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 19th September, 2017

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 19th September, 2017
san lazaro - ladridos (cy gorman remix)
RELEASE: remix
alice terry - emotion
RELEASE: the fear of
alice terry - these troubled seas
RELEASE: the ferar f
king tide - atomised
RELEASE: roots pop reggae
tom waits - blow wind blow
RELEASE: frank's wild years
mahlathini and the mahotella queens - i'm in love with a rasta man
RELEASE: rhythm and art
justin adams - out of the woods
RELEASE: desert road
beth hart & joe bonamassa - i'd rather go blind
RELEASE: live in amsterdam
joe bonamassa - black lung heartache
RELEASE: live at carnegie hall
spencer davis group - gimme some lovin'
RELEASE: keep on running
sarah mclachlan - Angel
RELEASE: surfacing
the strides - inspiration
RELEASE: the strides
rick estrin and the nightcaps - lookin' for a woman
RELEASE: groovin' in greaseland

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 12th September, 2017

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 12th September, 2017
delta moon - cabbagetown shuffle
RELEASE: cabbagetown
king tide - surrender
RELEASE: king tide
randy newman - louisiana 1927
RELEASE: good old boys
the ahern brothers - call my lover
RELEASE: the ahern brothers
taj mahal - statesboro blues
RELEASE: all my friends: celebrating the songs and voice of gregg allman
tower of power - you're still a young man
RELEASE: bump city
don williams - i believe in you
RELEASE: the very best of don williams
declan o'rourke - galileo
RELEASE: in full colour
ray charles - drown in my own tears
RELEASE: step right up - LABEL: mojo
jackson browne - these days
RELEASE: all my friends
baltimore blues no. 1 - deer tick
RELEASE: war elephant
cliff edwards - when you wish upon a star
RELEASE: step right up - LABEL: mojo
joe filisko & eric noden - on the move
RELEASE: on the move
the strides feat. ras roni - storm clouds
RELEASE: reclamation
hugh laurie - didnt it rain
RELEASE: didn't it rain

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 5th September, 2017

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 5th September, 2017
the mavericks - ride with me
RELEASE: brand new day
the crooked fiddle band - puncture
RELEASE: moving pieces of the sea
cat stevens - where do the children play
RELEASE: tea for the tillerman
the crazy world of arthur brown - fire
RELEASE: the 60's live at the beeb
lukas nelson & the promise of the real - carolina
RELEASE: lukas nelson & the promise of the real
carolina chccolate drops - country girl
RELEASE: leaving eden
rikki don't lose that number - steely dan
RELEASE: pretzel logic
offa rex - blackleg miner
RELEASE: the queen of hearts
the strides - wizard
RELEASE: global rhythms
moreland and arbuckle - your man won't ever know
RELEASE: flood
dr john cooper clarke - spanish harlem
RELEASE: this time its personal
ann peebles - walk away
RELEASE: ann peebles 99 lbs
malcombe holcombe - outa luch
RELEASE: pretty little things
leon russell - it's a hard rain that's gonna fall
RELEASE: leon russell & the shelter people
Jameoto - Sukiyaki
Yamioto - Sukiaki

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 29th August, 2017

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 29th August, 2017
my friend the chocolate cake - jim's refrain
RELEASE: my friend the chocolate cake
trombone shorty - be my lady
RELEASE: say that to say this
mic conway's national junk band - shipof fools
RELEASE: diagonally parked in a parallel universe
tom waits - eggs and sausage
RELEASE: nighthawks at the diner
cat stevens - matthew and son
RELEASE: matthew and son
dave rawlings machine - pilgrim
RELEASE: nashville obsolete
tex don & charlie - what i am
RELEASE: you don't know lonely
joan osborne - what becomes of the broken hearted
RELEASE: breakfast in bed
nils lofgren - goin ' back
RELEASE: nils lofgren
ibrahim ferrer - bruca manigua
RELEASE: buena vista social club
Ry Cooder - viola lee blues
RELEASE: crossroads
bea wain - heart and soul
RELEASE: you started something
the temptations - ain't to proud to beg
RELEASE: gettin' ready
eddie fisher - oh my pa pa
RELEASE: greatest hits
paul carrack - the living years
RELEASE: live at the london palladium

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 22nd August, 2017

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 22nd August, 2017
mic conway's national junk band - maybe it's the blues
RELEASE: diagonally parked in a parallel universe
thomasa dorsey - peace in the valley
RELEASE: precious lord
teddy hill & the southern soul - Just Dropped in to see what condition
RELEASE: single
mickey newbury - house of blues
RELEASE: blue to this day
raised by eagles - every night
RELEASE: i must be somewhere
The Beatles - maggie mae
RELEASE: let it be
Sandy Evans - maggie mae
RELEASE: route to latin jazz vol 2
lee alexander - maggie mae
RELEASE: mayhaw vaudeville
the little willies - love me
RELEASE: 5he little willies
sonny burgess - daddy blues
RELEASE: the legendary sun classics
jason isbell - tupelo
RELEASE: the nashville sound
van morrison - tupelo honey
RELEASE: a night in san francisco
big daddy wilson - give me one reason
RELEASE: neckbone stew
malcolm holcombe - pretty little troubles
RELEASE: pretty little troubles
charles bradley - victim of love
RELEASE: victim of love

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 15th August, 2017

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 15th August, 2017
neville staple - Menjoy yourself
RELEASE: the return of judge roughneck
toumani diabate & rosswell rudd - rosmani
RELEASE: malicool
paul kelly - hard times
RELEASE: death's dateless night
chip taylor - must be the whiskey
RELEASE: red dog tracks
glen campbell - by the time i get to phoenix
RELEASE: live in london
glen campbell & willie nelson - funny how time slips away
RELEASE: adios
leon russell - a song for you
RELEASE: Leon russell
tift merritt - wait for me
RELEASE: stich of the world
sam beam & jesca hoop - one way to pray
RELEASE: love letter for fire
famasound - famara
RELEASE: afro caribbean party
randy newman - sonny boy
RELEASE: dark matter
the teskey brothers - hard feeling
RELEASE: half mile harvest
chastity brown - i left home
RELEASE: back-road highways
adrianna marie & her roomful of all stars - kingdom of swing
RELEASE: kingdom of swing