Saturday, June 16, 2012
Jurassic Folk Guest Nights are turning out to be real corkers, evenings of sublime music, and the session on June 6 was no exception.
Our guest from Norwich, a young lady called Jess Morgan, was an absolute gem.
Tall and beautiful she may be, but these qualities are only a small part of the package.
She writes songs of great individuality and sings them in a style totally her own which cannot be categorised. They cover all facets of human emotion and experience, happy, sad, funny, and she has the touch of the classic songwriter in the way that evocative phrases grab the mind and stick like a leech in the memory.
Although comparatively unknown at present, she is clearly destined for great things and the audience loved her.
Top class support that evening was provided first by another great songwriter, Robin Nancarrow, whose beautifully constructed songs and impeccable guitar are always a joy, and secondly by Axmouth’s boy band, Hunt Gamble and Trezise, who sing with such force, gusto and sheer blissful harmony that it is no wonder that microphones tend to retire to a safe distance.
The next event is the Singers Night tonight (Wednesday June 20) and, as always, everybody is welcome but to ensure a spot it is advisable for performers to call first. Admission is free, and it all kicks off at 7.45pm at the usual venue, The Grove Nite Club, Seaton.
The next Guest Night, on July 4, features that well known and highly regarded singer and guitarist, Paul Downes.
For more information click on the link, or call 01297 20064.