What a great evening! I really enjoyed Saturday's gig at the Crown Inn, Fivehead. The room was full, the atmosphere warm and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves immensely.
The organisers don't charge for these monthly Folk & Acoustic Nights but pass a beer mug round for donations to pay the guest musicians. Thank you everyone for your overwhelming generosity. I was dead chuffed! 🙂
I also sold another ten CD's and have actually sold out of 'People & Places', which is brilliant! More money for Primrose.
Thanks to Laurie & Karen, as well as Steve & Jacqui (proprietors) for your welcome. (Laurie took the photos.)
Thanks to the friends who came along to support. Lovely to be reunited!
Also to the 'floor singers', especially Norman & Ingrid. Great to see you both again. Norman is a superb musician with a gorgeous voice. "A class act!" Jill whispered, as he was singing 'Journey's End' from his new album 'Walkin' the Road' - available here.
Great night at Clent Parish Hall on Saturday, where Derek Mitchell and I provided support for the main act Risky Business. We were also joined by the trio Small Change.
Risky Business were really good, serving up an excellent collection of songs that had a story behind them - just the kind I like! Quality musicians with Ruth Powell's strong, clear and beautiful vocals to the fore. They were also good fun!
Our set seemed to go down very well and we had loads of encouraging comments afterwards. It was a delight to play with Derek again. Thanks for your superb 'noodling', my friend!
I had a a wonderful evening at Clent Parish Hall in November 2017, supporting Dark Horses.
Howard Lowry has asked me back - this time as support to the popular trio Risky Business.
Derek Mitchell is hoping to join me on guitar, so looking forward to that.
Do come along if you're free. (Contact details on the flier - see photo.)
I had a great evening at Warwick Folk Club yesterday, supporting Acoustic Union. Kirsty Daniels, who has recently moved to Warwickshire, joined me again on flute and was superb. We were very well-received and complimented by the main act, which was very nice of them.
Acoustic Union perform pop and rock covers on a variety of instruments. I wasn't too sure how this would work but they made each song their own, were excellent musicians and such fun that you couldn't help but be carried along. I particularly enjoyed 'A Little Respect' by Erasure with the synth hook played on banjo. It really worked!
Thanks to Norman Wheatley for inviting us. (Sorry there's no photo of Kirsty.)