PODCAST: Backstage: Episode #5 America by Sage Gateshead published on 2018-05-14T12:16:52Z Episode #5: America The theme for this latest episode is America. We explore why music from across the Atlantic – from folk and country to bluegrass and Americana – holds such a spell over us. We try to find out more about our fascination with songs, artists, and themes and places that have their roots not here… but 4,000 miles away. And to help us, we talk to Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin, local Newcastle-based bluegrass band The Often Herd and Tamsin Austin, the mastermind behind Sage Gateshead’s annual festival of Americana, SummerTyne. Backstage is a regular podcast where we go behind the scenes for exclusive interviews and insights from leading and emerging artists who’ll be taking to the stage at Sage Gateshead, and discover some of the activities that take place, and the communities that meet there.