Playing tracks by
Wesley Mathias Wilson, Joe West, Andrew Bird, Mad Staring Eyes, Stanley Brinks and Freschard and more.
first broadcast 12th May 2012.
featuring a studio session with THE HANDSOME FAMILY.
presented by Dillon,
with Del Day (Songs From The Ark/Ark PR).
“In contemporary Americana, Brett and Rennie Sparks stand out as dissident pioneers. You can imagine the two of them at the back of a wagon train heading west: drunken fatalists, spotting ghosts and deer and ridiculing manifest destiny. For where others retrace well-trodden paths and humdrum traditions, The Handsome Family go offroad to hunt down phantoms, to update forgotten myths and ancient black jokes” – Uncut Magazine.