Opening with Willie of Winsbury Anaïs Mitchell reminded us that she and Jefferson Hamer were the worthy winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Traditional Track’ just a couple of weeks ago – not that the Brighton audience needed any reminder as she’s been a Sussex favourite ever since playing her first UK date in the county back in 2005. The song is the lead track from their collaboration CHILD BALLADS; they adapted the traditional versions of songs, originally…Continue
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 12:30pm
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again ‘I love house concerts!’ Seeing a musician of the calibre of Diana Jones play to an audience of thirty fans in the comfort of a private home just can’t be beaten! The Turners Hill House Concert series was celebrating its 50th show and who better to celebrate with than Jones who was making her fifth visit – she has practically become ‘one of the family’.
Jones’ latest album MUSEUM OF APPALACHIA RECORDINGS is a collection of songs…Continue
Posted on March 2, 2014 at 10:00am
Last year when I saw Bruce Springsteen play Wembley Stadium he finished the night with a solo acoustic Thunder Road and I closed my review by saying “I would be thrilled to bits if that next time was a solo acoustic show in a small venue but that isn’t going to happen is it?” The craftsmanship and poetry in his storytelling just shine through when the songs are stripped back to their bare bones.
Well…later in 2013 Martyn Joseph who has often been referred to as…Continue
Posted on February 21, 2014 at 6:18am — 1 Comment
THE BYRD WHO FLEW ALONE is a full-length documentary exploring the life and music of former Byrd, Gene Clark. It is subtitled ‘The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark’ and is an exploration of the successes, misfortunes and adversities suffered by of one of the most influential singer/songwriters of his generation. Clark was considered one of the brightest stars amongst his peers in the country rock genre but died at the premature age of 46 after years of drug and alcohol…Continue
Posted on February 15, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments