... a bit Suffolk
|su 2 Jul|
♫ Like we said as always bands we're yet to know we liked 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 (they gave us a cd ... appreciated) and charmed on the Barn stage by the Worry Dolls (excellent name) ... plus the Henry Brothers replaced our lost They Were Young And Cheery Though Neither One Could Swim badge (also appreciated).
|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.
|su 5 Jul|
A red tutu for the Dunwich Dynamo at the Gentleman Plumber's pop-up café near Framlingham, more Dun Run pix later but now a flat footing class with Stompin' Dave Allen at Maverick ...
|sa 4 Jul|
Last night at the Maverick festival in Easton Sonia Leigh was her rock'n roll self and said she'd sing Bar for us this afternoon; in the Moonshine Bar the gentle voice of Joel Rafael was matched by the steel guitar of Brit CJ Hillman and we're planning to attend Stompin' Dave Allen's flatfooting workshop tomorrow morning. ♫
|sa 22 Nov|
♫ It was so packed at last night's Maverick concert in Easton Farm Park that some were watching the show on cctv in the bar. Being appreciated were local band The Kevin Duffy Band, British banjo annoyer Dan Walsh and the sweetly soprano Canadian voice of red haired Meaghan Blanchard. Next Maverick show is February at the farm park and promoter Paul Spencer must have dug into his mad money because bill topping is Diana Jones.
|sa 11 Oct|
♫ Depping for Brigitte Demeyer at Easton Farm Park last night Canadian Lynne Hanson arrived on crutches and her whole left leg in a hinged splint. 'Are you fed up of telling people how you hurt your leg?' 'No' 'How did you hurt your leg?' 'Playing touch football, I twisted awkwardly' 'US or Canadian rules?' 'Errrr' 'Three downs or four?' 'Three' 'So Canadian rules then.' Would be very nice to have her back at next year's Maverick. ♫
|mo 7 Jul|
♫ It had to happen in time but the rain at the Maverick Festival this weekend in the Easton Farm Park didn't seem to spoil anything much. A sultry Friday night was quite magic with multiple vans selling interesting foods, loads of bar staff on a bar that stayed open till end of play and Police Dog Hogan have just got bigger and better plus closing by Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band who were positively nuclear ... Breezy Mrs Peyton is an entertainment in herself. On a moist Sunday our Maverick was pleasantly ended by the dry Geordie wit of Graham Shipcote.
|tu 1 Jul|
♫ Guaranteed lovely weather this coming weekend, always is for the Maverick Festival at Easton farm park. Looking forward to rocking out with the Reverend Peyton (though he does clash with the Goat Roper Rodeo Band), having our hearts broken by Mary Gauthier, hopefully touching Holly Williams ...
|sa 7 Jun|
TONIGHT! The Fat Band (prepping for a gig in Jerusalem?!) and the Broadside Boys at the Riverside Centre Stratford St Andrew + Maverick Festival pre-festival hog roast and hi-jinx at the Easton White Horse. The festival is 4-6 July with a lineup including Hank Williams' granddaughter Holly ... we just want to touch her. ♫
|mo 8 Jul|
♫ What did we say? What a beautiful weekend, we got to eat Jambalaya ... twice, recognised Christopher Green, witnessed Alex Simler's first solo gig because the rest of Mad Staring Eyes were stuck in traffic, heard the best joke of the festival from the Good Lovelies and was pleasured by their innate tunefulness, noted how many bands were using stomp boxes, toe tapped to the youthful energy of Goat Roper Rodeo, observed local man Neil Innes triumph both on and off stage, found that Andrew Duhon kept us listening to his perhaps stylised but just plain enjoyable chest voice, heard that Two Fingers of Firewater have broken up, spotted half of the Henry Brothers without a hat on, the two bars didn't run out of beer though a mercy dash was needed ... and a Scotsman did what no Englishman has done for 77 years.