Hi Music Lovers,
At the Merry Muse Friday 9th October saw Ami Williamson after the support act Buck and Deanne. Ami, what a singer and performer, combining her song writing, opera singing, humour etc,. Her genres swung between country, folk and classical. How fortunate was I to be there!!
Support acton first were great. Buck and Deanne, whose variety of music swung between the ‘ murder songs ‘ that were so believable listening to Deanne’s rendition, then to end by saying ‘Well I am not really like that’. They did some great Johnny Cash and June Carter covers, especially the song Johnny wrote 4 months after June Carter’s death, with Buck playing his twelve string Fender. What a performance. I own a similar fender. If I could play 50% as well as Buck, I’d be happy.
Later I attended the Folkus performance at the Italian club of Beautifully Mad: The Blue Ruins, loved the rendition of ‘She had diamonds on the soul of her shoes’. I learnt this song for the 666 ABC choir for the National Folk Festival performance a couple of years ago, they did a great creative version. (Ed – not sure if Pete saw Beautifully Mad or The Blue Ruins, probably the former)