As often happens with these mixes, there is a central theme or inspiration that directs much of what ends up in there. For Lost in Transmission No. 27, it was Brown Bird, an artist through whom I was introduced to great music and a great number of new artists that helped to shape the music we played on Folk Radio UK.
The mix includes three tracks from the double CD A Light I Can Feel: A Tribute to Brown Bird –
Brown Bird was a beloved band whose founder David Lamb passed from leukemia in 2014. This 2-CD tribute was originally conceived of, and compiled to help raise money for his treatment. Though he had heard most of this album, unfortunately, Lamb passed before it could see release. We’re releasing “A Light I Can Feel: A Tribute to Brown Bird” in 2017 in his memory, to raise money for Sweet Relief, and to continue to share the music of Brown Bird with the world.
This highly personal collection includes thirty-two interpretations of Brown Bird songs by friends, fans, and collaborators.
For the mix, I’ve included tracks from Dan Blakeslee, Micah Blue Smaldone and Fiddle Heirs. Click here for full details of the album.
It’s only natural that I found myself looking back, so there is some great music from other artists I used to play a lot of alongside Brown Bird when I was running our radio stream.
There is also some great new music from LA-based folk collective Human Behavior (recently premiered here), Mount Eerie, Allred & Broderick and Harrow Fair who tour the UK in May with some heavy kick drum, rootsy guitar and scorching fiddle. There’s also tracks from Alex Rex (Alex Neilson of Trembling Bells) with a track we recently premiered the video for here which is taken from his new album Vermillion.
Lost in Transmission No 27 Tracklisting
Karima Walker – Blue Thread (feat. Bobby Carlson & Dominic Armstrong)
HMS Ginafore And King Creosote – Hare And The Tortoise
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan – The Blues You Sang
Dan Blakeslee – Amelia Earhart
Palace Music – Ohio River Boat Song
Human Behavior – Miner
Fiddle Heirs – Slack Jawed
Alex Rex – Song For Dora
Harrow Fair – Hangnail
Dirtwire – Lost Highway
Micah Blue Smaldone – Danger And Dread
Robert Sunday – Apache
Stephanie Hladowski/C. Joynes – The Pretty Ploughboy
Heather Woods Broderick – Behind Doors
Kaolin – Beach party
Mount Eerie – When I Take out the Garbage at Night
Allred & Broderick – The Ways