Thursday, March 27, 2014

Andy's Acoustic Forum. March 2014

This is the first time that I have seen Andy smile when he introduces and act...

Senna Bosman was first up.
Not only a difficult slot, but it was her first appearance...

And she handled it really well.

She is off to teach English in Thailand soon,
I hope that she takes her guitar with her.
I look forward to seeing her again.
A great talent!

Does a hip replacement stop a performer?
Not if you are Dugald McDonald...

Playing a predominantly open cord set,
he certainly showed no signs of his surgery.

Many thanks for a great set.
And kudos for pitching even though you had to sit while you played.
Dugald has a CD out,
perhaps you will be able to find it in your local 'record' shop?

Jed James were next up.

Both of the duo are great musicians and their original songs are awesome

We will be losing this fellow to London...again.
I only hope that he returns to SA and AAF in the not too distant future

They had to do an extra number as the following act was not 'ready'.

Last month Cameron Bruce was due to play but did not pitch.
This time round he was waiting for his family to arrive, and so delayed his set.
In my opinion this is disrespectful to the audience as it was not the "Cameron Bruce" evening.
And you know that covers are not allowed.

Having said that, I do admit that the lad is talented and his music saved his set.

I want to say that the best was almost saved for last.
But that would be unfair to the earlier performers...
The penultimate set was Cindy Alter with Sez Adamson on steel guitar and pedal steel

Cindy was trying out new material that will feature on her upcoming solo album.
If the sample is anything to go by, then the album will be spectacular.
To my mind, she is still SA's number 1 Rock Chick!

Cindy was so enjoying Sez's pedal steel playing that she almost lost focus.
She ended the set with her iconic song "Tightrope".

And last, but by NO means least...
Michael Canfield together with Ben and Bronwyn...
The Completely Different Band.

Bronwyn stuck to her accordion,
but Ben got to play 5 instruments during 4 songs.

Bowler hatted and ensconced behind his drum kit,
Michael is not only a musician but a raconteur as well.

A drum solo to end the evening.
I could have listened to this group for a while longer...
I do hope that they return soon.
The April evening will take place on Wednesday, 30th.
Be there or you might miss out on some really great acoustic talent.
Show starts at 20h00.


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