There’s nothing like rolling up to a well organised busy festival where people know exactly where you need to be and what time… I have to thank Beverley Folk Festival for this 🙂 Adorned with passes and maps we headed off to our accomodation (a little tent) and after surveying the land and carefully selecting a spot we put up the tent and headed off to see what was going on… It was busy, great! We stuck around to watch Gretchen Peters and then I went off to warm up for my gig. As every British festival experience (mostly) there is always a chance that it will rain..it rained a lot and in the space of watching a gig inside by the time we returned to our tent it was half on a puddle My new trainers were now a little bit wet and no longer green 🙂
My performance was on the Area 2 Stage in the Wold Top Marquee. There was a really chilled attentive vibe in there, a great stage and bails of hay for people to sit on…and it was warm. I met some great guys running the stage – Sam Pirt and Vinnie Whitehead, who were also performing and it just was a really nice gig. I played, and spoke to some lovely people afterwards who came to buy my CD and chat about blues. I also met the host of The Fox’s Den Show – Bill, who came to say hi and I’m very much looking forward to my now booked live session in October.
After this it was time to chill with some real ale and watch the rest of the days music. I have to say I was a bit gutted I wasn’t here on Friday because the Proclaimers headlined and that would’ve been a good end to the day…but I seem to have survived. Even though me and Blythe had to shimmy our tent off a puddle in high wind a good time was had…
Check out my gigs page to see what’s going on next this summer!
Here is a vid of my performance of Scratch the Surface from said gig –