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 20th February, 2018

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 20th February, 2018
mop mop - loa chant
RELEASE: isle of magic
no blues - black cadillac
RELEASE: ya dunya
boo boo davis - drew mississippi
RELEASE: drew mississippi
Eric Bibb - goin' down that road feelin bad
RELEASE: blues, ballads & work songs
pearls before swine - did you dream of unicorns
RELEASE: city of gold
firrst aid kit - emmylou
RELEASE: lion's roar
mighty mo rodgers - juke joint jumpin'
RELEASE: mud 'n blood: a mississippi blues tale
jackson browne - these days
RELEASE: all my friends: celebrating the songs and voice of gregg allman
la fayette afro rock band - ozan koukle
cab calloway - reefer man
RELEASE: best of big bands: cab calloway
willie nelson - roll me up and smoke me when i die
RELEASE: heroes
the handsome family - weightless again
RELEASE: through the trees

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 13th February, 2018

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 13th February, 2018
rodrigo y gabriela - tamacum
RELEASE: rodrigo y gabriela
mandolin orange - wildfire
RELEASE: blind faller
tinpan orange - rich man
RELEASE: love is a dog
Nina Simone - black is the co;or of my true love's hair
RELEASE: wild is the wind
vic damone - on the street where you live
RELEASE: on the swingin' side
john oates - my creole belle
RELEASE: arkansas
jack johnson - banana pancakes
RELEASE: in between dreams
ladysmith black mambazo - mbube
RELEASE: africa in harmony
addi mcdaniel - dark and dreary
RELEASE: strange angels: in flight with elmore james
elmore james - the sky is crying
RELEASE: shake your money maker
csn - girl from the north country
RELEASE: csn12
jeremiah johnson - meet you in the morning
RELEASE: head towards the sun
ryan o'reilly - portobello road
RELEASE: live at st pancras old church
jolie holland - old fashioned morphine
RELEASE: escondida

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 6th February, 2018

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 6th February, 2018
havana meets kingston - carnival
RELEASE: mista savone presents havana meets kingston
eddie berman - dancing in the dark
RELEASE: blood and rust
the staves - silent side
RELEASE: the way is read
alligator slim - alligator girl
RELEASE: lost at last vol 1
the temptations - ball of confusion
RELEASE: live as it gets
the james hunter six - whatever it takes
RELEASE: whatever it takes
mitch woods, van morrison, taj mahal - midnight hour
RELEASE: friends along the way
beth hart & joe bonamassa - why don't you do it right
RELEASE: black coffee
gregory porter - quizas, quizas, quizas
RELEASE: nat king cole and me
marshall crenshaw - my back pages
RELEASE: bleecker street
norah jones - man of the hour
RELEASE: the fall
hans theesinck - walking the dog
RELEASE: journey on
ruby velle & the soulphonics - looking for a better thing
RELEASE: it' about time
ron sexsmith - reason to believe
RELEASE: bleecker street
alela diane - the wind
RELEASE: wild divine

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 30th January, 2018

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 30th January, 2018
youssou n'dour - set
RELEASE: seven seconds: the best of youssou n'dour
father john misty - ballad of the dying man
RELEASE: pure comedy
Paul Kelly - from little things big things grow
RELEASE: paul kelly's greatest hits
hugh masekela - stimela
RELEASE: still grazing
mitch woods & ruthie foster - singin' the blues
RELEASE: friends along the way
the whitlams - blow up the pokies
RELEASE: made me hard
ben sidran - sixteen tons
RELEASE: don't cry for no hipster
mud morganfield - midnight lover
RELEASE: son of the seventh son
rodney crowell - nashville 1972
RELEASE: close ties
otis gibbs - joe hill's ashes
RELEASE: joe hill's ashes
dee dee bridgewater - going down slow
RELEASE: memphis...yes i'm ready
roger waters - wish you were here
RELEASE: in the flesh-live

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 23rd January, 2018

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 23rd January, 2018
horns of leroy - i wanna meet you
RELEASE: lift your game
boubacar traore - dis lui que j'aime comme mon pays
RELEASE: dounia tabolo
bob dylan - rambling gambling willie
RELEASE: the bootleg series rare and unreleased
edwin hawkins - oh happy day
RELEASE: celebration of joy
benjamin booker - slow comin
RELEASE: benjamin booker
Moussa Diakite - miniamba
RELEASE: docomodja
Moussa Diakite - super koulandjan
RELEASE: doncomodja
ben sidran european quartet - on the road again
RELEASE: dylan different live in paris
fairport convention - jesus on the mainline
RELEASE: 50:50@50
yothu yindi - treaty
RELEASE: tribal voice
james mcmurtry - song for a deckhands daughter
RELEASE: too long in the wasteland
wailinn' jennys - boulder to birmingham
RELEASE: fifteen
van morrison & mose allison - i don't want much
RELEASE: the songs of mose allison

Tuesday Drive - 04:00pm - Tuesday 16th January, 2018

Tuesday Drive - 12:00am Tuesday 16th January, 2018
boubacar traore - moussa
RELEASE: dounia tabola
bassekou kouyate - poye 2
RELEASE: jama ko
blick bassy - make me a pallet on your floor
Jan Preston - i was young once
RELEASE: play it again jan
the lost brothers - halfway towards a healing
RELEASE: halfway towards a healing
dori freeman - ern & zorry's sneakin' bitin' dog
RELEASE: letters never read
dori freeman - over there
RELEASE: letters never read
cash savage & the last drinks - my friend
RELEASE: one of us
the mojo blues band - my country man
RELEASE: mojo blues band live
the cranberries - linger
RELEASE: something else
denise lasalle - your husband is cheating on us
RELEASE: right place, right time
havana meets kingston - carnival
RELEASE: havana meets kingston
archer - the divine church of the open sky vol 2
RELEASE: the divine church of the open sky
archer - who gonna shoe your pretty little foot
RELEASE: the divine church of the open sky
Julie Byrne - i live now as a singer
RELEASE: Not Even happiness
Shuggie Otis - freedom Flight
RELEASE: freedom Flight - LABEL: Black and Gold