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From Words
posted on August 14th, 2017

I feel like writing a run-down of where my 2017 ‘favourite things’ chart is at so far, January to July. So here it is. Obviously subject to change and I’ll do the full rundown in December as per usual. read more

From News
posted on May 26th, 2017

Well. thank you very much if you made it to a 20th anniversary ‘Best Of’ show, which became my final tour. It was ironic but kind of inevitable that the short final run over the past few weeks was my most fun UK solo tour for years – and you were just bloody amazing. read more

From Words
posted on May 18th, 2017

If you’re at The Great Escape this weekend and you dig your folk music but you haven’t got time to dig through yet (or tell the thousand acoustic artists apart), here are 14 Midnight Campfire tips for folk/roots artists performing across the festival. Yup, listed in chronological order… read more

From News, Words
posted on April 19th, 2017

“Oil the door, man, oil the door.”

OK, scary announcement time for me. read more

From Words
posted on April 5th, 2017
As usual I’m pretending not to care about tonight’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards but I do really. Here are my picks and thoughts about this year’s nominees and the Folk Awards themselves (repeat until it’s a mantra: music’s not a competition, music’s not a competition)… read more
posted on March 23rd, 2017

I’m well chuffed to announce that to mark my 20th anniversary making music as Chris T-T, Xtra Mile Recordings will release a Best Of Chris T-T double album on 19th May – and pre-orders are live now… read more

Mid November: the opening night of Jim Bob’s UK tour. We were in Leeds, it was sold out and I was due onstage in five minutes. Jim and me were chatting backstage, Mr Spoons was setting up his guitar tech stuff and Marc was out in the venue running the merch stall, talking with punters. Then Jim got a text. It was a message from Miles Hunt out of The Wonder Stuff.

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From Words
posted on December 19th, 2016

Ding dong merrily on high… here we go, it’s time for all my favourites of the #BestYearEver (TM) in one ridiculous list. Beware, this is a longer slog and gets more boring, nerdier and minutiae-obsessed even than previous years… read more

From Words
posted on December 16th, 2016

Here’s what I played on Midnight Campfire episode #111, first broadcast Wed 14 Dec 2016, the penultimate programme of 2016. This episode was largely made on tour, so it’s a bit of a patchwork with no Album Of The Month or Campfire Songbook entry – but it turned out lovely. You can listen again online at TotallyRadio and here’s the playlist: read more

From Words
posted on November 30th, 2016

Here’s the playlist for Midnight Campfire #110 first broadcast Wed 23 Nov 2016 on Brighton’s Juice 107.2 and archived at You can listen online and here’s what I played: read more

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