Sunday, 27 March 2016

Nantwich Jazz Blues and Music Festival's been 10 days since my last blog.  Doesn't time fly quickly when you're having fun?

We're currently moored at Nantwich for the 20th Jazz, Blues and Music Festival.  As last year, it's a really good event and if you like music it's definitely something to add to your calendar. You need a wrist band to get into the majority of events which are held in the pubs and clubs around town, but at £7 for the weekend its extremely good value.

We've been joined by our boating friend David on Why Knot 2 and so far we've seen half a dozen really good acts.

We started the weekend in The Railway pub's marquee watching a brilliant rock band called Brazen

Yesterday we saw Alex McKown Band.  This was the third time we've seen this young band but I sincerely hope it won't be our last.  Alex is a budding Joe Bonamassa and has a really bright future in front of him. He sure can play Blues guitar!

Today we watched a duo we'd seen last year. Baxter are described as "the thinking man's Renee and Renata".  That really doesn't do them any justice. They are a local duo who sing and play a wide variety of music from folk to the Stones. Whatever they played they certainly entertained the audience and had us all singing and dancing along.

Later on this afternoon we returned to the Railway marquee to see another band we've seen before. We were a bit early so it was silly selfie time

It was definitely worth the wait and I haven't bopped so much for years. The band was called Tumbling Dice and mostly played Rolling Stones although they also threw in lots of other rock tracks as well. The place was absolutely rammed.  Not bad to say that only the lead singer looked under 65!

I hope you're having a good Easter wherever you are.  Bye for now

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