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Redlornie

Nathan Rogers at the Star

So how was he????
Catskinner

Need to ask Raddy about that. He went along. I didn't.

I have to admit a bit of personal heresy about Stan Rogers, in that most of  his songs that I've heard have been as performed by others, and although they're good songs they don't strike me as stuff I'd necessarily want to sing, or listen to much more than once or twice.

The Hype about Nathan was that he's Stan's boy, and essentially very similar, which for me, doesn't make him a must-see I'm afraid.

This is just me and my quirky tastes of course.

I believe there's people out there don't like Roy Bailey.

Or oompahs.
renfrewshire radical

I really enjoyed the gig. Nathan has a remarkable timber to his voice just like his Da, but is very much his own man.

Good songs starting with Duncan and Brady (also in Clark and Kings set), his own songs, shanties, trad material with voice alone, and North West Passage, whit nearly had me greetin.

He loved singing in SAINTS and loved the building. He is keen to see Rosslyn Chapel while he's over, so he treated playing there as a taster.

Bob G. who is his agent, hotel and guide on this tour, said that it was his best gig yet, which was a pity, as only about twenty paying punters turned up, I'm glad I was among them.

Opening spot was by a trio JEM, cello, guitar and saxaphone, and vocals. (Two auld guys wi a young lassie, bit like the Catskinners  Smilie_PDT )
Bit of a mixed bag, but I liked the cello player singing Mad Tom o' Bedlam.

It's true what you say Catskinner, not everybody can like everything. There probably some folk out there who don't like the Catskinners.
Catskinner

Hehe

I know people who hate the Catskinners
Rid Sonja

Sorry I missed it but I was asleep by about 9.45 last night. By the time I got home I was that knackered you'd have thought I had been drinking a bottle of wine instead of the single glass I did...

:cry:

Glad you enjoyed the show, Raddy.
Redlornie

Nathan Rogers at the Star

Glad you enjoyed it Raddy. I've always loved Stan Rogers - his voice could make the hairs on the back of my neck stand to attention - and while Nathan has resonances of his father; he is his own man.

When I saw him in Edmonton, I was really really impressed....and nearly greetin' when he did Northwest Passage.....
PedallySteve

I had an interuption in my folk music education for much of the eighties and nineties (being self-employed and being on the road and having to work weekends makes a miss of your life  Smilie_PDT ) so I missed Stan Rogers when he was alive.  I've caught up with him later and I have to say I like a lot of his stuff.  "Barrett's Privateers" I could happily condemm to room 101 but there's a lot of good stuff there which stands repeated listening.

His live album "Home in Halifax" (posthumous) is well worth a listen (even though it has BP on it!)  33 is no age to die  :cry:

Steve
Onny

Stan Rogers

I've been a fan since I heard Cilla sing 'Lies' back in the day when she still did folk clubs. I did some digging and was enthralled by Stan's voice. Still, as above, hairs on the back of the neck stuff.

Jean Bechhofer recalls  the night "Archie Fisher dropped in (at Edinburgh Folk Club) with Stan Rogers, and we all were swept away by Stanís wonderful irreplaceable charm". I wasn't there but people still talk about it.

I probably listen to more of his work than anyone elses.

He was, in many ways, a huge character.
East Coaster

At The Pleasance

We had a few more at The Pleasance than at The Star(according to RR's estimation) and about 50 people turned up.
However, we had expected many more. Perhaps a lot of the younger people haven't heard too much about Stan Rogers or would rather have had the real thing. I don't know.

Anyway, it was an enjoyable although not outstanding gig. He does have his father's voice but I'm not sure if he's as good a singer(Not that I ever heard his Dad live...only on vinyl) and there were quite a few rough edges in both his vocal abilities and stage presentation. However, his own compositions were very good indeed.

Also, I reckon the gig would have benefitted from having a larger audience. He would have "fed off" the inevitable better atmosphere which that would have created.

I believe that The Rob Adams One only gave a two star review but I can't trace it at the moment.  :(
Onny

Am I alone in thinking reviewers sometimes seem reluctant to tell it like it was?

It's been a long while since I saw a 2 star review of anything and even 3 stars aren't common.
renfrewshire radical

I once gave a fair review of an artist's CD for Scotland's top folk magazine, I said some of it was very good,  some not up to that standard, and it seemed the artist and/or his advisers had a low quality control threshold. It got the lead review, with photie of CD.

I was subsequently hounded all over a festival after it was published, by the label owner and his wife, who berated me and insisted that I should not say anything detrimental about his product, and if I didn't like it, I should give it to someone who did, to review.

He also threatend to withdraw all advertising from the publication unless he was given the assurance that I would never be allowed to review his artists CDs in future.

Shortly after this another reveiwer fell foul of another artist's wife, who wrote in to complain that the reviewer's review said if you like this artist then you'll like this, and if you don't there's nothing here to change your mind.

Who'd be a reviewer?
Onny

renfrewshire radical wrote:
I once gave a fair review of an artist's CD for Scotland's top folk magazine, I said some of it was very good, †some not up to that standard, and it seemed the artist and/or his advisers had a low quality control threshold. It got the lead review, with photie of CD.

I was subsequently hounded all over a festival after it was published, by the label owner and his wife, who berated me and insisted that I should not say anything detrimental about his product, and if I didn't like it, I should give it to someone who did, to review.

He also threatend to withdraw all advertising from the publication unless he was given the assurance that I would never be allowed to review his artists CDs in future.

Shortly after this another reveiwer fell foul of another artist's wife, who wrote in to complain that the reviewer's review said if you like this artist then you'll like this, and if you don't there's nothing here to change your mind.

Who'd be a reviewer?


It ain't all bad news. Sometimes a grateful artiste will ante up a shag or two in return for a favourable (over-favourable?) review.

There are some discusion groups like that. Ones which insist on not rocking the incestuous boat. Only good reviews allowed and all new releases are 'brilliant'.
renfrewshire radical

List of CDs for review in a PM please, Onny.

If you read this Lorna only kiddin  blackeye
Redlornie

Right Raddy, that's any chance you had of gettin' laid ever again right oot the windae!!! blackeye
Onny

I knew you two reminded me of someone else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5axlwCBXC8


Do I detect a touch of red in that lassie's hair?
renfrewshire radical

The similarity noted Onny, though RL's got a bit mair life aboot her.

JP's haircut, that's why I get a Number 1 all over.

I've seen that whole show and theres a wonderful moment when John turns round and says "Iris, hunny, you sang that song almost as if you knew it"
Onny

renfrewshire radical wrote:
The similarity noted Onny, though RL's got a bit mair life aboot her.

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Call me shallow but I could cope with a little less life and few mair royalties (thur's never a suitable smilie when ye need wan)

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