Mystery Train #105

Stringy edition

This show contains mostly stringy songs. Well, not all of them. But most are. Stringy is good here. It goes twang and makes you happy!
Featured artists include Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Thin Lizzy, Yola, Cameron Avery, Stephen Stills, Austin Meade, Bettye LaVette, Erma Franklin, Lord Cobra Y Los Hnos. Duncan et al.


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Mystery Train #99

Change of weather edition

This show faces the coming rain, the falling of the leaves and the chilling winds. We’re in an autumn mood here, slowly getting ready for what lies ahead.
Featured artists include Richmond Fontaine, Curtis Harding, Odetta, F. J. McMahon, Jim Sullivan, Ethan Hawke, Robert Wyatt, Nikos Xilouris, Cristina Donà, Steven Wilson, The Shins et al.

Mystery Train #92

Far away edition

A show that might take you far away from your everyday life.
Featured artists include Jim Ford, D/troit, St Francis Hotel, Karen Dalton, Linda Perhacs, Lavrentis Machairitsas, Spiritualized, Whyte Horses, The Pastels, Beastie Boys, Angus & Julia Stone et al.

Steve Winwood can’t find his way home

Sound discoveries #2

Steve Winwood‘s Can’t Find My Way Home first appeared in Blind Faith‘s eponymous 1969 album. I’ll keep it short: in my opinion it’s one of the best songs ever recorded. It’s one of many peaks in Winwood’s long and awe-inspiring career, but this one holds a special place in my heart.

I was glad to discover this solo, acoustic rendition of his song. Just his voice, his guitar playing and the occasional crackling of a log in the fire. A great artist revisiting an old masterpiece.

Mystery Train #66

Absences edition

The underlying mood of this show is sensing an absence and missing someone. Remembering those who are not here and longing for them.
It features music by Dope Lemon, Kurt Vile, Arcade Fire, UNKLE, Sandy Denny, Merrell Fankhauser & HMS Bounty, The Stranglers, John Coltrane, Kostas Karalis, Alan Vega & Christophe et al.

Mystery Train #62

Spreading out edition

This broadcast is loosely themed on testing your wings and slowly spreading them to see if you are ready to fly.
It features songs by Therapy?, The Misunderstood, Low, All About Eve, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Tim Maia, Tijuana Panthers, Tommy Guerrero, The Pogues, The White Stripes et al.

Mystery Train #57

Que sera sera edition

A show about not having control over the future. Let’s accept the fact and enjoy some music!
Featuring songs by Tash Sultana, Brian Eno, Son Lux, Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth, David Duchovny, Morrissey & Siouxsie Sioux, Vashti Bunyan, Art Garfunkel, Marcus Miller et al.

Mystery Train #38

Music for a bitter day edition

This show was broadcast in the aftermath of a national disaster. It’s a pensive and low-key musical ride, after a long day of loss and strife.
Featured artists include Max Richter, Beach House, Black Sabbath, The Barr Brothers, Cathleen Emery, Roy Buchanan, Cigale, Nina Hagen, Carole King, Mahalia Jackson et al.

Mystery Train #34

Something deeper that stains me edition

Here’s where Mystery Train gets a bit more personal, since this show is all about Greek music. Not the bouzouki, traditional folk kind, but a whole world of sounds from old time crooners and retro pop to garage rock, post punk and alternative electronica. Here be unknown (to the rest of the world at least) treasures.
Featured artists include Fatme, The Last Drive, Socrates, Trypes, Dionysis Savopoulos, Pavlos Sidiropoulos & Aprosarmostoi, Mariza Koch, Haris Alexiou, The Earthbound, Stereo Nova, Fantastikoi Ihoi, Sofia Vembo et al.