Jim Moray took time out from a recent tour to chat at Edwin Street Studios with Russell Cottier about folk music and record production.
Jim is very well known for his work in folk and has become a leading producer for not only that genre but also a wide range of musical styles. Jim studdied classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire and has toured around the World and completed two headline tours of the UK and supported Richard Thompson and Will Young.
In 2004 he was presented with the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Album of the Year Award for 'Sweet England'. Jim considers his main role to be that of a producer and aside from all of his own albums he has gradually begun to produce other artists, mainly from his own studio in Bristol.
Jim produced and mixed for the Oysterband in 2004, produced and performed on James Raynard's debut album Strange Histories, wrote and produced for his sister Jackie Oates' second album 'The Violet Hour' as well as playing all the instruments on the track. He then produced and mixed her third album Hyperboreans which was for three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (including best album), and MOJO magazine's top folk albums of 2009.
Here, Jim talks with Russ about his recording and production techniques.
Contact Jim via his website www.jimmoray.co.uk
Special thanks to Edwin Street Studios, Bury, Lancashire, for giving us time to record this feature! Check out their website www.EdwinStreetStudio.com