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Fresh As…

Fresh As…

September 14, 2021

Tom has been terrible at uploading podcasts lately... 

The songs:

Martin Carthy - The Trees They Do Grow High

Courtney Barnett & Billy Bragg - Sunday Morning

Mountain Man - Around and Around


Kimberley Rew & Lee Cave-Berry - Kingdom of Love

Anton Barbeau - Cowbell Camembert

Robyn Hitchcock - The Cheese Alarm


Hiss Golden Messenger - Jenny of the Roses

Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine - Cimmerian Shade

Matt Berry - Take My Hand


Smog - Morality

Sam Forrest - Better Than Nothing

Telstar Ponies - Side Netting


The Clint Boon Experience - Do What You Do (Earworm Song)

Dump - Into Fall

Mogwai - With Portfolio


Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell

The Pastels - Nothing To Be Done

Belle & Sebastian - The State That I Am In


Alessi’s Ark - Stray

Plantman - A Quieter Place

The Tumbledryer Babies - Pensioner’s Hands


The Lemonheads - If I Could Talk I’d Tell You

Eels - Last Stop: This Town

John Shuttleworth - Two Margarines


Kurt Vile - Runner Ups

Silver Apples - Oscillations

Peter Bruntnell - Little Lorelei


Wilco - If I Ever Was a Child

Television - Venus

Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers - Little Johnny Shotgun


The Hillmisters - Stars

Tracey Thorn - Kentish Town

Teenage Fanclub - Endless Arcade

Teenage Fanclub - I’m More Inclined

Fresh As…with Emmie Schurer: Rivers, Mountains & How It Feels To Be Free

Fresh As…with Emmie Schurer: Rivers, Mountains & How It Feels To Be Free

August 15, 2021

Join Emmie Schurer for a wanderlusting special. With an eclectic panorama of songs from around the world that celebrate the open road and how it feels to be free. Expect jaunting jazz equations, lazy river blues, mountain-inspired ragtime guitar and mélanges of sweet folk harmonies.


The songs:

Medeski, Martin & Wood - Let’s Go Everywhere

Doc Watson - Black Mountain Rag

Fierce Flowers - Song To The Open Road


Nat Adderley - Scrambled Eggs

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Down By The Riverside

Miriam Makeba - Table Mountain


Stan Getz - Menina Moca

Wiillie Bobo - Grazing In The Grass

Mose Allison - Wild Man on the Loose


Woodie Guthrie - Pastures of Plenty

Bob Dylan - Talkin’ Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues

Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins - Guitar & Harmonica Rag


Marie Laforet, Henri Crolla et Andre Hodier - Saint Tropez Blues

Eileen - Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher

Norma Tanega - Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog


The Doors - Peace Frog

Jack Kerouac - Reading from On the Road

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - River, Stay ‘way From My Door


Gene Vincent - Up a Lazy River

Roger Miller - King of the Road

Wanda Jackson - Sparkling Brown Eyes


Eric Weissberg & Marshall Brickman - Fire on the Mountain

The Kinks - Mountain Woman

Neil Young - Cripple Creek Ferry


Lightnin’ Hopkins & Sonny Terry - Take a Trip With Me

Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train a Comin’

Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)


Tom Burgess - Mountain Rain

Bert Jansch - Wild Mountain Thyme

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makes - Mountain Dew


Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Vashti Bunyan - Train Song

Malvina Reynolds - Little Boxes


Stefan Grossman - Nobody’s Business

Jeffrey Lewis & Diane Cluck - Travel Light

Townes Van Zandt - I’ll Be Here In The Morning

Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Fresh As… with Emmie Schurer

Fresh As… with Emmie Schurer

July 19, 2021

Join Emmie Schurer for a delectable breakfast of morning musical sunshine. I'll be embracing world music from The Sahara to Ceredigion. Expect bracing Brazillian beats, saxophone sensationalists, Mali blues, Ethiopian grooves and intriguing insertions of Indian string music, flamenco guitar and sun-scorched instrumentals.


Medeski, Martin & Wood - Where’s The Music?


