THE GOSPEL BLUES TRAIN
Lins has presented a weekly radio show called The Gospel Blues Train since June 2014 after being asked by Scottish community radio station Revival FM to front a blues-based programme for their schedule.
The Gospel Blues Train celebrates the work of gospel blues pioneers such as Blind Willie Johnson, Rev Gary Davis, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson and Mississippi Fred McDowell whilst looking at the work of subsequent and current artistes who have helped keep the genre alive. Occasionally the Train takes small diversions into bluegrass, gospel, funk and soul territories and seeks to educate and entertain at every point of the hour long weekly journey.
Regular features such the Double Take - where we hear the original or definitive version of a blues classic and immediately an updated version by another artist - are included as well as the Blues Spotlight which looks a little more closely at the work of an important person in the world of gospel blues.
In addition, the likes of American bluesmen Eric Bibb, Glen Kaiser and Rev Jimmie Bratcher have contributed specifically to the show whilst, in the UK, Radio 2's Paul Jones and soul singer Ruby Turner have also exclusively featured.
REVIVAL FM - EVERY FRIDAY 8PM
(REPEATED SATURDAYS 7PM & TUESDAYS 10PM & VIA CATCH UP
HEARTSONG LIVE RADIO - EVERY WEDNESDAY 10PM
CROSS RHYTHMS RADIO - EVERY SATURDAY 11PM
(ALSO AVAILABLE ON LISTEN AGAIN)
GOSPEL 4 GRAMPIAN RADIO - EVERY MONDAY 9PM
(REPEATED FRIDAYS 3PM & SATURDAYS 10PM)