Jo Bywater in session at Barista Café Bar, Stockport

29 January 2014 by Pure Radio

In the afternoon before her triumphant gig in the Roots & Fusion Playing Out series, Jo Bywater recorded a selection of songs in the intimate surroundings of Barista Café Bar on the Underbank Stairs in Stockport centre.

Continuing to grow her songwriting skills as well as technical ability, Jo has recently been compared to the late Chris Whitley and her latest EP, Chasing Tales, has won the Fatea Award for Best Mini Album / EP 2013.

Tracklist =

1) This Garden
2) Sun Shines Under Water
3) One Small Step
4) Chopping Wood
5) Woolen Hearts
6) Jo Bywater in conversataion

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Stockport Focus: Mary Portas visits Stockport, 29 Jan 13

29 January 2013 by Pure Radio

Mary Portas talks to Pure during her visit to Stockport. Plus the reaction of local shoppers to her visit, and find out what Mary thought of Pete Liggins’ jumper.

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