Tonight on Travels With My Auntie Liz I have an interview with the fantastic Newfoundland-based band
‘The Once’ Who I met back in 2013 at the Tonder Festival . who also have a new CD out this year ‘Departurers’. The are appearing with none other than ‘Passanger’ – in the O2 in Glasgow tonight . They were also over in Australia recording with Passanger on his new album ‘Whispers’ from which the tour takes it’s name.
So sit back for some really magic music and great chat!
I also have some of the members of the fantastic Fat–Suit just back for their European tour, a 14 piece ‘jazz folk fusion juggernaut’! who are releasing cd/dvd double album on 1 December , ‘Jugaad’. I first met the band back in January this year on the Danny Kyle Open Stage to tell us more about this fantastic group, there recent European tour and what they have up and coming apart from their album release
And last but not least I caught up with Martha L Healey who will be releasing her CD ‘Better Days’ 30November 2014 in The Grand Ole Oprey in Glasgow.
‘Last summer saw Martha visit Nashville, Tennessee, for the first time: it was here she had the opportunity to jam with some local musicians and realised this was the mecca for the music she loved. This was the time and the place for her to realise the musical ambitions she had been working on.
In 2014, Martha returned to Nashville to complete recording her uplifting debut album, ‘Better Days.‘ Sometimes intimate, sometimes pleading, sometimes reverberating into a soulful crescendo – with homage to Maria McKee, Dusty Springfield and Patsy Cline – it’s an album of passion hope and inspiration, highlighted by high energy roots cuts, gospel-tinged anthems & country ballads.
“I had to go to a very different place emotionally and vocally whilst recording. It was a challenge. Undoubtedly, it was worth it.”
Along with Martha is Derek Fleming on guitar and backing vocals and Kenny Craig on percussion.
thanks to one and all – Liz
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