In the q for Third Man showcase. Will I get in??! (Taken with instagram)

Lil Wayne

Tonight. Channel 4. 12:10am. BLACK CAB SESSIONS USA.  First episode features Philadelphia and some of the best artists who inhabit this amazing city.  Meg Baird, Reading Rainbow, Freeway, Tone Trump, Spank Rock, Kyp Malone, Grandchildren and The Morning Benders.  

Metro newspaper said its ‘insightful and evocative’ and featured it on the Best of Whats On section. 

More in a sec….

  1. Camera: iPhone 4S
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Tonight. Channel 4. 12:10am. BLACK CAB SESSIONS USA.  First episode features Philadelphia and some of the best artists who inhabit this amazing city.  Meg Baird, Reading Rainbow, Freeway, Tone Trump, Spank Rock, Kyp Malone, Grandchildren and The Morning Benders.  

Metro newspaper said its ‘insightful and evocative’ and featured it on the Best of Whats On section. 

More in a sec….

  1. Camera: iPhone 4S
  2. Aperture: f/2.4
  3. Exposure: 1/120th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

Fresh (Taken with instagram)

Taken with instagram

Taken with instagram

The ‘prince’ in full pink cowboy hat livery (Taken with instagram)

Watch. Who do you think this is performing for our 100th London Session? Head to www.facebook.com/blackcabsessions to find out who!

Every year, an unhealthy Will Oldham obsession swallows me up.  Listening to any of his many guises, I find myself blinkered to the outside world and completely caught up in his lyrics and heartbreaking melodies. 

Palace, Palace music, Bonnie Prince Billy, Superwolf or just plain Will Oldham, each character he assumes provides listeners with a plethora of observations and predicaments that you find yourself relating to, even if sometimes you don’t want to. 

I remember the first time I saw him live, my dog had just died and i was a mess. I almost pulled out at the last minute to go and drown my sorrows in a nearby pub, instead I entered the venue, Cecil Sharp House with red eyes and the hope I might hear  one of my favourites, ‘Ease Down The Road’.  Will didn’t play it.  He played songs from his latest offering at the time, ‘Master and Everyone’, a record so peaceful, yet contains very little peace. I remember thinking that live music couldn’t get any better.  There was this man just standing in quite frankly, ridiculous shorts, with a long wispy beard and howling like a wolf to Master and Everyone’s standout track, Wolf Among Wolves. 

Apart from the extremely noisy and obnoxious NME journalist standing next to me, everyone in that room was completely silent watching Will offload many of his troubled thoughts to a very attentive and appreciative London crowd…. 

I can honestly say it was a live changing moment for me. Never had i witnessed such a personal performance. I almost felt like i was a voyeur, intruding on one man and his Autoharp… 

Will is coming to London next week and I cannot wait to see him perform again (my 7th time)

Here is a live recording of him performing ‘Gulf Shores’, taken from Lost Blues and Other Songs.