Galt MacDermot - Let the Sunshine In

Girma Beyene and Akale Wube - Enken Yelelebesh

Songhoy Blues and Iggy Pop - Sahara



Miriam Makeba - For What It’s Worth

Le Coeur Au Bout Des Doigts - Jacqueine Taieb

Booker T. & the M.G’s - Sunny



Willie Bobo - Spanish Grease

The Martini’s - Hung Over

Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing (Me&You re-edit)



Tony Allen - Moanin’

The Zombies - Summertime

Wes Montgomery - Bumpin’ On Sunset



James Ray - I’ve Got My Mind Set On You

John Denver - Eleanor Rigby

Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun



The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself

Van Morrison - Sweet Thing

Friends of Dean Martinez - Wichita Lineman



Beck - Tropicalia

Os Mutantes - Panis Et Circenses

The Bees - A Minha Menina



John Cameron - Troublemaker

The 5th Dimension - Feelings’ Alright?

Traffic - Glad



Camille Yarbrough - Take Yo’ Praise

Snowboy & The Latin Section  - Bella Bella


Osibisa - Sunshine Day

Rotary Connection and Millie Riperton  - I Am the Black Gold of The Sun

Pepe Habichuela and the Bollywood Strings - Yerbaguena Occidente


The 5th Dimension - Let The Sunshine In (Reprise)

Fresh As… Episode 17: Boxes and Boxes and Boxes

Fresh As… Episode 17: Boxes and Boxes and Boxes

June 20, 2021

The songs:

The Diamond Family Archive - The Morning Singing O

Bert Jansch & John Renbourne - Soho

Peter Bruntnell - Mutha

Phil Burdett - People Only Die In Cartoons

Bob Collum - Across A Crowded Room

Kimberley Rew - Life Itself

Woods - Waiting Around For A New Me

Jeff Tweedy - Guess Again

Cusack - Car Keys

Emma Swift - The Man In Me

The Arlenes - Baby Brother

Teenage Fanclub - I Need Direction (acoustic)

Blue Vinyl Island - Holy Night

Chris Davison - Antidote To Rock & Roll

Micky Denny - Angry

My First Tooth - Orchards

The Severed Limb - Kill You

Mark Wynn - I Feel Nothing

George Harrison - Deep Blue

Roy Orbison - Go Go Go

Tom Petty - Flirting With Time

David Bowie - Kooks

Old Lost John - Scarecrow

Jeffrey Lewis - Now We’ve Beat That Stupid Virus We Can Get Back To Our Stupid Lives

First Aid Kit - Emmylou

Robin Pecknold (feat. Ed Droste) - I’m Losing Myself

Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová - Falling Slowly

Pete Astor - Really Something

Pseudosix - Run Rebel

Ultimate Painting - Ultimate Painting

Big Thief - UFOF

Diane Cluck - Ink & Needles

Jackie Leven - Kings of Infinite Space

Fresh As… Episode 15

Fresh As… Episode 15

April 26, 2021

Melodic whimsy, infectious jangles, radiant harmonies, fuzzy guitar riffs presented by Emmie Schurer and Tom Burgess New releases from Courtney Barnett, The Drums and Plantman

The songs...

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - Spanish Dance Troupe
The Olivia Tremor Control - Jumping Fences
Belle & Sebastian - Nice Day For a Sulk
Wizz Jones - Blues Run The Game
Lazy Lester & West Weston’s Bluesonics - Irene
Lew Lewis - Caravan Man
Holiday Ghosts - In My Head
Martin Courtney - Northern Highway
The Drums - What We Had
Robert Wyatt - Pigs… (In There)
Allah-Las - Catamaran
Alela Diane - Émigré
Jim Croce - Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)
Laura Marling - Strange Girl
Big Star - Stroke It Noel
Danny & The Champions of the World - (Never Stop Building) That Old Space Rocket
The Essex Green - The Late Great Cassiopia
The Cleaners From Venus - Please Don’t Step on My Rainbow
Pavement - Spit on a Stranger
Ewan Barr - You Left The Landing Light On
Sharon Van Etten & Courtney Barnett - Don’t Do It
Pete Astor - Very Good Lock
Plantman - Viaduct
The Pastels - If I Could Tell You
Sebastian Tellier - La ritournelle (Mr. Dan’s Magic Wand Mix)
DOPE LEMON - Marinade
Jonny - Candyfloss
TOPS - Way To Be Loved
Smokescreens - I Love Only You
Flamin’ Groovies - You Tore Me Down
Geraint Watkins - Only a Rose
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - Lady Fair


Fresh As… Railway Hotel Special (Part 2)

Fresh As… Railway Hotel Special (Part 2)

April 12, 2021

Second half (listen to part one here) of a very special show to celebrate our spiritual (and for many years, physical) home, The Railway Hotel.

