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Maverick 2008-09

 

mo 5 Jul
2010

Found a bench in a shady spot at the last day of Maverick yesterday and was eating paella, drinking slightly cold fizzy water and watching the cowboy hats passing by ... couldn't see The Ragged String Band but could hear them ... thought Doesn't get much better.

su 4 Jul
2010
American Independence Day

Video shoot for Thomas DolbyPix of yesterday at Maverick on that there FacePack and step dancing at the Worlingworth Swan all this afternoon.

sa 3 Jul
2010

More pix on that there FacePackAs always the Maverick festival in Easton is being joyously magical, pix on that there FacePack, and tonight Rayburn Anthony and Kim Richey ... who needs a world cup?

sa 26 Jun
2010

The Maverick Festival prog is up and let joy be unconfined Rayburn Anthony is doing TWO sets ... one for the Gentleman Plumber there ... Rayburn Anthony? ... alright, please yourself.

mo 10 May
2010

Now a nearthecoast resident Thomas Dolby has been added to this year's Maverick Festival at Easton and after impressing at last year's Maverick Aussie Ange Boxall has a new video proving yet again that in new/alt country they can all sing.

mo 6 Jul
2009

Young Zulu Warriors Gospel Choir

Yesterday at the last day of the Maverick Festival in Easton the Young Zulu Warriors Gospel Choir received a startlingly fulsome welcome as they got on stage by walking through the audience singing and trilling in that great African way.

Maverick this year was again a wonderful, incredibly easy going affair that MUSTLooking forward to next year's Maverick happen again and let's hope that next year Suffolk Coastal doesn't require the half dozen security (and a dog!), they are totally inappropriate, the only faux pas we saw was Brigitte DeMeyer asking the little girl in the front row whether she was four when in fact she's five.  The little girl was so annoyed she refused to clap ... or it might have been embarrassment.

su 5 Jul
2009

Brady Blade at Maverick   Brady Blade

Al Perkins at MaverickAt Maverick yesterday Al Perkins got a knocked down by a double decker driving sound from his Telecaster, the Haley Sisters did a Kate Rusby (beautiful voices/northern accents) in a roasting hot Tack Room, Brigitte DeMeyer was just brilliant B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T and everybody's favourite drummer Brady Blade could make good vibeing an Olympic event.  This is a gospel song but you can dance to it - Al Perkins

sa 4 Jul
2009
American Independence Day

Cowboy hats de rigeur

Drew NelsonAt the first night of Maverick we got to see cowboy hats, American Drew Nelson enjoyably doing an American moody minor key thing whilst not wearing shoes, Tasmanian Ange Boxall looking like a slimmer Xena in that headband and with a tasty band, and Two Fingers of Firewater who have gotLike we said, de rigeur more confident, a bit rockier and bit showbizier (nothing wrong with that, two people playing one guitar and the brief appearance of a trombone) since last year.  Decent beers, musical instrument stall and an easy atmosphere mean we can't wait for tomorrow when hopefully we can get a signal from Orange to update Twitter.

Two Fingers of Firewater

th 2 Jul
2009

Our cats looking forward to MaverickThe 2009 Maverick Festival starts tomorrow and our cats are looking forward to the Hayley Sisters because they sounded dead good on the wireless last year and to Alana Levandoski because they've been practising her last name.

th 21 May
2009

We're looking forward to Charlie Dore and Hank Wangford at this year's Maverick in Easton.

mo 30 Mar
2009

The Magnolia SistersAdmittedly more than a bit of a ways off but Cajun quartet The Magnolia Sisters are playing Norwich Arts Centre 15 July.  This year Maverick in Easton is the first weekend in July so maybe they'll still be round for that?

th 13 Nov
2008

As we very much hoped Paul Spencer is planning another Maverick Festival for Easton next year.  Can't wait!

su 31 Aug
2008

Devon SprouleJudging by all the people who wanted to be photographed with Devon Sproule after her set she was undoubtedly the hit of Maverick.  Built in the same slight manner as Miss OlgaMark Olson she has a rewardingly mobile face and everything is just so straight forward, loved it.  Concerns some of Easton may have had about the festival surely have been proved unfounded, the only disorder we saw were little boys kidnapping empty plastic glasses to get the deposit back!  The festival HAS to happen again next year.

Promoter Paul Spencer introducing Sam Baker

sa 30 Aug
2008

The Redlands Palomino Co.This afternoon we saw Ed Sheeran in the audience for BJ Cole's steel guitar workshop, as we expected the Redlands Palomino Co. impressed, more cowboy hats, more steel guitars and now beards ... but what were Ocean West doing hidden away on the back of an old army truck?  All the band can sing but Sarah Lucy Dole has a voice right on the money.  It's going to be crowded (and hot) in the shed tonight for the top acts.

More cowboy hats Special Ed and the Shortbus

Cowboy hats and steel guitars last night at the Maverick Festival and Devon Sproule tonight ... can't wait!

fr 29 Aug
2008

Looking strangely familiar the main stage is up at Easton Farm Park for thisThe Maverick main stage weekend's nearly sold out Maverick Festival.  Showtime starts at seven this evening and ends with a mid-morning Gospel brunch on the Sunday.  Stephen Foster will be broadcasting live from the Fest on Radio Suffolk tomorrow morning, Radio Cambridge is expected as is the Serbian correspondent of the World Service (alt country is v big in Serbia apparently) and BJ Cole will be giving a pedal steel guitar workshop.  It's just gotta be a good 'un!

tu 29 Jul
2008

You can schlep to Halesworth to see Geno Washington and the Maverick Festival is back on at Easton Farm Park but slimmed down to a thousand alt country enthusiasts.

we 16 Jul
2008

August's planned Maverick Festival has been refused a license at Easton Farm Park by Suffolk Coastal District Council.

th 17 Apr
2008

Apparently Paul Spencer the promoter of the Maverick Festival at Easton Farm Park is talking about an audience of 5,000 for the three days.

sa 8 Mar
2008
International Women's Day

We've found a provisional bill for August's altcountry-americana-newtradition festival at Easton Farm Park.  Three stages, topping Sam Baker doing his only UK date, Special Ed & The Shortbus seem to be a bluegrass cross between Madness and Orkestra del Sol, and there's a good sprinkling of pedal steel guitars including the Redlands Palomino Company who despite coming from a large town near Chelmsford sound like the real thing.

we 27 Feb
2008

Strong rumours about a bluegrass festival to be held on Easton Farm Park at the end of August, the weekend after the bank holiday ...

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