Review and photos by Chris Kyan
That was a classy night at the Little Rabbit Barn, the evenings entertainment started with the wonderful Anna Pancaldi. This is the second time I have seen her and she has a voice that makes my spine tingle. I am confident that her name that will be more widely known in the near future. If you missed her tonight, be sure to put her on your list of ‘Must See’ talent.
Next we had the pleasure of another up and coming star in Lucy May. Sir Terry Wogan referred to her as ‘The UK’s next big country star’ on BBC radio two recently, and he is not wrong.
I first saw Lucy performing with a full band at The Country Collective at The Wintergarden in Canary Wharf with Red Sky July’ and ‘Jess and the Bandits’, both LRB favourites. Wow what a spectacular show as a prelude to C2C.
It was great to see her close up with just her amazing guitarist and considering she only got her voice back this morning having suffered a bug, she played a great up tempo set.
A perfect summers evening provided the back drop for some fine food in the garden and then it was back to the music.
Balsamo Deighton were the stars of the show accompanied by Andy Collins on Bass and Pete Thomas on Keyboards. Their old band mates from ‘The Story’s’.
This was a set of great songs, wonderful harmonies interspersed with stories from the road.
Balsamo Deighton have a new CD almost ready for release but tonight I was lucky enough to acquire a copy of their very limited E.P. 126/200
Again words fail me to tell you just how good they are, you just have to be there, at the ‘House of Harmonies’ The Little Rabbit Barn.
See you next time and keep an eye on the LRB you tube channel for some highlights.