...BECAUSE SOME OF US THINK THAT THIS STUFF IS IMPORTANT
What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Just a meeting of old friends at Fairport's Cropredy Convention

"SO Ric, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention is up for a Prog Rock gong in the best live event category for 2014."
“Oh, is it,” exclaims the band’s violin, mandolin and ukulele player in surprise. “That’s brilliant. I really didn’t know, thanks for telling me… it was a great festival last year though.”
Warming to the theme Ric Sanders, whose CV includes working with Robert Plant, Soft Machine, Jethro Tull and Rick Wakeman, goes on: “I’m an old progger myself – a massive King Crimson fan.
“We’ve got Fish this year, too,” he adds, continuing the prog theme. That’s right, along with - and how’s this for outrageous diversity - silver haired, golden throated country star Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brother’s raucous Scottish cousins The Proclaimers, deep’n’funky Level 42 and high energy dub-reggae-dance merchants Dreadzone.
It unquestionably hasn’t, for many years, been a folk festival despite an ongoing perception along with a leaning towards traditional styled music from the festival’s supporting cast.
“It’s a music festival,” proclaims Ric. “We don’t think of ourselves as a folk festival, not unless you count Alice Cooper as a folk singer…although you could say all music is folk music.”
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT GONZO
Fairport Convention and Matthews Southern Comfort
DVD/CD - £9.99

Live In Maidstone 1970
CD - £7.99

Live At Maidstone Castle 1970
DVD - £9.99

No comments:

Post a Comment

 

Copyright 2010 The Gonzo Daily.

Theme by WordpressCenter.com.
Blogger Template by Beta Templates.