Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Americana Festival at The Sage: Part 2

Americana Festival
The Sage

A Pictorial Report
Part 2

The Toy Hearts have been a favourite of mine for some time. Initially I thought I'd have to miss their spot on the 'Jumpin' Hot Stage' as the timings appeared to clash with the shows I'd booked in Hall 2. I was therefore very pleasantly surprised to find that the earlier listings had been inaccurate and that everything was going to work out just fine.

The Toy Hearts have two excellent CDs available which you really should add to your collection, namely 'If The Blues Come Calling' and 'When I Cut Loose'.

Their music is a combination of country, bluegrass and Western swing, played with great energy.

Stewart Johnson - banjo and Dobro...and Father of...

...Hannah Johnson (mandolin and lead vocals)
and Sophia Johnson (guitar and harmony vocals)

They know how to put on a show and entertain the audience.

They played a storming set which was, for me, easily the best of the day on the 'Jumpin' Hot Stage'.

Meeting the band

Great news - the new CD, 'Femme Fatale', now has a release date. Mark 18 October on your calendars!

For more on this great band, head for:

Expect more posts about The Toy Hearts here at Marsh Towers in the near future.

Meanwhile, I've added a page to this site to provide an index to all of my concert reviews and photos:

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