I've been listening to live music for over forty years and started to write reviews of live shows in 2007.
I write for 'Maverick' magazine in the UK, blog on 'No Depression' and my reviews also appear on the 'Whisperers' page on Bob Harris' (BBC Radio DJ) website.
My interests/likes are predominantly folk, Americana and roots music. Singer/songwriters feature heavily in my album collection.
I've supported a number of musicians via fan funding projects and will continue to do so.
I love receiving feedback on my writing, whether it's agreement or disagreement and I get a real kick when I receive messages telling me that a CD has been purchased or tickets to a gig have been bought on the strength of something I have written.
Cambridge Folk Festival, one of the longest running folk festivals in the world, established in 1965, has always promoted equality and inclusion. Original founder, the late Ken Woollard, gave all artists the same billing on posters and publicity arguing that “they […]
Cambridge Folk Festival, one of the longest running folk festivals in the world, established in 1965, has always promoted equality and inclusion. The late Ken Woollard, the original founder, gave all artists the same billing on posters and publicity argued […]
When Gretchen Peters last played London’s Union Chapel (February 2016), she said that it was one of her most memorable UK concerts in over 20 years of touring, so tonight’s show had a lot to live up to! Accompanied by […]
This year’s festival started and finished with a tribute to Alan Surtees, founder and co-director, who sadly passed away a few months ago, having succumbed to cancer. Festival patrons John Jones (Oysterband) and Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) spoke warmly […]
When you have a loyal following like Josh Ritter does, it comes as no surprise that his only UK date on this tour, would sell out and quickly! On the evening of the show, many fans had arrived before […]
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