For January’s podcast we have a couple of tracks from the lovely Mairs Family Band, courtesy of our music archive, back in the days when people could play live for us! Alan, Louise and Hazel came in to smallVOICE towers and recorded some fantastic gospel and bluegrass tunes.
The first featured track is from April 2017 and is a traditional African-American spiritual called, ‘Children Go Where I Send Thee’. Listen at around 18’43 minutes in to January’s podcast. The next song is from August 2016, written by Louise Mairs, called ‘No Words’. Listen at 42’55 minutes in to the podcast. This later track features Louise Mairs on dobro (we like a bit of dobro) , Alan on guitar and Hazel on double bass.
Amazingly and brilliantly, Louise and Alan still organise their weekly ‘Acoustic Nights’ sessions, which moved online this last year during Covid restrictions. There is a Facebook Page for Acoustic Nights Online which you can visit to keep up with what’s happening. And there’s also a You Tube channel here to see the sessions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2_tik-0HjIDV0jLhkX0_Qg.