Tuesday Drive

Tuesdays 4PM

Presented by David Barr

Hosted by David Barr, the program is an eclectic mix of roots, soul, blues, folk, contemporary Americana and African music.

“My main interest is music south of the Mason Dixon line and African music.

The southern part of the US has given us a rich legacy of wonderful and diverse music which has influenced popular culture worldwide .Much of contemporary mainstream music has its roots in the American south. In turn its roots can be traced back to the music of West Africa which was introduced by the slaves. The connection between the Blues and the music of the Sahel region is readily apparent and has brought about collaboration between African and Western musicians such as Ry Cooder, Justin Adams, Taj Mahal, Jeff Lang and many others.

The rich fabric that is American music also incorporates the Celtic folk music tradition from the UK and Ireland.

Drive Tuesday will reflect this musical diversity and I hope listeners will find an element of unpredictability about it.”

Recent Episodes

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 18th October, 2016

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 18th October, 2016
wild marmalade - tyagarah mosquito
beth hart - jazz man
RELEASE: fire on the floor
bob dylan - chimes of freedom
RELEASE: chimes of freedom
jimmie earl perry - knockin' on heavens door
RELEASE: knockin' on heavens door
mark knopfler - restless farewell
RELEASE: chimes of freedom
hat fitz cara - rosie hackett
RELEASE: after the rain
chris tamwoy - healing you
RELEASE: live in studio
bob dylan & the band - i shall be released
RELEASE: last waltz
rory block - mississippi man
RELEASE: 35 years of stony plain
saffire & the uppity blues women - going down to the river
RELEASE: 35 years of stony plain

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 11th October, 2016

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 11th October, 2016
orchestra baobab - clementine jam
RELEASE: day of the dead
bruce hornsby - white wheeled limousine
RELEASE: hot house
peter gabriel - sky blue
RELEASE: growing up
all our exes live in texas - tell me
RELEASE: when we fall
all our exes live in texas - the devil's part
RELEASE: full circle
sekou kouyate & joe driscoll - lady
mighty mike schermer - hear you call him baby
RELEASE: blues in good hands
john long - mop bucket and a broom
RELEASE: stand your ground
professor longair - red beans aka i got my mojo working
RELEASE: alligator records 40th anniversary
miriam lieberman - herr is the rhithm
RELEASE: full circle
miriam lieberman - legacy
RELEASE: full circle
beth hart - love is a lie
RELEASE: love is a lie

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 4th October, 2016

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 4th October, 2016
little stevie wonder - fingertips
RELEASE: 16 big hits
dave arden with paul kelly - freedom called
RELEASE: i close my eyes
reverend beat man - one fine day
RELEASE: surreal folk blues gospel trash
eric bibb & taj mahal - needed time
RELEASE: stony plain 40 years
the handsome family - the silver light
RELEASE: unseen
shovels and rope - birmingham
RELEASE: o be joyful
the civil wars - dance with me to the end of love
RELEASE: live at eddie's attic
my clementine - goodnight louise
RELEASE: my darling clementine
joe turner - the chicken and the hawk
RELEASE: atlantic r&b 1955-57
dean martin - thanks amore
RELEASE: the capitol years
owen campbell - days like like
RELEASE: in the shadow of the greats
ray charles - drown in my own tears
RELEASE: atlantic r&b 1955-57
rumer - on my way home
RELEASE: seasons of my mind
luke vassela - in a north coast town
RELEASE: north coast town

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 27th September, 2016

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 27th September, 2016
juju orchestra - do it again
RELEASE: bossa nova is not a crime
manu dibango & salif keita - emma
RELEASE: wakafrika
abby dobson - i'm not missing you
RELEASE: rise up
abby dobson - horses
RELEASE: rise up
steve harley - the best years of our lives
RELEASE: the best years of our lives
buckwheat zydeco - come and get youself some
RELEASE: jackpot !
clifton chenier - i'm coming home
RELEASE: the best of clifton chenier
eric clapton - somebody's knocking
RELEASE: i still do
trampled by turtles - midnight on the interatate
RELEASE: live at first avenue
ralph mctell - streets of london
RELEASE: best of
billy bragg - in the pines
RELEASE: shine a light
manu dibango & angelique kidjo & papa wemba - ami oh
RELEASE: wakafrika
butterbeans & susie - elevator papa & switchboard mama
RELEASE: please warm my weiner
bruce springsteen - no surrender
RELEASE: bruce springsteen & the e street band live
bob weir & grace potter - friend of the devil
RELEASE: dear jerry
van larkins - honey
RELEASE: wandering hands
maneli jamal & van larkins - settle in
RELEASE: the mardom movement
leonard cohen - you want it darker
RELEASE: you want it darker
ray charles - a fool for you
RELEASE: atlantic r&b 1955-1957

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 20th September, 2016

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 20th September, 2016
kojato and the afro latin cougaritas - oudo maxasan
RELEASE: all about jazz
keb mo - every morning
RELEASE: keb mo
amarillo - eyes still fixed
RELEASE: eyes still fixed
little feat - tattooed girl
RELEASE: rooster rag
amarillo - all i can see
RELEASE: euyes still fixed
ry cooder - denomination blues
RELEASE: into the purple valley
anders osborne - summertime in new orleans
RELEASE: bury the hatchet
first aid kit - a long time
RELEASE: stay gold
alabama shakes - don't wwanna fight
RELEASE: sounds and colour
kaurna cronin - always never alone
RELEASE: southern loss
frazey ford - september fields
RELEASE: indian ocean
miriam lieberman - home
RELEASE: wakeli
mumford and sons with baaba maal - ngamila
RELEASE: johannesburg
the deslondes - tres grand serpent
RELEASE: uncut
nick cave - skeleton tree
RELEASE: skeleton tree
muddy waters & paul butterfield blues band - long distance call
RELEASE: fathers and sons
anders osborne - marmalade
RELEASE: three free amigos
passenger - catch in the dark
RELEASE: whispers 11

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 13th September, 2016

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 13th September, 2016
leanne tennant - no more mu lauwd
RELEASE: red wine, late nights
tom jones - skye boat song
RELEASE: classic tom jones
bear mccreary - skye boat song
RELEASE: outlander series 1
jordie lane and band - frederick steele mcneil ferguson
RELEASE: frederick steele mcneil ferguson
nina simone - black is the colour of my true love's hair
RELEASE: black gold
queen porter stomp - shake that thing
RELEASE: queen porter stomp
sleepy john estes & hammie nixon - brownsville blues
RELEASE: sleepy john estes, blues at home
eels - girl from the north country
RELEASE: live at town hall
rev. horton heat - bales of cocaine
RELEASE: the full custom gospel
conchillea - snorkel face
RELEASE: conchillia
mabel scott - wailin' daddy
RELEASE: fine gals, fast women and wailin daddies
little willie littlefield - lump in my throat
RELEASE: fine gals, fast womeb and wailin' daddies
jimmy witherspoon - oh mother, dear mother
RELEASE: fine gals, fast women and wailin' daddies
rolling stones - spider and the flly
RELEASE: stripped
rolling stoines - confessin' the blues
RELEASE: bbc sessions
back on the bottle - lydia loveless
RELEASE: the only man
declan kelly presents diesel 'n dub - king of the mountain
RELEASE: declan kelly presents diesel'n dub
ry cooder & vm bhatt - ganges delta blues
RELEASE: a meeting by the river