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Day Two in the Tent
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

August 1, 2011: We started our day with a visit to the Street Dance sessions in the Community Centre. Pictures to come shortly. Another day of music in the Square began at 2pm with a Bluegrass session from a four-piece calling themselves The Hog Ranch. Modeling themselves on an old-time Nashville radio image, the four clustered around a single microphone designed to pick up everything, with the singer having to bend to be heard. It made a charming picture to support their pleasant music. Next came Dan the Hat, in complete contrast with his juggling of almost anything to hand - tennis racquets, balls and even children if they came within range! We have some great pictures of him doing a trick with four spoons - these and more to come later. It was then back to the music, with Rob and Dave being boosted by 'added Izzy'. Her opening number stilled the audience chatter in an instant and there's no doubting the quality of her voice, but during the set we wished Rob and Dave had opened it up a bit too. Next on was Josie Lloyd with her take on the delta blues and similar genres. A good and original act, but does that steel guitar really need amplifying Josie? We have some nice pictures of her too - see later. After that it was back to modern times. We missed Ten Five Sixty but arrived back for Century Man whose bid to reach 11 on the PA system spoilt their sounds, especially that of their guitarist. Finally came Black Friday, whose good old Irish style music could not stop the crowd pogo-ing, even during the sound check! Each member shone but we remember best the bassist whose style was genuinely smooth. Black Friday defied photography because we could not get near enough! However, other pictures on-line shortly.



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