Buddy Miller, Hayes Carll, The Amazing Pilots - Buckingham
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 :-)