... a bit Suffolk
|we 21 Dec|
♫ We've given the Maverick Festival pages a bit of a sort out.
|sa 26 Nov|
♫ A while back the Maverick Thanksgiving Ranch Party seemed doubtful but we're very pleased it will be back in Easton Farm Park tonight. Rich Hall is headlining plus the excellent Henry Brothers and Chuck Wills Band ... can't wait eh?
|sa 2 Jul|
|fr 10 Jun|
♫ We're looking forward to the Maverick Festival in Easton next month, it's usually excellent weather and there's always bands we didn't know we liked. This year we fancy Canadians The Redhill Valleys combining alt-country with NASCAR plus Dirty Cello who despite the name would you expect Rebecca Roudman to be playing stand up cello?
|we 9 Mar|
|mo 6 Sep|
We feared that Maverick being two months later this year and so darker and perhaps colder it wouldn't be as popular as previously, we were wrong, an excellent turnout. Our particular enjoyments included the 507's bass player's licks, decent fish and chips, the intimacy and flatfooting of West Virginian Jeni Hankins, and the woggle on the glamorous new wrist bands. ♫
|sa 4 Sep|
A bit of a queue at the entrance for the Maverick Festival last night whilst lateral flow credentials were established but a delight that Maverick is back. Jerry Joseph soloing in the Moonshine Bar was so sharp edged he demanded your attention. On the Peacock Stage the James Riley Band pleasantly tickled our Americana buds with something in threes and the wonderful pedal steel of Chris Hillman. Rich Hall tonight, can't wait. ♫
|mo 30 Aug|
Unconfined joy the Maverick Festival in Easton is back this Friday and definitely lucky for those going for the thirteenth time. ♫
|sa 3 Jul|
If there had been no pandemic this weekend would have been the 14th Maverick Festival (thanks for the reminder Skirky). Maverick has been moved to the start of September this year with favourites Rich Hall, Hank Wangford and BJ Cole and as always there will be new acts to us we'll discover we enjoy. ♫
|sa 8 May|
5pm tonight on Alde and Blyth Valley Community Radio (rolls off the tongue eh?) the Maverick Festival's daddy Paul Spencer plays music for rangers, wranglers and rustlers live from the plains and prairies of Suffolk.
|th 18 Mar|
Like the Maverick Festival strap line Often unheard, always unherd. This September the wonderfully grumpy Rich Hall will be returning, and unheard by us but certainly unherd Black Eyed Dogs will do a show and then transmogrify into Dogs Play Dead to do a Grateful Dead set ... can't wait.
|we 24 Feb|
We've always enjoyed at Maverick Festival Shows the broad repertoire and sometimes standyup drummer of Norwich band Vagaband who musicalise (yes, we just made that word up) the 2021 Census tv ad. The band briefly appears around 49secs in. ♫
|su 24 Jan|
|th 7 Jan|
Things to look forward to are Pancake Day next month, the race to the sun Paris-Nice happening in March and hopefully local old friend the Maverick Festival returning in July (with Terra Lightfoot) especially as there's been a parliamentary festival inquiry.
|sa 5 Dec|
|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. ♫