Day: December 16, 2015

Nanci Griffith

Review Date: March 22, 2012 Review By: Helen Mitchell Location: The Sage, Gateshead Support for the evening came from the Kennedys; a husband and wife duo who started out in Nanci’s band and credit her for them getting together both professionally and personally. They took the opportunity to play us a selection of old and …

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The Wiyos

Review Date: February 5, 2012 Review By: Sean Marsh Location: The Cluny, Newcastle Back in April 2011, The Wiyos told me: “We’ll be back; maybe next winter.” True to their word, their return trip coincided with our first snow of the season. The last time I saw them, they debuted some songs for their forthcoming …

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Kerry Kilgore, Americana International Festival

Review Date: July 8, 2012 Review By: Emily Saxton Location: Americana International Festival What a surprise it was to see Oregon’s Jerry Kilgore take to the main stage at this year’s Americana International Festival in July. After taking time out to record his third studio album TELEPHONE, TX-the second record released on his independent label …

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Larkin Poe

Review Date: August 22, 2012 Review By: Emily Saxton Location: The Greystones, Sheffield Calhoun, Georgia-born Larkin Poe – sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell (formally members of the folk trio, the Lovell Sisters) – dropped by the bustling Sheffield Greystones Inn, the 24th of 30 European tour dates scheduled in support of their recently released fifth …

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Cornbury Festival

Review Date: June 29-July 1, 2012 Review By: Nick Dent-Robinson Location: Great Tew Park, Cotswolds This year’s ninth Cornbury Festival followed just a week after the Isle of Wight Festival, with its sodden, muddy fields and mega-traffic chaos-even though there was great music there and generally happy, rain-soaked, attendees. The downpours had continued so it …

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Natasha Haws

Review Date May 12, 2012 Review By Alan Harrison Location Sunderland Minster I love discovering new venues but never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see a gig in a Church; but with the lack of mid sized concert halls in Sunderland the curators of the Minster in the city centre have volunteered to put on …

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