THE NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
National Folk Festival we bid you adieu – it’s been grand. 5 shows over 4 days. Double bassist Reuben Wills performing much Yiddish dancing to Greshka (who were amazing). Fine food. Gallons of coffee. Jamie Hutchings lost (and found again) floor tom drum (not *futon* as lost property misunderstood) Vodka. Gin. Beer. Tent side concert for Col and Clare (competition winners) . Adam Lang’s banjo speed picking. Michael Carpenter filling in on the drummers stool and blowing our minds. Mando jams with Trent Crawford. New friends and catching up with old ones. Tireless efforts from concert booker Little Paper Doll. Musical overload.. Lack of sleep.
Mark Mordor and the Champagne Commodore.
Can we do it all again?
I’ll be opening for old chum and label mate Bryan Estepa on Saturday May 30th at the Mars Hill Cafe Parramatta – we’ve long talked about doing a show together and finally found a mutually agreeable date. Bryan is a great performer and has just returned from a successful European tour – check out his tour diary here. There’s a rumour going round that we may possibly play a tune together. Tickets are really limited – this is a super intimate venue. Tix can be purchased HERE
Ted McGee: 8pm
Mark Moldre: 8:45pm
Bryan Estepa : 9:30pm
Farewell to the Lizotte’s Central Coast Cubby House. Adam and I just played our last show on that stage to a full house with loads of great local acts. $1000 raised for the Cancer Council. Plenty of mixed emotions – that room had become so familiar it seemed like my own lounge room. Kudos and gratitude to Brian and Jo Lizotte for their unwavering support of local artists over the years – and all the best for whatever lies ahead for them….starting with Lizotte’s Newcastle…Onward and upward…