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Dodge Brothers Drive Train interview

Dodge Brothers Drive Train interview

The Dodge Brothers recent album Drive Train is a seriously great slice of blues drenched rock and roll, check out our review here. We recently...

Kim Edgar – A Question of Firsts

Kim Edgar – A Question of Firsts

The latest artist to bare their soul for Spiral Earth and give us their list of firsts is singer/songwriter Kim Edgar. Actually, singer/songwriter...

Amy Montgomery Interview

Amy Montgomery Interview

Thanks for talking to us Amy! You and the band caused quite a stir at the Cambridge Folk Fest, are you used to getting such a positive reaction from...

Interview – Ajay Srivastav, part 2

Interview – Ajay Srivastav, part 2

All too often a fusion of musical styles can feel forced or somehow artificial. Ajay has avoided that completely, when a musical fusion truly works...

Interview – Ajay Srivastav, part 1

Interview – Ajay Srivastav, part 1

We recently interviewed Ajay Srivastav about his great new album Karmic Blues, which is a stunning blend of Delta Blues and Indian Folk. We wanted...

A Question of Firsts – Bryony Griffith

A Question of Firsts – Bryony Griffith

Bryony Griffith proves that English Fiddle music is no museum piece with her deft and inspiring style. Not even when she was literally a museum...

A Question of Firsts – Damien Barber

A Question of Firsts – Damien Barber

Damien Barber is one of the true innovators in folk music, always pushing at the boundaries between folk dance, music and performance. He is also a...

Irish Mythen – A Question of Firsts

Irish Mythen – A Question of Firsts

My intros to these pieces generally involve me roasting the artist slowly over a gentle heat. There's always something I can tease apart about them...

A Question of Firsts – Ben Walker

A Question of Firsts – Ben Walker

He is one of 'the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now’ according to Total Guitar magazine. So I was surprised, whilst doing my forensic...

A Question of Firsts – Sam Sweeney

A Question of Firsts – Sam Sweeney

Just look at that mugshot above. We obtained it from the Police in Tunbridge Wells after Mr Sweeney (the accused), had been detained after...

A Question of Firsts – Phil Beer

A Question of Firsts – Phil Beer

Is Phil Beer the nicest man in Folk music? Very possibly, I've never seen him glum or miserable, even when he'd just had a stent fitted he still...

A Question of Firsts – Ninebarrow

A Question of Firsts – Ninebarrow

So the story is that this duo named themselves after Nine Barrow Down in the Purbeck hills. I can in fact confirm that this is tosh, as you will see...

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