Sheer Isolation – with Rich Swatton (21/03/21)

One of the founders of Minety Festival, Rich Swatton, joins us on this week’s Sheer isolation. The weekend long festival is due to go ahead just two weeks after the UK’s current schedule for fully unlocking, making it one of the first festivals to take place in Wiltshire. Rich tells us about the challenges that brings, who’s on the 2021 line-up, and how the event has gained such popularity since it’s launch just five years ago.

Both tunes this week are picked by Rich. We play a track from his own band, The Dirty Smooth, and an acoustic session recording from Bath based Enter Red – both groups are on this year’s Minety line-up.
We also put a shout out for musicians and duos to make themselves known as venues across the region dust off their diaries and start to plan gigs for late summer and autumn.