Sid Griffin on Points North
Points North presents an interview with Sid Griffin, who has carved out a most interesting career as both a musician and journalist.
American by birth, Griffin was a pioneer on the country punk scene in the eighties fronting the critically acclaimed Long Ryders out of Los Angeles, an outfit that peaked with two great recordings, State of the Union and Two-Fisted Tales.
In the early nineties Griffin moved to England where he has resided ever since. Over the last two decades the singer-songwriter has fronted an acoustic country/bluegrass tinged outfit called The Coal Porters. The band has released a number of superior albums of original material along with two tributes to onetime Byrds and Burritos, Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons.
Griffin has written a number of books including two on specific chapters in Bob Dylan's life, and numerous essays for magazines such as Mojo.
Along with our conversation with Sid Griffin we'll hear tracks from aforementioned recordings projects.
Points North is heard 3-4pm Sundays in rebroadcast 6-7pm Tuesdays.