift – Sam Kelly – Spokes EP
    15. Der Yeti – Holderlin Express – Holderlin Express
    16. High Barbary / No Money For Vodka – Whapweasel
    17. Ayurvedic – Ozric Tentacles – Pungent Effulgent

     

    Roots & Fusion 415 - 15th Feb 2017

    1. Three of a Perfect Pair – Front Country – Mixtape
    2. The River Will – The Lowest Pair – Fern Girl & Ice Man
    3. Lost Lovin Gal – Cahalen Morrison & Eli West – The Holy Coming of the Storm
    4. Columbus Stockade Blues – The Brother Brothers – Tugboats EP
    5. Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – Thom Ashworth – Everybody’s Gone to The Rapture EP
    6. Time To Lend – Benjamin William Pike – A Burdensome Year
    7. Lizard King – Louis Romegoux – Letters EP
    8. Don’t Let The Clouds Roll In – Oka Vanga – Dance Of The copper Trail
    9. Song Of The River – Oka Vanga – Dance Of The Copper Trail
    10. The Broken Light – Arborist – Home Burial
    11. Jennie Celine’s Dance – Stonecraft – Seven Hunters
    12. Gypsy – Steamchicken – Fatea Showcase Session Spring 17: Thawing
    13. Gypsy – Sam Payne – download
    14. From Your Computer – Patsy Matheson – Domino Girls
    15. Shadows – O’Hooley & Tidow – Shadows
    16. Let These Stories Bleed – Jake Mattison – Roots & Fusion session
    17. Mockingbird Soul – Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough – Mockingbird Soul
    18. Land Of Cockaigne – Neil McSweeney – A Coat Worth Wearing
    19. Lilac & Soil – The Lucky Strikes – The Motion and the Moving On
    20. The Ferryman – Jordan Reyne – Maiden, [Mother], Crone
    21. Firefly (War Dance) – Jen Gloeckner – Vine
    22. Scope Explosion (Shifting Bassline) (radio edit) – One Sentence. Supervisor – Temporär Musik
    23. Rosetta Dub – Lazlo Baby – Playground In The Sky
    24. Sarama (Earthrise Soundsystem remix) – Vieux Farka Touré – Other Roads: Fondo Remixed
    25. Dunuya – Lobi Traoré – Bamako Nights: Live At Bar Bozo 1995

     

    Roots & Fusion 414 - 8th Feb 2017

    1. Columbus, Mississippi Blues – Bukka White – Mississippi Delta Blues Jam in Memphis Vol 2
    2. Don’t Mess With Fred – Half Deaf Clatch – Hard Times Make Me Harder
    3. Hear Me Coming – Dave Arcari – Got Me Electric
    4. Runnin’ Down The Mountain – Whitetrash – Lostman EP
    5. Top Of The Mountain – Colin Clyne – The Never Ending Pageant
    6. Besotted – Pete Jackson – Pete Jackson
    7. Eh Aww Ah Cud Hew – Stew Simpson – Stick In The Wheel presents From Here: English Folk Field Recordings
    8. Going To The Mine – The Pitmen Poets – More Black Diamonds
    9. Creggyn Scarleode – Aon Teanga – Fatea Showcase Session Spring 17: Thawing
    10. The Dreamer – Pauline Alexander & Sandy Stanage – Fatea Showcase Session Spring 17: Thawing
    11. Talk – Katie Spencer  – Fatea Showcase Session Spring 17: Thawing
    12. Red Winged Blackbird – The Rachel Hamer Band – Hard Ground
    13. Black Dog – Neil Cousin – The Dreams Of Animals
    14. Double Life Taxi – Neil Cousin – Double Life Taxi
    15. I’ve Only Got Myself To Blame – Matthew The Oxx – My Own Advice
    16. The Less My Heart Grows – Dan Drury – Roots & Fusion Playing Out
    17. Not The Man – Garron Frith – Roots & Fusion session
    18. Man I Want To Be – Jason Titley – Still Rollin’
    19. Fanta – The Hut People – Routes
    20. Sharp Goes Walkabout – Peter Knight’s Gigspanner – Doors At Eight
    21. Lampedusa – Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté – Toumani & Sidiki
    22. The Path – Ralph MacDonald – The Path

     

