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#258149 - 2017-01-22 12:53 Little Rabbit Barn 2017
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It's 2017 already and the first event of the little rabbit Barn is over having welcomed back Dennis Ellsworth from Canada with his latest Album 'Romantic as it gets'.

This is the second time that Dennis has done an in-house gig for us at LRB and it's a pleasure to see him again listening to his wonderful music in such an intimate and friendly setting.

He beguiled us with his wonderful playing and sensitive songs.
The sound of his Gibson acoustic guitar was extraordinary and a real pleasure. The sound engineer was on form tonight.

In 2016 Dennis took a year out spending time managing a restaurant until he decided he didn't want to do that anymore. The call of the music was too strong, but now he will make music on his own terms.
So tonight we had songs inspired by the now sadly departed Winslow the Cat. Songs from albums old and new but they all sound as fresh as ever. One was only written three days prior to the show.

Dennis was telling me afterwards that he doesn't practice as such, he writes a song and then plays it when he is comfortable he has it down, and it comes out how it comes out. The songs develop over time.
The music on the albums can be quite different because it's played with a band in the studio with all the facilities, so every night when you see a Dennis Ellsworth concert you're likely to see a different show. "This keeps my music fresh and my mind Alert" he remarked.
Another reason for us all to support live original music. If you don't go you miss out on these treasures.

One day Dennis may get to play 'The Barn' itself but it would be too cold at this time of year.
It was much nicer to be sitting by the wood burner on a cold winters night.
We are making plans to try and do something for 2018 with Dennis and a band though. Here's hoping.

Dennis also told us the story of the rise and fall of his first band, 'Haunted Hearts.'
This is a band that he is now looking to re-form so they can play locally purely for the pleasure of performing amongst talented friends. No expectations other than to enjoy the ride.

Their first album with (the white cover) has been out of print for a while now. There was apparently only 750 copies made Dennis told me later. He is looking to perhaps do something in the future to make this material available again. I personally would love to hear it.
Donald Trumps election is the reason I wear black says Dennis as his only comment on these recent events.

Dennis; with his latest album is touring the UK and the Netherlands now. So, should you get the chance to see him play, my advice would be to take it. You will be rewarded by seeing a first rate singer songwriter at the very top of his game.

Special thanks must go to Jonathan and Lyn for staging this wonderful event. As always, the perfect hosts.
Their hospitality is second to none as anyone in attendance will readily testify.


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#258898 - 2017-02-05 16:26 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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A video from Dennis Ellsworth for people to enjoy.

Dennis Ellsworth live at Little Rabbit Barn

There are five in total on our website and you tube channel. The sound quality is superb.
Yours truly can be spied at his camera post on the Go Pro shots cut in to the mix.

Enjoy a great artist, Chris


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#259131 - 2017-02-08 18:43 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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I'm going to try to get over to one of these gigs sometime this year; assuming the planets align with our UK trips. smile


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#259137 - 2017-02-08 19:12 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: Not'arf]
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You would be most welcome should you be able to make it. We had one chap fly in from Switzerland 🇨🇭 for one gig last year. No excuses lol

FYI The dates Are 4th March (Sold Out) 8th April, 13th May, 3rd June, 8th July, 26th August, 30th September and 4th November.
Hopefully these won't change. The artists will be on the website once contracts are finalised.
We do sell out early but I will always see what I can do if things are tight but notice is good.
If you can make it, I am sure you will enjoy it.

Cheers, Chris smile


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#259145 - 2017-02-08 19:45 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Switzerland? If he had any self respect he'd have cycled in from there. wink

Thanks for the dates Chris; I'll see what I can do & book in as soon as I know likely dates. Had a quick peruse of the website & one thing it isn't short of is enthusiasm.

On the night, just half a grilled lobster for me; nothing fancy.

smile


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#259157 - 2017-02-08 21:05 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: Not'arf]
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I'll pass your culinary request on to Lyn, but I wouldn't hold your breath lol
I can garuntee you won't go away hungry....
There is absolutely no money to be made here so we may as well enthuse just for the hell of it.
Here is a timelapse of the set up not including audio and lights. 7 hours work into 19 seconds.

LRB time lapse set up

Cheers, Chris smile


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#259247 - 2017-02-09 20:34 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Thanks Chris; I'll get in touch when we have some clarity re likely dates.

Very much looking forward to it.


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#259248 - 2017-02-09 20:38 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: Not'arf]
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No problem, it would be great to see you there. Chris


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#259411 - 2017-02-12 12:27 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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We have two new videos up from Kelley McRae with Matt Castelein of which I am very proud.
The sound is fantastic, I had a Go Pro running on my tripod beneath my main camera as well as two rear cameras. Jonathan has made good use of the material to capture the feel of the Little Rabbit Barn.

Johnny Cash died of a broken heart

Red Dirt Road

Chris


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#259445 - 2017-02-12 23:50 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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A little off my own topic but we were lucky enough to be invited to see Stephan Fearing at a house concert sponsored by Rega.
This was a thank you for inviting Roy and family to The Little Rabbit Barn. We also got a sneak look into the 'Listening Room/ Recording Room'. The Holy Grail...
A good track to get into Stephen with is 'Beguiling Eyes' from his 1988 Album 'Out to sea'. Which is on Tidal.
The PA was direct through Rega power amps and six Small Rega speakers. No mixing.
My friend Gary set it up and that's the Analog way they like it.
Needless to say we had no digital time smear and it was a privaledge to be in the front row.
I purchased The Album 'South' by his band Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Stephan Fearing, Colin Linden, Tom Wilson, John Dymond and Gary Craig. It sounded good in the car on the way home, cant wait to give it a proper listen.
Life is good, Chris
P.S just a note that I bought a CD at Rega and I don't have a turntable in the car...lol


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Edited by ChrisLayerUK; 2017-02-13 15:08. Edit Reason: P.S. Added
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#259774 - 2017-02-15 17:59 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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We have just posted some videos from the Don Gallardo gig early last year with Thomas Collison on piano and Travis Stock on Bass.

North Dakota Blues

Enjoy....

It was lovely to receive this testimonial on Facebook.

"Seeing this beautifully recorded and edited clip of Don Gallardo, Travis Stock and me playing Don's song 'Down in the Valley', appear in my news feed this morning is a welcome reminder of a wonderful evening (the first of two last year) spent at the Little Rabbit Barn. The quality of the video production is an extension of the warmth and hospitality experienced as a guest performer of Lyn and Jonathan Rabett and their incredible team: Chris Kyan, Terry Goldsmith, James Partridge, Tom Fairbairn and everyone else involved. I played many shows last year with a range of acts, but the two nights Live at Little Rabbit Barn (the 2nd visit accompanying the matchless Hannah Rose Platt in October) are clear highlights. Thank you to you all!"

Down in the valley

Cup Full of Rain


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#259881 - 2017-02-17 08:12 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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This is not Little Rabbit Barn other than I went with J, LRB founder and Emily Barker and Red Clay Halo were the first artist to officially launch the LRB leading to what we have today.

So, we went to see Emily Barker last night at Kings Place Hall1, in Kings Cross London last night.
The tube is an aural nightmare, how on earth do people do this daily?

Emily played with her new band, material from the new album
(Sweeter than Blue(I think)) due for release later this year. March.

To say Stunning, is an understatement.
She opened with a Solo vocal which was a statement of confidence and bravery. Jump in, the water is lovely......
The sound was the best live sound I have ever heard in a medium size venue Period!
As the performance progressed her voice became sweeter and sweeter. The material was mostly new and this show was the first live outing for her new great band.
The last Solo track she played was on the audio spellbind level of 'Bus From St Cloud' (Gretchen Peters Trio Album) if you know this gem.
All the musicians played in support of the music giving a beautiful balanced sound. The quality of this band has to be seen and heard to be believed.
Her keyboard/guitar played exclaimed that he likes the venue as they send an email a few days prior to the gig asking which Steinway you would like to use?
On the way their van broke down at Reading services where Emily was finaly to spend the night, so it's not all glamour lol.

If your an Emily Barker fan (She wrote the Wallander Theme) you will love her new direction. I can't wait to get hold of the new album on release and yes we did ask about an LRB return. It could happen and I hope it does as this girl is going places now.

