December 14 2010
Poet and songwriter Johnny Flynn is often mentioned in the same breath as Laura Marling, with whom he's collaborated and toured. Harnessing inspiration from great writers such as Yeats and Shakespeare, Flynn is a connoisseur of words, which he sings with conviction and honesty. His songwriting is fleshed out by the warmly layered guitars, strings, trumpets and percussion of his band, The Sussex Wit.
Sitting down with World Cafe host David Dye, Flynn discusses everything from his rebellious roots to the process of writing his latest album. Two years after becoming the poster boy for the nu-folk scene, Flynn and his band released Been Listening in October. The result proves to be no less warm, and no less cunning than Flynn's earlier work.
Check out the playlist below.
|Neil Young||Harvest Moon||Harvest Moon|
|Laura Marling||Blues Run the Game||Blues Run the Game|
|Mumford & Sons||Little Lion Man||Sigh No More|
|Johnny Flynn||Been Listening||Recorded Live for the World Cafe|
|Johnny Flynn||Churlish May||Recorded Live for the World Cafe|
|Johnny Flynn||The Water||Recorded Live for the World Cafe|
|Johnny Flynn||Lost and Found||Recorded Live for the World Cafe|
|Gomez||Get Miles||Bring it On|
|Broken Bells||The High Road||Broken Bells|
|The Hold Steady||First Night||Boys & Girls In America|
|Cee-Lo Green||Bright Lights Bigger City||The Lady Killer|
|David Byrne & Brian Eno||Strange Overtones||Everything That Happens Will Happen Today|
|Iron & Wine||Summer In Savannah||Walking Far From Home|
|Sam Phillips||Lever Pulled Down||Recorded Live for the World Cafe|
|Sam Phillips||Lying||Recorded Live for the World Cafe|
|Sam Phillips||Magic for Everybody||Recorded Live for the World Cafe|
|Ray LaMontagne||Repo Man||God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise|
|Taj Mahal||Texas Woman Blues||Recycling the Blues|
|Soul Coughing||Soft Serve||Irresistible Bliss|