The FAB folk and blues show with Tony Haynes....Monday nights from 8pm

Tony Haynes is on his second childhood. A veteran specialist music presenter from Chiltern Radio (Herts/Beds/Bucks/Northants and Cambs) and Horizon Radio (Milton Keynes), he arrived by narrow boat in York in 2009, and fell off it into the river Derwent. He's been slightly soggy ever since.

Known for half a century in the folk and blues world as a festival and club organiser, singer/songwriter, autoharpist and hairy boater, 'Yer Big Uncle Tone' spent 12 years in the Royal Navy, then 30 years as a trucker before becoming a friendly trip boat operator dahn sarf. He picked up many friends, songs, scars and his whippet, Sophie, along the way.

Vale Radio's FAB Folk and Blues show is definitely different. He concentrates on local performers and venues, visiting artists and anyone who he thinks deserves a live break on radio. He also brings us the historical and the hysterical, the great and the unknown, the professional and the DIY of local folk and blues. He loves to feature artists live on air and to explore their experiences. Tony doesn't stand on ceremony. It isn't quite 'anarchy on the airwaves', but his shows are never ever predictable. Anything can happen and often does.

Big Tone and his FAB Folk and Blues show come to life on Vale Radio every Monday From 8pm

Catch the latest show from Tony below:

Fancy appearing on Tony's show or have an event that you'd like to plug? Just email with FAB in your subject line!

As an addition, pop along to Tony's LIVE music events every 2nd and last Sunday of each month at The Cottage Inn, Haxby in the function room. The FAB Folk and Blues Club has several top artists playing the very best in music.