Clyde Built Radio, Sunday 27th June 2021

Sunday morning coming down or getting up with El Rancho this Sunday and every 4 weeks on Clyde Build Radio. If you missed the live show you can hear the whole damn thing on the CBR soundcloud page or over on El Rancho’s Mixcloud.

Mac Gayden – Morning Glory
Woody Simmons – Can’t Say Why
Trilogy – Red Wine
Chris Darrow – Beware of Time
Starry Eyed & Laughing – Going Down
Thomas Jefferson Kaye – American Lovers
Dan Penn – Nobody’s Fool
Jim Ford – Under Construction
Gone – Jerry Williams
Richard Torrance – Anything’s Possible
The Rationals – Glowin’
Creative Source – You Can’t Hide Love
6ix – I’m Just Like You
J.J. Cale – Wish I had Not Said That
Peter Sarstedt – Mellowed Out
Fleetwood Mac – Did You Ever Love Me
Edge of Daybreak – Let’s Be Friends

ROSE CITY BAND – ‘Earth Trip’

Rose City Band is celebrated guitarist Ripley Johnson. A prolific songwriter, Johnson started Rose City Band as an outlet nimble enough to match the pace of his writing as well as to explore songwriting styles apart from Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo. We’ve been caught in their osmic country web since 2019’s S/T album which sounded like it was made to mellow out those heady motorik psych expansions of Johnson’s other groups while keeping things trippy and groovy! Last years ‘Summerlong’ was one of my favourite albums of last year and has been on the turntable through the fall, winter and spring! It really makes up for our rubbish Scottish weather!
Out today (25/6) ‘Earth Trip’ holds a ‘message of interconnectedness with the environment expands on a long country music tradition that draws a symbiotic relationship between storyteller and the land, celebrating the beauty of the natural world without forgetting our responsibility to preserve it for future generations’ (Thrill Jockey). Johnson has been drip feeding tracks from the album over the past few months and today the beautiful record can be enjoyed as one. Head over to Bandcamp to check it out and pick up a copy.

Catch Ripley Johnson on Gimmie County tonight for an exclusive DJ set which I’m sure is going to be a cosmic Americana trip not to be missed! If you love Rose City Band’s sound then you know his selections are going to be sweet!



Natalie Bergman – Mercy

Almost every week we post a new list of new music and a few rarities thrown in for good measure. It’s basically what we’ve been listening to in a seven day cycle. This week was a good one! You know, I may just keep it up a little longer.

If you are looking for an album recommendation then I couldn’t gush any more about ‘Mercy’ the debut solo album from Natalie Bergman (Wild Belle) which came out on Third Man Records back in May. Check out the video and track ‘Talk To The Lord’ to feel the spirit and vibe.

The album was self-produced, performed and mixed in near-solitude, the twelve-song set takes a spellbinding step into Bergman’s singular world of sound, spirituality and the search for hope during tragic times. This weeks playlist opens with the track ‘You Make My World Go Round’ from the album. The track is a sensitively short and soulful statement and is just one of 12 equsquitse tracks on ‘Mercy’.

Check out ‘You Make My World Go Round’ below in the playlist. Remember it will change so follow the playlist and save these into your own mega playlist every week, cause when they’re gone, they’re gone! Oh and if you’re reading this after the the change the playlist below will not match this post!