Our Album of the Week is Jim Byrne’s Everyday is Sunshine.
Listen to Ross Macfadyen talking to Jim about the album from 12 noon and 12 midnight on Sat 18th September and 6pm on Monday 20th September.
On first listen to Every Day Is Sunshine you’d be forgiven for thinking that Lloyd Cole had a younger brother who ran away with the gypsies and was raised on a musical diet of traditional Bohemian folk, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ “Nature Boy”, Jacques Brel, Johnny Cash and old-timey American roots.
Our own Ross Macfadyen describes Jim’s vocal style as “a melodic Leonard Cohen!”
But don’t just listen to us. Former Album of the Week artist, Eilidh Patterson says:
‘Every Day Is Sunshine’ is a fresh, original album encompassing various strands of roots music from the Spanish-influenced gypsy folk song Down In The Wildwood to the exquisitely tender Can’t Catch The Butterfly to the foot-stomping Black Sky Blues. There’s even an upbeat ‘come one, come all’ bluegrass number in there for good measure. Seamlessly knitting all these songs and styles together are Jim’s warm, deep, resonant voice and his immaculately crisp guitar accompaniment. This is no more evident than in the playful, upbeat love song Tell Me You Love Me Again – a personal favourite of mine!”
Everyday Is Sunshine is not released until 11th of October, but to get yourself an early discounted copy, join Jim Byrne’s email newsletter!