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#272618 - 2018-02-02 19:40 Little Rabbit Barn 2018
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I know people can’t get to The Little Rabbit Barn, but you can get to our artists.

This is The LYNNeS Tour

Check them out if you can.


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#273721 - 2018-02-25 08:25 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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I could put loads of pics up from the show with The LYNNeS Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. But this sums up what you get at a gig that your Hi Fi cannot resolve.
Two world class performers really enjoying themselves, unplugged and wandering around dangerously singing and playing.
It’s only rock n roll, but I like it! and it wasn’t even rock n roll lol
Off to clear up the mess now, we should have some lovely video and sound soon ish.



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#273742 - 2018-02-25 17:18 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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They both are smiling while seeming by their chords to be flipping you off😜 I love your posts by the way. I keep expecting some of your guests to hit the Asheville NC small venue craft beer scene.


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#273755 - 2018-02-25 19:30 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: Mtns]
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Thanks James, I’ll get a proper review up soon. I’ve been watching back the video I took and have to turn it into words. Being knackered doesn’t help.

For all those who would like an inside peek into the Little Rabbit Barn, our friend Sam Millar has done a review for the UK Americana Bar. There are some great little interviews with Jonathan, The LRB founder. Angel Snow, Elles Bailey and Sean Taylor.

LRB Interviews.

NB, the eagle eyed amongst you may spot yours truly filming in the front Center. You can see why I love this so much.


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#273776 - 2018-02-26 12:49 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Really interesting insight. Pics never really do a venue justice.


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#273814 - 2018-02-26 21:16 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: LeeRankin]
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Thanks Lee.


The first gig of 2018 started for us a couple of days before with The LYNNeS appearing on BBC Essex with Tony Fisher and BBC Radio Suffolk with Stephen Foster talking about themselves, their music, history and influences.
It was great to hear The Little Rabbit Barn get a good mention along with a preview of what they were going to play for us, all topped off with a live studio rendition of ‘Recipe for Disaster’ on BBC Radio Suffolk.





So tonight, just ahead of the cold artic weather predicted to sweep the UK, we have Hannah Paris, who with 100,000 streams on Spotify of her new EP ‘SHORT STORIES...’ to her name, is joined by Jake Priestley on electric guitar and making her LRB debut.



Hannah Paris

You you you, track one from the EP is the fine opener.
Halfway home is next; a new song Hannah tells us, about a lady who decided not to go through with her wedding. ‘Running Home in a White Dress’. A great image.

Scared of the dark, from fan feedback, is a song a lot of people seem to relate to and it’s track 2 on SHORT STORIES...
Favourite Hello, track 3 was written for a mystery person in the room tonight and it’s the penultimate number for this set.


Jake Priestley


Hannah says that she is not used to such an attentive audience but she happily appreciated it as she introduced her last song for us. LA, a song inspired by an American road trip.
Thank you Hannah and Jake, that hit the spot to get the 2018 season moving. We hope you enjoyed playing the LRB as much as we did having you here.

So now for the big show. “You guys are nuts” says Lynn Miles as Jonathan tells the tale of her first visit and how much it meant to him, having a major artist support the LRB back in 2011. “I’m going back to Canada to get warm” quips Lynn.



Lynn Miles at the ‘House Piano’

Moth and Flame was the stunning opener leaving the audience spellbound from the very start. You instinctively know when your in the presence of a major artist.

Three chords and the the truth is next. “Mediocrity borrows, Genius steels” Lynn tells us, “and I’m a genius”
“So I wrote a song called Three Chords and the Truth not knowing there was a hit song with that title, but I got a spin off from the royalties”. laughs… “My next song will be called Stairway to heaven” more laughs... “This is my version” Lynn says as she plays harmonica on what is a beautiful original song.

“It’s really hard to pick four songs”. “I have 900 songs”. “I do this for a living as my goal in life is never to have to clean an oven, which explains why I have moved 50 times”. More laughs… This is fun.
The death of Merle Haggard inspired this next song, Merle. Her third song of this set tonight, followed by Black Flowers before Lynne Hanson is invited on stage to do her first four songs.

Wow, that set the bar high. “I just remembered why we do this” says Jonathan as Lynne Hanson gets ready to play. She opened with a song inspired by being stuck on the M62 on route to Shrewsbury, Counting Heartbeats.



