Micah P. Hinson at The British Broadcasting Corporation

Out 30th March 2018
Micah P. Hinson Bologna 2017, street art and apple

Following hot on the heels of 2017’s double concept album “Presents The Holy Strangers”, Micah P. Hinson is set to release a collection of tracks recorded for Marc Riley at the BBC over the last 14 years.

Re-mastered at Bent Leaf Studios in Texas, overseen by Micah himself at the end of last year, these 11 tracks were picked from a wealth of cuts from Micah’s visits to Marc Riley over the course of nine albums.

Micah offered some insight into the personal importance of these sessions:

"I owe Sir Marc a deep gratitude that spans back years now. In this life, champions are needed- yet they are rare. As if I was deep in the amazon, I had found a flower not yet known to the world and people would congratulate me on what had found and what I had brought to the world- and Marc was the first one in line, hand outstretched; a grin on his face."

Marc also spoke about his experience of having Micah in to play for him over the years:

"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”. 

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."

Pre-order the album, including a vinyl version limited to 1000 for the world.

Listen to Beneath The Rose recorded back in 2012.

[press photo by Francesca Sara Cauli]

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