Neil Cousin in session for Roots & Fusion

22 February 2017 by Pure Radio

Acoustic singer / folk songwriter Neil Cousin travelled up from his home in The Fens to record a session for Roots & Fusion.

He also had a gig at The Acoustic Lounge in Poynton, where he tamed a rowdy but friendly crowd.

His most recent album, The Dreams Of Animals is darkly folk tinged masterpiece.

The session was recorded by the every capable Aaron Hixon as always.

1) My Unknown Companion
2) The Lock Keeper’s Daughter
3) St Celia’s Day
4) Cartoon Telephone
5) The Queen’s Head
6) Neil Cousin in conversation

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Jo Bywater's 4th session for Roots & Fusion

7 December 2016 by Pure Radio

The welcome return of Jo Bywater for the 4th time under her own name.

After over a year in her self styled “creative cave”, Jo has emerged with new songs and a self belief the means she is in a much happier place.

As well as playing five new songs, we have a chat about the recording process for the new album and she helps me to understand the finer points of her website…

1) Say Everything, Do Nothing
2) Crossroad
3) Cold Coffee Blues
4) Dayglo(w)
5) Drop In The Waterfall

Recorded by Aaron hixon for Roots & Fusion

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Robert Chaney in session for Roots & Fusion

16 November 2016 by Pure Radio

Robert Chaney was recommended to me a couple of years ago by Del Day of ARK Promotions and I’ve been playing his music on the show ever since.

I was very pleased when promoter and friend of the show Sebastian Reynolds managed to arrange a recording session with Robert the morning after his stunning performance at Gulliver’s in Manchester.

Robert recorded 6 songs with occasional vocal harmonies supplied by his wife and musical partner Laura Tenschert and then we had a chat…

Session recorded by Roots & Fusion’s own sound engineer, Aaron Hixon.

1) Swing Low
2) The Cyclist
3) Does Your Love Pay Out In Full
4) Patch It Up
5) Stand, Stumble & Fall
6) Corazones Amarillos

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Anne Sumner in session for Roots & Fusion

2 November 2016 by Pure Radio

Every now & then, a regular listener & friend of the show will say to me, “Have you heard…?”

Such was the case when listener Mark Flanagan advised me to listen to the music of Anne Sumner.

Anne’s incredible voice and gorgeous songwriting grabbed me straight away.

Based in Croyden, Anne came up to the Roots & Fusion studio especially to record a session – and I’m so pleased she did.

She recorded 5 songs and then we had a bit of a chat – all recorded by Roots & Fusion’s sound engineer, Aaron Hixon.

1) Anywhere With You
2) Swim Any Sea
3) Renegades
4) These Hours
5) Water’s Edge

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Ranagri in session for Roots & Fusion

7 September 2016 by Pure Radio

Half of London based folk fusion band Ranagri came into the Roots & Fusion for a session, recorded by Aaron Hixon.

Donal & Joe brought guitars, bodhran and lovely harmonies with them, singing five songs – 4 of them off their brand new album “Voices”

We had a chat about the album as well as various other things, including the story behind the cover of the album.

1) Wrong Direction
2) Jon Boy
3) Spooky International
4) You Could Do Better
5) Sad Songs

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