Ahead of his world title fight in Manchester next month, WBA Lightweight Champion of the World Anthony Crolla comes on to Pure Supernova to speak to Chris Ridgway about a very special run in Manchester. Anthony also speaks about Nick Blackwell, a boxer coming out of a coma following injuries sustained in the ring, and how the boxing community looks after one another. Crolla also makes his predictions for Anthony Joshua's world title fight tomorrow evening. Follow @RidgTweet @PureSupernova for more.
Cigar Box Guitar player & builder Mike Snowden flew in from Atlanta, Georgia to play a session in the Boardroom of Robinson’s Brewery for Roots & Fusion in preperation for the Cigar Box Festival, Boxstock, at Band On The Wall.
As well as playing half a dozen songs on his hand crafted three string cigar box guitars, he had a chat with Rick about how he started playing cigar box guitars, his latest album Cigar Box Guitar Evil, and sheep on the motorway…
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Roots & Fusion recorded the one man cigar box guitar band that is Hollowbelly at the 18th century Chadkirk Chapel in Romiley.
He played through ten of his tunes with a little intro to each one like he was playing a gig – with anecdotes about his life.
Rick had a chat with Hollowbelly about his music and also with Linn Robinson from the Stockport Council Tourism & Leisure team, who arranged for us to record at the Chapel, as well as other sessions at the Air Raid Selters, Staircase House and the Hat Works.
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Birmingham based player, maker and advocator of Cigar Box Guitars, Chickenbone John, played a session in the tunnels of Stockport’s Air Raid Shelters for Roots & Fusion.
As well as some slide blues, he also played a couple of well chosen cover versions – Tom Waits’ Down In The Hole and Warren Zevon’s Werewolves Of London.
Rick then had a chat with him about his passion for the Cigar Box Guitar and about the annual Boxstock Festival, which this year is at the Band On The Wall in September.
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Undertones Guitarist Damian O’Neill told Paul and Brinner what it was like supporting the Clash in America and how John Peel set the band on their way to fame and fortune by coughing up the cost of studio time from his own pocket.