Venue: The Labour Club (Website)
Event: Masters of Budvar present
Location: 95-97 Charles St Northampton England NN1 3BG
Masters of Budvar present
Son of Dave
Astonishing harmonica virtuoso from Canada. Formerly a member of the Crash Test Dummies, and featured in the current Guardian Guide article on 21st Century one-man-bands, Son of Dave is a sharp-suited gent who performs with a pocket full of blues harps and a sampling delay. With human beatboxing and layers of wailing harmonica he builds a mighty, earthy, unique sound. Original and compelling, Son of Dave is an absolute must-see this month.
Sometimes you find the strangest things in the strangest places. Black Carrot come from the sleepy provincial town of Market Harborough, where they have clearly evolved in splendid isolation. A trio with dums, bass and saxophones, they play a fierce, largely improvised set of what they themselves style krautrock-inspired space jazz folk. Certainly, if you have any fondness for Can or Faust, or perhaps more recently the American band Morphine, you are going to find something to love about Black Carrot.
Joe needs no introduction to Masters of Budvar regulars. This preposterously talented young sixties throwback is at the height of his powers right now, his playing and songwriting dramatically improved over months of hard gigging in London, Northampton and beyond. There are people around town calling Joe a "genius" these days, and, you know - maybe they're right.
As usual, doors are open from 8:00pm and admission is free to anyone who cares to walk in off the street and hear some top quality music. Masters of Budvar. Yes, thank you very much.
Just a quick note to thank you and Kathy for tolerating me and the boy detective on Saturday night after the gig.
As far as I can recall, we had a fairly animated debate about Tony Clarke, tactical voting and related matters.
Hope our/my drunkenness didn't offend.