    Roots & Fusion 413 - 1st Feb 2017

    1. Genghis – Chico Hamilton – Chico The Master
    2. Everybody Slides – Mike Auldridge, David Bromberg & Lowell George – Everybody Slides Vol 2
    3. Wildflower – Oka Vanga – Fatea Showcase Sessions Spring 15: Tides
    4. Y Ffenast – Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog – Fatea Showcase Sessions Winter 11: Inspirations
    5. Skin & Bone – Dark Green Tree – Fatea Showcase Sessions Autumn 15: Undercurrent
    6. Mist Covered Mountains Of Home – Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker – Fatea Showcase Sessions Winter 12: Homewards
    7. Where Lucifer Lingers – Pauline Alexander & Sandy Stanage – Acoustic Demo
    8. Storm Comin’ – The Wailin’ Jennys – Bright Morning Stars
    9. In The Pines – Julia Easterlin & Vieux Farka Touré – Touristes
    10. To Lay Me Down – Cowboy Junkies – Deadicated: A Tribute To The Grateful Dead
    11. Someone To Color With – Trixie Whitley – Sway
    12. Kfar – Touré-Raichel Collective – The Tel Aviv Session
    13. Fisher King – Sharon King and the Reckless Angels – Nothing = Everything
    14. The Trees They Do Grow High – Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater – Findings
    15. Friends & Fathers – Steve Pledger – Sonic Bandwagon Session
    16. Soft Light – Ruth Roshan & Mike Rolland – Roots & Fusion session
    17. This Road Gets Lonely – The Rowan Amber Mill – Heartwood
    18. Diabaram – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Beauty
    19. Kommer du Hjem – Suna – Danish Roots Growing In The World
    20. Tena In Love – Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus – Tribute To The Emperor
    21. Right Road To Dubland – Jahlights – Trojan Dub
    22. Star People – Miles Davis – Star People

     

    Roots & Fusion 412 - 25th Jan 2017

    1. The Dying of Democracy – Adrian Nation – Roots & Fusion Playing Out
    2. Mean Old City: Part 2 – Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro – Static In The Wire
    3. Heartbreak Hotel – Sean Taylor – Flood & Burn
    4. No Consequence – Cam Penner – To Build A Fire
    5. Flicker & Shine – Cera Impala & The New Prohibition – Tumbleweed
    6. The Bone Lace Weaver – Cupola: Ward – Four
    7. King Willie – Lucy Ward – Roots & Fusion session
    8. Wild Dog Rose – Bel Blue – Fatea Showcase Session Winter 16: Mirror
    9. Undertaker – Front Country – Sake Of The Sound
    10. Cut It Down – Dylan Walshe – Live From Soul Hell Café
    11. After The Rain – Hat Fitz & Cara – After The Rain
    12. The Same Drum – Adriana Spina – Let Out The Dark
    13. Seldom– Anne Sumner – soundcloud
    14. Midnight Moon – Josienne Clarke – On Light Is Gone
    15. The Ghosts Of Highway 20 – Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts Of Highway 20
    16.  The Fruit Fly Way – The Bear Around Your Neck – EP
    17. (All That Matters Is How) Well You Walk Through The Fire – Wilson T King – Follow Your First Mind
    18. Little Wing – Simon McBride – Live In Holland
    19. Shape Of Things To Come – Robin Trower – Roots & Branches
    20. Nothing Stays The Same Forever – Percy Mayfield – Atlantic Blues
    21. Purple Rain – Aynsley Lister – Tower Sessions

     

    Roots & Fusion 411 - 18th Jan 2017

    1. Anchor – Funke & the Two Tone Baby – Roots & Fusion session
    2. Numbers – John Ainsworth – Num3er5
    3. Cryptid – James Edge & The Mindstep – Machines He Made
    4. Land Of Cockaigne – Neil McSweeney – A Coat Worth Wearing
    5. Flood & Burn – Sean Taylor – Flood & Burn
    6. Medicine Man – Bo Weavil – Vitrumvermin
    7. Babaganoosh – Lazlo Baby – Went The Day Well
    8. Dzumbus Funk – Boban I Marko Markovic Orkestar – Best Of
    9. Henry’s Dead – Kevin McKendree – Hammers & Strings
    10. Griogal Chridhe – Kaela Rowan – The Fruited Thorn
    11. Wardrobe – The Nightjar – Wardrobe single
    12. Small Town – Ma Polaine’s Great Decline – Got Me Out Of Hell
    13. Corazones Amarillos – Robert Chaney – Roots & Fusion
    14. To Joy (Revolution of the Innocents) – Chris Whitley – Rocket House
    15. This Is The Army Of Forgotten Souls – Transglobal Underground – Dream Of 1000 Nations
    16. Good Drying – Roddy MacDonald – Scotland: The Music & The Song
    17. Roddih – Bargou08 – Targ
    18. Habibi (My Darling) – Orange Blossom – Everything Must Change
    19. Maknassey – Imed Alibi – Terraforming In Analogue Space
    20. A Voice Has Power – Dub Colossus – Terraforming In Analogue Space
    21. Processional – Xaos – Terraforming In Analogue Space
    22. I Walk On Guilded Splinters – Dr John – Gris-Gris

     