Chris


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Edited by ChrisLayerUK; 2017-02-18 13:55.
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#260929 - 2017-03-05 09:49 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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March 2017 and the first official Gig at the Little Rabbit Barn has come and gone already to a live music starved capacity house.
A lot of work in uncertain weather was done by the team to make it special but in the end, it's the fabulous artists who do that.
We can only provide the canvas on which they paint and perform leaving memories of wonderful nights of live music.
The evening was opened by Emma Ballantyne singing songs from her somebody's story project and fine EP 'Tourist'.



People contact Emma with stories and she writes them a song. Wow! what songs.
Emma played a lovely acoustic guitar accompaniment as she sang for us.
This was followed by a few songs on keyboard, "something new for this tour" she said. Emma participated in a song writing camp with Kim Richie, another Little Rabbit friend who we always go to see whenever we get the chance. She is keeping good company there.
They wrote 'The Flower Seller' which she played for us tonight and is as yet un-recorded. (Ahem) That was a great opening set, thank you Emma.

Next with a very rapid stage turnaround we have the first of double headliner set.
The final act (The Frankie Davies Band) were going to be a lot louder so Ben Glover and Colm McClean played first so we all could appreciate the nuances of their music.



Irish born Ben is now Nashville based and spends his time touring the world so we were blessed to have him come and visit the barn. He played songs old and new leaving us all spellbound.
Having written songs with Gretchen Peters (Blackbirds, the title track from her latest album) and Mary Gauthier Ben is in the top tier of contemporary Americana artists today.
His new album 'Immigrant' is a must listen. He found it ironic that he just received his Green Card before the recent political upheaval in the states. Immigration is close to the hearts of the Irish people, Something he has been writing about recently with Gretchen Peters.
Ben played a lovely song he wrote for his wife who hails from Mississippi called 'Mississippi Turns Blue'. "That's as romantic as I get" he exclaimed.
We were also treated to a brand new song 'Easy Grace'. He would love to give us all a percentage of the royalties from it as a thanks for the reception but, contrary to popular belief, there is little money in songwriting these days. Or is there?
Coco Cola did use one of his songs (Too Long gone) for an advert in South America and he did get paid as well even though he never got to see it or was able to find it.

His new single was released yesterday (Fall Apart) (Its on Tidal) with singer Natalie Schlabs. Colm had to play Natalie's part tonight. Not quite the same. It's a great song though.
In Nashville Ben is part of 'The Orphan Brigade' and they recorded an album (Soundtrack to a Ghost Story) in a haunted house. The ghost 'Harriet' likes the album, apparently, so she won't haunt you if you buy it. (Also available on Tidal)
We had many tales of his travels and he also got the great LRB choir in full voice.
That was an another amazing set we didn't want to end but time waits for no man and we had to fit in the curry break and Raffle. (Thanks to the Raffle girls)
Lyn with her team works so hard to make sure everyone is fed, accommodating special requirements too. She is also very successful at the task and deserves special praise as The Little Rabbit Barn would not exist without here tireless efforts.

So now the final headliner takes the stage, The Frankie Davies Band.


This all female outfit stormed the LRB with their opening number, their anthem we are told. This was followed by a song about Frankie's Nan and then one about her Dad (Superman).
Now her Mum is Jealous so she wrote one about the pair of them.



Frankie did a few solo numbers mid set which showed another side to her. She couldn't believe how attentive we at LRB are being used to playing venues where people just talk and ignore you. (They must be insane) It's making me nervous she says but she was loving it too. The glass of wine helped also. (Only one)
These girls can, and do, Rock. We had great songs amazing guitar/slide guitar/mandolin and bass. The drums were something else too.
All this culminated in the band playing their 'signature piece' a cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain'.



Words fail me in trying to convey the power and passion that was shown on stage.
It's hard to describe just how much fun artists of this Calibre are as they present their music. You just have to be there.

The witching hour came all too soon but The Frankie Davies Band want to come back and I don't think there will be much opposition to that idea.

As always the artist were happy to meet and greet after the show and this is a great chance to get to know them a little and have CD' signed etc. A time to come down from the adrenaline rush.

I'm not sure how we are going to follow this up, but we will try and looking at who's set to perform next I think places will be booked very quickly.

The better pictures are from LRB regular and all round great guy Andy Sheard


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#260951 - 2017-03-05 15:45 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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As per my recent visit to Rega to enjoy a concert by the marvellous Stephen Fearing and a quick tour of the inner Sanctom.

The issue with the mixer is this. The buttons don't Toggle (Human error) but you don't know which channels are live.

The fix, as LED's are not permitted, is a row of holes drilled into the desk so a matchstick will stand in. Like a cribbage score.

The mix desk is separate channels with the finest phono stages specifically designed for the task. All hand made and bespoke.

Those tape machines are all fully restored to the very highest standards. Getting the correct tape is an issue.

Beautifully British.

Chris


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#261388 - 2017-03-12 08:16 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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This is what I just love about The Little Rabbit Barn. I get to film this. A new song from The Frankie Davies Band. I Never Used To Cry.

The Frankie Davies Band Live at LRB

This is their Signiture cover of 'The Chain'

The Chain

Incredible live. Emily Linden on guitar played with Ward `Thomas at the O2 this weekend too.
Watch out for Laura on the drums trying to wreck our light rig at the end...... her face is a picture.
Jonathan has done a great mix, all we need is an MQA plugin....

Enjoy Chris and turn it up....

On a theme I'd though I'd put this here. Landslide, Honey Rider



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#261587 - 2017-03-15 18:42 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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J just posted our latest video of Ben Glover with Colm McClean.
This is Blackbirds a song he wrote with Gretchen Peters which became the title to her last Album.

This is stunning to listen to.
Enjoy, Chris

P.S. The Emigrant another great song co written with Gretchen Peters and beautifully recorded at The Little Rabbit Barn.


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For completeness this is Emma Ballantine playing The Flower Seller. A song written during a song writing weekend with the great LRB friend Kim Richey.

The Flower Seller

And on guitar The Love I Share

Enjoy till the next time. RIP Chuck Berry


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The Gig list for the year is up on our website with artist profiles so if anyone would like attend there is all the information you will need.

LRB Gig Page


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#262533 - 2017-04-01 21:01 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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I'll put this here, it's what real musicians do.

The Chorlton Country Club

Enjoy something for goosebumps without MQA but they didn't need MQA to creat this, they live MQA for real.


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very nice...


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This Just about says it all.

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A big moment, Danni Nichols just closed the Bob Harris radio show tonight. BBC Radio 2. Danni is a long time favourite of us at The Little Rabbit Barn. We saw her last night at St Pancras Old Church for her Album 'Live from Vintage TV' launch. Cup cakes included.
She is appearing next month with full band.

Had a nice chat with her mum too. Chris


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The sun shines on the righteous, or so they say. So, righteous or not, it shone for us at LRB today.
But not only did the sun shine, the music shone too despite the fact that Balsamo Deighton could not perform due to illness.
Steve and Rosalie were very disappointed to miss the last night of their UK tour and we would like to wish Rosalie Deighton a very speedy recovery.

Luckily Liv Austen with John on guitar were able to step into the breach at very short notice, traveling down from London after an afternoon gig.

We also enlisted Amy Westney to perform a short opening set for us where she told of her trips to Nashville and how she is getting ready to record her next disc there. Amy has been featured on BBC introducing as a voice of 2017 with her band FOX. She finished with a lovely rendition of her last single 'Numb'. Thank you Amy.



Amy Westney

Dahlia were next, this trio made up of Jess Roberts, Lisa Wright and Paris Georgia.
They opened with 'Jack Daniels' which set the tone nicely with audience hand clapping early on followed on by the aptly named 'Hell on Heels'......



What you have here are three powerful singers who's lead vocals ping from one to the other along with terrific harmonies that keep you enthralled and transfixed from the start. I especially enjoyed 'My Church' having heard it during soundcheck I knew it was going to be special in the show, and it was. Their set was over all too quickly and I know we will be hearing more from them in the future. A real talent to put on your 'Must See' list if you missed tonight.






Lyn and her team have triumphed again on the food front and as always the raffle provided some alternative entertainments for those lucky winners although there are no losers at LRB as just being in the room is win enough.

