Of course I take a few days off and I miss a cracker… Jimi was a guest on Jo Wiley’s Radio 2 show last Wednesday which was co-hosted by Guy Garvey.
Jimi was live in session with a couple musicians backing him up on keys & harp. Noticed the band included Jake Evans… of Bad Lieutenant fame I wonder? They started off with a stunning version of Break Me Gently not heard live since 2000 I believe?
Later on the show Jimi mentioned that he and guy had spent a weekend together working and this was one of the results was a track called The Panic Tree, for which they took a sample from an old gospel tune. The Panic Tree is a lovely folky Josh Ritter like track, well worth listening to..
You can still listen to the tracks on the BBC iPlayer here. Break Me Gently is about 52 mins in then The Panic Tree around 1.15.
Don’t forget tomorrow Jimi & Guy are co-hosting 6 Music’s Radcliffe & Maconie from 1pm through til 4pm. Then from 8pm Jimi will be presenting the The Bird Effect Ensemble live in session on the Marc Riley show.