RAGAMUFFIN WRITINGS . . .


Southern Tenant Folk Union - Live at the Platform 19/06/2008

A cracking gig as Ragamuffin Mike makes a visit to one of his favourite bars in Southampton.

Southern Tenant Folk Union - Live at the Platform 19/06/2008


David Byboth - My Mind's Eye

In his mind's eye Ragamuffin Mike takes a trip to a small Texas town.

David Byboth - My Mind's Eye


Jesse Sykes / Phil Wandscher - Winchester

A set straight out of a Richard Farina novel, a pre-Raphaelite tapestry sewn together by voices and guitars.

Jesse Sykes / Phil Wandscher - Winchester


Alligator on the Itchen

It's been so hot in the shires that alligators are coming all the way up the Itchen Navigation to bask in the sun.

Alligator on the Itchen


ERIC ANDERSEN - CABBAGE PATCH, TWICKENHAM 04/05/2008

Walter Otter makes his first visit to the Cabbage Patch to see a cracking gig by Eric Andersen

ERIC ANDERSEN - CABBAGE PATCH, TWICKENHAM 04/05/2008


CHUCK PROPHET / WILLY VLAUTIN AT THE RAILWAY

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.

ACROSS THE NORTHLINE AND THE MISSION EXPRESS


DORSET BLUESNIGHT WITH JC AND ANGELINA GRIMSHAW

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.

'UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL'


DRIFTING TOWARDS ACADIA

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:

'DRIFTING TOWARDS ACADIA'


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.

'WIDE STRING TREMELO'

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

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express


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.

Jack Williams: The Talking Heads - June 2000


SUMMER MEMORIES.

OR STICKLEBACKS AND JAM JAR LURES!

Memories of a misspent youth, and those lazy hazy days of Summer.

Summers In The Southern Shires