Kelly Sloan on her first LRB visit added to the growing number of Canadian artists we have come to know and enjoy. She was accompanied by Curtis Chaffey on Guitar.
They are touring the U.K. and Europe ending up in Italy but Kelly said that we at the LRB have set a high bar for hospitality and hopes all the gigs will be like this one. She lives in hope more than expectation.....
We had plenty of new songs including one about raccoons wrecking your house as they can do in Canada to a song about her love of older ways and things that we have lost over time. This led to some witty banter as a regular called out, if you like older things, you might like me....big laughs here....
That's the thing with live music, you never know what will happen next, it's just so much fun.
Kelly was very generously sponsored to do an album of covers by a fan and after considering the idea they decided to go with it but do the songs they really loved for the project released as 'Impressions' in 2017.
Luckily the sponsor was pleased with the result of their choices. So tonight we heard a few songs from the album, Donovan's hit Colours, Thirteen and the hauntingly beautiful 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow'.




With a day off tomorrow they asked for ideas on what to do in London as Curtis has never been. The LRB audience were happy to offer up suggestions for a great day out but this is how you get distracted from the job at hand when amongst friends. On with the Music.......
Kelly has a beautiful voice and I know people in the audience were moved by it. But all too soon we were enjoying the encore for another unforgettable performance. That was again, excellent.
So now, with a quick stage turnaround it's time for Liv Austen with John on guitar.
They opened with 'Part time sweetheart' and then we were treated to a bunch of new songs. As well as songs from her latest EP 'Who am I today'.



Liv told of how Hannah Rose Platt was regaling the reputation of LRB for hospitality and a great attentive audience and so was pleased to play here even though it was a last minute gig. "I'm happy to be here but wished the circumstances that led to it had been different."
She says, "I don't make life easy writing songs with too many high notes and no room to breathe." "I had Radio 2 airplay with an unfinished song 'Train of thought' promoting the C2C festival." Which she played for us tonight.
Also Liv has had a song written for her by Ben from the Shires called 'Over'. It was great to hear it played live.



Now with Liv also on acoustic guitar we enjoyed 'The Guts He Always Had' from her first EP 'Workin' Man's Dream' and then something more rocky where we were invited to imagine a full band as they played 'Detour'. But a great song is a great song with or without the full band. Wow, we are out of time already but we had to have an encore to round off the evening. That was a stunning night of music that everyone enjoyed. Even the two ladies who flew in from Sweden especially to see Balsamo Deighton. They are real music fans and they had a lovely time anyway despite the unfortunate cancellation.

The sound tonight was expertly controlled by Simon Allen at a standard we have come to expect from the professional he is.
But special thanks must go to Amy Westney and Liv Austen with John for stepping up to the plate at very short notice. Their selfless cooperation ensured a full night of great music for everyone to enjoy.

Photo credits must go to LRB regular Andy Sheard


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Abi Phillips is in Dahlia and not Lisa Wright. A typo too late for me to correct.

Added info I couldn't publish earlier.

Editor: Dahlia are also creating much interest within the industry. In the audience to watch Dahlia were two very high profile music industry persons. Neil Warnock, worldwide president and founder of UTA (United Talent Agency) with about the most impressive and diverse artist rosters that includes, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Meatloaf, Katie Melua, Status Quo…..and many more. Also Simon Porter, manager of Status Quo. Dahlia did just great under the scrutiny of such high profile musos not to mention the discerning LRB guests! We all wish them much success.

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Well if you follow all things Little Rabbit Barn, and why wouldn't you? You are going to love this.

Kelly Sloan playing a cover of 'Will you still love me to tomorrow' from Goffin/King

Just enjoyed the Carol King interview on BBC Radio 2


Kelly Sloan with Curtis Chaffey

It sounds excellent here and my new (to me) Manfroto Tripod hits the spot.

Chris


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Carter Sampson got a spin and great recommendation on Bob Harris Country BBC Radio Two tonight.
Coming next to The Little Rabbit Barn.

Carter Sampson on Roon


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After J had a major computer upgrade we now have two new videos from Liv Austen, Detour with Jon Wright on guitar.

Because of their unavoidable late arrival this was recorded without a full sound check so a lot of work had to be done to make sure the standard is up there as we like it.

The sound was amazing in the room on the night but we had no time to get recording levels where we would ideally like them. This stuff doesn't happen by accident...

Anyway, please enjoy ...


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Tonight we had an amazing night of music (again) at Little Rabbit Barn with Hannah White, Carter Sampson with B-J Baartmans on guitar and Danni Nichols with Max Milligan and a full band.



The Stage pre gig. Simon Allen our sound man had his work cut out.






A short review. Hannah White, just lovely and even played standing up with a broken leg. Not a very Rock 'n' roll injury though. She dropped a heavy pan on it.



Hannah White

Carter Sampson with B-J Baartmans on guitars. Sensational!!!
Carter is one of those artists that simply floors you live and B-J can make a Telecaster (and any other guitar for that matter) sing. Simply stunning!

After a slow breakfast Carter also spent the morning helping us take the barn down as well.
B-J ducked this bit but when you play as well as he does we can forgive him, A lovely man.
Carter Sampson had the honour of being the Only artist to mount her own plaque on the wall of fame. We are so proud!



Carter Sampson on the Wall of Fame.....

Danni Nichols with Max Milligan and full band. A showstopper! Danni took time away from her tour supporting Shakin' Stevan's to come play for us. This is healthily grounding after 20 dates in 'Shakey Land'.



Danni Nichols Band
That was a night of live music that will go down in the history books.



Danni Nichols and Carter Sampson after the show



B-J Baartmans warming up pre gig.


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A couple of videos are up from Carter Sampson and B-J Baartmans at our last LRB gig.

Highway Rider

and to close the show

Rattlesnake Kate

I hope you enjoy another little slice of LRB magic.

Chris


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Little Rabbit Barn friend Tallulah Rendall has a pledge campaign for her latest project.

Tallulah Rendall

To say she is unique is an understatement.

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Tonight was the night for some UK Country rock music at The Little Rabbit Barn with an American twist for what was, can you believe it, the 78th gig.



The twist? A debut appearance from The Flyin' A's who were introduced to us by Simon and Rebecca from The Rosellys who also opened the evening.
It was a year ago when Rebecca proposed this combination after we saw The Flyin' A's at The Golden Lion in Bristol with her, Simon and some of their band. "They are perfect for the LRB" she said at the time, and how right she was.



The Rosellys with The Flyin'A's

So, the evening began with The Rosellys playing the up tempo song Queensland Sky[/i] featuring some fine fiddle from Simon to get the LRB feet tapping. Ashfield 1784, another true story followed.
"It's nice to do an Acoustic set with just the two of us" they said, "which also means we get twice the money" remarked Simon to Rebecca's distain. He got 'the look', Laughs all around....
Rebecca told the story of how they met The Flyin' A's after a 1000 mile trip to a festival in America. 1000 Miles is the appropriate title to the next song.

As you can probably tell, Simon's dry humour shone all through this set.

"We have been 12 years as a couple and it's time I wrote some love songs. I'm happy in my relationship so I don't normally write them" says Rebecca, Holding on is the first result of this musical direction played tonight.

Rebecca plays Simons banjo for the next song. She bought this for Simon 10 years ago. "I've had it all these years but at least I've had the decency not to play it" Simon quips with perhaps a sense of irony.
Anyways it's a fine instrument in Rebecca's hands so if your feeling low, enjoy Dark Clouds or Blue Sky. Simon seemed happy enough to join in though with some nice harmonies and we enjoyed it too. "At least it's only the one song". More laughs....

Another new song about relationships prompted by The Rosellys Bass player's insistence on more material is Don't Pull Away. Rebecca's first attempt at something more commercial which Is not yet recorded on a CD. Simon agreed with us, "She has done a fine job here".
The Flyin A's , Stuart and Hilary, joined in for two tracks whilst Rebecca wore her 'Nashville hat' for Lyn.
Independent Lady, played For Hilary, was the first in this 'Mini Jam Session' with some fine acoustic lead guitar from Stuart Adamson which set the tone for what's to come.



The Flyin' A's

On the Porch was the last Fiddle driven number that got the audience clapping with Hilary. "Don't wander too far" she says "you'll be back on later to do more work, we all work hard to get here, don't we?" Say Hilary with a Texan twang before telling us of how they met Simon and Rebecca in San Antoine and of the 27 hours of fun and excitement to get here tonight from Austin Texas.
We were never going to miss this LRB gig Hilary told me later, this was our main focus. Such is the reputation of the Little Rabbit Barn amongst musicians.
I won't stop loving you was to first number from their new album YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY.
Hilary and Stuart come from families of farmers and ranchers from Minnesota and West Texas respectively, so the next song was about the troubles ordinary people here face holding on to their own land. This Dirt, which is also on the new album tells the story.
They were in a documentary film which was noticed by The Oakland A's baseball team who tried to take them on for the name. This song was dedicated to the lawyers fees. It Ain't Funny, "Too many days till the next round of money".

