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Behind The Song: Hetty & Jimi by Tom Crow

What's the connection between superstar guitarist, Jimi Hendrix & Welsh school teacher, Hetty Taylor? Tom Crow, a local folk songwriter visited Newport City Radio recently and told Dani and Kym the story that inspired a song called Hetty & Jimi.  Hetty Taylor was a school teacher at a small school in the mining town of Aberfan. Jimi Hendrix was possibly the most famous guitarist in the world. October 21, 1966, marked a day that Aberfan, perhaps the world will never […]

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Behind The Song: Susan by Act Happy

Behind The Song: Susan by Act HappyRhiannon and Jax are Act Happy, an acoustic duo from Newport. I asked them about Susan, a song they wrote together. Rhiannon said, “Jax wrote the opening riff for Susan during lockdown as part of a solo project before we knew each other. We decided to use the riff as the starting point for our next song. Jax wanted it to be a folk song about a witch. The name Susan just seemed to fit well […]

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