A few weeks ago I was coming from a night on air at Another Country. As I drove through the dark streets of Govan I was listening to Vic Galloway’s show which comes on at 10 o’clock after my own show. Vic was introducing new tracks from the debut album by Sparrow and The Workshop. I listened in wonder as I realised that a new Scottish band were making music which was very fresh and which we should e showcasing on the show.
The good news is that on Friday we will be broadcasting from studio 1 at BBC Scotland so we can bring you a live session from Sparrow and The Workshop. Also, I pushed my luck and asked if they would cover a Loretta Lynn song….and they have said yes. It’s going to be brilliant.
Great new album tracks from Jakob Dylan, Mary Gauthier and Tift Merrit…and I mean great. We’ve only got two hours to do all this you know. At the end of the night you’ll feel you’ve been in Another Country.
On Sunday….I talk to Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell about physics, astronomy, poetry and the search for dark matter. Great music from Patty Griffin and Bruces Cockburn and Springsteen.