Little Miss Tumbleweed is dedicated to the first Tumbleweed Hilary saw coming for her as she drove her old Subaru Station Wagon in Texas. "They may look big, but they are easy".
Blood and Bone was next, a solo from Stuart also on the new album. This was a lovely 'Pin Drop' moment. Nice.
Time to up the tempo again with more blistering acoustic guitar solos from Stuart.

"My Mum asked, why don't you write love songs instead of songs about trucks and cheating etc?" Says Hilary, so here it is Weak and Wild. That was another lovely Pin Drop moment.
Roadwork Ahead was next bringing the pace up again and getting the LRB crowd clapping along. You come to the LRB and your part of the band.
Rebecca and Simon came back on stage for the last two numbers, Simon on fiddle too.
Crazy Heart and So Long became another Jam from the first album 'TILL THEY SHUT IT DOWN.
That's it then 9 o'clock and time for food. We were so glad we took a chance on The Flyin' A's they were and are great.

Lyn and her team triumph again with their feeding of the 5000. (It must seem like it for them)
Salmon or quiche tonight was the option with Strawberries and Meringue to follow. The raffle was drawn and it passed me by in a blur so back to the Music.
A big thanks to the Raffle Girls and all who donate prizes.

Fred's House; back after two years opened with a bang and it just never slowed down.
A real guitar and drum driven sound.
Never Gonna Love you, It's Sad But True and Shut up and Dance were for starters.



Griff and Vicky Fred's House

They thought they were asking too much for monitor adjustments after having a Salmon and all in hospitality. Paul wanted to wait for the football result before playing. Well, you can't have it all Paul, but we can do the monitors.
Fire was next followed by a song about depression I'm not saying from LOOKING GLASS In an ironic upbeat style.
A couple of new songs next as they are working on album three. "We need to try them out" says Vicky.
Can we just pretend should defiantly be on the next album as it is a great song and arrangement. I was watching my brothers reactions in the audience and I have never seen him move like that if that's any gauge on quality, and it is.



Fred's House, Paul on Drums is out of shot but we filmed him with my Go Pro.

After the release of the album FAULT LINES, Lachlan the guitarist left the band for a girl. They wrote California for a girl for him and sent it over. This touched him and caused him to return and as a punishment they make him play it now. It's great they have him back as his guitar sound is amazing and a big part of the chemistry of Fred's House.
Careless followed but Paul still hasn't seen the football results as he is too busy drumming.
Beautiful You next from BONNIE AND CLYDE brought more audience participation and Paul Richards singing at the end.... laughs... he kinda miked it.

Bonnie and Clyde from the album of the same name brought the tempo down for a while. That's a lovely song and it builds a pace and finishes with another pin drop moment.
Take a ride is next, "Are we Feelin' good, are we Feelin' sexy" calls Vicky, yes, the tempo is up again. That's what you come to expect from Fred's House.

A special request from Jonathan after hearing it at soundcheck was The Chain
This song is special to the LRB after The Frankie Davies Band covered it here. We knew Fred's House were up to it though.
Standing Next To Me and Ghost Town quickly followed with more clapping and foot stomping in the crowd.
"This Next song is about the Bad Boys, The Players, The Paul Richards of this world, look out ladies." Paul hid his blushes behind the drums.

"So Stuffed, So Hot and So Happy" says Vicky as she introduce the last number Another Universe with the 'Thank You's'.
"Can we come back every year?" She appeals. Well based on that performance, I'm not complaining.
Of course we had an encore which had people standing up and dancing whilst my nephew Mark Kyan (Can we name and shame him?) was dancing in the aisle with Hilary Adamson. He has some brilliant moves on him and the LRB have never seen anything like it, especially as he was dressed to kill. Once seen never forgotten.

Fred's House are a band who bring the party with them, you know your in for a good time.
If you missed this make it your business to see all of tonight's artists live, you won't be disappointed.
Tom Fairbairn controlled the Mackie Digital sound system tonight aided by Chris and it is thanks to these guys that the sound quality is so good.



This is the glamerous side of hosting Music. Jonathan and me washing up after the big take down. That saved £40 on paper plates.

Chris


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We have Christina Martin, Annie Keating and Nicole Silva coming next.

LRB gigs page

Here is some Annie Keating final rehearsal footage.

Annie Keating rehearsal video

Should be another amazing night.

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Here are some recent YouTube videos which sound great from recent LRB gigs.

The Flyin' A's

I won't stop loving you

Weak and Wild

This is just beautiful. Listen to the vocals.......

Then Rebecca Rosewell and Simon Kelly from The Rosellys

Queensland Sky

Asheville 1784

And one more from the incomparable Carter Sampson

Queen of Oklahoma

Telecaster fans will just love B-J Baartmans solo and overall playing here.

I hope you enjoy them, they are properly mixed so should not disappoint.


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If you have never seen Fred's House and how they can rock then here's a peek.

As it says on the back of the Ziggy Stardust album. Play Loud.......

This Little Boy

Can we just pretend

How's this for a gig.....



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Tonight we celebrated Lyns Birthday with some sensational music, great company, excellent food and perhaps a glass or two amongst friends.

Nicole Silva opened the evening with a 15 minute set of original songs accompanied by Adam Churchill on his Gretch guitar. She has a day job of presenting Keep It Country on Sky TV and has recently started to follow her dream of singing so this was a great experience for her to perform to such an attentive crowd.


Nicole Silva


Next up we enjoyed an old LRB friend Annie Keating with her trio. Scott Warman on double bass and Steve Mayone on guitars and mandolin. "I'm not so old" Annie quips.... laughs. 
Coney Island from the Album MAKE BELIEVING was the first song requested for Lyn on her birthday. I hope she heard it but she may have been out the back cooking at the time.... 
This brought back memories of the last time Annie played it here when accompanied by Trina Hamlin. You can still enjoy that performance on the LRB YouTube channel. A classic.


The Annie Keating Trio

Just for today From FOR KEEPS was the next song. Its about getting out of town and it just bowled along with Steve's Mandolin cutting through the lovely bass rhythm.

Cris on sound was gently teased before the next track One shot pony. Steve played a lovely Epiphone Semi Acoustic here. 
Now this Trio are really on form, Annie doing her moves and getting to her knees at the end. "My daughter always worries when I do that move" she says, "perhaps you're too old?" More laughs; this time of understanding from our more senior attendees. "It's a fair concern, it really is".



Annie Keating

The next song was about learning how to play guitar, the feeling of possibility, the doors are open when you're young and anything seems possible. Its called Belmont from the Album of the same name. Steve is on acoustic guitar this time. 

For the taking, the opening track on the Album BELMONT is about being in the moment you're in. Something listening to or playing music forces upon you. "This time won't come again, this time is for the taking". Is the thought provoking lyric.

Storm warning from FOR KEEPS finds Steve back on Electric Guitar and some lovely slide playing. "This needs no explanation, it's about being caught in a storm" says Annie.

Now we had to have an audience vote; do we want Steve on Electric guitar or Mandolin? 
Mandolin got the vote by a whisker and Sunny Dirt Road is the song taken from MAKE BELIEVING. The recent hot weather has made this very appropriate with its lazy sunny days. "Leave all our cares behind, no telling what we may find, down this sunny dirt road". Another great lyric from Annie Keating.



Steve Mayone

Valentine from BELMONT was next. It's a love song. 
We enjoyed lovely harmonies from Steve and Scott throughout this set as well as their great playing. There is something magical about the sight and sound of a well played double bass in the room.



Scott Warman

On the road by 10 was played for Terry Goldsmith. "After gigs it seems like we are always on the road by 10 no matter what, I don't know why?" Says Annie. It's a song written out of experience.
"Out until dawn, on the road by 10" is a part of the lyric that says it all. Isn't it great when music is about something interesting?

After few thank you's from Annie she says "Now you get to sing along" before Steve took over and shamelessly plugged the CD's for sale with a threatening New York Mafia accent. ... Big laughs
This song is called Lucky from TRICK STAR "because I feel lucky to be here".

Trouble is a digital download release alongside the TRICK STAR Album. This gave us a chance to join in with some finger snapping with Scott. "Some songs come along slowly but this one came quickly in about an hour" says Annie. More great slide guitar from Steve

"This next song You Bring The Sun is about that feeling when somebody turns a light on inside you and it's a singalong" Annie explains.
Well the LRB crowd didn't disappoint with this great tune from TRICK STAR Annie Keating's latest release. 
To finish we had a classic John Prine tune Angel From Montgomery. What a way to end an unforgettable set. Perfect! That was just as good as it gets folks.

