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Title: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: Norfolk Slim on March 27, 2014, 03:29:42 AM
First time I've felt able / obliged to post in performance corner rather than elsewhere!

Saturday 12th April, at the Kings Arms in Stratton on the Fosse, Somerset:

Triple bill gig featuring approx. 45 minute sets from me, a young singer/ songwriter named Soph Curtis, and acoustic country duo Gary Maule and Dylan Smith.

Should be fun. :)
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: Prof Scratchy on March 27, 2014, 03:42:30 AM
Excellent! You can do the whole set at Euroweenie and we can sit back and enjoy!

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Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: blueshome on March 27, 2014, 03:47:07 AM
A pub I know! Used to live down the hill in old Coleford. Have you visited the Hucky Duck?
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: Norfolk Slim on March 27, 2014, 03:49:15 AM
I'm unaware of the Hucky Duck...

I live about a mile from Coleford.
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: Pan on March 27, 2014, 05:35:37 AM
Break a leg!  8)

Cheers

Pan
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: blueshome on March 27, 2014, 10:42:10 AM
Simon go to the bottom and look up at the aqueduct (Somerset locals pronounce as Hucky Duck) from the unfinished Somerset and Dorset Canal. Great walks along the route.
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: harvey on April 11, 2014, 10:22:07 AM
Good luck tomorrow, sorry I can't be there
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: blueshome on April 12, 2014, 03:21:05 AM
Good Luck Simon!
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: Prof Scratchy on April 12, 2014, 04:09:02 AM
Have a great gig!
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: Norfolk Slim on April 12, 2014, 04:18:17 AM
Thanks folks.  I've woken up this morning with a tickly cough, courtesy of the fellow I sit next to in the office.  So its going to be extra fun!

Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: Laura on April 12, 2014, 07:52:08 AM
Hope you feel better. Break a leg!
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: Norfolk Slim on April 14, 2014, 02:14:20 AM
All went remarkably well.

For reasons I can't explain, I was pretty much completely relaxed, virtually no nerves at all- and just played.  Was great fun.  Solid 45/50 minutes without any obvious cock ups, sold 3 CDs and then sat back and drank too much cold beer whilst listening to 16 year old Sophie Curtis do her second ever proper public set, followed by a lengthy and increasingly raucous set by "The Cosmic Chipmunks" who are an experienced duo and know exactly how to rock a pub on a Saturday night.  Enjoyed it a lot.  The Chipmunks declined to do a final encore song and instead managed to persuade Ms Curtis's (by then inebriated) boyfriend up to do a closing number.  Happily, the fellow in question happens to be Darren Hodge, one of the most extraordinary young guitarists I have seen.  They actually met at the Sunday afternoon village hall cafe thing which instigated the whole gig (run by one of the above-mentioned chipmunks) a few months back. He did a ridiculously swift version of Cannonball Rag.

For those interested in such things I did:
Black Mountain Blues
Phonograph Blues
Up the Way Bound
Jailhouse Blues
99 year blues
Savannah Woman (Ben Andrews)
Dough Baker (CW Stoneking)
Don't Give my Lard Away
Moonshine
Jitterbug Swing
Vigilante Man
Dust my Broom
Down the Dirt Road
 
And for good measure, here's a video of Mr Hodge doing Cannonball rag (albeit at a different venue...)

Darren James Hodge @ The Acorn Folk Club Concert 27 07 2013 CannonBall Rag (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHv7KrKSxAg#ws)








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Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: Gumbo on April 14, 2014, 06:34:44 AM
Nice set. Is jailhouse blues Stoneking as well? I love doing that song.
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: Norfolk Slim on April 14, 2014, 06:41:48 AM
Nah. It's the one lighting Hopkins did.
Title: Re: A gig in Somerset (UK)
Post by: BlueInGreen on April 15, 2014, 04:52:13 AM
Congratulations Simon! Wish I could have been there on harp.
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