RAGAMUFFIN WRITINGS . . .
A cracking gig as Ragamuffin Mike makes a visit to one of his favourite bars in Southampton.
In his mind's eye Ragamuffin Mike takes a trip to a small Texas town.
A set straight out of a Richard Farina novel, a pre-Raphaelite tapestry sewn together by voices and guitars.
It's been so hot in the shires that alligators are coming all the way up the Itchen Navigation to bask in the sun.
Walter Otter makes his first visit to the Cabbage Patch to see a cracking gig by Eric Andersen
A shires journal from the pen of Walter Otter who finds himself at Winchester University for Willy Vlautin's reading from his novel Northline and thence later at the Railway where Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express procede to whang down the walls.
Ragamuffin Mike, Brian and Sue visit Dorchester on the trail of JC and Angelina Grimshaw and find the Dorset Blues society putting on a series of crackerjack monthly blues concerts.
A review of the Woolston and Bursledon Folk Club night with Phil Beer, Tom Palmer, foor spots and the raffle scribed by our shires diarist Ragamuffin Mike:
WIDE STRING TREMELO
A nod to Oliver Grey and Richard Williams South by South Central gigs with a review of the recent Peter Bruntnell Band and Ox from Canada gig.
A TEQUILA AND A TACO STAND
A review of Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express supported by Bob Frank and John Murry at the Talking Heads
WE TIP OUR HAT TO THE MAN WHO KICK-STARTED RAGAMUFFIN
A review of Jack William's Gig at The Talking Heads, Southampton in June 2000.
OR STICKLEBACKS AND JAM JAR LURES!
Memories of a misspent youth, and those lazy hazy days of Summer.