    Roots & Fusion 410 - 11th Jan 2017

    1. Lenny – Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood
    2. Wayfaring Pilgrim – Roy Buchanan – Rescue Me
    3. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) – Susan Werner – Classics
    4. Codeine Dreams – Sean Taylor – Flood & Burn
    5. Beautiful Mind – Sean Taylor – Flood Burn
    6. Tide Will Turn – Anne Sumner – Fatea Showcase Session Winter 16: Mirror
    7. Yarrow – Red Tail Ring – Fall Away Blues
    8. Danse Macabre – Neil McSweeney – A Coat Worth Wearing
    9. These Things, They Will Come – Kate Dimbleby – Songbirds
    10. Song For A Hill – Kate Dimbleby – Songbirds
    11. The Origin – Dougie MacLean – Search
    12. Proverbs – Mamer – Eagle
    13. Blade Of Grass – Lee Harvey Osmond – A Quiet Evil
    14. Wrackline – Martin Green – Flit
    15. Can You Tell – Marina Florance – Somewhere Down The Line
    16. When We Are Old – Merry Hell – Bloodlines
    17. The Parting Lullaby – Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater – Findings
    18. Drops In The Waterfall – Jo Bywater – Roots & Fusion session
    19. Morning After The Longest Day – Mano McLaughlin – Roots & Fusion session
    20. Looking Up – Giulio Romano Malaisi – Unexpected Ride
    21. Looking Up – Michel Petrucciani – Music
    22. Whipping Post – The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers & Sisters (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

     

    Roots & Fusion 409 – the 8th Birthday Show – 4th Jan 2017

    1. Stratus – Billy Cobham – Spectrum
    2. Congo Square – Tom Principato – Live In Europe 1988
    3. No Shelter – John Fairhurst – Saltwater
    4. Tunnel Vision – Stark – Controlled Aggression EP
    5. Legion – Stark – Controlled Aggression EP
    6. Little Bullet – Stark – Controlled Aggression EP
    7. Controlled Aggression – Stark – Controlled Aggression EP
    8. Help Me – Chantel McGregor – Like No Other
    9. Don’t Say You Love Me – The Rising Souls – The Rising Souls
    10. Road – Bullfrog Brown – Moon & Central
    11. Going Gone – John Alexander – Rain For Sale
    12. Rainy Day – Brigette DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough – Mockingbird Soul
    13. There’s An Old Sadness In Me – Sheila K Cameron – Alone On The Road
    14. Strong Blood – Trixie Whitley – Fourth Corner (extra tracks)
    15. Gypsy – Sam Payne – download
    16. Illa Dhuinn – Baka Beyond – Beyond The Forest
    17. Open Invitation – John Ainsworth – Num3er5
    18. Safe From Harm – Massive Attack – Live at Melt Festival 2010
  • Almost 80 sessions, 60 artists, with music recorded especially for Roots & Fusion

     

    Ange Hardy, Jo Bywater, Marina Florance, Robert Chaney, Anne Sumner, John Ainsworth, Lucy Ward, Lucy Zirins, Sean Taylor, Andrew Keeling, Spider Mike King, Pauline Alexander, Justin Johnson, Stark, Ruth Roshan, Harp And A Monkey, Tiki Black, Patsy Matheson, Whalebone, Garron Frith, Hollowbelly, Andres Roots, Angelo Palladino, Galley Beggar, Hut People, Apple Rabbits, Merry Hell, Robert Brown, Run Out The Guns, John Fairhurst, John Smith and more...

     

    Stream the sessions at www.mixcloud.com/rootsandfusionsessions

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  • The Story of Roots & Fusion

    As a teenager I was a rock kid – AC/DC, Motorhead, Rush, Todd Rundgren, Rory Gallagher, etc . In fact I was given a thorough talking to by the management of Woolworth’s, where I had a Saturday job on the record counter, for playing Queen’s Flash too loud…

     

    I was 17 when a friend played me Billy Cobham’s Stratus – and that was me done. Stanley Clarke, Return To Forever, Chick Corea, ECM, Windham Hill – which led me to Michael Hedges…

     

    My early twenties saw me with a job at Our Price Records – by this time I was listening to Steve Hillage, Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, King Tubby, Linton Kwesi Johnson, as well as Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster…

     

    In 1989 I started work for Decoy Records – a specialist record shop on Deansgate in Manchester. At this point I lost myself completely in the music – jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, reggae, Cajun, zydeco, country, African… And I started to make connections. There were similarities between the kora & the banjo for instance, between African & Appalachian.

     

    I started DJ-ing at Band On The Wall, Atlas Bar, Night & Day, The Roadhouse – trying out how these different genres of music fitted together… I also started promoting live music, putting gigs on. Ozric Tentacles (1st Manchester gig), didgeridoo band Outback, Martin Simpson, Chris Smither... Music became almost 24/7.

     

    In 1997 it all became too much and I left it behind…

     

    Fast forward to 2008 – I had a “proper” job, the madness of the 90’s was long past. I was walking past a couple of colleagues having a conversation when one said, “Ask Rick, he likes jazz…” Turns out Salford City Radio was after a presenter for a jazz program they had. I went to talk to them, but because I didn’t live in Salford they wouldn’t take me on.

     

    But that started me thinking – what sort of radio show would I want to present…? Not a single genre show, I’d get bored. So, something like I used to play out, something that joined different types of music together.

     

    I put a proposal together and sent it off to Stockport’s Pure Radio (thanks to Penny for the idea and Paul Holloway at Pure for taking the chance) and Roots & Fusion was born, with the first show going out on 8th Jan 2009.

     

    Welcome to the journey...