Saturday, 23 July 2011

2011 Americana Festival at The Sage

Summertyne Americana Festival
The Sage, Gateshead

Another year has flown by. It certainly doesn't seem that long since I was at the 2010 Summertyne Americana Festival.

The weather made an intermittent difference this time. The outdoor 'Jumpin' Hot Stage' had to be temporarily abandoned due to the wind worrying 'the health and safety' and the first two artistes on the bill shown above had to perform indoors, just near the cafe.

There was a bonus indoor session with Samantha Crain, which was a very short but enjoyable set.

The 'Jumpin' Hot Stage' was deemed safe enough to continue, just in time for the next act.

It was back indoors - Hall 2, to precise - to see Sarah Jarosz. Sarah is clearly very talented, but still only 20!

Back outside for the last three acts of the day.


'JTE' brought the day to an entertaining conclusion.

Free tomorrow? Pop along to The Sage to catch the last day of this year's festival.

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