I love a freebie. Who doesn’t? We recently got to see Seth Lakeman for FREE! Which given that we happily pay money to see him perform fairly regularly anyway, I was very chuffed about. The town of Monmouth, which isn’t too far from us puts on a free music festival every year. This year they booked Seth Lakeman, which is quite a coup. If you haven’t heard any of Seth’s work I’d really recommend you look it up. He’s also very easy on the eye.
His brother Sean, who normally plays guitar wasn’t there so he had another guy called Jack Rutter playing with him, and he played a mean harmonica, as well as guitar. I don’t normally like a harmonica, I have a healthy distrust of harmonica players, they never seem to be very far from their cherished instruments, and always a bit too keen to play them. But in the right mouth they can really enhance a tune.
Another person who was playing with him was Lisbee Stainton. I must admit i’d never heard of her before, but she is actually a regular in his band now, as well as being a solo artist in her own right. Apparently she lives pretty close to us, and she has a great voice as well as playing a number of instruments.
I’m definitely going to look up her solo work.
P.S What do you think of the photos? They were taken on a telephoto lens at 300mm and it was pitch dark for us (being 10pm)