Having just quickly scanned The Stables in Wavendon’s web site I’ve noticed a few very interesting updates to their listing that could be missed by the occasional surfer and a few of which should sell out quickly.
First up Richard Thompson is due to play two dates 12th and 13th July at this 400 seated venue. This will be his first ever visit to The Stables and it will be Richard solo and so far these appear to be the only two dates posted, I guess as a pre cursor to his set at Cambridge Folk Festival at the end of July. Having seen him earlier in the year, with his band it will be great to see him do his solo set, where hopefully he can delve into his vast back catalogue, best get your ticket or my might be disappointed.
Before this is on 7th June Jon Allen has just been added and he’s bringing his band. He played a cracking set at this venue 18 months back, which had the audience and Stablemates buzzing for some time. Jon is no stranger to the venue having played there as a support and then solo in the smaller Stage 2, ironically with the aforementioned Mr Thompson’s daughter Kami, but it’s only in the recent year that he has come to further recognition, supposedly the PM himself David Cameron was in the front row during last years performance at the Cornbury Festival and a good enough reason to be back there again this year. Listen to Jon and he is reminiscent of Rod Stewart in the days of The Faces and elements of Small Faces too, again another strange connection that The Faces, without Rod Stewart, will be playing their only festival gig at Cornbury too, but with Mick Hucknell on lead . . . . . now if only we could get Mr Hucknell to stay in retirement I can think of no better ideal candidate to take his place.
Other noticeable additions to The Stables listing include The Raul Malo Band on 20th June, ex of The Mavericks but still with that amazing voice, I know he played there last year as well as one our shows at Empty Room Promotions in Oxford and played a storming 2 and half hour set as a duo, so best make sure the roof is tightly screwed down for this one.
20th July and they’ve booked Justin Townes Earle, once again he played for Empty Rooms earlier this year at the Radcliffe Centre and you came away wanting more. Totally solo, though listening to his guitar playing technique you’d think it was a duo, even the audience asked if he was using a recorded track, which he wasn’t I can assure you. On paper this really should sell out, not as well known as his father Steve but in my opinion far better, this is one to watch.
Last one added for 12th November Lesley Garrett, Emma Johnson & Andrew West will be playing a Fundraising concert in aid of Wavendon Allmusic Plan Ltd, though checking the day it might actually be in honour of my Birthday.
So although these might have gone under the wire, they are all acts that could sell quickly so best not hang around waiting for tickets