Sasha McVeigh | Alan West w Steve Black| Chloe Chadwick |Little Rabbit Barn |Saturday 5th September 2015

Review and photos by Chris Kyan

The Little Rabbit Barn really punches above its weight when it come to hosting the very best musicians, with many excellent performers having played here already over recent years. A veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the music scene. Tonight’s show follows on in the same fine tradition.

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The evening opened with ‘Chloe Chadwick’ who played a blasting up tempo set that delighted the packed house.

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We wanted more but it was not to be, as waiting in the wings were the special talents of ‘Alan West and Steve Black’.

These gents bought a slice of the West Country with them, showing fine wit with great stories, beautiful harmonies and above all, great songs. Another act who could have played all night, we wanted more….. But…

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Time to stretch the legs, an underwear adjustment period and the now legendary food break.

Lyn and her team are amazing at feeding the five thousand, it’s almost biblical in scale, I still don’t know how they do it but it’s great.

Sasha McVeigh is next on the bill having just heard before going on stage that she  won Best Female Vocalist in The UK Country Radio Music Award. This lady is excited to be here and that excitement comes shining through in the performance. Singing songs from her acoustic EP and new CD ‘I Stand Alone’. Sadly her full band could make it due to visa problems. Sasha is another rising UK Americana star and it will be some time before she tours the UK again, so it was great to have her sparkle on the LRB stage.

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That was special again, but time waits for no one. The night had to close. As always there is the opportunity to buy CDs and other merchandise. You can meet the artists, chat and get autographs. Another advantage of a small intimate venue.

The sound tonight was again exceptional thanks to Simon Allen.

Should you ever get the chance of an evening at The Little Rabbit Barn, take it,  you won’t be disappointed. It has to be high amongst the finest small venues in the UK.

Next music evening is Saturday 10th October and features LRB favourite Anna Coogan with The Good Years and Natalie Shay.

 

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