The Musos met last night at the Sports Club in Glasshouse and it was yet another memorable evening with a good sized audience in
attendance. It seems I am often waxing lyrical about artists that appear for us, and why not when they are as talented as those that grace our stage, week after week!
The high standard was set for us this session by two new acts, one being vocalist Steph with guitarist Job (ie the biblical Job), who are simply terrific. Their set was short but marked by the impressive acoustic guitar playing of Job and the fine vocal presentation of Steph in numbers such as Tom Petty’s Free Falling. Job also set his pedals up for a Jon Brown set and laid down some searing lines for the old blues number StormyMonday followed by Pink Floyd’s Time, and yes, that is the great Dave Gilmour’s guitar playing that he was attempting to emulate.
Playing last night as well was newcomer – singer guitarist Brian Doddridge. He was just passing through on his way home to South Australia which is our loss, as his playing and singing of numbers such as Neil Young’s Old Man were moving, and his blues harmonica accompaniment for John Brown was foot tappin’ good! Also on this week was a striking short djembe set from Adrien and Kaf, and the Rusty Old Strings with Gerry, Greg and Doug beltin’ out a fine bluegrass set.
JJ and the Jealous Guys appeared as well, with Jon, Tony and Adrien backing JJ’s mature vocal showing in Ben Harpur’s Steal My Kisses. JJ may only be 10 but his young voice is developing exceptionally well. He has a big future. In the vocal arena Tina Davidson included in her set a powerful reading of House of the Rising Sun.
Thank you Tina! Doug Pullen, Lawrie White and Frank Moroney also gave us their typically reliable sets helping to make it a good evening for all at the Sports Club.
Dr Michael Whiticker