Sunday, December 03, 2006

Rodney Branigan

Rodney Branigan performed in the interval at one of the AbbeyFest gigs over the summer and pretty much stole the show. One of the things he does is to play two guitars at the same time. It's difficult to describe, but you can check it out on the YouTube video below.

Surrey Strings have brought him back from the States to London for a mini tour over the next couple of weeks.

6 Dec 2006 21:00 The Troubadour Earls Court
8 Dec 2006 20:00 The Watershed London
9 Dec 2006 21:00 The Hammersmith Irish Center London
13 Dec 2006 20:00 The Prince Albert London (Brighton)
16 Dec 2006 21:00 The Colourhouse Theater- Abbey Mills London
18 Dec 2006 21:00 The Borderline London
19 Dec 2006 20:00 Smollenskys on the Strand London.

I'll be at the Watershed performance on Friday.

I love the fact that according to his myspace page the next two gigs when he gets back to the States are Amarillo, Texas then Wichita, Kansas.

When the day is dawning
on a Texas Sunday morning
how I long to be there
with Marie who's waiting for me there
every lonely city where I hang my hat
ain't as half as pretty as where my baby's at

Is this the way to Amarillo
every night I've been hugging my pillow
dreaming dreams of Amarillo

and sweet Marie who waits for me
show me the way to Amarillo
I've been weeping like a willow
crying over Amarillo

and sweet Marie who waits for me


I am a lineman for the county.
And I drive the mainroad.
Searching in the sun for another overload.

I hear you singing in the wire.
I can hear you thru the whine.
And the Wichita Lineman,
is still on the line.

Brilliant. It seems an impossibly romantic pair of venues from this "Half Man Half Biscuit" side of the pond.

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