We spent a very enjoyable afternoon in the company of Martin John Henry and some friends in the comfort of our own living room.
Martin played two sets for us – the first mainly focussing on solo material and the second on De Rosa material. With a handful of new songs and a Will Oldham cover thrown in alongside old favourites it was fantastic to hear the songs in such intimate setting. There are some videos from the show so I’ll maybe be able to share some of these later in the week.
Graeme Anderson from Book Group was supposed to be supporting but he was struck down by one of those nasty viruses going round at the moment so, sensibly, he stayed home in his bed. Get well soon, Graeme!
A good day was completed with the news that I’d finally won one of the auctions for Martin’s ‘One-Offs’ project – so I’m looking forward to hearing that in due course.
Here’s the MPLR playlist:
Grant Hart – All of My Senses
Wire -Diamonds in Cups
British Sea Power – Don’t Let The Sun Get In The Way
Agnes Obel – Riverside
The Dream Syndicate – Glide
Grant Hart – Is the Sky the Limit?
The Burns Unit – Helpless To Turn
David McComb – Leaning
The Chills – Submarine Bells
Nova Mob – Evergreen Memorial Drive
dEUS – 7 Days, 7 Weeks
Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Living In The City
Robert Forster – Turn on the Rain
Grant Hart – No Promise Have I Made
PJ Harvey – The Wheel
Low – Especially Me
The Blue Aeroplanes – What It Is
The Dream Syndicate – How Did I Find Myself Here