Another fine performance form the ever wandering troubador, with a perfect venue under the half moon. Small ampitheatre holding around 700 folks averaging a half a century each. Over 20 songs played, including 3 new ones coming out next month; Money Shuffle (a tribute to wall street hustlers) Stumbling Down & Bad Boy. He said the new one is eletric. Many, many highlights from across 5 decades of material. Furthest back was a Sandy Denny song from the Incredible String Band period, also I Want to See the Bright Lights. Several requests taken mostly from 35 to 40 years ago. Some higlights were Woods of ?, really powerful, '52 Vincent Black Lightning and the first of several encores Wall of Death. '52 Vincent and Crawl Back were the only repeats from the last performance two years back.
The final request taken was the fith encore. He played Almost Home explaning that he wrote it walking back to east London after seeing the Who in a club after leavng too late to catch the train. From 1971 or so. Couldn't remember the third verse so after two tries, stops, then breaks into Substitute! Brilliant! An appreciative crowd. Hope he makes it this was again soon.
Cool summary, John!! RT slayed us at the Folks Fest on Sunday. We got those same three new ones -- all gems.
Thanks for the review, RT always puts on a great show!
Few minor corrections:
Think you mean a Sandy Denny song from the Fairport Convention period not Incredible String Band.
Woods of Darney is the title you were looking for, Almost Home sounds like it was Walking the Long Miles Home (from Mock Tudor album).
Band tour starts in October. At this point the first show is at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on 10/2.
Yes, Woods of Darney was a highlight. Always confusing Fairport Convention up. Other highlights included Pursuasion and a song about Shakespeare that he said was done by Betty Hunter and if you knew who that was you were too old. Looking forward to the new CD and band tour.
PS - Interesting that he didn't do any songs from Sweet Warrior or form mu favorite, Mirror Blue.