Following hot on the heels of 2017's double concept album Presents The Holy Strangers, Micah P. Hinson offers up a collection of tracks recorded for Marc Riley at the BBC over the last fourteen years. Re-mastered at Bent Leaf Studios in Texas, overseen by Micah himself at the end of 2017, these eleven tracks were picked from a wealth of cuts from Micah's visits to Marc Riley over the course of nine albums.
"I remember the first time Micah came in to do a session for us. 18th September 2004. It was at the time of his debut ‘...And The Gospel Of Progress' LP which I absolutely loved. He was backed by The Earlies (as he was on the record) and the session was mind-blowing. The songs were fantastic, Micah's voice made Johnny Cash sound like Aled Jones. He told tales of being thrown in jail...of suffering great dramatic losses in his life. I remember asking him to clarify how old he was on air and he replied "23 Sir."
"You could imagine the listeners at home envisioning a 70 year old troubadour inside the wireless...but no - he was but a young man. He'd been living in the Manchester for a while and I got to know him a little. He's a brilliant man...super respectful and funny. Whenever he comes back to the North-West of England he pays us a visit and plays for us. Always a treat. I believe his eventful life will one day be made into a bio-pic...but until that day this document of his radio sessions will serve to document the path of this great singer-songwriter from Abilene, Texas." - Marc Riley