Welcome to summer, with some of the strangest and most challenging weather causing problems on both sides of the Atlantic and elsewhere. Fires in Colorado, excessive heat and storms in Washington, a new temperature record set in Knoxville Tennessee (105F), severe flooding, high winds and storms in England.
Phil Baggaley played the Isle Of Wight Festival with Rosie Meeks, getting a great reception from a receptive crowd who were cheerful, despite the floods and seas of mud. Watch out for more dates and details of their forthcoming concerts on the Open Road website (see Phil’s page and the links tab).
David Clifton’s new EP, titled Old Sea Road, is currently in production in the USA and is scheduled for release on the 1st September. Watch out for the EP/CD launch gigs (solo concerts and also with The Sonic Sunspots) late August and early September. He is also playing three shows with Julia Fordham at The Pheasantry, The Kings Road, Chelsea, London, on the 17th, 20th and 21st July.
Ellice is putting finishing touches to vocal harmonies on songs for her forthcoming EP which is scheduled for an Autumn release. A big thank you to everyone who has downloaded her introductory first release on Little Room, and who e-mailed us to wish her well and say how much they are enjoying it. Please keep spreading the word and tell your friends where to find her music, as well as sending the link to her page via Facebook and Twtter.
Charlotte Parmiter’s English folk song album is still being worked on, using the latest technology to make perfect the very best of her live recordings, which have been transferred from an MP3 player. It will be worth waiting for. Watch this page for more news.
And finally, here is a quote from Henry James for you:
“….summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”