Iain Cameron's Diary
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2013-09-04 - 4:36 p.m.
On the lower widget there is a new tune - Yellow and Ginger Jubille.
Yesterday Pete C and I met up at the Troubadour. I played there a couple of times when I was 18 with Linda Thompson and then Dorris Henderson. Yesterday I discovered how close it is to Earls Court Tube. Joe McKee was on first and I talked to him afterwards about his Gretsch guitar. He said that sometimes he uses a Fender Twin from 1974. I listened to his Soundcloud recordings which to my ears were rather better than his solo performance.
The Sophie J trio were on next and they had to struggle with both some indifferent mixing and a few members of the audience who wouldnt keep quiet. The material came across as much more anguished than it sounded eg at the Strongroom. The third act started as a singer at the piano and then morphed into a band. Not all that interesting to be honest. The Troubadour is very convenient for getting home quickly.
I am 1000 words into the next article. I have to work out what my conclusion is going to be.