Podcast: No Chords But The Truth
Radio and TV presenter Matt Spracklen meets artists and songwriters at the forefront of the new British Country and Americana scene. Each Podcast has an accompanying blog post which includes Matt’s thoughts on the interview and a full transcript of the show
Matt catches up with Sarah Darling they discuss the benefit of sitting with songs longer and an out of body experience at the Opry
This month Matt Spracklen talks to singer songwriter Twinnie. They discuss the struggles Twinnie has faced so far in her career, being a women in country music and the forthcoming release of her debut album, Hollywood Gypsy read more
This month Matt talks to producer, singer-songwriter and The Fartherline band leader Tim Prottey-Jones. They discuss Tim’s country journey, a West End hiatus and dealing with the difficult bits…. read more
Matt Spracklen is a radio and television presenter as well as a reputable music blogger. Matt currently hosts his own show on Bauer Media’s Country Hits Radio and having studied music in Nashville, he is seen as one of the UK’s leading authorities on all things country and Americana. He is known for championing British artists and continues to provide a platform on his radio show not just for headliners, but also emerging talent. He was a judge on BBC One’s All Together Now, he is the main presenter for the main stage at The British Country Music Festival and is in demand as a host for corporate events and music awards shows. Matt is an avid blogger and social media guru and has a considerable social media following, ensuring he is on most PR companies VIP lists for key music industry events. @mattspracklen
Sarah Bishop is a well respected radio producer who has worked with names including Edith Bowman and Arielle Free. She is currently the producer of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio as well as The Times’ podcast Walking the Dog. Sarah also works closely with high profile talent on television programmes such as the award-winning sitcom Catastrophe and award shows including The BAFTAs, The Brit Awards and MTV’s Europe Music Awards. @sarahbishop92
The British Country Music Festival We are delighted to bring you No Chords But The Truth and we would like to thank all the talented artists who will be contributing to the show. When we first discussed the podcast with Matt and Sarah, it was clear that we all shared the same passion to provide a voice and platform for UK home grown country & Americana artists and songwriters. Please follow, subscribe, review, comment, fill in those little stars and join our community. Thanks for listening. Martin & Marina @TBCMF #NCBT
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The Virtual Temp, Debbie is our go to resource for transcriptions, minutes and admin services. www.thevirtualtemp.com
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