I first heard this song many moons ago when the bulk of what I listened to consisted almost entirely of music from the deep American south recorded between 1920 and 1933. Continue Reading →
Songs I love
I started recording this series of covers about two years ago with the idea of sharing versions of songs that have inspired me over the years. Some of the songs are by known songwriters and some are traditionals. I’ll be recording a new one every month and uploading them up as I go along. All the songs are downloadable for free in exchange of your email, so you can be alerted of any updates directly in your mailbox.
I’ll be recording in my home studio but the lo-finess’ll be part of the process. For the most part, it’ll be just a case of putting a mike in front of a guitar or any other instrument that comes to hand with another for the voice and pressing record with a quick mix afterwards.”
I hope you’ll enjoy these tributes to the songs and songwriters I love.
I’ve been meaning to record a version of this monumental song from Bob Dylan’s ‘Another side of’ for some time now. Continue Reading →
I first heard ‘the streets of Forbes’ sung by Martin Carthy a few years ago but it wasn’t until I heard June Tabor’s version that I fell totally in love with the song. Continue Reading →
I was 18 when Billy Bragg’s ‘Worker’s Playtime’ was released. My friend James, who I had my first band with when we were teenagers, introduced me to it. Continue Reading →
For this month’s cover I’m passing the editorial baton to Francesca Beard who has written below some words to accompany our version of this Velvet Underground classic. Continue Reading →
My friend Ian McCamy was recently visiting so I asked him if he’d want to do something with me for the ongoing series of covers up on the website. Continue Reading →