This is our second mix from the wonderful Buck and Shanti better known as Arborea. They were the first guest artists to feature a mix on Folk Radio UK so it’s a real pleasure to have them back again.
After listening to this mix go and check their music out. One of their key influences is none other than Martin Simpson (esp. Leaves of Life, When I Was On Horseback and Martins album with Jessica..Truth, Dare, Or Promise…links at bottom of page)
This mix is made of songs that kept us company during some long road trips while driving across America on tour this past Autumn. They’ve also helped keep us warm through the cold of this Winter here in Maine.
~Buck and Shanti
Gillian Welch – Hard Times
Chris Whitley – Look What Love has Done
PJ Harvey – Bitter Branches
Jesse Sykes and the Sweethereafter – Birds of Passerine
Chris Whitley – Drifiting
Meg Baird – Song for Next Summer
PJ Harvey – Hanging In the Wire
Jackson C. Frank – Milk and Honey
Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – I’ve Got A Mind To Give Up Livin’
Jesse Sykes and the Sweethereafter – Your Own Kind
Tim Buckley – Drifitn
Jesse Sykes and the Sweethereafter – Wooden Roses
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young – Find The Cost Of Freedom
They recently recorded a Daytrotter session who had this to say:
There is literally nowhere that you can be where the juxtaposition between your surroundings and the timbre and tone of Arborea’s music won’t be sensational and jarring.
We couldn’t agree more! You can find their Daytrotter Session here.
Arborea have a showcase at this years SXSW:
Arborea @ Bethell Hall in St David’s, Friday, March 16 from 10:00 PM to 10:40 PM Link
photo credits Liam Curran & Conor Bourgal