Music Spotlight – Ledfoot, Tim Scott McConnell.

Tim plays Gothic Blues, his own form of raw and brutally honest music. He has a rare and immediate voice which he accompanies mostly only with a 12 string played with a sizzling slide. Tim Scott McConnell’s interview takes us from the deep south where, after he grew up in a trailer park, he played in local bands before leaving for New York and creating the house band at CBGB with a member of the New York Dolls. He was signed to Island and a number of other major record labels. Bruce Springsteen is a fan and popularised one of his songs, High Hopes. Tim lives in Norway and has a new record out called White Crow, under his artist name, Ledfoot.

Fly Drive Loop of Northwest U.S.A.

Speechless we stared into a valley a thousand feet or so below us. There between the dappled sunlight, which came down in late afternoon shafts, was a strangely private looking scene of outstanding natural beauty, with deer grazing happily. It was like looking back into another time or, more specifically, like one of the stories I’d read about when Geronimo took to the mountains and hid from the federal forces in a secret valley.

Online: Feeling the Format

What we have lined up, in terms of new content over the next month, is an interview with director Jon East – which is up – and a bunch of other new material, which will be released on a weekly basis. These include an interview with Gothic Blues artist, Ledfoot, as well as a new chapter in the E-Book about growing up behind the scenes in entertainment, in this case also film, about a period when Charlotte Rampling was a sort of stepmother to my brother and me and my father was increasingly active in bringing in contraband to the UK from the East.