Law’s boar blues draw


An appreciative audience of locals and delighted visitors enjoyed a cracking evening of superb music at Phil Law’s latest performance at the Standard. Law’s selection of music ranged from Bach to Dylan and each song’s performance displayed his terrific musicianship. The performance of “St James Infirmary Blues” certainly outdid Hugh Laurie’s version of this blues classic.

Making a guest appearance with Law was “rocking” Reg Marchant whose combination of a rousing delivery and an urbane wit was lapped up by the audience. The duo’s performance of Nina Simone’s “I wish I knew how it would feel to be free” was a particular favourite.

Also appearing was Steve Stone who added to his covers of classic songs some self-penned numbers which the crowd really enjoyed. The finale saw all three troubadours displaying their musical talents to great effect with a version of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” that left the audience wanting more.

Law’s next appearance will be at the Ypres on Sunday December 6 from 7pm. And on Monday December 21 at 7pm he will be returning to the Globe for a Christmas themed evening which proved a big hit last year.


Photo: Malcolm Giles

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