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Backstage: Episode #20 SummerTyne Friday

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Episode 20

Episode #20 SummerTyne Friday

Catherine McGrath, Jesse Dayton, Roosevelt Collier, Stevie Freeman and participants in the Silver Bluegrass Band are our guests in this “SummerTyne” themed episode.

In this episode, we hear from one of country music’s newest stars, Catherine McGrath, who comes not from Nashville, but from Northern Ireland; guitar-slinger Jesse Dayton gives us the low-down on Johnny Cash as well as The Clash; Roosevelt Collier tells us the origins of his sacred steel, funk and psychedelic blues fusion sound; Stevie Freeman explains why we need an Americana Music Association in the UK; and we drop-in to hear the Silver Bluegrass Band at Sage Gateshead practise for their big, end-of-year performance.

Backstage is a regular podcast where we go behind the scenes for exclusive interviews and insights from leading and emerging artists who’ll be taking to the stage at Sage Gateshead, and discover some of the activities that take place, and the communities that meet there.