We all search for radio – yearn for something to listen to – that feeds the brain, stimulates and entertains. The Listening Station came about after an exasperating long drive from London to Glasgow in which hours were spent searching in vain for anything that was fresh and attention-grabbing.

Technology is coming that will allow us to have in-car access to the internet whilst on the move.

The Listening Station is different from anything else you will find online, its library assembled over many years by an enthusiast with very eclectic musical tastes, and brings the best of it all together in one place to be shared with others.

Here, tracks which have provided goose-pimple experiences during a lifetime of record collecting are included along with hundreds of exciting new discoveries from lesser-known acts all of which deserve more widespread exposure.

Many have been brought to the attention of music lovers in the UK by the well-established roots music agency, Brookfield-Knights, or promoted by the folks at Bloodygreatpr.

In assembling the tasty rotations, lots of careful cherry-picking has gone on. There’s a little bit of looking back, some examination of gems which have been overlooked and a lot of enthusiastic looking ahead too.

The music library is updated regularly as more great discoveries emerge.

No chat – just music. No more hoping to get lucky…

Tune in, enjoy, and if you like it, please tell your friends and let them know that Brenda gets the credit for making this happen.

- Loudon Temple















“There’s an earthiness I really like – excellent, really excellent,” – Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales

Devon Sproule

“Devon Sproule could charm the birds right out of the trees” – Mojo


Gurf Morlix

“Unmissable” – Jememy Searle, R2 magazine


The Two Man Gentlemen Band

“If Django Reinhardt sat in with Cab Calloway, the result might be similarly bright and upbeat” – San Francisco East Bay News

The Cactus Blossoms

“We’ll be hearing a lot more from these guys – very impressive” – Duncan Warwick, Editor, Country Music People


The Harris Brothers

“Earthy stuff, honestly made” - AmericanaUK


Hillfolk Noir

“Classic American roots music” - Barry Marshall-Everitt, House of mercy radio show


The Wilders

“A one-band American roots music festival” – Rob Adams, The Herald

Cahalen and Eli Morrison

"Music that the world needs!" - Tim O'Brien


Fish & Bird

Fish & Bird’s carefully planned, creative musical juxtapositions are a delight” – David Innes, R2 magazine


The Hot Seats

“Sensational” - The Herald (Scotland)


The Wiyos

“A pure joy” – Los Angeles Times

Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers

“She could emerge as this year’s Gillian Welch” – Alan cackett, Editor, maverick magazine


“Mesmerising” – Bruce MacGregor, Travelling Folk, BBC Radio Scotland


Furnace Mountain

“Blisteringly good – the closest you’ll get to pop roots music” – AmericanaUK


Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns

“What a show!” – Donald Shaw, Musical Director, Celtic Connections Festival



Amy McCarley

“A raw, unadorned homespun voice which is engagingly natural and organic” - www.netrhythms.com


Greg Trooper

“One of the great, great American singer-songwriters” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2


The Stairwell Sisters

“A thrilling burst of joyful hallelujah” – Americana UK


Woody Pines

“They 're the best damn band I've ever heard" - Billy Joe Shaver

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