Buddy Miller, Hayes Carll, The Amazing Pilots - Buckingham


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It's not often you get to see someone of the calibre of Buddy Miller in such an intimate venue. A fine night of excellent music, combined with fine between-song banter, really connecting with the audience. Buddy proved that, as well as beautifully sparse songs, he can cut loose with storming rockers. His backing musicians for the evening (and tour) were The Amazing Pilots, top-notch blokes and talented musicians. I buttonholed Phil outside and proceeded to grill him about his drumkit (I'm such an arse, I wish I wasn't a stereotypical drummer...).

Support for the evening was Hayes Carll, another annoyingly talented young person. He won everyone over with a selection of touching and tongue-in-cheek songs. So many people bought his CD after his set, the queue of folks wanting CDs signed had to be chased off the stage before Buddy could come on. I understand the FCC is investigating his onstage "No man is an island..." quip :-)