The food break passed me in a blur but the taste lingered. It was just what we all needed with time for people to reflect on the great performance we have just enjoyed and to anticipate what's to come. 
Lyn, even on her birthday, managed to excel. The boys at the bar were kept very busy too. No raffle prize for me again though.

You have got to be good to follow that Annie Keating set with any confidence, although we knew from past experience that Christina Martin and her band were more than up to the task. 



Christina Martin Band

I've got a gun was the terrific opener. Track three from the IT'LL BE ALRIGHT Album.
Christina on Guitar and Vocals, Dale Murray on Guitars and wow, he can make them sing. With a solid backline of Callum Williams On Bass and Justin Johnson on Drums. 

With a little more vocal monitor It'll be Alright was next from the Album of the same name.

Christina tells us of the three Psychic's she met whose readings were spot on with her early life experience that inspired this song, You don't have to leave tonight. Another from the IT'LL BE ALRIGHT Album.

"Are you ready?" she asks "I'm alright too, thanks for asking".... laughs 
"It's really nice to be invited back. 'Fantabulous', that is a real word?" Yes it is, we all agreed. 



Christina Martin

Tales from the Psychic's continued, predicting great things and in 9 months she will fall for a baby boy. "Vasectomy" quipped her husband Dale..... more laughs.
They played a new song next, When the dark meets the light. Brilliant.

"The next one is a love song for a place. As touring musicians we travel a lot, we meet cool people but we have to move on. The good news is we come around and meet them again". 

So this is a song for Amsterdam, a place she has been to but never had the chance to stay in, Christina tells us. It was dedicated to James in the audience who has stayed there. She wanted someone to sing it to. Puppet Museum  more from IT'll BE ALRIGHT.

Christina puts her guitar down to play a striking red tambourine as she sings You Ran From Me. 
The IT'LL BE ALRIGHT Album has been very well represented and so it should be, it's a great album too. She certainly made Cris and Chris on sound work tonight.

The next number was Things you can't tell by looking her way, a song written for her mother to honour her and all she has been through. She hopes we all get to meet her someday. 

Now we said goodbye to Callum on bass and Justin on drums although he couldn't get out from his kit, for a couple of songs with Christina on acoustic guitar. 
More chat about the baby idea as they tuned, Dale was not impressed ...  we also heard of her early experiences in Austin which inspired the next song.
Once the drum and vocal monitors were turned off to stop feedback we were ready for Marina from the SLEEPING WITH A STRANGER Album. Dale sang great harmonies along with showing what a Deusenberg  guitar can do. Magic.



Dale Murray

Many artists comment on how polite the LRB audience can be, it seems to come as a surprise that people pay attention to the performance but they appreciate it. This is part of what makes them want to come back. 
Take Me Back In A Dream is from IT'LL BE ALRIGHT and was next. They made a music video of it and Christina wants us to watch it and see if we can spot her Nipple in it..... laughs

The new video she is making was grant funded but she freely admits it's not very good and also quite expensive. 
Things have gone too far and It has to be finished for the grant. An expensive mistake. Maybe the other Nipple will be in the new video. "While they are fresh and young I'd like people to see them" she said to big laughs.

Now Annie Keating was invited on stage with Scott Warman and Steve Mayone to join the band. 
A new band name is Called for here, 'Christina Martin and descending order'. 
Scott and Annie were tall on one end, Dale and Steve? not so tall. 



The Decending Order Supergroup

They chatted on how Annie met her band and hit it off for three or four shows. Then the thought, why not thirty or forty? "We hoped we would like each other" said Annie. 

This was my kinda supergroup, it was great to see so many wonderful musicians  on the LRB stage. Fine For A While was the song.

Time for the thank you's. Intros and a Happy Birthday to Lyn. 
"Thanks for inviting us to your home, we destroyed the green room though".

Justin Johnson on Drums from Seattle, Nashville and now here has been a role model Christina told us. She only met him this week and was impressed by him and his abilities. 

Callum Williams from Liverpool on bass is super pro. So talented, young, single, and hot 23 year old. She tells us. You can meet him later he has no age limits. More big laughs. 

His special nickname is Backseat and we won't ask how he acquired it.

She thanked Dale for taking his life in his hands with the driving over here amongst other things like playing great music.

Sleeping with a Stranger was next from the Album of the same name.

Jonathan pre-empted an encore call by getting his thank you's in early so we could fit in two more songs before the 11 o'clock curfew.

The last song Lungs are Burning is the new single and a fine way to finish what was a magnificent set.

The release of the new album LUNGS ARE BURNING was delayed due to a health issue but based on this performance I for one can't wait to hear it.

We have become accustomed to enjoying a fine sound which allows all the artists to shine. So for newcomers to the position of sound engineer this can be quite a challenge. On sound tonight we had Cris and Chris who did a fine job of maintaining the standards.

All pictures but the last one courtesy of Andy Sheard, a regular LRB supporter. The last pic was by me.


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It's just been announced that two Little Rabbit Barn Favourites are performing at Americanafest in Nashville Tennessee, September. So if anyone is going, say hi and see what is so special about them.

Don Gallardo is also playing.

Carter Sampson

Danni Nicholls

Full Line up


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Tonight ‘We Are All Fossils’ opened with local based singer-songwriter Jakob Deist playing a short 30 minutes solo set. This is Jacob’s third appearance at LRB, twice before supporting the wonderful Red Sky July.
WAAF played new previously unreleased material. With a rich and gently reverberating voice and accomplished guitar playing reminiscent of Ben Glover who headlined LRB in March this year. Seems like a long time ago now.
He tells the audience WAAF are at the ‘back end’ of finishing a new album so this was a great opportunity to road test the new songs solo.
Also a confession to being a shy person…not that you would tell…and pleased a gig at my nephew’s wedding led to tonight’s appearance.
For the final song we had a choice of something upbeat or a slower? Everyone chose upbeat and it was a fine way to finish.



Look out for more from ‘We Are All Fossils’ in the future, I know I will.

Again, thanks to Simon Allen for the big sound.

Following a quick stage reset there was a return for Belle Roscoe from Melbourne Australia, although now they are acclimatising to living full time in the UK.
Brother and sister duo Mathew and Julia Gurry with Jeremy Badcock on electric guitar and BVs. Opening with Gun To My Head from their fine BOOM BOOM album.

After last year they had a score to settle as Julia lost her voice for the first time ever whilst on stage. “That was our best show according to the reviews” quips Matty to great laughs and a look from Julia.
Next up Side Stepping track two on BOOM BOOM (a signed copy of which is in my collection).
Belle Roscoe usually play as a five-piece band and they have a video of Known Better, the next song, online, filmed and recorded by Yamaha as they have been endorsed by Yamaha guitars.
Matty admitted that we are not missing that big line up so much at LRB as the sound here is so good. Flattery indeed….. Track seven on BOOM BOOM Check out the link and listen for yourselves.  Belle Roscoe, Yamaha Guitars



