Tim plays Gothic Blues, his own form of raw and brutally honest music. He has a rare and immediate voice which he accompanies mostly with only 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.
A couple of new artists, to complement the historic and legacy podcast interviews: Stephanie Rainey and Lola Lennox. Stephanie is a massively talented singer and songwriter from Cork in Ireland, whom I recently had the pleasure of interviewing. She has a couple of new releases coming up, 100 Like Me and Woman. Lola Lennox, the daughter of Annie Lennox, is another featured podcast, also a supremely talented writer and singer in her own right. Lola is releasing her first single, In The Wild, in Autumn of 2019.
Introductory Issue. Mid-October, 2019
We have a podcast interview with Stephanie Rainey who, according to Jason Rothberg, the organising producer of the recent Golden Stone Years tribute to Brian Jones, ‘stole the show’ at the recent concert.
Hailing from Cork in Ireland and having struggled for years to get recognition, in 2015 Stephanie released an emotionally powerful song and video, Please Don’t Go, which was about her brother who, sadly, died of cancer. The video and song quickly went viral and notched up a few million views online. Since then Stephanie’s career has been going from strength to strength and after Donovan and his wife Linda saw her at a concert in Ireland they invited her to perform at the Golden Stone tribute concert to Brian Jones.
Her new single, 100 Like Me, which is about speaking up for mental health issues, is a tense but animated anthem, which was released in Ireland and is still new to the U.S. and the UK. Given the company Stephanie was keeping at the Golden Stone Years concert – which included the likes of Donovan, The Stranglers and The Waterboys – Stephanie is no shrinking violet on stage and definitely a live act worth checking out.
Alt-Generations will spotlight a festival and a new or legacy artist every month. This section is dedicated to music on the site, with songs, interviews, stems and remixes offered monthly. My own music is used to create base tracks for remixes by various guest producers as well as to illustrate parts of the music history E-book.
Lola Lennox – Singer Songwriter
In advance of Lola’s phenomenal sounding first release, In the Wild, a podcast interview and some of Lola’s extraordinary writing and music!