... a bit Suffolk
|mo 16 Sep|
Over the weekend at Artdog's second Art in the Barn (the Barn is in Easton Farm Park) we were very taken with Zoë Rubens objet trouvé type pieces. We had a nostalgic flash of pleasure recognising a Brooks bicycle cone spanner in one sculpture:). ArtDog will be showing early next month at ArtSpace Woodbridge.
|we 10 Jul|
♫ We were impressed Sunday morning how busy Maverick was. The festival's first ever serious rain on the preceding day had not prompted significant (if any) early leavers. This year the unprogrammed Medicine Show stage has moved ... more here
|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 ...more here
|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?
|sa 28 Apr|
|mo 5 Mar|
Driving through Parham and Hacheston this morning you could still see where last week's snow drifts must have caused a problem ... driving through Easton this afternoon you could still see where last week's snow drifts must have caused a problem.
|su 7 Jan|
♫ Thomas Dolby, the Young Zulu Warriors and Devon Sproule at the very excellent Maverick Festival in 2008-10 and Easton.
|su 3 Dec|
♫ The Maverick belated Thanksgiving concert at Easton Farm Park was a stonker. All four turns could play and sing; youthfullness from Jack Allen and Ella Spencer, skinny jeaned angular tallfullness from Essex songwriter Tom Parkes, self deprecating humour and fine guitar from British bluesman Tom Attah, plus bill topping the awesome power of Canadian Terra Lightfoot playing as a trio ... keep doing it Maverick.
|su 26 Nov|
♫ Judging by YouTube Canadian Terra Lightfoot doesn't mess about and a bit of rocker, what's more last night Ella spoke highly of her, we're guessing Ella saw Terra at this summer's Maverick ... we failed there. You can see Terra and band (just one of two UK dates) plus blueser Tom Attah Friday in Easton at Maverick's Thanksgiving Party.
|mo 20 Nov|
Easton in 2009 to 2007.
|mo 2 Oct|
♫ When Peppery Productions presented the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (ten years ago!) at Easton Farm Park we weren't keen. We'd heard them on the radio and thought them just one joke but we were persuaded to go and how wrong we were; witty, creative and Hester singing Teenage Dirtbag was a genuinely moving experience. So very sorry to learn that founder member Kitty Lux passed away in June.
|su 2 Jul|
♫ Like we said as always bands we're yet to know we like at the tenth Maverick Festival in Easton. Friday night we rocked out to the rocking Orphan Colours (awkward name) benefitting from the power saw tenor sax of Nik Carter. Saturday on the undocumented Travelling Medicine Show stage we were charmed by SJ Mortimer and just one Flying Pig ... more here
|fr 30 Jun|
♫ This weekend is the tenth Maverick Festival at Easton and this will be our eighth. We know tonight we will enjoy Police Dog Hogan and tomorrow The Henry Brothers plus Albert (not Alvin or Arthur) Lee but the joy is there will be bands and players we don't know we like yet ... looking forward to it.
|fr 2 Jun|
What's happening next to the school in Easton is houses and possibly a car park.