If you have missed Belle Roscoe, (Where have you been?) they are a very percussive band in trio line up, with Julia on drum and tambourine to accompany Matty’s stomp box and occasional guitar taps.
Julia’s turn to sing now; Bad Man written, so we are told, after experimenting with French men. “I can tell you now, don’t bother” she advised the girls in the room, to more laughs. On the positive side, they got a great song and a T shirt slogan from her experience.
“Being a musician is the best job in the world we only pretend to be unhappy” quips Matty, referring to all these songs about heartbreak.
Julia is recently single and said, “I would rather pimp myself off than have Matthew do it”. More big laughs….
This next song Heart Crash is a song they are trying to record and have never quite settled on how to really finalise it, so tonight was a chance to try an acoustic version.
I remember it from last year, it’s a great song and I loved it tonight!
Last year they supported Anne McCue and messed with her by doing her Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young cover of Southern Man. So, to retaliate, she decided not to do it at all.
Tonight though, they did another one, Ohio. “We only do this here” says Matty.  If that’s true, that’s a real honour. (From the 1974 SO FAR Album by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young).
The love hate relationship with overhead beam remains as it does with all taller artists…over 7 ‘ “but it’s somewhere to stash your water bottle as well as smash your head” says Matty.
Next, “Our Woodstock song,” “it’s what we would play if we were taken back there.
A homage to the great acts of the day, written with Janis Joplin in mind”, Sorry.Track eight on BOOM BOOM.
Wow that was lovely with some fine electric guitar solos from Jeremy and Julia in great voice. Jeremy was relentlessly teased about his surname at this point in the show, you had to be there though and another reason not to miss an LRB gig.
(This is the point you scroll back to the top to check)
Let Me Cut In was next. More up-tempo rhythmic loveliness with Julia on tambourine, track 10 on BOOM BOOM.
If you’ve read this far you may take the hint to buy the BOOM BOOM album if you haven’t already done so.
And so, we come to the last number, after a choice again we voted for a big one to finish on.
A song about their family who are from a small country town near Melbourne.
Their uncle Jimmy borrowed money from the wrong people and when things went wrong, the uncles had to run the loan sharks out of town.
The story never made big headlines like they thought it may so they wrote a song about it. Come Back Jimmy for uncle Jim from their 2009 Album. This saw a standing ovation as they promised to return with a full band next time.
“Score settled! Nailed!”… Announced J before Lyn’s legendary food break. A chance for everyone to mingle, chat and flirt with the raffle whilst the stage was re set for Katy Hurt.
Those prizes looked good tonight too. It was great also to see a younger member of the audience have her new Belle Roscoe T Shirt signed by the Matty and Julia as she was wearing it. That shirt is destined never to be washed…




‘Bon Jovi’s anthemic  hooks meets Dolly Parton’s tenderness’ was not overstating the case with the introduction of the Katy Hurt Band as we were to quickly find out.
Unfinished Business with the deceiving a capello opening nearly blew the roof of the barn.



This was a slick performance without a break between the first two songs, driving rhythms, sassy vocals and a great look were the order of the evening. They have studied and mastered the art of stage craft to great effect. The ‘see through’ drum kit Steve Mathews played sounded and looked great on its first outing with the band.
What’s a Girl Gotta do? was next, a catchy little number. “Wow, that was energetic I’m tired out already.” Joked Katy
The next song, Cheap from the PIECES OF ME album, track 7 and another catchy number with a fine guitar solo from Gab Zsapka
The next song started as Fragile  a gentle song, but things change. It’s now called I’d Rather Be (A Bitch). A much stronger song declaring independence, that’s for sure. A meaner newer song that gets your foot tapping.
The next song was Small Town after Katy’s home town Windlesham, and a little more country inspired. It ain’t like the idyllic small towns you hear about in American country music. It’s too small for that. Good song.
Katy got to introduce the band now, Steve on Drums, Ace on Base and Gab on Guitar before they played a gentler sad song, I don’t want to love you. This revealed the softer but still powerful side to Katy’s voice bringing the tempo down. A pin drop moment at the end here.
Katy complains she has too much hair for this heat, “not sure how Gab feels, Steve evens it out”, laughs… It was a hot night with more than the music though…
Time to lift the mood with Growing Up another strong song with a Country feel Katy playing her beautiful white Gretch guitar. (A present from the band, she told me later).
We are encouraged to dance for Old School , not that there is much room for dancing at LRB although it has been done…. Katy this time playing tambourine and shaker.
Laughs from the crowd as the song I Just Wanted A Drink was announced. This had a great slow funky feel Steve’s drums sounded particularly good here.


Steve Mathews Tucked up the corner

“Time to slow down again, give the guys a break” Katy tells the band.
Seasons is about when you can’t make up your mind. You vacillate between good and bad decisions. ‘I go round and around and around just like seasons’, is the lyric. This was lovely with just a gentle guitar backing from Gab. Another Pin Drop moment.
Before the ice melts  lifts the tempo again, Katy with her Gretch semi acoustic again.
The applause seemed to start at the back and work forward, very unusual.
Ride Home, track one from PIECES OF ME was next. Another song that builds and builds to finish softly after a storming guitar break, or does it? Such are the twists and turns…
Now for the last number and thanks all around. Unfinished Business. A gentle song to bring us all softly down from what was a spectacular performance full of light and shade.
This band regularly fills much larger venues and festival stages but the roof of LRB just managed to contain them.


All in all, that was a special night of live music only confirmed by some of the lovely feedback received on social media.
Well, we couldn’t leave it there could we? We had to have an encore. Fire, track five from PIECES OF ME.
Katy can really belt this bluesy number out with final flourish from Gab and his guitar and the tight rhythm section of Steve and Ace which completed a brilliant night.

Main pics courtesy of Andy Sheard.


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It was great to hear Elles Bailey on BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Blues show tonight.
She is playing our end of season gig in October.

Anyway, here is what artists do when they get a radio break. Share in the joy.

Elles Bailey and her dog.


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We made a trip to Scala, Kings Cross London to see Danny and the champions of the world play. Bloody Brilliant!
The Little Rabbit Barn link is Thomas Collison who played for us with Don Gallardo and Hannah Rose Platt was playing keyboards, Hannah was in the front row. It was great to catch up with them briefly.
Some videos from our last gig are up to enjoy.

Katy Hurt

Belle Roscoe

We are all Fossils

The audio mix is great, enjoy......


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Putting on an LRB gig does not happen sometimes without a fair amount of unforeseen complications, to put it mildly!
Today we had uncertainties with the weather, a printer that wouldn't print and a speaker that failed a couple of hours prior to soundcheck.

On a positive note, the weather held out much better than expected, the printing was sorted and new speakers were acquired just in time!

As the old saying goes, 'The show must go on', and so with Lenny and a debut of the new Roland RD-64 house keyboard we opened our first true LRB triple headline artist show.

Lenny, playing songs from her new album HEARTS and accompanied by Andrew on acoustic guitar opened with Standing at the corner of your heart. Track three from HEARTS where you could see that she was loving the experience of playing live by her relaxed and confident attitude, introducing the songs and the stories behind them.



Bones, Lover (mixed with the theme from Ed Sheeran’sThe Shape of You) and You are my everything, a song she wrote age 12 followed.
Lenny tells us she learned to play piano from the age of 4 with classical music. She then played covers to learn song structure before writing her own songs.

Faster than sound was written having learned about the years of oppression in the Czech Republic under Russian rule from her grandmother. This was another solo on the new piano.
She covered I’ve Got The Music in Me showing just how good the ROLAND RD-64 is in the hands of a great player. ‘Have you got the music in you’ She asked the Little Rabbit Barn audience? Of course we have...

Letter to you was next as requested, remembering good times playing the Cornbury music festival. Andrew is back with guitar now.



After releasing her first single Oh My Love and hearing it on the radio, Lenny described the wonderful feeling of ‘getting my music to the people’ before playing this for us.

The new album HEARTS is like a new baby she tells us. Being stuck in the studio recording through the hottest summers days is worth it.



Ghosts, track 10 was next. We didn’t get the confetti pyrotechnics they use with the full band show at the end of that song at festivals, and wondered if J had considered this for the LRB? Not if I have to sweep it up, he won’t... haha.

The title track from the Album HEARTS is in honour of those we have lost on the way.

Pertinent with the recent loss of Tom Petty and other recent tragedies besides our own personal heartaches.

At festivals people wave lights and torches she tells us, and admits it often makes her shed a tear. Holding the mic free and with Andrew on guitar we are treated to a wonderful rendition of this.

It’s a shame she forgot to bring her latest CD’s with her but having heard HEARTS I can thoroughly recommend it.



Ironically, the last song is called Hell.o yes that’s how it’s spelt on the album.

Such a shame we did not have time for an encore, but on such a tight schedule it would not have been possible.

If you haven’t seen Lenny live, she needs to be at the top of your list, as watching this performance back as I write is only serving to remind me what a special performer Lenny is and how privileged we were to host her along with Andrew on this special night.

After a quick stage turnaround, the second headline artist tonight and four years since her last appearance at LRB is Jess Klein.

LEARNING FAITH is the latest of eight albums from Jess Klein that I found on Tidal.

Jess opened solo on guitar with Travelling Woman
Terry requested the next song Riverview from the album BEHIND A VEIL from 2013



Jess tells us she got Married a year and a half go and she is going to bring him up on stage to play soon, not just to show him off. He is a musician, laughs here......
My own beating heart is the tale of her thoughts leading up to the decision to get married.

Mike June now comes to the stage to share the bill and his first number impressed from the start. I ain’t never going back to St Antoine a lovely slow ballad where Jess joined on backing vocals beautifully. That was nice!



