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A video from Matt Owens 2nd studio album 'Scorched Earth'. Matt formerly of the band Noah and the Whale released 'Scorched Earth' on the 30th of October. The track/video for 'Another Song About The Devil' features fellow singer-songwriter Elles Bailey (keep an eye out for a video appearance or 2 from Alex Lipinski on guitar). Matt's new album cut in both Manchester & Bath. The original plan was to record this long-player fully in Manchester, but due to the pandemic... it was decided to finish sessions where Matt is based in beautiful Bath (@ Mizpah Studios). Like Matt's debut solo LP 'Whisky & Orchids', 'Scorched Earth' is an album awash with superb storytelling songs, a record that comes highly recommended, as does his recent online performances/shows! Discover more @ https://www.mattowensmusic.com/
The wonderful Katy Rose Bennett with a song we premiered on 'Mystery Train Radio', very aptly on the 1st of November - a song called 'Cold November Day'. This the 3rd single to be lifted from a superb compilation album called 'Where Does It Hurt - An Introduction to Katy Rose Bennett'. Katy explaining on her website that 'Cold November Day' - and I quote - '' is a song about how we each make sense of the grief we feel for the people we’ve loved and lost in our own unique ways and how we can still feel their presence in the world though they’re physically no longer here: in nature, in words and in the actions and traditions we follow in their memory''. Discover more about Katy and the music she makes by exploring the website http://katyrosebennett.com/
This the classy first track found on Annie Dressner's latest album 'Coffee At The Corner Bar' (released the 04/09/20). Annie originally from New York is now living in the UK... Cambridge to be precise. In the past, Annie has worked with producer Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, Tracey Browne), this new record produced by Annie's husband Paul Goodwin. 'Coffee At The Corner Bar' includes guest appearances from Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, Polly Paulusma & Emily Fraser. Learn more about Annie by exploring http://www.anniedressner.com/
The ‘Total Freedom’ album release party at Quitters Coffee. To quote Kathleen - ''My band played beautifully and I feel so fortunate for all the good people in my corner making this happen. It's such a frustrating time out there, a lot of us feel unsure and stuck inside something we can't quite specifically name. I feel it too. Here's us inside a coffee shop nobody can sit it, an album I can't tour, and all of us trying regardless. I've been so humbled by so many kind messages these past few weeks. Thank you beyond''. lnk.to/KETotalFreedom
Hot off the press given Bob Dylan's new album 'Rough & Rowdy Ways' was released the time this single was unleashed, we have Emma Swift's stunning version of a new Bob Dylan song 'I Contain Multitudes', this from a Bob Dylan covers album to be titled 'Blonde On The Tracks'. 'Blonde On The Tracks' to be released on the 14th of August 2020, a record featuring guest Robyn Hitchcock. This superb covers album produced by the great Patrick Sansone from American band Wilco. See https://emmaswift.bandcamp.com/
Clem Snide performs "Some Ghost" live at The Houghton Mansion in North Adams, MA. Clem Snide's latest record 'Forever Just Beyond', an album produced by Scott Avett of 'The Avett Brothers' was released in April 2020. Tune into Mystery Train Radio to hear lot's on music from this album. Various tracks aired via our daily playlists of music that go out in the day. Learn more about Clem Snide and 'Forever Just Beyond' by seeing https://www.clemsni.de/
Loving this version of 'The Weight'. A video suggested by listener Tim Blake. The Band's classic song re-worked in celebration of it's 50th year! This track featuring original Band member Robbie Robertson, a former mop-top - Ringo Starr + a host of superb musicians spread across 5 continents! This station loves the music of The Band and Robbie Roberston. Robbie even re-tweeting a post we made in the past about re-airing a Band documentary put together by the late great Roger Scott.
The music community was left reeling when news broke John Prine had been hospitalized following symptoms from coronavirus. In an effort to provide hope and prayers for John and his wife, Fiona, Joan Baez shared a performance of “Hello In There” live from her home. Sadly John passed away some days later, on the 7th of April 2020. “Hello In There” was featured on John Prine’s debut self-titled album released in 1971. This song covered by countless other artists - including Bette Midler and David Allan Coe.