Lynne Hanson

“I was in a bluegrass band once, for a month; they kicked me out”. Laughs… “I don’t take rejection well”.
Turns out there is a great tradition of ‘Murder Ballads’ in Bluegrass and I couldn’t seem to stop writing them after being kicked out of the band”. “Perhaps I’m a serial murder ballad writer”. Laughs
“For the album SEVEN DEADLY SPINS I had six songs, six Murder Ballads, and I needed a seventh for the joke to work”.
“I was reading about this hotel where they had 1700 phone calls in a year to the police and I wondered what it must have been like to live there”. “This song just popped into my head”. ‘I sleep with one eye open, and a shotgun by my bed’. What a great lyric and what a great way to deliver it!

It’s great to hear the inspirations and ideas behind songs, and Lynne Hanson also keeps us entertained with her stories.

“None of us gets through life unscathed and it’s the scars that make us interesting” she says. “We become more accepting of the bumps and bruises on the way, so this is a love song for all the broken people”. Broken.
‘If I have to be broken, let me be broken with you’, another beautiful lyric and melody.

The next song was inspired by 5 days of binge watching ‘Sons of Anarchy’ on Netflix. “You have to watch something to come down after a gig” says Lynne. River of Sand followed with a false start before the Stomp Box was quickly dialled in by Simon Allen who has done an amazing job with the sound, as always.
After the show Lynn Miles laughingly told Simon “I didn’t think about you all night, and that’s the sign of a great sound engineer”. That’s a nice thing to hear from one of the best in the business.
Wow! that was really something special. At this point we can only imagine what it will be like to see and hear The LYNNeS perform together.

However, there is another Lyn at LRB to trifle with and this one is in charge of the catering. A Bludgeoning of Lyn’s is the collective noun I am reliably informed, and it’s time to enjoy an amazing Chicken Curry Lyn number three has prepared whilst we mix and mingle before the raffle.

Heartbreak song for the radio opened set 2 with Lynn Miles on Piano and backing vocals whilst Lynne Hanson sang the lead.

“This next song, Cost so much, was written by a man named ‘Lonesome Paul’”.
“Yes, that’s his real name” says Lynn Miles…
He writes great songs but just doesn’t want to persue it. “I follow him around as you always get a great song title from him”.
You can see the LYNNeS are enjoying strumming acoustically through this great song harmonising beautifully. Paying their dues no matter the cost as the song infers.



Pic Andy Sheard

Now Lynn Miles tells us about how this project came together. Lynne Hanson paying Lynn Miles to sing on her album. “I paid to much” quips Lynne Hanson. Laughs....

They became friends over time. Lynne Hanson booked a studio and a tour so they were forced to write some songs.
This is Dark Waltz. Track 6 from HEARTBREAK SONGS FOR THE RADIO with Lynne Hanson on her stunning looking and sounding Gretsch Guitar

Now this is where I got the hear about a Bludgeoning of Lyn’s “whenever two or more Lynn’s are gathered together”. (Any spelling) it’s amazing what you can learn at a gig like this.

Don’t look down, Track 5 from the album is next with Lynn Miles using an interesting device on her guitar to make haunting harmonica style tones along with singing beautiful harmonies whilst Lynne Hanson played percussive guitar to great effect. Simply put, Stunning and original.

The next song, Cold front, “Since it’s been so cold”. “It’s really about an emotional cold front”. Lynn Miles says as she straps a tambourine to her foot with difficulty which led to some healthy jesting between The LYNNeS. The opening track from the album.
“They call me Shaky leg Miles”. Laughs…

“We don’t have enough songs on the album for an hour set, so we each get to bring one of our own” Says Lynn. This is a song from My DOWNPOUR CD called More.

“It’s a cheer leading song for me as I get older”. “To help me stay open and to want more beauty and experiences, not more ‘Stuff’”. Simply Beautiful!

Lynne Hanson. “This is a song about loss, I lost a very good friend and my father within a month”. “I sat down with Lynn and we decided I have to get through this just for now”.
“Writing a song about it helps so this is Just for now”. You could hear a pin drop.
Unfortunately, during this song someone knocked a glass over.

At the finish Lynn Miles dug into her hand bag and presented them with a sticker saying, “We don’t care and we love you anyway”. That was a lovely fun moment.

Canada not doing so well at the Winter Olympics came up. Lynn Miles is not a sports fan. “Curling is housework on ice with drinks after”. However Lynne Hanson is a sports fan and didn’t agree. Laughs…

Blue Tattoo is next. Apparently men got a Tattoo after sailing around Cape Horn in the old days as a badge of honour. Things have changed today with any Tattoo you can think of available and placed anywhere. Track 8 on HEARTBREAK SONGS FOR THE RADIO. “There is a Tattoo inspection before you leave everyone, be ready”. Quips Lynn…

“Songwriters are famous for stealing things on pen and paper (Lynn Miles, Analog) and iPhone (Lynne Hanson, Digital)”. Says Lynn.
“If your with a song writer and they make notes, ask for 30% as you said something interesting and they are gonna write a song about it”.

