One of the best things about coming across a new artist is the way that they broaden your horizons and push your music tastes in new directions. I can’t profess to being much of a folk fan – at least not of the traditional kind – but the genre itself fascinates me.
This episode features an interview with Glasgow folk singer/songwriter Chrissy Barnacle. I was drawn to her music mainly because of her long standing association with various other DIY artists in and around Glasgow, and ever since absorbing the honest, ethereal beauty of her music, I find myself itching to discover more music in a similar vein. One person and their guitar is often more punk rock, more honest than any other kind of music.
This is great, because all it takes is one song to show you something a new side to music that you haven’t heard before. It’s also time for me to start pushing the boundaries of this podcast, bringing in new voices and different styles of music. Rooted in punk this podcast certainly is, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. And it shouldn’t be. Diversity of voices, experiences and sound is what makes music so exciting to me. Hopefully you agree.
Alright so I conducted this conversation after a failed attempt in pub. That particular attempt was quickly foiled by a pub quiz host bellowing his introduction into a roomful of disinterested patrons, so the second attempt took place in a quiet café. Quiet in the sense that there weren’t many customers; the interview itself is anything but quiet.
Yes folks, I made a boo boo and recorded the interview directly under a speaker which was pumping out loud music. I’ve done my best to minimize the impact the music has on the interview (big thanks to Todd Jordan from The Bitter End podcast for helping me out. Again) but it’s still there. I just hope you agree with me when I say it doesn’t affect the sound quality of the interview too much.
Chrissy had all sorts of artists on her list of “songwriters I look up to” which I hadn’t heard before. I’ll be checking them out for sure.