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Live music from The Gravity Drive, Eric Ness, Tina Bridgman and The James Low Western Front

4 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 November 2012

Live and local music, special guests and lots of fun for a Saturday morning.

The theme for the first hour of today's show is questions and answers.

Your suggestion for songs that ask a question followed by another that answers it.

Q: Should I Stay Or Should I Go? The Clash
A: Go Now! The Moody Blues.

One-handed guitarist and singer Tina Bridgman is among JG's studio guests today.

Plus we meet children's fantasy author Neil Trigger and visiting American band The James Low Western Front.

And hear from some people involved in various parts of the wool trade.

  • Tina Bridgman

    Tina Bridgman

    Tina Bridgman is a guitarist who lost her left hand in a car
    accident in 2004.

    "I now play more than I've ever done
    before," she says.

    Tina also teaches guitar and voice and she has released four albums (two before the accident and two after).

    She has been living in New Zealand for past 10 years but has recently
    returned to Devon where she grew up.

    Tina has also been raising money in a sponsored 22 mile swim for the charity Aspire which supports people paralysed by spinal cord injury.

    We'll be hearing all about it and Tina will be performing live on today's show.

    Tina Bridgman online
  • The Gravity Drive

    The Gravity Drive

    If you're a regular listener, you've already heard Axminster husband and wife duo The Gravity Drive.

    Their debut single, Trick Of The Light, has been played by John a few times on the Saturday Morning Show.

    Elijah and Ava Wolf describe themselves as an "Alt-Pop/him-her duo with a bite" and they are currently working with legendary producer Peter Schwier (Dexys, Pet Shop Boys, Electronic).

    We'll meet them on this morning's show.

    The Gravity Drive's website
  • Eric Ness

    Eric Ness

    The Eric Ness band includes members from Norway, Sweden, Ireland, England and Canada.

    They recorded their single "I’ve Been Bad" at Sun Studios in Memphis, where Elvis Presley was discovered.

    Eric - a Norwegian singer songwriter - is a huge Elvis fan and collects Elvis memorabilia.

    They'll be making the trip to Devon to perform live in the studio for us this morning.

    Eric Ness online
  • Moxham's Movies

    Moxham's Movies

    Find out what Paul Moxham thinks of some of this week's new releases at the region's cinemas when he joins us for Moxham's Movies after midday.

    This week he's off to see the latest from director Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master, about a cult following in the 50's.

    Follow Paul on Twitter
  • JG's Facebook page

    JG's Facebook page

    Check out JG's Facebook page for behind the scenes gossip and info and pictures from the show.

  • Send JG a tweet

    Send JG a tweet

    Send John a tweet during the show - using the hashtag #JGShow - and you might even get a mention on air.

  • Neil Trigger

    Neil Trigger

    Neil Trigger is a children's fantasy author and publisher from Plymouth.

    He's also a ghost hunter, magician and charity fundraiser.

    The author of The Midnight Chronicles will be joining us for a chat this morning.

    Neil Trigger's website
  • The James Low Western Front

    The James Low Western Front

    A couple of weeks back we met Catherine Feeny and her band from Portland, Oregan.

    This week, it's the turn of another visiting american band; The James Low Western Front, to pop into the studio and perform live.

    The band who hail from Texas, Oregan and Kansas, will be playing at The Ring O' Bells in Chagford this evening and we'll get a preview on this morning's show.

    The James Low Western Front on Facebook
  • Knit one, pearl one...

    Knit one, pearl one...

    The Campaign for Wool is an initiative spearheaded by HRH Prince Charles.

    It aims to promote the use of wool and hopes to reignite Britain’s love affair with this material to help producers, farmers and other involved in the industry.

    We'll meet three people from the wool trade.

    Campaign For Wool website
  • Wool trade guests

    Wool trade guests

    From left to right...

    Josh Dutfield, MD of Axminster Carpets.

    Lesley Prior of Devon Fine Fibres

    Chris Harrison, Operations Director at Vi Spring Beds


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