In the space of 18 months, Lisbee Stainton has played London’s O2 Arena to a 30,000-strong audience, seen her debut single ‘Red’ playlisted for five weeks by the BBC, and toured as Joan Armatrading’s support act across the UK and on the Continent. She tells Noel Harvey how she got there.
Eric Clapton and Keith Richards cite him as an important early influence. Bert Jansch describes him as the 'most under-rated guitarist ever'. He has a cult following on the internet, and his early vinyl fetches daft money on Ebay. So why on earth haven't more people heard of Wizz Jones?
Brooks Williams is now firmly established as one of the world's premier acoustic guitarists and singers. Yet unusually for an American rooted in the blues, his musical journey has been less about crossing the tracks than crossing the pond.
Ruth Theodore’s music doesn’t so much cross boundaries as trample all over them. She tells Noel Harvey how she got to be so different.
Acoustic Magazine August 2010
With his altered tunings, percussive tapping, slap harmonics and crosshand hammer-ons, Andy McKee’s playing certainly delivers the wow factor. But as he explains to Noel Harvey, what really counts is the feeling.