This week we meet Beach House. They came by  a few weeks ago and we had a chat before they went to play at King Tuts.

I couldn’t make the gig but I know it would have been good. Beach House are Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand. (Legrand being such a famous musical name I had to ask her and yes, her UNCLE is the man who wrote this.) Some of these songwriting genes have rubbed off as Beach House are making some lovely music. We played Zebra last week and I said at the time that we’d not played a better song all night. See for yourself.

When you’re putting together suggestions for the Beginners Guide to Americana it’s hard to avoid Ryan Adams.

This will give you a clue to the album choice for Friday.

We also have some splendid new things from Audra Mae ,She and Him and  Merle Haggard.

On Sunday….

400 years of The King James Bible, David Baddiel on The Infidel, The Moderator of the Church of Scotland and we discuss the

new campaign to prevent young men committing suicide. We will play some brilliant music from The Blind Boys of Alabama, Lesley Duncan

and Ed Harcourt. All on BBC Radio Scotland, Sunday Morning at 8.