I’ve been going on about this a long time and it’s finally here. The Avett Brothers session and interview comes to Another Country this week.

It’s been a long time coming. I first read about the band last year in American Songwriter and, to be honest, got them a bit confused with the Felice Brothers and various other sibling outfits. Since then the band have made I and Love and You, signed to Columbia Records and been produced by Rick Rubin. The last three things are pretty interconnected. More importantly they came to BBC Scotland to records 3 songs for nother Country and a couple of days after the session (I was on football duties in Manchester with my 9 year old son the day they came in) I had a chat with Scott and Seth.

What else, Ricky? I hear you say…. New music from Bonnie Prince Billy and The Cairo Gang(yes, another moniker!), a fave track from the new Jakob Dylan album and more from Audra Mae– one of the great discoveries of 2010.

On Sunday...

This man in conversation:

Actually, the one on the left

He’s Alastair McIntosh and he’s the author of Soil and Soul and I cannot recommend the book highly enough. He’s also a great conversationalist, wonderful thinker and living prophet. You could do a lot worse than listen to him for an hour…you’ll probably wish you could go on longer! All at 8 a.m. Sunday on BBC Radio Scotland.