Folk East, Maverick and beyond…

It’s been a delightfiul late summer of music. 20th August saw me up on the main stage at Folk East with Kelly Bayfield & the band (photo above). Aside from playing, getting to introduce Kris Drever, and watching the amazing Afro Celt Sound System from right next to the stage were just two of many highlights.
Then just last weekend it was over to Maverick Festival for six shows in three days – three with Kelly, two drumming for Jon Langford and a brief appearance on the Travelling Medicine Stage to see if I could remember some of my own songs!

These two festivals are such wonderful events, and highly thought of in the national Folk & Americana scenes… the fact that they are both just 20 mins drive from Booth HQ is a bonus!

There are three gigs coming up in the next few weeks (fingers crossed):

9th October – Laxfield Village Hall, Suffolk (trio – Kelly and I playing a mix of our songs with cellist Jonathan Evans)

30th October – Little Rabbit Barn, near Colchester, Essex (trio – supporting Sean Taylor, playing songs from Kelly’s forthcoming album with cellist Jonathan Evans)

13th November – Green Man Gallery, Buxton, Derbyshire (duo – Kelly and I playing a mix of our songs)

And then a winter of recording ūüėČ

Blackbird – out on 26th March

New song – Blackbird– is out now on all good digital download & streaming platforms.
It started life in √Ėrebro, Sweden as a poem, written by my friend¬†Tomas Dahlberg.¬†Since then it has steadily grown into an epic collaboration with¬†Andy Trill¬†(bass),¬†Jonathan Evans¬†(cello)¬†Kelly Bayfield¬†(voice),¬†Kevin Walford¬†(guitar),¬†Roisin O’Hagan¬†(voice – she also wrote the part she sings),¬†Mats H√•rd¬†(flugel). Joe Vegna mastered it. And finally¬†Lucy Hart¬†created the wonderful bird you now see.
Go to the music page to have a listen and if you like it, perhaps you could buy it? But I’ll leave that up to you.
DEB 26/3/21