It was quite an experience seeing Suzy Bogguss in this picture book theatre in leafy Canton around 45 minutes north of Atlanta. The promoters of these shows are local people dedicated to bringing great music to their community and worked front of house making sure all went smoothly for the almost sold out crowd.
Suzy Bogguss, accompanied as ever by her personal wrecking crew Pat Bergeson (guitar, harmonica) and Charlie Chadwick (double bass) took the stage shortly after 8…Continue
Posted on June 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments
There was a bit of a surprise entering La Cigale for the Iron & Wine show on Saturday night which was that the venue had put seats out in the hall. Iron & Wine may not be most people’s idea of a rock & roll act but the new record has a real soul/ R&B vibe and the last one came with beats that quite a lot of people didn’t care for.
The opening act Denai Moore from East London was playing her first show outside the UK and won over the Parisian audience with a short…Continue
Posted on June 1, 2013 at 3:30pm
Jesse Sykes has a track record of arranging her shows to make sure I can't get there, but last night's announcement by Fargo - her European record company - that she and Phil Wandscher would be making a surprise in-store at the Fargo Boutique in the 11th district in Paris was a real bonus.
Fargo has just reissued Jesse's first album, Reckless Burning, on vinyl and the 6 song set was split between 3 tracks from that record and the latest album…Continue
Posted on May 25, 2013 at 10:30am
For a lot of reasons, the biggest being on the wrong continent, this was the only show of Gretchen Peters’ European Tour I was able to make. Even this modest achievement was almost scotched due to some miscommunication by the venue on show times but thanks to an attentive headliner and twitter disaster was averted.
Making up the band for the tour are Barry Walsh (keyboards, glockenspiel, accordion) and Christine Bougie (electric guitar, lap steel, drum) who provided…Continue
Posted on March 28, 2013 at 4:00pm
Life is pretty busy between work, family, gigs, listening to music and general stuff so it's not often I get beyond the selected blogs and the live discussions here on the ND site.
The other day, on account of being laid up with a heavy cold, I had a rummage through the blogs and came across Gretchen Peters post Woman On The Wheel where she provides some background to this song…Continue
Posted on November 13, 2011 at 11:11am