'Fenceline' is a powerful song about a migrant in the moonlight, crawling through the dirt towards an old wire fence on the Mexican border, dogs barking in the distance as he prays for the angels to “Unbar the pearly gate, unblock the road/Cause down here at the border, I’m just an animal”. Music has the capacity to move and inform and at times it can even force us to question or take a long lingering look our own humanity. The studio version of 'Fenceline' can be found on Anna Tivel's stunning 2019 album 'The Question'. Discover more by visiting http://www.annativel.com/
Fruit Bats superb album 'Gold Past Life' was released in June 2019 via Merge Records and is a wonderful melting pot of sound that in many ways celebrates the music of a golden age. See the video to a single called 'Ocean' below. Songwriter Eric D. Johnson's many influences include The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young & The Grateful Dead and it shows on this summery collection of songs. 'Gold Past Life' has been called 'dreamy and colourful' by online music review site 'Exclaim'. A big favorite at Mystery Train HQ at this time. We recommend you find out more by visiting http://www.fruitbatsmusic.com/
We love Neil Finn and this is a beautiful acoustic version of a song called 'Spirit Of The Stairs' recorded at his home in New Zealand (April 2019). Listen out for the train reference. Neil Finn currently in the process of writing songs for a new Crowded House album which should see the light of day in 2021. Rumours suggest producer Mitchell Froom is involved this time round. Mitchell working with Crowded House in the past. Discover more about Neil by seeing http://www.neilfinn.com/
Josh Ritter's album 'Fever Breaks' was released on the 26th of April 2019. This record produced by Jason Isbell, engineered by Matt Ross Spang and featuring Jason's band 'The 400 Unit' backing. This clip filmed while the album 'Fever Breaks' was being recorded. Great to view the studio and the brilliant musicians involved! Lots of songs from this record have been added to the handpicked playlists we make and broadcast in the day. Learn more about Josh @ https://www.joshritter.com/
Alex from MT Radio (along with a number of music fans and MT listeners) caught Marry Waterson & Emily Barker live @ Smokey Joe's in Cheltenham the evening of Record Store Day 2019. The pairs superb album 'A Window To Other Ways' is out now and this is a lovely introduction to the wonderful live sound Marry & Emily make - this set recorded for 'Pirate Live'. Lukas Drinkwater and Rob Pemberton complete the band line up here. Learn more by visiting both http://www.emilybarker.com/ & https://www.marrywaterson.com/
This a great video to accompany the late John Kilzer's song 'The American Blues', this the title track from an album released in January 2019. Like the rest of the long-player, this selection is produced by Matt Ross-Spang in Memphis. John's music is well worth exploring! We love 'The American Blues', a certain highlight from 2019! Listen out for tracks on 'Mystery Train Radio'. Learn more about John and the gift of music he shared by seeing https://en-gb.facebook.com/JohnKilzerOfficial/
Listen to a song called 'Lucky Ones' from the Israel Nash album 'Lifted'. A glorious psychedelic offering from a record that received high praise in the music press prior to release. A number of album tracks have been added to the radio station playlist of songs you can hear throughout the day. See http://www.israelnash.com/ to learn more about Israel and his music. Well worth checking out a Mystery Train album favorite called 'Israel Nash's Rain Plans' too.
Thanks to a spider web of music chatter on twitter, we stumbled across the music of Seattle based singer-songwriter Tomo Nakayama. On YouTube, there's a plethora of great performances & videos to watch. 'Horses' a wonderful song written by Tomo for the movie 'Touchy Feely'. Tomo having a role in the film too! Learn more about Tomo Nakayama and his music by visiting https://www.tomonakayama.com/
In memory of Clydie King who passed away on the 7th of January 2019, a wonderful duet with Bob Dylan - 'Abraham, Martin and John'. Clydie worked with The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Elton John, Graham Nash, Ray Charles, Steely Dan, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many other bands and songwriters. Clydie was one of the most in-demand backing vocalists of the 1960's and 70's. Soon after her passing, Bob Dylan released a statement saying “She was my ultimate singing partner, no one ever came close. We were two soulmates”.
We adore Ana Egge's album 'White Tiger'! This a chance to see a live version of the title track she recorded for 'Folk Alley'. Alex from the station caught Ana live when she supported Ron Sexsmith back in 2002. That performance, like this new album and the live clip below proving why this writer is so captivating! If you love melodic songwriters, Ana's music comes highly recommended. Learn more about this Canadian songwriter and the music she makes by seeing https://www.anaegge.com/