1. Interview: Lilly Winwood on NPR

    “I always tell people I grew up in midair,” says Lilly Winwood with a contemplative laugh. She’s speaking about her bi-continental upbringing between Nashville and Gloucestershire, England. Yet that’s not the only way the 25-year-old has hovered during her songwriting journey, between rock and country music, between youth and adulthood, between the star treatment and the self-driven solo tour.

    Click here to listen to Lilly's new album, 'Time Well Spent'.

    Listen to the full interview and read the article over at NPR affiliate

  2. Steve Remembers Johnny Pacheco + Fania Records
    Listen to Steve speak about the late Johnny Pacheco of Fania Records on the February 20th edition of Gilles Peterson's BBC radio show:
  3. Happy Holidays!
    December 18, 2020

    Happy Holidays!

  4. Statement On The Passing of Spencer Davis

    I’ve known Spencer since I was about 13–he would have been about 22. I was playing a show at Birmingham University with my brother and his band. Spencer who was a student at Birmingham, was playing with a small group of musicians. We met and the the seeds of The Spencer Davis Group were sown.

    Spencer was an early pioneer of the British folk scene, which, in his case embraced folk blues, and eventually what was then called “Rhythm and Blues”. He influenced my tastes in music, he owned the first 12-string guitar I ever saw, and he was taken with the music of Huddie “Lead belly” Ledbetter, and Big Bill Broonzy. I’d already got a big brother who influenced me greatly, and Spencer became like a big brother to me at the time.

    He was definitely a man with a vision, and one of the pioneers of the British invasion of America in the sixties. I never went to the U.S. with Spencer, but he later embraced America, and America embraced him. 

    I feel that he was influential in setting me on the road to becoming a professional musician, and I thank him for that.

    Thank you, Spencer.

    - Steve Winwood