- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Everton Blender, Vern Pullens, Gillian Welch, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Ben Bedford and more.
For today's show I picked a bunch of songs with a theme : songwriters paying tribute to their musical heroes. Alongside songs dedicated to great stars like Elvis, Hank and Bob Marley are a few more cultish selections such as Ben Bedford on Charley Patton and Laura Cantrell on Molly O'Day. In his new album Tempest which came out in September 2012, Bob Dylan pays a lengthy tribute to John Lennon. The song's already attracted a lot of interest and discussion, and it's with this that I close the show.
On top of all this I'll be playing three tracks from an excellent new album of folk music : The Seas Are Deep by Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker.