Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Dreaming - Saturday

I spent most of today at Black Tracks listening to good music.
The venues were all tents like this - some bigger than others.  The sound was wonderful - I was sitting outside to soak up the sun and could hear everything perfectly.  I started the day with a coffee and a Byron Bay organic doughnut - filled with dark chocolate - yum!
 I listened to Bayjah, Lee Morgan, Dale Robert Huddleston (fantastic ballads and amazing voice), Liberty Songs (from people who escaped from Liberia), Microwave Jenny (a duo who sang bluesy, jazzy, poppy songs - loved them), Busby Marou (full of energy and rock and AMAZING guitar playing from Jeremy Marou) and Shellie Morris.

Ngaire promised to be good but it wasn't my thing so I started listening to Ykson at Nomads Palace.  This guy didn't speak English but had the audience in the palm of his hand with his humour and great reggae sound.  He hails from New Caledonia and had someone in the audience translate his French.

Then I went to Black Dramatics to watch a show called Magpie Blues - Ursula Yovich's story of her life growing up between two worlds.  A well told story, a beautiful voice supported by polished musos.  Very enjoyable.

Then it was time to head to one of the fires that dot the site.
It's the place to meet people and talk and hear stories and listen to music.  A wonderful way to end the day.  Plus, it is COLD on site - this is where you thaw out!!!

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