... a bit Suffolk
su 9 Aug
Saddening but not surprisingly the Red Rooster Festival near Thetford has been postponed until next year. Robert Stan Stamper (seen here on the Ipswich Cardinals chain crew entertaining the visiting Bury Saints sideline) at last year's Maverick Festival before dashing off to dance with his daughter told us the 2018 Roosterfest had been brilliant. ♫
su 28 Jun
Next Saturday 4 July is US Independence Day but more importantly your local pub should re-open. Let's hope bottled beer hasn't reprogrammed your taste buds and you have to relearn draught. In the afternoon you could use up those bottles while Maverick virtually festival on that there Facepack. We'll be looking out for rocker Terra Lightfoot and local Honey and the Bear. ♫
tu 5 May
Tragedy, this year's Maverick Festival in Easton (the thirteenth) not surprisingly has been cancelled. ♫
th 9 Apr
Yesterday 302 confirmed C-19 cases in Suffolk, 39 the biggest step increase so far. Here's the seventeenth reason to be cheerful ... a magic moment hearing this floating out from the Barn Stage at the 2013 Maverick Festival ... she was wearing the same dress. ♫
fr 10 Jan
♫ The thirteenth lucky for all Maverick Festival this summer in Easton has a firming up programme with some excellent names including the Legendary Shack Shakers, California Feetwarmers and Henhouse Prowlers. Also appearing is lady guitar abuser Terra Lightfoot whom we saw at Maverick's 2017 Thanksgiving ... she took no prisoners.
mo 30 Dec
Coming off stage at the 2013 Maverick Festival one time local resident (we think Farnham) Neil Innes had two little girls rush up, put their arms round him That was great granddad ... sleep well sweet idiot. ♫
we 12 Aug
we 10 Jul
♫ We were impressed Sunday morning how busy Maverick was, the festival's first ever serious rain the preceding day had not prompted significant if any early leavers. This year the unprogrammed Medicine Show stage moved away from The Barn and so could run continually. We much enjoyed the Medicine Show's relaxed style but it would be nice to have a now on stage board. In The Barn we caught the last couple of Kenny Roby's songs and liked his witty laconic style, already looking forward to next year ...
sa 6 Jul
♫ At the Maverick Festival last night we particularly enjoyed James Starks' fluid mandolin and The Lowly Strung's driving show (it prompted Stopwatch Stan to dance). Other treats included the boxy damped sound of Dana Immanuel's banjo.
Gosh there's been some development at the venue Easton Farm Park, the corrugated iron barn on the right as you enter has gone and there's a brand new building including showers plus three lodge type buildings in the field. As always Maverick is a joy and really looking forward to today.
tu 2 Jul
In Easton the Maverick Festival is always a joy even when the weather isn't perfect. Regrettably there's had to be a change to the bill this weekend but we'll be looking forward to seeing Don Gallardo plus the Henry Brothers and peeps new to us we don't know we like yet. ♫
th 27 Jun
we 28 Nov
♫ Friday night at Easton Farm Park the Maverick Thanksgiving Party had sufficient eating and drinking that the Earl Soham Vic ran out about three quarters through the evening. We much enjoyed the Henry Brothers country arrangement of I Can't Stand Mondays, perhaps Cher's Bang Bang next? The excellent Don Gallardo closed his The Last Waltz anniversary set with I Shall Be Released and we joined in with the audience singing along on the chorus ... as rewarding as Six Foot From His Tail!.
su 8 Jul
♫ Magnificent weather for another brilliant Maverick producing some wonderful hats and for us the newbs on the Medicine Show stage perhaps the most rewarding, especially Banjo Jen. Our ears pricked at a very lateral keyboard solo from the Cordovas closing the Southern Sounds stage Saturday.. When we pointed out that the lead singer appeared to really fancy himself Rachael's friend asked for my long lens to get a better look and then said If I was that good looking I'd fancy myself.
Sunday a very pleasant conversation with Alan Mutimer and we suggested that Hachfest might return in its original form Hacheston Music Day ... who knows?