Blame it on the Devil next, ‘it’s only walking through the fire we learn just who we are’, amazing lyrics once more...

The stories from The LYNNeS keep tumbling out as we get towards the last song. “Clapping is a very warming activity”.
I can’t reveal Lynn Miles Irish accent joke, you’ll have to go to a show to get that one! Needless to say the LRB crowd had a great laugh there...

The LYNNeS were very appreciative of the LRB and its audience making the life of touring musicians worthwhile. “These are the moments we will remember and talk about when we get home. Thank you all”.

Recipe for Disaster Track 3 from the album closes the show; or does it?

In true LRB style we couldn’t leave it there. We wanted more, but what we got was a complete surprise.



After a well deserved standing ovation, The LYNNeS unplugged, roaming dangerously around the room playing We Gotta Have Rain.

“We wrote it unplugged and are going to play it unplugged”. “Where the hell is she going”? asks Lynn. More laughs....

The next few minutes were pure magic as The LYNNeS toured the room as only they can on the edge of havoc!
You just have to have been there to experience the joy of it all.



I often say this, but if you’re at the LRB you’re in the band in one way or another.
The performance is greatly enhanced by the chance interactions of artist and audience and we couldn’t possibly do this without you all.


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Edited by ChrisLayerUK; 2018-02-27 22:14.
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#273827 - 2018-02-27 11:30 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Congratulations Chris
Your first LRB review of 2018 sets such a high standard for the rest of the year, as do the subjects. I am sure this is not a "Recipe for Disaster".
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#273951 - 2018-03-04 14:37 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: Hector]
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Thanks Hector. Now I can share some videos from the evening in question.
Here is Lynn Miles with Black Flowers

Lynne Hanson River of Sand

The LYNNeS Heartbreak Song for the Radio

The LYNNeS Blue Tattoo


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#274242 - 2018-03-15 16:18 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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We are lucky at Little Rabbit Barn with the support we get from Artists and ‘Music Lovers’ alike, but this is a first.

Elles Bailey Live at Little Rabbit Barn Free Download



With the release of this Live CD/EP Elles is offering 4 tracks free to download along with plenty of media coverage to promote the values of small to medium independent live music venues.

Music Republic

All About Rock

Vents Magazine





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#274584 - 2018-03-27 17:06 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Gig two of 2018 already and we have managed to dodge ‘The Beast From The East’ with the weather twice. Phew!!

Jonathan tells us in the intro that Steve Young has played with Lionel Richie, but after setting out as a Singer Songwriter in his own right, he has finally seen the light. Laughs... “That was my first proper job, I know we have to mention it but I shudder every time I hear it” quips Steve modestly. More Laughs...



Tonight he is joined by Alex Johnson on Acoustic Guitar and Jade Cuthbert on Violin.

Truth and lies from his album TROUBADOUR opens the set.

Trembling Heart, is next from the GREAT NORTH ROAD EP only available at gigs. A fine song that allows Jade to shine on the violin as the song tempo rises and falls.

Steve freely admits to not talking much tonight as he doesn’t want to waste any of his valuable playing time. The music stands for itself with some lovely violin picking from Jade to Steve’s whistling on In my dreams. “The only song I’ve had played on Radio 2 by Bob Harris”. Steve tells us with some pride. I am sure he would like more of them played on air anytime soon.

Slide guitar time, but first we had a great tip from Steve for all you slide players. To prevent the slide falling off your finger, try using the foam from inside a cycle helmet as a grip. I need to try this out myself, I just need to butcher my cycle helmet first, hmmm?

Steve has just hit the target on his Pledge campaign for a new album. Justin Johnson is the producer. “Here we have a new song from it called It’s a good thing”, says Steve.
It’s a good thing it’s a good song though.

Back to mine is next. “This was the first ever song that people came back to me with positive feedback”. “It meant something to them”. “It wasn’t written anywhere flash like Nashville but in Welwyn Garden City”. “Songs are written from the heart and not on the back of a postcard anyway”. Quips Steve. Track 4 on TROUBADOUR.

“We now have a cover”. “The first song I ever heard at the first gig of my life and the first song I ever learned to play”, says Steve as he launches into Shine on you Crazy Diamond, again with some haunting violin from Jade who seems to have a real feel for Steve’s choice of songs.
“Time for two quick ones” Steve announces after the commercial break for pre orders on the new album/Free T shirt offer. laughs...



