Joe Boyd‘s A-Z

“My new treasure” Miranda Sawyer, The Observer

Subscribe and/or download the podcast via iTunes. A-Z is now published every two weeks. The next podcast will be available at 12 noon UK time on October 28th



Please check out Joe’s new Kickstarter campaign.  SAZE the day – the Albanian recording project

The Podcast Spirit and upcoming events

Dear Mailing List, It’s been a while. There’s been a lot going on and those pesky podcasts take up quite a bit of time! But I keep getting great feedback and numbers keep climbing, so there’s no stopping them. Besides, I enjoy doing them… The coming week sees a few public manifestations of the “Podcast […]

Bayou Maharajah and WTB ticket link

  Dear Mailing List, Almost forgot! Another very worthwhile event is the screening of “Bayou Maharajah”, a documentary about New Orleans pianist James Booker. It’s part of the Everyman group’s “Music Film Festival” the weekend of May 14-15 in London. I’m going to be at the 3.30pm Hampstead screening and answer questions afterwards (I produced […]

Way To Blue concert and Cuba

  Dear Mailing List, I know, I’ve been back from Cuba for a while and I promised a full report. It was great……! OK, I’ll expand on that but first some ‘housekeeping’ as event comperes are wont to say. First, “Way To Blue”, the concert tribute to the music of Nick Drake that I have […]

Letter AA is here!

Letter AA is now available to download here and will be added to this site very soon…

V&A Friday Late Special

Dear Mailing List Londoners and Thames Estuary denizens can find me this Friday evening (Feb 26) at the Victoria & Albert Museum. It’s one of their Friday Late Specials – this month’s theme is Radio. I’m going to ‘perform’ a few elongated versions of the A-Z podcast. Admission is free, it starts at 6:30 and […]

With Cerys Matthews on the World Service

Dear Mailing List, Let’s hear it for Cerys Matthews! She sweeps all before her as champion radio presenter. And to prove what good taste she has, she did an hour-long programme with me, playing records and talking Sixties, for the World Service. For those of you who haven’t heard enough of me lately, it’s on […]

English Folk Music

Happy New Year! The A-Z podcasts are back after a fortnight’s hiatus with “T”. Easy as pie at – click on a letter and the ten-minute podcast plays.   * * *   As a teenager, I was horrified by the idea of white blues singers, but modified that view when I heard my […]

“A Poem Is A Naked Person” and the English Folk Expo

If any of you are near Bristol, England this Monday (November 2) evening – come along to the Institute of Art and Ideas where I’m giving a talk and answering questions. It starts early, at 6pm, which is appropriate for the now-geriatric era which is the subject of the event, “The Sixties”! The location is […]

Jonah, American Epic Session and Les Blank

Due to a glitch on our end, all those email raves about the “Joe Boyd’s A-Z” podcast seem to have bounced back! The problem has been sorted now, so feel free to lob bouquets or brickbats by hitting “reply” to the newsletter. Letter J has just gone up, filled with the “great, thick blubbery rugs” […]

Upcoming Events:

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Recent Events:

July 15 2016 – Rhythm Tree Festival, Isle of Wight

Calbourne, Isle of Wight

Joe will be appearing with Robyn Hitchcock at the Rhythm Tree Festival at Three Gates Farm in Calbourne, Isle of Wight

July 13 2016 – Resonance Radio Live To Air event

White City, london

Joe will be joining Resonance Radio’s Live To Air event at the East Tower of the Television Centre in White City where he will be doing a “West London” edition of the Joe Boyd’s A-Z.  Tickets are free and available here

June 11 2016 – Festival of Voice

Reardon Smith Theatre

Olivia Chaney joins Joe for an evening of music and stories at the Festival of Voice in Cardiff, Wales