Artist photos taken by Ian Morrall.
I love the Wolverhampton Country Songwriters Nights every month but it was made even more special this month because we were invited to celebrate Forever British Country's birthday at the event.
We met up with a few of you for a meal beforehand which was lovely and thanks very much for coming early, then we braved the stormy weather and torrential downpour to set up our table at Bantock House.
Darcy was the first performer of the evening. Flying solo tonight he took us through his 'Hooked' EP and some other self penned songs. I heard one that I had only heard once before and I really liked it. No Darcy set would be complete without a Chris Stapleton song or a Drake White cover which Darcy sings so well you could almost think they were his own songs. A thoroughly enjoyable set.
Next up were resident artists The Emma Swindells Band. Emma and her family with the help of Jim Duncan have worked so hard to make this event a success every month. Emma and her band, twin sister Laura, younger sister Clare and friends Richard and Dan try to do something a little different every month. This keeps their performances fresh and the audience always wanting more. We sang happy birthday to Jim and then they mentioned Forever British Country's birthday which was lovely. Thank you Emma for offering us your venue, support and line-up to make our birthday so special. We love to support you all and its nice to know it is appreciated.
Our next artist and her band blew me away at C2C in March. Katy Hurt is totally amazing. It was an acoustic set and they had all decided to sit down so it felt very informal but welcoming somehow. I just remember thinking to myself, What just happened there? It felt surreal. Great songs, delivered beautifully, with passion and feeling. I can't wait to catch Katy and the band again.
Its always great to see happy smiling faces at the end of an evening. It really was a special night from start to finish and who would have thought that cake would go so well with country music.