Music

A few musical performances from the last few years … this first one is my variant on Mississippi John Hurt’s classic Stagolee, filmed on Hampstead Heath for Peter Conway’s Rooftop TV and incorporating all my favourite verses from a zillion different versions, including Taj Mahal’s. The lovely Martin guitar is Peter’s; the Ozark resonator is — thankfully — mine.

Another solo gig, this time from a LGBT event at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern curated and promoted by Sasha De Suinn. The song is Kokomo Arnold’s venerable Sissy Man Blues, which seemed appropriate and went down pretty well …

And some stuff with the band: this is Crosstown Lightnin’, where I’m joined by Buffalo Bill Smith (harp), Marc Jefferies (bass) and The Great Pete Miles (drums), with Dick Jude sitting in for Pete on drums on Muddy Waters’I Can’t be Satisfied.

And, for dessert, a couple of collaborations with Distinguished Elders — jamming on harp with the magnificent Wilko Johnson on Going Back Home at the premiere of Julien Temple’s Feelgoods doc Oil City Blues at Koko’s in Camden and feeling like I had the best seat in the house — and joining Buffalo Bill Smith to improvise behind John Sinclair on his poem The Delta Sound.

… and — BONUS TRACK! – the mini-documentary commemorating the Blast Furnace & The Heatwaves reunion gig from June 2010. One day we’ll do another one!

More musical adventures to follow … stay tuned.

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