Jade Cuthbert enchanting the LRB

“The next song is for my dad who died 22 years ago and it’s a shame we weren’t on the best of terms”. “It’s an imaginary conversation in a song”. My Son.
“This will be on the new album”. More lovely violin playing brings this great song to its heartfelt climax.
“Thanks for letting me unload my demons on you”, said Steve “and please come and chat to me later”, as he starts his last number Wholeheartedly, inviting the willing LRB audience to clap along as he introduces the other musicians.
A snippet of The Devil came from Kansas on violin brought us back into the song with a lovely finish. That was a great opening set. Thanks Steve, Jade and Alex.

Next up Jonathan introduced Tom Collison as AMAUK instrumentalist of the year playing with Hannah Rose Platt pointing out that she is one of the finest emerging artists in the UK today and tonight, on her first ever ‘Full Band’ Show.
“A lot of the songs tonight will be on the new album” says Hannah, who is perfectly spot lit centre stage resplendent with her light blue and pearlescent Fender Stratocaster, “But we start with Chanel and Cigarettes”, Hannah’s 2017 single release.



“That was fun, I never want to play solo again, Ever”! She says with the biggest smile on her face, clearly enjoying the event.

“For those of you who have seen me before, you will know most of my songs have been story based hiding behind a third person narrative”, Hannah remarks.

“These are more personal songs and this next song is called Checkmate”.

Hannah swaps her Fender Stratocaster for a lovely Gibson acoustic for the next number, remembering to avoid the beam above her head. Laughs...
A haunting intro leads into When Audrey Came To Call after which she introduces Tom Collison on Lap Steel and Keyboards.



The next song was debuted at Hannah’s last LRB gig and now we get to hear Your Way with a full band for the first time.
Steve Brookes (Danny and the Champions of the World) on Drums, Jack Randall (Hannah’s friend of 12 years) on Bass.

Time for something more serious as we have a charity single supporting ‘Woman’s Aid’ called Sorry.
Written from personal experience Hannah sings this song solo. “This is a song that has been going around and around in my head and I needed to get it out” Hannah tells us.
The song has a powerful lyric that I think took a lot of courage to write and sing. If you download or stream it all monies go to the said charity. Look out for the accompanying video on You Tube.

Back to the Stratocaster for Brooklyn, New York. This film inspired Brooklyn, New York the song, a story of the labourers who, having built the city, were no longer needed by Brooklyn New York.
Tom Collison plays acoustic guitar here and he looked like he was really enjoying it as the song picks up the pace at the end supported by some great drumming from Steve.

A shout out to Steve Young and his band precedes Jay Stapley joining the stage for To Love You.
Jay was Hannah’s stage craft tutor at college so this made her nervous as she doesn’t always practice what she has been taught. “It’s ok, you’re doing fine” says Jay as he gets ready to add some nice subtle slide guitar to the mix. Lovely.

Tom Collison on electric guitar now as we get the heartfelt thank you’s from Hannah. You can clearly see she is so pleased to be back at The Little Rabbit Barn again.

“A brand, brand new one to finish called Black Smoke Rising”. “You seem like a friendly crowd here, so we will try it out”, says Hannah.
Well that brought the set to a rocking close with a hearty applause as we anticipate the food break to come. “Wow, these guys are rather good aren’t they” announces Jonathan as we say farewell to Hannah Rose Platt and her great band.

Lyn has again worked her magic with Sweet and Sour Chicken and Trifle for us all to enjoy along with the raffle whilst the stage is reset for the final act of what has already been a brilliant night of music.

Part Two, after the break.

“Sure you have enough cameras running Chris?” quips Don Gallardo as I dash to my position not wanting to miss anything for posterity. Laughs... (I had 5 to worry about)

“Hiya, how’s everyone doing”? asks Don, his warm voice singing out across the Barn.
“I’m starting off with a song for my 5 year old boy as I have done on every show of this tour”. “When I heard Jade play earlier I tapped the sound mans (Tom Fairbairn) shoulder and said; You can leave that DI plugged in”. “Does she know”? Asks Tom. “No” came Dons Reply, “But she’s going to”.

That must have been a lovely surprise for Jade Cuthbert, to be invited by Don Gallardo on his fist solo number, prior to him inviting his band of Travis Stock on Bass, Jim Maving on Guitar and Steve Brookes on Drums, to the stage.



Steve has already played on Hannah Rose Platt’s set tonight and like all great drummers should, he played perfectly to the acoustic of the room.

Stay Awhile opened as the bands first number. A catchy infectious tune with an easy singalong chorus. Perfect to set the tone for the rest of the evening. ‘Stay awhile, the sun is gonna shine again’, goes the lyric. We live in hope lol Taken from STILL HERE. Track 7.