Every single tune is by pub regulars at some point in time. Please check out their links and buy more!


The songs:

Dave Dulake - Welcome Home Prezzie


The Hillmisters - Stars


Melodiegroup - Disappointed (But Not Surprised)


Rocket Ship TV - Always On My Side


MilkBoys - Milkboy of Alcatraz


Dark Globes - Do What You Want


Happy Hooves - New Designs


The Penny Antics - Shimmer


High/Low - Sleepwalker


T-BItch - Devil in a Black Dress


The Anti Newley League - The Scene

The Voronas - I Love My Monsters

Howling Black Soul - Another Dawn


MG Boulter - Midnight Movies


Whom By Fire - Rope


Mark Wynn - Lost John


Steve Taylor - Mildsensations


Artgruppe - I Won’t Survive


Plantman - Whispering Trees


Phil Burdett - Heart of the Social


Luxury Liner - Nothing Lasts Forever


Leo Walrus - Who’s Been Well


The Jives - Comanche Moon

The Ugly Guys - Ol’ 45


The Jives - Steamroller Blues


Dave Dulake - Butterfingers


Pancake Promises - Toilet Seat Cover


Alien - Lifeless Animal


Tumbledryer Babies- Tell Me What To Do


Trevor Taylor, Dan Banks, Jose Canha & Robin Porter - Eagle Eyed


Gumbo - Coriolis Force


The Ends - Your Write The Hits (I Write The B-Sides)


The Scarletts - Carousel


Ted Groves - Ghosts


Simon Gentry - Holes In My Jeans


The Lucky Strikes - The Butcher and Mrs. Shaw


Reg Hiss Skiffle Group - Governing My Tapeworm


Jaws & The Midnight Flyer - Wretched & Loveless


Nathan Abbott - On The Shelf


Wednesday’s Child - Lay It On Me


Tuppenny Bunters - Half Out of The Jar


Dave Woodcock - I Forgot To Miss You - Late Night at The Railway Hotel


Mo’ Fingers - Get Carter
Mail order from:


Cusack - Last Shout at The Railway Hotel

Dave Dulake - Come Out With Us

Fresh As… Railway Hotel Special (Part 1)

Fresh As… Railway Hotel Special (Part 1)

April 12, 2021

First half of a very special show to celebrate our spiritual (and for many years, physical) home, The Railway Hotel.

Every single tune is by pub regulars at some point in time. Please check out their links and buy more!


The songs:

The Virgo Intacta - Junk Girls With Wet Hair
Should be available from if you really harass them. Go on, give ‘em a really hard time about it.


Phillious Williams - Oh Ma Old Love


Lucy O’Driscoll - Gone

Sophie Burrows - Bing Bing Bing Song

Corn Fed - Hard Times

Those Men - Razor Farm


The Seasiders - Viva La Friday Night

D-66 - Caroline


Wobbly Lamps - She Wants Me Dead


Son of Buff - Safe Southern Home


The Phrogs - Did I Ching?

Rosalie Cunningham - Number 149


No Good Woman & The Kingsnakes - Jumper On The Line

Blue Vinyl Island - Evelyn


Darren Jones - As Far As She Goes

Chris Davison - Antidote To Rock & Roll


Angel & The Melodyhorns - Beautiful Friend


The Long Run - Hear My Train


Owen Williams - It’s a Worry


Jackson Sloan - Can’t Find a Way


Martin McNeill - I’m On Your Side


Lazy Lester & West Weston’s Bluesonics - Sugar Coates Loves

Ruben Caruana - Up on the Roof

Russ Strutter - Over The Moon


Red House Groove Band - Honey For The Bears


Mo’ Fingers - Time Is Tight
Mail order from:


The Baseys - House of Bamboo

The Beatniks - 'Cc (Love Surprise)


The Seasiders - Don’t Like Yours Much

The Sproketts - Well Respected Man

Tuppenny Bunters - Barmaid Song


Lew Lewis - Win or Lose

Steve Hooker - Sugar Devil


Wilko Johnson - Marijuana


Cusack - Never Get To Heaven

Jamie Parisio - Macassa ’57


Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers - Little Rock


Archimedes - You Can and You Will


Petty Phase - Different For Girls


Eight Rounds Rapid - Channel Swimmer

Fresh As… Mother’s Day Special!

Fresh As… Mother’s Day Special!

March 18, 2021

Fresh As... Mother's Day Special with Emmie Schurer. 


