The Rising Stars of Folkstock

Here's a post by guest blogger from friend of Fresh On The Net and all round good egg Helen Meissner of Folkstock Records. Helen talks about her journey, upcoming live dates and offers a few tips for independent artists. In April 2012 Tom Robinson changed my life by playing a track on his BBC 6 Music Mixtape. It was one which I had submitted on behalf of…

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New TR Video with Billy Bragg

Featuring Billy Bragg and Lisa Knapp, The Mighty Sword Of Justice comes from new Tom Robinson album Only The Now which is released tomorrow (Friday 16 October) followed by a major UK tour. Written in support of The Justice Alliance defending UK Legal Aid, this track includes additional vocals by Martin Carthy, and Colin Firth as the newsreader. Also featured: producer Gerry Diver on fiddle,…

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Jim’s Pick ‘n’ Mix #7

This latest Pick ‘n’ Mix features eight highly impressive new or independent artists, who I’ve come across either here at Fresh on the Net, seen performing live, or discovered during my travels across the interweb. As previously it’s an eclectic mix, so read on, and take in some musical noise, a bass tart, and… a Turkish rug? Photo: LEADER STEREOPOL – The Hitch Grab a…

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