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Video Station :-

Welcome to 'The Video Station' page! Tune into 'Mystery Train Radio' 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 🙂

 

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. Learn more about Clem Snide and 'Forever Just Beyond' by seeing https://www.clemsni.de/

 

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 via Atlantic Records. The song was covered by countless other artists as well as featured on their albums - including Joan Baez, Bette Midler and David Allan Coe.

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!

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/

'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/

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/

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.

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 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/