The next song, Don tells us, “was featured on a Netflix series called The Ranch”. Diamonds & Gold. Track 2 from HICKORY. A Don Gallardo classic and another great singalong.

Now we have a song that was written for Don’s family in North Carolina as he doesn’t get to see them very often what with spending so much time away on the road touring. I’ll Never Be Alone is Track 9 on STILL HERE. “You’re never alone when you’re with family, right”? Calls out Don.

A shout out for Steve Young and Hannah Rose Platt received warm applause as Don’s band embarked on a beautiful version of Van Morrison’s great song Tupelo Honey.

Jim Maving (Case Hardin) played some lovely guitar here. His blonde Fender Telecaster glowing orange under the stage lights. It looked and sounded just amazing. Jim also played in the Mick Ralphs Blues band.



Later on Don told me he would like to work a version of Into The Mystic into his set and I’d personally love to hear that. He is a Van Morrison fan.

More catchy music next with The North Dakota Blues. Track 8 from HICKORY.
Jim stroking his guitar on the mic stand to great effect. You just can’t help singing along and there is great advice in the lyric. “Never trust a woman who’s name is Risky and make sure you don’t run out of whisky”.

Another couple of great guitar solos from Jim here. Pure magic that surely got everyone’s attention!

It’s getting warm now as Don takes off his grandpa’s jacket and tells us how his wife hates the flower he wears. When he asked why? she said, “it would be a lot cooler if water squirted out”. “Perhaps thats my next prop”, quips Don. Laughs...

“This next song, Ain’t That The Golden Rule, is also for my son, who loves to FaceTime and dance off with Travis”. Laughs... But Travis wouldn’t play by doing the moves on stage for us tonight. Laughs...

“This is the single in the United States, Something I Gotta Learn”. Don tells us “We had to pick it ourselves although I think that should be the record companies job”, states Don. It’s the opening track on STILL HERE and another great catchy tune.

Now Lyn Rabett was jokingly invited to the stage by Don but Hannah Rose Platt stood in for some harmony vocals. Laughs...
Midnight Sounds. Don has this on his live album 3RD AND LINDSLEY, performing with ‘How Far West’. That was so nice to hear again.

Hannah stays for the next song, an apparently true story. Don tells the tale, tongue very much in cheek.
“I took my girlfriend to the valley and asked her to marry me”? “When she said no, I thought; if I can’t have her nobody will and I threw her in the river”. Laughs...

Banks of the Mississippi, a murder song. ‘Down by the banks of the Mississippi I watched her slip away’. Another great evocative lyric and more amazing guitar from Jim Maving accentuated by its orange glow under the stage lights.

It was such a treat to hear Jim play as Don managed to segue Miss You from the Rolling Stones into the song before even more blistering guitar from Jim. Wow!

“Time to end is that right”? Asks Don. “Lots more” replies Jonathan from the back, with the audiences in full agreement.

“O.K. Home is next”, bringing the evening down just a little for contrast.

“I had a request earlier for Jonathan from Lyn for some Burgundy wine”. Says Don.

Track 10 from ART OF TROUBLESOME TIMES, Dons vintage 2012 album, and another Don Gallardo classic to sing along to. You just cannot keep your feet still. Wow!

Now some Thank You’s with wild applause before the encore that was preceded by Happy Birthday to Tom Wiggins.
Fran was also honoured with a special cake from Lyn for her recent birthday and we all sang along heartedly. That was a nice touch.

“Right; Memphis Train, the first song I ever wrote about 15 years ago” says Don as the tune begins that will close another magic LRB evening of music.



Tom Collison on lap steel, Jade Cuthbert on violin were augmenting the great band for this final hoedown.

That’s it; there was another well deserved standing ovation for Don Gallardo and all the great musicians who performed tonight. Especially Steve Young and Hannah Rose Platt.

The clocks were put forward for British summer time tonight, so we were all a little more weary than usual after we had cleared everything away on Sunday, but with music of this calibre, it was very much, more than worth it.


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#274640 - 2018-03-30 17:11 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Going back to May 2017, we had Danni Nicholls perform with a full band. Finally J has raided the archive and put three videos up.

Back to Memphis

Goodnight Moon

Between Forever and Goodbye

Max Milligan on Guitar, Robbie Stewart Mathews on Bass, Stuart Naokes on Keys and Flow Toulman on Drums.

Enjoy 😎


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#274678 - 2018-04-01 10:18 Re: Little Rabbit Barn 2018 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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We have another write up in Bluesmagazine. Our fame is spreading lol

Blues Magazine Little Rabbit Barn


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