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 12th December, 2017

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

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 5th December, 2017
carolina chocolate drops - knockin'
RELEASE: carolina chocolate drops
the blues preachers - the free train agreement
RELEASE: dead catz can bounce
rem - losing my religion
RELEASE: automatic for the people 25 anniversary edition
hussy hicks - slow train
RELEASE: lucky joe's wine and othertales from dog river
jason isbell and the 400 unit - tupelo
RELEASE: the nashville sound
jj grey & mofro - tupelo honey
RELEASE: the choice cuts
doug henthorn - that's alright
RELEASE: cold medicine
robert plant - season's song
RELEASE: carry fire
invisible system - juda
RELEASE: tiga tej tibs
mary jane guiney - see what i've seen
RELEASE: stay true
the tokens - the lion sleeps tonight
RELEASE: the best of the tokens
solomon linda's original early morning birds - mbube
RELEASE: the history of township music
rory ellis - high tide
RELEASE: one skin
Marvin gaye & tami terrell - ain't no mountain high enough
RELEASE: united
Aretha Franklin & london philharmonic orchestra - let it be
RELEASE: a brand new me
vdelli - suck it up
RELEASE: ain't bringing me down
chris thile - heart in a cage
RELEASE: how to grow a woman from the ground

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 28th November, 2017

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 28th November, 2017
slaid cleaves - hickory
RELEASE: ghost on the car radio
the war on drugs - pain
RELEASE: a deeper understanding
the sweetback sisters - i got lucky with you
RELEASE: king of killing time
cashbox kings - if you've got a jealous woman facebook aint your friend
RELEASE: royal mint
lucinda williams - sidewalks of the city
RELEASE: this sweet old world
joe henry - the glorious dead
RELEASE: thrum
sharon jones and the dap kings - call on god
RELEASE: soul of a woman
echo deer - lost my way
RELEASE: side b
echo deer - kaja's song
RELEASE: side b
afrissippi - nduumandi/hands off that girl
RELEASE: fulani journey
the wild magnolias - liza jane
RELEASE: new kind of funk
band of joy - a lonesome dove
RELEASE: funambuluist we love you

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 21st November, 2017

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 21st November, 2017
leon russell - a song for you
RELEASE: on a distant shore
tom russell - the day they dredged the liffey
RELEASE: folk hotel
the bhundu boys - pombi
RELEASE: friends on the road
oliver mtukudzu - neria
RELEASE: Greatest Hits
the cat empire - dumb things
RELEASE: live at shepherds bush
the jews brothers band - my yiddish swing
RELEASE: my yiddish swing
gregory porter - smile
RELEASE: nat king cole and me
the waifs with john butler - from little things big things grow
RELEASE: live from the union of soul
yothu yindi and the treaty project - treaty
RELEASE: tribal voice
Hayseed Dixie - you shook me all night long
RELEASE: a hillbilly tribute to ac/dc
fred eaglesmith - watertown
RELEASE: standard
otha turner and the sfrossippi allstars - station blues
RELEASE: from senegal to senatobia

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 14th November, 2017

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 14th November, 2017
gregory porter - mona lisa
RELEASE: nat king cole and me
echo deer - lost my way
RELEASE: side b
andrea marr - keep on standing
RELEASE: live blues party
herbie hancock et al - imagine
RELEASE: the imagine project
rick estrin & the nightcats - looking for a woman
RELEASE: groovin' in greaseland
leon russell - this masquerade
RELEASE: on a distant shore
mitch woods with taj mahal & van morrison - take this hammer
RELEASE: friends along the way
mitch woods & maria muldaur - empty bed blues
RELEASE: friends along the way
lucinda williams - sweet old world
RELEASE: this sweet old world
gregg allman - black muddy water
RELEASE: southern blood
randy newman - old man
RELEASE: sail away
frances madden - wade in the water
RELEASE: if this were a dream
bela fleck & abigail washburn - come all you coal mines
RELEASE: echo in the valley

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 7th November, 2017

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 7th November, 2017
04:02pm jazz party - magic man
RELEASE: jazz party
04:08pm jon cleary & the absolute monster gentlemen - port street blues
RELEASE: mo hippa live
04:21pm andrews sisters - boogie woogie bugle boy
RELEASE: my greatest songs
04:27pm fleur green& the keepers - pretty bird
RELEASE: when the tide rushes in
04:31pm frazey ford - one more cup of coffee
RELEASE: obadiah
04:36pm the teskey brothers - pain and misery
RELEASE: half mile harvest
04:46pm tinpan orange - love is a dog
RELEASE: love is a dog
04:51pm all our exes live in texas - i'm gonna get my heart cut out
RELEASE: When we fall
04:59pm jon cleary & the absolute monster gentlemen - bringing back the home
RELEASE: go go juice
05:07pm aa bondy - american hearts
RELEASE: american hearts
05:20pm jon cleary & the absolute monster gentlemen - pump it up
RELEASE: go go juice
05:27pm bob dylan - gotta serve somebody
RELEASE: trouble no more
05:35pm harry james angus - the batsman
RELEASE: little stories
05:40pm cat empire - days like these
RELEASE: live at shepherd's bush
05:48pm buddy & julie miller & robert plant - what you gonna do leroy
RELEASE: written in chalk
05:56pm bob dylan - caribbean wind
RELEASE: trouble no more