The next song was written before the recent political changes in the USA but seems appropriate. “Make America Great Again for who”? That’s the question says Mike. Jess again on backing vocals for Cotton-fields from POOR MAN’S BIBLE.

Mike tells of their travels around the world playing in places large and small and advises that although things may seem bad as portrayed through the media most people out there are great and the current insanity is temporary.

It was a shame the new album is stuck in customs but Alright is the song and you can find it on streaming services.

At this point we had a departure from the norm with Jess reading a poem inspired by the desecration of her grandmothers grave. Chicken Soup
She learned about this on international women’s day and felt this reading was the best positive response to those who act from ignorance.
This was a very moving moment for her and us that was followed by Shonalee from the STRAWBERRY LOVER album with Mike dune playing some lovely delicate solo accompaniment.
That was the sort of special pin drop moment that makes all the work putting these gigs on worthwhile.



Little White Dove closed the set without time for an encore again to raptures of applause well deserved.

You only get these experiences at live gigs which is what makes these occasions so special.


Time for food and the raffle which always seems to have interesting and imaginative prizes courtesy of Lyn.
This was the time for a major stage refit whilst people enjoyed the excellent food.
Apologies if you were stuck in the loo queue as our next act started.

With a complete change of mood we welcomed Kara Grainger with her UK touring band John Cox, Bass Guitar. John Glassop, Keyboards and Pat Levett, Drums to the stage to play some blues. Kara played acoustic slide and a Gibson Gold Top through the show.

The support band ditched Tom Jones to be here joked J on the introduction, to big laughs..



Opening with the first blues song she ever wrote followed by I’m Holding on from L.A. BLUES. Kara showed her talents to play and sing.
Voodoo Woman next with the Gold Top for a more Funky feel and a bit of Wah Wah pedal, this was a real foot tapper.



John Glassop played some amazing organ solos here and throughout the set.



I Dreamed I was the Devil was next, a song Kara’s friend wrote about pulling off a heist; getting away with it and driving into the dessert. More Wah Wah pedal on the solo.
After asking; Kara found that people came from far and wide for this gig. This is only her second UK tour so she doesn’t know the geography well. She chatted with the audience about Lowestoft, Seal watching and Pebble Dash housing during a tune up. The UK must seem a strange place to her....

They launched into the classic Dust My Broom now. I knew this would sound good having heard it at the soundcheck. Very reminiscent of the Peter Green/Jeremy Spencer 60’s Fleetwood Mac sound. There is a band who would have totally rocked the LRB! In my dreams... lol
More lovely slide guitar to introduce C’mon into my Kitchen. Again from L.A. BLUES.

The band appreciated being well looked after at the cosy Little Rabbit Barn before playing Lost in you. A song with a strong John Mayer feel to it. Track 3 from the SHIVER AND SIGH album, and a beautiful warm solo on the Gold Top.

Stan ‘the man’ brought water to the stage at this point. His moment of stardom before a brand new song, the LRB being only the second audience to hear it. I can’t seem to let you go.
For those that don’t know, Stan is in charge of guest lists and merchandise, a valuable member of the LRB team

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Time for a little J.J. Cale as we approach curfew I’ll make love to you anytime from the J.J. CALE 5 album 1979. Working my way back home followed as Kara introduced the band with the relative solo’s from each member. That brought on a huge applause from the audience with just enough time for thank you and an encore before our ‘Witching Hour’ of 11pm.

Wow! It’s just all over so quickly but time flies when your having fun.

All Pics Andy Sheard.


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#269192 - 2017-10-23 06:36 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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We were so pleased with Lenny when she played for us at LRB as you can probably tell from my review above.
So now I am proud to share the video with you all, featuring the new House Piano purchased especially for the occasion.

Turn it up, share and enjoy, from the Czech Republic 🇨🇿 Lenny, Letter to You

Lenny with Bones

Chris
In the background you will see Kara Grainger’s Gibson Les Paul Gold Top. More of which in a future video.



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We have had a hectic week at LRB with our last showcase gig of the year but somehow J has managed to get this video of Kara Grainger and her UK touring band mixed and edited.

I have to say I’m very proud of it, it sounds great and looks great.

Kara Grainger, Lost in you, Live...

Turn it up and enjoy... Chris


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Hi Chris
Re the above link and your text, surely the guitar Kara is playing is a Gibson Gold (Les Paul) not a Fender. It sounds great all the same.
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#269475 - 2017-10-31 17:39 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: Hector]
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You spotted the deliberate mistake; only the gods are perfect (of which you are one). It’s a great way to see who reads this stuff lol..... Chris


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This is it! The last gig of 2017 and what a showcase of talent. Two artists we know well at LRB, Angel Snow and Sean Taylor, with one new one, Elles Bailey (although we have seen her play three times this year already).

The weather for October could not have been better, which makes all the difference for setting up the show as much as for the lucky guests here to enjoy it. Oh, and how they were going to enjoy what was our fastest selling and most anticipated gig of the year. That is really saying something when you look back over the amazing shows we have already enjoyed.

Early doors tonight to fit it all in and first up was Angel Snow.



To the strains of Chris Rea over the PA Angel took to the stage as J introduced the show promising that “We will be back in the new year”.

Mike Blackmore from the New Town Tavern sponsored this performance and we are very grateful that he was willing and able to do so. Thank you again Mike!

Angel’s new album MAGNETIC unfortunately had been held in customs, something that I believe also happened on her last visit, but she did take orders. Currently I am streaming it on Tidal but can’t wait to receive my signed hard copy.

Coal and Water opened the set from the 2010 album FORTUNE TELLERS with delicate arpeggios played on her beautiful sounding Gibson Acoustic Guitar.
Angel tells us that she wrote this in 2006 during a period of transition in her life, not knowing who to trust.

Magnetic was next, the title track from her new album. Angel’s haunting voice just floated through the Barn for this song, backed with a delicate strum of the Gibson.

She has just released an other worldly video for this. Angel Snow, Magnetic check it out.

Next, she plays the TAYLOR electric guitar that Joe Wilkins from Elles Bailey’s band helped her get set up before the show. I need you, Track 3 from MAGNETIC. Another haunting melody.
At this point we started to hear fire works from some distance away as Angel swapped back to the Gibson for the rest of the set.
Angel first played electric guitar live on stage at the LRB last time she was here and against the advice of her brother. Her ‘Dylan moment’ but nobody objected then and now.
A new song Let you down that Angel wrote this year was next. Track 2 on MAGNETIC.

Medium followed, written from her growing fascination with people who profess to get in touch with the dead, and if it’s not true are prepared to lie to people. Track 5 on MAGNETIC.

The fireworks finally came to Angels attention. She thought it was a storm. This led to a quick audience lesson on Guy Fawkes, someone they don’t know much about in the USA.

So now it’s Secret from 2015, “We all have them, don’t we?” She asks. An alternative mix is track 8 on MAGNETIC.

This next song was written for her aunt who passed away and always makes her feel emotional when playing it. Allison Krause covered this as well on the deluxe edition of PAPER AEROPLANE, These Days.

A few thank you’s before the final song which is the closing track on MAGNETIC, Vienna.
Quality is the only way I can describe Angel Snow with her lyrically profound songs sung with a beautiful voice and gentle guitar. “So good, So Lovely” pronounced J.

A quick stage turnaround and now we have a real WILDFIRE, announced J, as Elles Bailey took to the stage with her great band of Mathew Jones on Drums, Joe Williams on Guitar and Zak Ranyard on bass, changing the mood completely.



You know its party time as Elles Bailey struts her stuff to Same Flame, and you can see that she is so pleased to be here.
Barrel of your gun Track 4 from WILDFIRE is next. Joe Williams played some amazing lead guitar solos here and throughout the set.

Now Elles takes to the piano squashed into the corner of the stage as she tells of how she was going to quit doing music a couple of years ago. It was during that time that she wrote What if I. Her most personal song on the new Album, track 3.
I’m getting goosebumps watching it back to write this review.

A song about heartbreak is next. Times a Healer, “really?” asks Elles. A bonus track on WILDFIRE.
Some lovely acoustic slide guitar from Joe as Elles just remembers to get back to the piano in time. laughs as she confesses this....

Waiting game, from THE ELBERTON SESSIONS EP, a disc she is justifiably proud of, is next. A song about being locked up whilst innocent. Fantastic!
Elles puts every thing into performing these songs.



She tells of writing with fellow Bristolian Roger Cook in Nashville. Roger is a friend of John Prine which turns out to be as good an excuse as any to sing Angel from Montgomery.

