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« on: August 11, 2019, 02:51:33 PM »

A great set. I particularly liked the Jackson C Frank numbers.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 02:53:52 PM »

Too. Much. Talking.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 04:41:58 PM »

No - the talking made it!  I love to hear the story behind the song.  

I have never seen him solo before - always as part of a group or playing with others.  I enjoyed his turn but I can see it is hard to keep a crowd when your big thing is the fingerstyle guitar playing.  But another thumbs up from me.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 05:01:05 PM »

Better than expected in a huge field - talent will shine through.

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 08:17:59 PM »


No - the talking made it!  I love to hear the story behind the song.  


Yeah, so do I, but when the story goes on for two or three times the length of the song, it's too much for me. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy him - I'd just have like to have heard more music!

And what was all that business with the tuner about? All those musos and kit around and all they can find is one malfunctioning tuner?  Huh
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 09:52:10 PM »


Too. Much. Talking.


This.

What on earth was he rambling on about with tanks that floated or something?  the sound carry to the top of the field was poor overall, and his rambling monologues just lost everybody round us.  The music was sublime though.

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 11:33:26 PM »

Way too much talking. He could easily have fitted in another half-dozen songs.


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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 02:25:12 AM »

I'm sure he may be a musical genius... but god, he's a boring one...
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 11:37:24 AM »

Missed a lot of his set as I was at the Toast but found his excessive rambling rather dull which seemed to take the edge off his superb guitar playing. Not one of my favourites to have occupied this pre- FC solo spot in recent years.
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 01:27:27 PM »

I agree to a certain extent about the talking which he could have curtailed a little and got a couple more songs in.

Having said that musically he was stunning and the songs he played hit the spot every time; Blues run the Game is one of my all time favourites and he needed to tell a little about Jackson C Frank, but he did miss just how tragic his life became after he left the music business.  Never Any Good always causes a (manly?) tear to appear and is one of the finest songs ever written IMO.

I would have happily listened to his set for another hour - one of the highlights of the weekend.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 02:28:27 PM »



I would have happily listened to his set for another hour - one of the highlights of the weekend.


he may even have found time to play another two songs in that time...

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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 02:26:42 AM »


I'm sure he may be a musical genius... but god, he's a boring one...


Sadly, that was my impression also. We left before he finished. We were feeling cold, damp and bored and it put us off staying for the next turn  Undecided
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« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 04:51:01 PM »



Too. Much. Talking.


This.

What on earth was he rambling on about with tanks that floated or something?  the sound carry to the top of the field was poor overall, and his rambling monologues just lost everybody round us.  The music was sublime though.

didds


He was talking about the Slapton Sands' tragedy.

I enjoyed him. It is a difficult spot to fill, you know half the audience have gone for a pee or an oggie. He certainly is a brilliant guitarist, and I liked his stories.

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