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Black Deer Review Day 1 18/6/22

"Other notable acts are His Lordship, a black suited 3 - piece who come as close to Punk as we have got so far with some gloriously raw guitar and fine mid 70's attitude. Following them on the Roadhouse stage are Black Water County, an Irish sounding Punk ensemble complete with mandolin, banjo and Tin whistle. Two quite contrasting acts to the rest of the line up and all the more endearing for it. But stealing the day is the quite exquisite Imelda May. Dressed completely in black, the long flowing dress makes the elegant songstress almost appear Goth like. But she looks just this side of elegant evening gown to be Goth. And such an amazing voice and mesmerising stage presence. Backed by some talented musicians, May's set displays traits of Rock, Soul, Blues, and just damn fine songs. Having worked with the likes of Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood and Noel Gallagher, it's easy to see where the Rock influence comes from. But it's the heartfelt ballads that strike home."

It was definitely a hot one, both musically and weather-wise, on the first day of Europe’s premier Americana playground Black Deer Festival, that kicked off at Kent's Eridge Park yesterday, so today read Mother's complete take on Day 1, plus check out some great photos and our Video Of The Day of James.


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