The songs:

The Beach Boys - Mama Says

This Is The Kit - She Does

Ralph McTell - Nanna’s Song

Brigitte Bardot - Moi je joue

Sophia Loren - Bing, Bang, Bong

Peggy Lee - It’s A Good Day

The Kinks - I Gotta Go Now

Bill Withers - Grandma’s Hands

Etta James - Tell Mama

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Teach Your Children

The Monkees - As We Go Along

The Byrds - Don’t Doubt Yourself, Babe

The Who - Squeeze Box

Monty Python - I’m So Worried

Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore

Pretenders - Kid

The Sundays - Here’s Where The Story Ends

The Beautiful South - Little Blue

J.J. Cale - Mama Don’t

Tom Paley’s Old Time Moonshine Revue - Keep On Truckin’ Mama

The Mamas & Papas - California Dreamin’

Herbie Hancock - Fat Mama

Ray Charles - This Little Girl of Mine

B.B. King - Nobody Loves Me But My Mother

Molly Drake - I Remember

A Letter To Nick Drake from his sister Gabriella

Nick Drake - Northern Sky

Phil Burdett - Song For Mama Moon

John Martyn - Fairy Tale Butterfly

Jeff Buckley - Mama, You Been on My Mind

Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl

Alela Diane - Oh! My Mama

Brian Houston - Teresa Has Fallen In Love

Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors

Joni Mitchell & The Band - Coyote

Laura Marling - Mama, How Far I’ve Come

Chris Rea - La Passione

Fresh As… Episode 12: #1 #1 #1

Fresh As… Episode 12: #1 #1 #1

February 28, 2021

The songs...


Peter Case - Million Dollars Bail

Jason Steel - I Lost My North

Peter Bruntnell - By The Time My Head Gets To Phoenix

Mogwai - Dry Fantasy

It Hugs Back - Shadows

The Hillmisters - Stars

M.G. Boulter - Midnight Movies

Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers - Falling Blue

The Tumbledryer Babies - Not Waving But Drowning

Yung Wu - Big Day

Hand Habits - I Believe In You

Superstar - She’s My Everything

Martin Carthy - Funeral Party

Martha Tilston - Red

Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone (just after being called Judas)

Danny & The Champions of the World - Ghost In The Wire

Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan In The Movies

Dave Dulake - Dorothy I’ll

Phillious Williams - Immagrentie

Cusack - Femme Fatale

Stan Getz Joao Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema

Wiskey Biscuit - Santa Ana River Delta Blues

Stereo Total - Tout le Monde se Fout des Fleurs

BMX Bandits - E102

Fresh As a Sweet Valentine’s Day Takeover

Fresh As a Sweet Valentine’s Day Takeover

February 14, 2021

Not trusting Tom to play two hours of Valentines appropriate music, Emmie Schurer stands in with her very first show!


The songs:

Chet Atkins & Dolly Parton - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?

Elmore James - Hawaiian Boogie

Slim Harpo - I Got Love If You Want It

The Chiffons - He’s So Fine

Margo Guryan - Sunday Morning

Jacqueline Taieb - 7 hueres du matin

Gillian Hills - Tut tut tut tut

David Bowie - The Prettiest Star

Buffy Sainte-Marie - He’s a Keeper of the Fire

Odetta - Baby, I’m In The Mood For You

Bob Dylan - Love Minus Zero, No Limit

Jack Kerouac - The Beat Generation

Chet Baker - Like Someone In Love

Chick Corea - My One and Only Love

Ella Fitzgerald - A House Is Not a Home

Edna St. Vincent Millay - Love Is Not All

Elizabeth Cotton - I Don’t Love Nobody

Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

Kurt Vile & John Prine - How Lucky

Steely Dan - Any Major Dude Will Tell You

BMX Bandits - Cats and Dogs

The Lemonheads - Different Drum

Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - So You Think You’re In Love

Elvis Costello - I Want You

Big Thief - Paul

The Zombies - A Rose For Emily

Diane Cluck - Petite Roses

Elvis Presley - It Hurts Me

The Beatles - This Boy

The Shirelles - Mama Said

Wizz Jones & Bert Jansch - Freudian Slip

Sam Cooke - Since I Met You Baby

Nick Lowe - Without Love

Yo La Tengo - My Little Corner of the World

The Arlenes - Tell Someone You Love Them

Neil Young - Till The Morning Comes

Laura Marling - For You

King Curtis - A Whiter Shade of Pale

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