So what to look forward to during the second week of September, well here are some I can find but if you dig around I bet there is more. Sunday 11th and Jez Lowe, he of the stripy pullovers, plays Hitchin Folk Club, even Richard Thompson describes him as “The best songwriter to come out of England in a long while” praise indeed. Tuesday 13th it’s either Animals and Friends at The Stables or a trip into Stony Stratford and The Crown Public House for another helping of Ange Boxall who plays support for Po’Girl in Buckingham on the previous week.
14th two shows in Bedford to look out for, Ashley Jane Welberry in Holy Moly’s Bar at Esquires or Katie Buckhaven at Harpurs Bar, both gigs are free. 15th and if you like the music loud then Bedford based Del Bromham brings his band Stray to The Stables. If you missed Ellio Pace at The Stables you can get a second chance if you pop into Harpenden Public Hall. Ellio is known for his soulful voice great piano playing and being the house band for Wake Up To Wogan and BBC Radio 2. Friday 16th and you need to split yourself up a bit, if you enjoy Christine Collister and Dave Kelly the you need to be in Milton Keynes and The Stables or if you don’t mind a drive out to Cambridge and Junction 2 in particular for a great double bill of music with Southern Tenant Folk Union and Megson, see it’s worth the drive. I on the other hand will be driving to that other University City Oxford, to The Bullingdon Arms Richmond Fontaine with support from Laura Gibson.
Saturday 17th and you have to be at Holy Moly’s in Esquires in Bedford for the amazing Otis Gibbs and his brand of songs and stories and as a plus the support is from the equally wonderful Eliza Shaddad. There is some other music on offer, including Hayseed Dixie in Junction One and young folk band Tyde at The Limelight Theatre in Aylesbury but I’ve already decided for you, get yourself to the Otis Gibb gig.