Hello again as we enter another week of lockdown and after what was a quieter week the quality of livestreams that I watched did not reduce in the slightest.
Mondays entertainers were Samantha Lloyd who is such a bubbly person and she certainly keeps us going with her wee anecdotes, I’m sure if I actually met her she would give me a run for my money in the cheek stakes. As usual her stream was a mix of originals and covers and a very entertaining set. Paris Georgia of the Adelaides streamed through the Belles and Gals platform and what a great performance she put on. During her stream she played what were her favourite songs and I had to comment that I thought she had pinched my favourite playlist and sang my top tracks. The Rising never fail to impress, and the quality of their stream is second to none. As mentioned, a few weeks ago Chris and Chantelle just bounce of each other and the banter is as entertaining as the songs. I happened to catch a short bit of Cassadee Pope and I thoroughly enjoyed my listening. Southern Halo who have gone from a trio of sisters to a duo brought my night to a close including a rendition of their newest release “Don’t Let Another Day Go By”. I am hoping these girls can make it back to our shores soon.
Recent events in America meant that many of the artists I keep an eye on didn’t perform on Tuesday and I also decided to show my support for them by having a day off social media.
Wednesday saw another stream from Samantha Lloyd before Laura Oakes took to the stage with her midweek stream and as always, her talent was on display with some beautiful songs. Elaine Lennon had Adriana Spina as her guest on the Homebird Sessions with chat and music and if people are not aware of either of these two ladies and their music, I would encourage you to give them a listen. Sarabeth Swagerty and Glen Mitchell moved their stream from Tuesday to Wed and as always it was a fantastic night featuring the music of Royal South, SaraBeth, Glen and a few cover songs. One of the acts I had heard for the first-time last year at Millport were American act Lockeland and they came up with another great stream and their interaction with the comments were good.
Thursday was another night for new names for me with Daniel Borge who I must look up more off. RaeLynn is another Iven oy heard a lot of but I thoroughly would recommend her to you. Where do we start about the only other act I watched on Thursday. These two are definitely entertainers and have a very simplistic way of entertaining you but with a style that really engages you. When I say that the final song of their set encourages you to empty your glass responsibly I can on be speaking about the wonderful Sally Rae Morris and Steven John Marks aka Gasoline and Matches.
Friday kicked off for me as usual with Emelia Quinn with the last of her Barefaced Fridays with guests Jade Helliwell and Jess Thristan and an hour of great music from the three ladies. Scott Ashworth again did his Friday slot and produced 2 hours of great quality music as usual. Trying to fit all the great music in on Friday meant juggling a few devices to stream them all but I managed. Another great set from Gasoline and Matches. Morganway keep hitting the spot with their great music, Chris Andreucci is making big strides on the scene and it is easy to see why. Emma Jade was feeling a wee bit under the weather but still managed to produce the goods with her stream. A change of evening saw the weekly stream from Maggie Jade and Luke Thomas with their usual mix of requests and banter. Fridays just would not be complete without a morning sketch and evening set from the remarkable Kezia Gill. This week’s theme was movie night and as I always say the talent on show was outstanding. Kezia has formed a fantastic group of people to watch her stream and produced a bunch of merch for the Friday night Pour Me A Strong One Session and along with husband Lloyd make 2 hours just fly in.
Saturday had some great streams with Live In The Living Rooms Coronapalooza streams and I managed to pop on and off to catch parts of the streams from Adriana Spina, Elaine Lennon, Alan Finlan, Emily Faye, Donna Marie, Simon James, Tennessee Twin and Peter Donegan. Lock down buddies had a great set from a young Irish lady going by the name of Chantelle Padden who recently did a fantastic duet with Lauren Alaina of the song Getting Good. Chantelle was a new name for me a few weeks ago and is someone I hope can make it across here for a gig when they are allowed. Katee Kross returned this week and thankfully had managed to overcome last weeks tech problems to produce another high standard performance along with Ross.
Danny McMahon showed why he is turning heads with his music when he appeared on Lock down buddies and during his stream, I was encouraged to see a few comments about possible future gigs closer to home for me. Another new sound for me after being tagged in a post were Essex Country. Looking up their Facebook page they are described in their bio as British born and Nashville made. Another act for me to keep an eye on. Finally on the music front I have to mention the latest session from Tim Prottey-Jones and the UK Country Collective with volume 9 and a great cover of the Dolly and Kenny classic “You Cant Make Old Friends” and I had to look again when I heard it to make sure Dolly wasn’t there herself. The voice in the mic was actually Katy Hurt which took me by surprise.
Well that is me again for another week and as always Stay Safe and Take Care until next week.