Added on Wednesday 18 May 2011
Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments!
The most memorable American roots music -- be it western, country, folk, rock or the blues -- is always informed by a simple fact of life: you live and you learn. Just ask Katy Moffatt. Or better yet, listen to her sing, be it a song from her own prolific pen or a choice cut from a favorite songwriter. It's clear that Katy sings and writes with the voice of hard-won authority.
Back in 1970, a young Tyneside guitarist named Rod Clements wrote a song called 'Meet Me on the Corner'. It became a top ten hit for Rod's band Lindisfarne, paving the way for the group's many years of international success. Three decades later 'Meet Me On The Corner' is a perennial favourite of the airwaves. Rod Clements is one of the most widely respected figures in British folk roots.