For Folks Sake
Presenter Dessie Fisher
Tuesday evenings from 7:30-10:00pm & Saturday 1-2:30pm
Americana, Irish Folk & Traditional music, Folk Music from the UK, Classic Country, and lots of live guests make this a show not to be missed!
International Duo My Darling Clementine will be guests on the show Tuesday 7th November
The band was formed by Birmingham-based couple Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish, musicians in their own rights for many years and who began to perform together as My Darling Clementine in 2010, after 10 years of marriage.
Prior to My Darling Clementine, Lou Dalgleish worked with Bryan Ferry, Steven Spielberg and The Brodsky Quartet. From 1993 to 2000 she released 4 albums (including the acclaimed Live at Ronnie Scotts). In 2001 Dalgleish wrote and appeared in the play "They Call Her Natasha", a story of obsession and infatuation, based around a series of Elvis Costello songs, which was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival.
Michael Weston King is the former leader of The Good Sons, who Mojo magazine dubbed as 'England's very own Uncle Tupelo.' King has released 10 solo albums and 4 more albums with The Good Sons and has also made collaborations with Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, Jackie Leven and Townes Van Zandt (who cut his own version of King's song "Riding The Range").
The instrumental touring band of My Darling Clementine has gathered together renowned British rock, country and blues musicians as guitarist Martin Belmont (Graham Parker & The Rumour, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Ducks Deluxe), keyboardist Liam Grundy (Scotty Moore, James Burton), Bassist Kevin Foster (Jackie Leven, Ducks Deluxe, Los Pistoleros, Doll by Doll), drummer Neil Bullock (Chuck Berry, Ronnie Scott, Broadcast) and Pedal Steel guitarist Alan Cook (Chris Hillman, The Charlatans, Jackie Leven).
They released their first single "100,000 Words" in 2012.
In 2012, My Darling Clementine released their first album, "How do you plead?" The album received good reviews by the BBC, Guardian and went on earn them 2012 Americana Music Artist of the year at the British Country Music Awards
My Darling Clementine released their 2nd album, "The Reconciliation?" in late 2013. The album was recorded at the Sheffield studio, Yellow Arch and produced by Colin Elliot, (Richard Hawley, Duane Eddy, Jarvis Cocker) and features special guest appearances from Kinky Friedman, The Brodsky Quartet & The Richard Hawley band.
In 2014 Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish performed a series of UK shows with crime writer Mark Billingham, billed as The Other Half after Billingham wrote his story "The Other Half" so named after one of the duo's songs.
An album of the same name was released in 2015, released by the publisher Little Brown / Hachette. It featured Guest appearances from actor David Morrissey, singer and songwriter Graham Parker, and The Brodsky Quartet. It was featured on BBC Radio 4.
In 2017 they released the soul and gospel influenced album Still Testifying  Re-uniting with producer Neil Brockbank and the majority of musicians who appeared on the band's debut album including Martin Belmont, Geraint Watkins, Bob Loveday and newly added horn players Matt Holland, Nick Pentelow and Andy Wood. It was recorded at Gold Top / Gravity Shack in Tooting, South London.
Thanks very much for your continuing support of independently-made music. It’s greatly appreciated!
Best wishes from Scotland.
It's always a joy to be a guest on Dessie's For Folk Sake programme! It has a distinct homely, living-room feel to it and I particularly enjoy the chance to talk with Dessie about songs that others have written as well as my own. This programme is a balm to the soul in the midst of this noisy world we're in! - Eilidh Patterson
'Appearing on For Folk Sake is always a reminder of how the best music radio should be... a totally relaxed one-on-one chat with a presenter who shares your passion for good music, and who knows what he's talking about. It's always a pleasure.'