Thursday, May 28, 2009

Music Notes

Last week I went to see Wine, Women and Song, a concert featuring three wonderful country/folk singers, Suzy Bogguss, Gretchen Peters and Matraca Berg. I’d seen Gretchen Peters at the Muni in Pontypridd last year, but had always wanted to see Suzy Bogguss, who has a brilliant voice.

A bunch of Grammy and CMA award winners playing an intimate venue in Cardiff is something you don’t get every day. Favourites include ‘A Bus to St Cloud’, ‘Independence Day’, ‘Hey Cinderella’ and ‘Aces’. A great evening out. Gretchen’s own journal of their tour is here.

The Globe in Cardiff is a new and very compact venue. Good for a show like this which meant that everyone was standing or sat within 10 yards or so of the stage. My next gig there will be in November when Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will be appearing. It’ll be interesting to see how they manage to fit a 10-piece band in and still have room for the audience!

Our brother and sister-in-law went to see Southside last week over in the States, and Heather’s bog notes on the show are here.

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