Hi, just a little post to say I had a great time at Glastonbury with Diane Hammond, playing my Black Sheikhs arrangments every day in the Rocket Lounge
Here are some shots of the week, and below is a video of the LEGEND Michael Eavis singing with the band.
I’ll be away next week at Glastonbury! Woo! Playing some of my arrangements in one of the tents. Gigging every day. If you’re there come and check us out in the Rocket Lounge!
Well, folks, I’ve had a heat couple of tours this year, and now I’m coming back to the valley.
The first tour I did was with Stella Parton, sister of the legendary Dolly. We were out for three weeks around the UK and it went great.
The second tour was with Sandy Kelly, a country singer from Ireland. It’s the last night of the tour tonight in the Glasgow Pavilion… always a great show to finish on. The crowd are crazy and we end with a bang.
So I’m back in the valley teaching again, and really looking forward to getting back to it.
See y’all soon!!
Id like to thank Dan Arnold, the guitar tutor who stepped in while I was away on tour. He did a fantastic job and I will definitely be asking him to step in again if I’m away for such a long time.
Here is the new video from my band The Black Sheikhs
This is a solo on an old Hank Williams track by guitarist Zeke Turner.
It’s approachable for a beginner and has lots of good stuff to practise in there.
Here’s the sheet music;
And here’s the video.
I’ve played it twice. Once at speed and once slow.
I played at the Americana International festival outside Nottingham last Saturday with Sandy Kelly and George Hamilton V. It was great to dust off those country licks and do some pickin’.
It’s the last gig of our tour today.
I’m in Nanjing in China and we have played 4 concerts here to beautiful and glowing audiences. The band is a Carpenters tribute act and I am on guitar and vocals.
Here I am on the stage at Nangbo. Before that we played Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing. All big concert halls and all great craic. Tomorrow we fly back to England, but tonight… WE ROCK NANJING!!!