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Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble in Session

Mary Ann Kennedy presents music from around the world and a studio session with Chicago-based band Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble.

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.

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Music Played

  • Etran Finatawa

    Matinfa

    • The Sahara Sessions.
    • Riverboat Records.
  • Djeli Mah Damba Koroba and Baba Sissoko

    Djouku

    • Baba et sa Maman.
    • Goodfellas.
  • Femi Kuti

    Na so wee see am

    • No place for my dream.
    • Wrasse Records.
  • Kobo Town

    Joe the Paranoiac

    • Jumbie in the Jukebox.
    • Stonetree Records.
  • La Pegatina

    La ciudad de los Gatos Negros

    • Eureka!.
    • Kasba Music.
  • Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble

    • Al Scorch & The Country Soul Ensemble

      Board up the Windows

    • Al Scorch & The Country Soul Ensemble

      Working Dream

  • Oana Cătălina Chițu

    Lunca, Lunca

    • Divine.
    • Asphalt Tango.
  • Simon Thacker

    Shava Ghund Chuk Ke

    • Rakshasa.
    • Alba.
  • Nur Alam Khan

    De ma Krishno gocharone jai go

    • Baul-Fakir Gostho Lila.
    • Discovery Records.
  • Da Wang Gong

    Four Ways

    • Huang qiang zou ban (Wild Tune Stray Rhythm).
    • Jaro.
  • Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble

    • Al Scorch & The Country Soul Ensemble

      Two Flags

    • Al Scorch & The Country Soul Ensemble

      Love you 'cos you're perfect

  • "Spider" John Koerner

    Good Time Charlie

    • What’s left of Spider John.
    • Hornbeam.
  • Jez Hellard

    Remember the Mountain Bed (Woody Guthrie)

    • Blood and Honey.
    • Djukella Records.
  • The Rambling Boys of Pleasure

    Sadhbh Ni Bhruinnealaigh

    • The Rambling Boys of Pleasure.
    • www.ramblingboys.org.
  • De Temps Antan

    Dominic à Marcel

    • Les habits de papier.
    • L’Abe.
  • April Verch

    Jeff Sturgeon

    • Bright Like Gold.
    • Slab Town Records.
  • Chrissy Crowley

    Paddy's Perambulation

    • Last Night's Fun.
    • Chrissy Crowley.
  • The Rift Valley Brothers

    Mu Africa

    • Kenya Special.
    • Soundway.
  • Nairobi Matata Jazz

    Tamba Tamba

    • Kenya Special.
    • Soundway.
  • Etran Finatawa

    Djojarere

    • The Sahara Sessions.
    • Riverboat Records.
  • Celtic Fiddle Festival

    The Trip to Durrow…

    • Live in Brittany.
    • Loftus Music.
  • Duncan Overmeer

    For those who sing

    • Rumour Mill.
    • Bruadar Records.

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