Country Music, my friends, country music…

She asked if I’d ever been to Nashville, and I had to admit I had, but that I’d failed to find the heart of the place and that my own tastes veered more to the Americana side of things. “What does that word even mean?” she asked. “And what’s wrong with country? Come to Nashville and I’ll show you the good stuff.” “I might just have to do that,” I replied?

The writer is not me. It’s from a piece in The Independent…the subject of the piece? Caitlin Rose. What a great reply.

Want to hear more stuff like that? I certainly do. I’ll give her every opportunity  on Friday night when she’ll be our live guest on Another Country. Later that night she’ll be opening for Deer Tick over at The Captain’s Rest. If you have to miss the show then you have my blessing to be at that gig.

Lest we forget, we will re cap on our Movie Club’s movie of the month, “Walk The Line.” On the Facebook page you can suggest your favourite song from the soundtrack. I’d also be interested to hear your thoughts on the film here in the blog. Stay tuned too on Friday when I’ll tell you about the Another Country Movie Club going large…as the young people say.

But that’s not all……

We’ll have a world exclusive when we hear  Gurf Morlix’s version of Clay Pigeons. Gurf’s going to be at the Glasgow Americana Festival (don’t tell Caitlin about that one!) when he kicks off the festival on October 10th.

More…oh yes. New music from The Duke and The King, Delta Spirit, Jim Jones Revue and…..

Le Noise was produced by Dan Lanois and recorded by my good friend Mark Howard. I love it. It’s worth the price and your two hour time commitment just to hear Hitchhiker. On Friday night from 8, you will.


  1. September 29, 2010    

    Looking forward to hearing much more from Caitlin Rose, as well as hearing what other folks made of “Walk the Line”! I’m back in the Spanish mountains of Chite in Sierra Nevada’s Lecrin Valley for this show, but I won’t be missing out…

  2. October 1, 2010    

    Hi Ricky,

    Absolutely loving Caitlin’s new record. She seems like a breath of fresh air and the future of country music is in good hands.

    I’m seeing Caitlin and Deer Tick in Belfast this Saturday night at Auntie Annie’s Porterhouse – please tell her a warm Irish welcome awaits :-)

  3. paul's Gravatar paul
    October 14, 2010    

    hi ricky,
    any touring plans in the coming months,
    especially around ireland ?
    it would be nice to hear some of the tunes u play, sung by urself :)

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This blog relates to my two radio shows for BBC Radio Scotland. Ricky RossAll year round I present a weekly programme called Another Country which goes out every Friday evening at 8p.m. Seasonally I also present a Sunday Magazine called Sunday Mornings with Ricky Ross. You can find these shows at