Salut! Live is an offshoot of Salut!, a blog launched by Colin Randall in the autumn of 2006 after he was told he was being made redundant to bring an end to 29 years on The Daily Telegraph, working as district reporter (South West England/South Wales), head office reporter, chief reporter, executive news editor and Paris correspondent.
This site followed Salut! in May 2007 and deals predominantly with folk music and related forms - folk-rock, the blues, roots and some of what is called indie music - but strays from time to time into pop, rock and other territory.
Colin Randall is the owner and editor but receives invaluable help in the form of contributions from others who so far (October 2021) include Bill Taylor, Pete Sixsmith, Sue Nicholson and Mick Goulding. Roger Liptrot allows me to reproduce photographs from his superb folkimages site.
You can contact Colin Randall at this e-mail address. If on a laptop or desktop, you can explore the vast archives of Salut! Live by using the search function or scrolling down the sidebar you see on the right and using the links it contains.
On mobile phones (well, on mine), you have to scroll down through the featured introductions to recent posts before you reach the search box and links. Feedback is always welcome.
Often, with older posts, there is a formatting problem that makes all the text run together without paragraph break. When time allows, and especially when updating or re-promoting items from the past, I make the necessary changes to make the posts easier on the eye.
Salut! Live is free to browse and, I hope, interest or entertain. It takes a lot of time and some money to maintain and if you feel like making a donation, you will see when looking to your right or scrolling down how to do so.
Equally, new contributors are always welcome. Contact me via the e-mail link above if you wish to write for Salut! Live or offer illustrations. But please bear in mind this is essentially a labour of love and it is not possible for me to pay for such offerings.