Note to self: when The Be Good Tanyas are next in town, get tickets. When they’re playing in a town nearby, get tickets. When they’re playing in a town anywhere, get tickets.
It’s funny how things work out. A couple of months, before Christmas, my other half and I were talking about The Be Good Tanyas, both in agreement that when these good ladies decided to play in London, we’d have to go and see them really because they’re fab.
Not long after that, they announced a UK tour and we got tickets.
The support act, Emily Portman, was very good. We don’t normally make it to support acts but I’m glad we did on Sunday. A good dose of myth and folk tales. Good fun and it was great to see Lucy Farrell again.
As for The Be Good Tanyas. Well, I was so excited that I believe I shed a little tear halfway through the third song. The vocals (Frazey Ford… oh my), the music, the lyrics. So unique. An excellent blend of folk, country and bluegrass, which is where my musical taste has been taking me for the last two years or so.
I stayed back at the end of the gig and my patience was rewarded. I got one of the playlists.
A wow of an evening.
Well… that was the first of our 2013 gigs… and boy… the rest of them have a lot to play up to.