The last few months have had quite a few changes in the Ironbath’s life. A new job meant a new location – lots of boxes and a move back across the country. The good news is that the Ironbath is just 30 minutes from Bristol, one of the hubs of great live music in the UK. (The bad news is that there are still a lot of boxes that need unpacking!)
The blog had to take a back seat, but now – especially since the announcement of Cayamo 2013 (on which the Ironbath has secured his passage) – the blog is back with at least 2 posts every week.
Meanwhile music has not been taking a back seat. There have been new releases by Ironbath favourites: Leonard Cohen, Ani DiFranco, Joe Pug & Gretchen Peters.
Former Cayamoan’s with new albums include: Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Jaffe, Loudon Wainwright & Dar Williams,. Not to mention Lyle Lovett’s last major label effort, 2012 stowaway, Callaghan’s official album release and Sara Watkin’s controversial new album. There are also new albums by 2 of the former Cayamo Open Mic winners.
Over recent weeks the Ironbath has seen The Civil Wars and Amanda Shires, and has a few other tickets booked.
There are still some memories from Cayamo 2012 to reflect on, as well as looking forward to Cayamo 2013. But before the Ironbath heads out to the Caribbean again there will be several UK festivals, and at the end of this month the Ironbath will be heading off for his first real visit on Texan soil.
The Ironbath is looking forward to introduce you to some new artists that perhaps have not crossed your radar yet such as … well, the Ironbath will keep that a secret for now.
And the Ironbath has been collecting some wonderful live musical performances that have featured on UK radio that he can’t wait to share with you, but in the meantime here is a fantastic cover of a classic song – a song which in the mid 80’s the Ironbath claimed as his favourite.
PS At least one thing hasn’t changed during the Ironbath’s hiatus – Adele is still featured in the UK album chart with ’21’ at #5 and ’19’ in the top 30. Honestly, is there anyone left in the country who hasn’t got a copy? – I swear that one day soon a gigantic space telescope is going to pick up signs of life on a distant planet, and in the background the scientists will hear the riff from ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ through the intergalactic crackle.