Turn Up From Home : EP08 - Mike Wilton, Ralph McTell & Shawn Colvin

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Turn up for Recovery is a charitable movement raising awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackling the stigma of addiction and helping make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Founded by Melia Clapton, she announced the movement during Eric Clapton’s 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival.
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ABOUT THE MUSICIANS IN TURN UP FROM HOME | EPISODE 8

MIKE WILTON:






Best known as the guitarist and frontman of The Standard Lamps, Mike is now producing and performing his solo material at venues around the UK. With major support slots, supporting both The Who on their 2014 and 2017 UK tours, and The Bluetones on their 2015 and 2016 comeback tours, The Lamps built up a strong following around the UK; with audiences relishing their authentic take on classic 60s/70s British rock music, energetic performances and easy going demeanour on stage. Mike's first solo album, ‘Imaginary Friend’, which was released in May 2018. He is currently getting ready to record his second solo album, which he hopes to release next year.
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RALPH MCTELL:
Ralph McTell - Singer, songwriter and acoustic guitar player Ralph McTell has been an influential figure on the UK music scene since the late 60s. He made his debut in 1968 with the album ‘Eight Frames a Second’ and in 1974 the release of ‘Streets of London’ earned him an Ivor Novello Award. The song 'Streets of London' has been covered by over two hundred artists around the world. He modelled his guitar playing on the style of US country blues guitar players of the early 20th century, including Blind Blake, Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell. It was these influences led a friend to suggest that he change his professional name to McTell as his career was beginning to take shape. In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Learn more about Ralph at
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SHAWN COLVIN:
Shawn Colvin - Since the release of her debut album in 1989, Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released twelve albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule until the recent pandemic, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures and created a remarkable canon of work. Her most popular song undoubtedly is the 1997 Grammy Award-winner, "Sunny Came Home." In September 2019, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of her debut album, Steady On, Shawn released a special, newly-recorded all acoustic version of the landmark album. Learn more about Shawn at
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At Crossroads Centre Antigua, we help our clients to start a journey toward a life free from the devastating effects of alcohol and other drug dependencies. Founded by music legend Eric Clapton, Crossroads Centre Antigua offers a therapeutic, supportive and safe environment, away from the confusion of life in addiction, on the beautiful island of Antigua. Since 1998, we have been committed to providing treatment of the highest quality that is affordable to all. Our programs are based on the 12-Step model of treatment, supporting the dignity of individuals and their families who have suffered the effects of alcohol and other drug addictions.
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