Playing tracks by
Special AKA, Nanci Griffith , Dick Gaughan, Michelle Shocked, Loudon Wainwright III and more.
Today's show is all about the sounds of the 80s. I shan't be playing all the hits : there's a hundred other radio stations who'll do that if that's what you want to hear. But I will be introducing you to a few of the many wonderful and celebrated artists who were recording at that time. I'm talking about Nanci Griffith, Loudon Wainwright III, Robert Wyatt, James Cotton, Maria Muldaur, Stan Rogers, Dick Gaughan, and the mighty Pogues. And for my album of the week I've picked one that I bought on vinyl over 25 years ago : The Texas Campfire Tapes by Michelle Shocked.