Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Revival Tour

Chuck Ragan's voice is huge and warm, thanking and welcoming everyone to the night as if we'd just spent three days travelling across a desert to offer him a glass of water.
The Revival Tour is an occasional group of singer-songwriters, collected by Ragan (solo and previously Hot Water Music) and currently consisting of Mark Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem), Dan Andriano (The Alkaline Trio) and David Hause (solo and The Loved Ones).
Apart from the ensemble start and end to the night each member plays their own material and selected covers during their solo sets. The atmosphere is of a close group of friends on an extended road trip, sharing songs and stories; often appearing in each other's sets to support, before vanishing again backstage in a flurry of guitar encumbered brotherly hugs.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Fine Weather

Sometimes you're lucky. Not in a big way, just a small one that makes you appreciate having friends that you can shelter with under an 18th century bridge. If they've got cheap tortillas and dip that's even better.