Same Roots, Different Fruits: Mondays 7pm – 9pm
Same Roots, Different Fruits has been described as a ‘ground-breaking’ concept in musical programming, in that it combines virtually every acoustic and semi-acoustic style known to man and includes bluegrass, Cajun, reggae, folk, blues, Hawaiin, hillbilly, rockabilly, Dixieland Jazz… the list goes on! The shows places a strong emphasis on local and UK performers.
Presenters & Contributors
Bryan is a former police officer, free-lance music journalist and long-time professional front-line radio broadcaster of 40 years. His broadcast career includes Capitol (London), Country Music Radio for Europe, Merlin Network One (London) and Radio Caroline. Since 2003 Bryan has been a Bath City councillor and holding the position of Chairman of B&NES and Mayor of Bath.
In his activities, Bryan has organised two Bath Americana Festivals in 2011 and 2012. He has also fronted a highly successful folk-rock band called New Frontier, between 1970 and 1979, and recorded several albums and singles for Decca, BBC records & Tapes, Sweet Folk & Country and Emerald Gem.
Glenys Chalker ably assists her husband with the production of the show. She is particularly useful as being the only person to successfully telling her husband what to do.