Elles tells of her visit to Muscle Shoals and the rock and roll history surrounding the area. How musicians came together during the segregation era to create that Muscle Shoals sound.
Musically, this time was a Perfect Storm, track 5 from WILDFIRE. Appreciation for Zac Ranyard on the bass here.

Jacket off now, it’s getting warm up there on stage as we applaud and thank the great band.
Shackles of love next, written with Roger Cook and Bobby Wood. Track 8 on WILDFIRE with more amazing guitar from Joe Wilkins.

Elles tells the story of how she first tentatively approached LRB to play in 2015 only to be told we would have to check her out live first. But after all this time she has finally made a dream come true. (She asked us if she could come back again at the sound check and she hadn’t even played yet. Lyn’s warmth and hospitality had won her over already)
We have the T Shirt and now we have the song, Howlin’ Wolfe as she gets down low on the stage with the LRB crowd clapping along to a bass solo from Zac Ranyard followed by another great slide break from Joe Wilkins

The last number already? ‘ahhhhh’.

WILDFIRE, written with Joe Wilkins. A haunting slide guitar intro from his Fender Jaguar opens this number and fills the middle section. Guitarists and Guitar fans; you’ll love this guy!

We had to have an encore, Elles sitting at the piano where I can keep her in the lens, lol
Girl Who Owned The Blues. A song Elles wrote in tribute to the troubled and short life of Janis Joplin.

This lady is a nightmare to film but I wouldn’t have it any other way as she struts the stage giving her all to the music! You just have to experience Elles Bailey and her great band live. (The CD’s are great too)
This was performance that is now etched into the fabric of the Little Rabbit Barn. Truly amazing and well worth the standing ovation offered as the band took a theatrical bow.

Time for the break and a major stage re fit as we all enjoyed a Chicken Curry followed by Cheesecake desert. Well done Lyn and the team, you triumph again!

The raffle was called and we won the new LRB logo’d Tote bag. These are available at a very reasonable fee along with ladies and gents T Shirts. A perfect gift for the live music starved bunny in your life over Christmas.

The Sean Taylor Trio are probably the only band who could have followed Elles Bailey but we started with just Sean and his interpretation of Heartbreak Hotel. “I didn’t write that, I have to tell you for legal reasons”. Laughs, his dry intelligent humour comes over from the start.
A Good Place To Die followed, track 2 from FLOOD & BURN



Sean tells of how he tours for two year periods then goes to Austin Texas to record an album. He relates all the great blues players from Texas ...... and Beyoncé. He was playing a small stage at Glastonbury whilst she was playing the main stage. He couldn’t get her to turn it down either. This leads nicely to Texas Boogie by way of the Little Rabbit Barn. A tribute to all those Texas Blues players. “I came all the way to The Little Rabbit Barn to sing the blues”, sings Sean to ‘whoops’ from the crowd.

Mike Seal, Sean’s old boss joins Sean on stage with his double bass. Mike allowed Sean off work early one day to see a Blues band. The next day when he saw Sean, Sean told him that he had had an epiphany and was going to be a Blues Singer.
Mike Joining Sean on this tour brings the story nicely full circle.

“Would you like to sing a bit?” asks Sean as Mike settles down. Of course we do... Troubadour Track 4 from FLOOD & BURN had the LRB in fine voice. Marvellous! These guys are enjoying themselves here.

Sean introduces from Italy via Willsdon Green; Emanuel Marcetti on percussion.
Then London, Track 4 from CHASE THE NIGHT, was sung for all those involved in recent tragedies and that are no longer with us.

Bad Light, Track 2 from THE ONLY GOOD ADDICTION IS LOVE followed.

“This next song is known as the optimists Blues for anyone who has had a bad day” says Sean as they settle on the slow delicate groove of Life Goes On. Wow Emanuel really adds some atmosphere to things.

The cruelty of man is next. A tribute to Simon Cowell perhaps; laughs....
“Someone gave me a Jazz chord book with about 600 songs, and chords that only an octopus can play. I took six chords which is more than enough for an album”. Says Sean to laughs as we enjoyed this smooth jazzy number.

Now we have some alternative tuning, DADGAD and a potted history of its invention to harmonise with African musicians, and of the great players who adopted and used it.
Hold on Track 2 from WALK WITH ME was next in this tuning.

“We are contractually obliged to play one love song, I should release kittens into the audience”, says Sean to more big laughs.
Sean tells of how his touring life seems like a perpetual train journey and If the trains are late in the UK they send busses. In France however, they send lunch! Far more civilised.
It’s always great to hear these tales and observations from the road.

“This song is for every woman” says Sean as they launch into a beautiful version of Perfect Candlelight. Track 1 from WALK WITH ME.

So Fine was next. Track 3 from CHASE THE NIGHT, inspired by his early days playing Hard House raves from 3 in the morning.

Sean payed a genuine tribute to the earlier acts before inviting us to sing again to Skip James. First we had the history of Skip to put things into perspective before Hard Time Killing Floor Blues and getting the now willing LRB crowd to sing along. I’ve said this before, but if you come to the LRB, you’re in the band!

The last song was from his favourite song writer Tom Waits. Who said “I like beautiful Melodies telling me terrible things”. Taken from ‘The Wire’ TV show, Way Down In The Hole.
A few more thank you’s especially to Tom Fairbairn on sound leads us to a Football Song. Sean tells how he was on Liverpool FC TV playing a psychedelic version of you’ll Never Walk Alone a lovely way to bring an incredible evening to an end.


It’s difficult to convey the atmosphere and quality of an LRB gig in a few words like this, especially from three artist with such varied styles but all at the top of their game. I really hope this blog along with the videos, when they come, will help spark some memories taking you back again into the music.

P.S. I would put the Track names in italics as they were before pasting here but it’s just too much work


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Edited by ChrisLayerUK; 2017-11-01 08:02. Edit Reason: P.S. link sorted. Grammar
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#269500 - 2017-11-01 19:59 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Kudos to you for your enthusiastic write ups. Wish i lived nearby to pop in and to enjoy thes music events.

Cheers!


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#269501 - 2017-11-02 07:21 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: JaapJan]
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Thanks for that, you would be more than welcome. Chris


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#269523 - 2017-11-06 20:49 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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To celebrate the return of the new super fast HH site I will share something beautiful....

Jess Klein with Mike June; Shonalee

Enjoy a pindrop moment at LRB


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#269530 - 2017-11-06 22:31 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Chris -that is fantastic. Was the audio taken from the camera mic or did you use something else. The video quality is amazing too!

Cheers
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#269546 - 2017-11-07 07:24 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: GMT]
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Thanks Tom I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. Jess was and is very special.
The audio is recorded from the Mackie sound system in 24/48 and Jonathan mixes it later. It is down sampled to CD quality for the release. He goes to a lot of trouble to do it well.

The sound engineer, in this case Simon Allen, has good levels for the recording as well as the show as he knows we record everything for the archive. You never know what will be important one day.

For the video, in this case I have two Canon Legria G25’s at the front. One set to wide and one for close ups. David has a cheaper Canon right of stage here and again Jonathan mixes the video to his taste.

I use a GO Pro on the light rig above the drums for bigger bands. We have had success with a side camera above the Keyboards recently also. The biggest issue is light (and no budget!) Lighting for the show and a camera, the spots have a narrow beam which is fine if the artists stay still and don’t wear hats..... This is a real first world problem when I get the best seat in the house for this.
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#269728 - 2017-11-11 18:11 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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We have two new videos of the beautiful sounding Angel Snow opening our 2017 end of year Triple headliner spectacular.

These Days

Vienna

I’m going to add Elles Bailey opening her set as she stormed the LRB stage.

Same Flame Turn it up to 11 and enjoy.

Enjoy, Chris


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#270842 - 2017-12-18 15:00 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Here is wishing you all a very happy Christmas. A little Guitar Porn included.....



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#271296 - 2017-12-31 15:05 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2017 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Here is my 2017 passing shot.
Sean Taylor with Mike Seal Bass and Emanuel Marcetti on Percussion closing the LRB 2017 season.

Troubadour

Hold On


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We have just seen the review from FATEA Magazine of our close of year show at LRB.
It been late due to illness.
The review focuses on Sean Taylor but we are pleased with the result. It’s nice to see how others see us.

Sean Taylor LRB Review FATEA Magazine

It all starts again on Feb 24th. The LYNNeS

LYNNeS Album Review


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