Welcome to ‘The Video Station’ page! Tune into ‘Mystery Train Radio’ via http://www.mysterytrainradio.com/listen/ to hear tracks from all the artists featured on this page. If you have new music video recommendations drop the station a line via the ‘Contact’ page. We love to hear about your favorites 🙂
‘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 the title track 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/
Josh Ritter’s new album ‘Fever Breaks’ was released on the 26th of April. This long-player produced by Jason Isbell, engineered by Matt Ross Spang and featuring Jason’s band ‘The 400 Unit’ backing. Check out the video to a song called ‘All Some Kind Of Dream’. This great clip filmed while the album ‘Fever Breaks’ was being recorded. Great to view the studio and the brilliant musicians involved! Listen out for tracks on the station. Lots of songs from this record have been added to the handpicked playlists we make and broadcast in the day. Learn more about Josh by seeing https://www.joshritter.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. Discover more about Neil by seeing http://www.neilfinn.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 he released in January 2019. Like the rest of the long-player, this selection is produced by Matt Ross-Spang. Learn more about John’s music by seeing https://en-gb.facebook.com/JohnKilzerOfficial/
Thanks to a spider web of music chatter on twitter we stumbled across the music of Tomo Nakayama. On YouTube there’s a plethora of great performances & video’s to watch. This wonderful song written by Tomo for the movie ‘Touchy Feely’. Tomo having a role in the film too! Learn more about Tomo and his music by visiting https://www.tomonakayama.com/
Indigo Mariana put together a 2 hour show about Gene Clark called ‘Clouds and Dreams’ that was aired Tuesday the 15/01 at 10PM UK (details found @ http://www.mysterytrainradio.com/shows/), so we thought we’d share a favorite Byrds clip featuring a song Gene wrote – ‘I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better’ 🙂
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 always love sharing music from Kurt Vile and this is a 2018 50 minute performance filmed for ‘Pitchfork’. Hear lots of music from his album ‘Bottle It In’, plus a reworking of an old favorite called ‘Wakin’ On A Pretty Day’. Sublime guitar work, an interesting turn of phrase and some primal yelping make this an enjoyable watch :). Thanks to listener Kevin Tanswell for the nod! Learn more about Kurt by seeing http://kurtvile.com/
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.
We just 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! The album ‘White Tiger’ is out now. See https://www.anaegge.com/
Findlay Brown’s album “Not Everything Beautiful Is Good” is a fantastic listen. This long-player highly recommended if you love singer- songwriters who can seemingly tap into melody with total ease. One of many highlight’s being the track below, a beauty called ‘Call It What You Want’. Learn more about Findlay by seeing https://www.findlaybrown.com/