Chilly night in Camden; nice warm gig
This time, instead of being singer-songwriters playing to singer-songwriters with guitar cases all over tha tables, it was pretty packed, and a rough-and-tumble of performers. Still loads of guitar cases, but the audience outnumbered the acts (just).
As usual it was a mixture of folk, folk-tinged songwriting, and young whippersnappers plying their trade. I did a short set with Martin, including the Airship Song which is off his new CD, High 7 Moon 5. Stephen from What's Cookin' came along with bagfuls of CDs for him, hot off the press; Jim got up and played fiddle for a couple of songs. Martin accompanied me on Heaven Avenue; we played Loverman. Then out of the back of the pub we all went to yak; it backs on the the Regent's Canal. It was cold, but very amicable. My Champagne Friend came along, Rowen came, Peter Knight on his trusty bicycle, McSis and Paul, and assorted Hairy Country Music Types in assorted Neo-Country Hats. High 7 Moon 5 has had a very good review in some magazine or other (I can't remember what it's called!)
I'm up early this morning as the Ratso Men are coming. One of the cats tells me there's another dead rat in the cupboard but she may be wrong. I do hope so.
Then down to Merthyr Tydfil this afternoon to play a couple of songs at the Green Man in a tent; Hey-ho!