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Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble in Session

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 17 May 2013

Mary Ann Kennedy with tracks from across the globe, and a studio session with Chicago-based band Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble.

This is the first visit to the UK by a musician who describes his style as "grafting literate, character-driven song craft and Mid-American roots with a post-punk DIY attitude". It has also been called 'the other side of the Mountain Music', and in his album 'Board up the Windows' he brings to life vivid characters from American life: a hearse driver bound for the cemetery, a Civil War soldier, a couple whose home is threatened by developers, songs powered by heartfelt singing and furious banjo picking.

Music Played

24 items
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    Etran Finatawa Matinfa

    The Sahara Sessions, Riverboat Records

  • Image for Djeli Mah Damba Koroba and Baba Sissoko

    Djeli Mah Damba Koroba and Baba Sissoko Djouku

    Baba et sa Maman, Goodfellas

  • Image for Femi Kuti

    Femi Kuti Na so wee see am

    No place for my dream, Wrasse Records

  • Image for KOBO TOWN

    KOBO TOWN Joe the Paranoiac

    Jumbie in the Jukebox, Stonetree Records

  • Image for La Pegatina

    La Pegatina La ciudad de los Gatos Negros

    Eureka!, Kasba Music

  • Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble

  • Image for Oana Cătălina Chițu

    Oana Cătălina Chițu Lunca, Lunca

    Divine, Asphalt Tango

  • Image for Simon Thacker

    Simon Thacker Shava Ghund Chuk Ke

    Rakshasa, Alba

  • Image for Nur Alam Khan

    Nur Alam Khan De ma Krishno gocharone jai go

    Baul-Fakir Gostho Lila, Discovery Records

  • Image for Da Wang Gong

    Da Wang Gong Four Ways

    Huang qiang zou ban (Wild Tune Stray Rhythm), Jaro

  • Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble

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    "Spider" John Koerner Good Time Charlie

    What’s left of Spider John, Hornbeam

  • Image for Jez Hellard

    Jez Hellard Remember the Mountain Bed (Woody Guthrie)

    Blood and Honey, Djukella Records

  • Image for The Rambling Boys of Pleasure

    The Rambling Boys of Pleasure Sadhbh Ni Bhruinnealaigh

    The Rambling Boys of Pleasure, www.ramblingboys.org

  • Image for De Temps Antan

    De Temps Antan Dominic à Marcel

    Les habits de papier, L’Abe

  • Image for April Verch

    April Verch Jeff Sturgeon

    Bright Like Gold, Slab Town Records

  • Image for Chrissy Crowley

    Chrissy Crowley Paddy's Perambulation

    Last Night's Fun, Chrissy Crowley

  • Image for The Rift Valley Brothers

    The Rift Valley Brothers Mu Africa

    Kenya Special, Soundway

  • Image for Nairobi Matata Jazz

    Nairobi Matata Jazz Tamba Tamba

    Kenya Special, Soundway

  • Image for Etran Finatawa

    Etran Finatawa Djojarere

    The Sahara Sessions, Riverboat Records

  • Image for Celtic Fiddle Festival

    Celtic Fiddle Festival The Trip to Durrow…

    Live in Brittany, Loftus Music

  • Image for Duncan Overmeer

    Duncan Overmeer For those who sing

    Rumour Mill, Bruadar Records

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