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LitroLive! at the Gaymers Camden Crawl
Sunday 2 May 2010 from 12–6pm
Garth Cartwright on American Music
The Kiwi-born wanderer (author of 2005’s best music book, “Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gyspsy Musicians”), talks us through his latest work, “More Miles than Money: Journeys Through American Music”, in which he sets out to see whether the American roots music he loves – blues and country, folk and soul – is still alive in the 21st century. His journey takes him from the sandstorms of the Burning Man Festival to the LA bus station to the Mexican cantinas of San Antonio, the Indian reservations of New Mexico to the last surviving juke joints of Highway 61. He is an award-winning journalist who regularly contributes to The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Songlines and the BBC World Service. He has compiled many CDs, knocked up bits and pieces for many a music and/or travel book and DJs whenever anyone lets him near turntables and a mixer.
… with Errol Linton on blues harp
Garth’s accompanied by Errol Linton on harmonica. Best known for his “Blues Vibe” combo, Errol has kept the legacy of Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson sounding raw, fresh and above all, strangely British.
Philip Wilding Cross Country Murder Songs, Philip is a journalist, writer and producer for radio, television and magazines, he’s also the co-presenter of Phill and Phil’s hugely successful Perfect Ten podcast (and sell-out live shows) alongside Phill Jupitus. Philip Wilding produced and co-presented the BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show with Phill Jupitus. Among others, he’s worked alongside Danny Baker, Mark Lamarr and Lauren Laverne.
Chris Salewicz on Bob Marley
Chris Salewicz, bestselling author of Redemption Song, the classic biography of Joe Strummer, interviewed Bob Marley in 1979. Now for the first time he brings to life not only the Rastafari religion and the music scene in jamaica, but the spirit of the man himself. Interviews with dozens of people who met Marley and have never spoken before are woven through the narrative, as Salewicz seeks to explain why he has become such an enigmatic and heroic figure, loved by millions all over the world.
Special guest DJ the award winning Ninja Tunes DJ 10sui aka Tracie Storey. Ana Silvera – named recently as a ‘major talent in the offing’ (Music Week), with a lush, intimate sound that is fast gaining recognition among discerning critics and public alike.