London Homesick Blues

Hey people…the astute among you will recognise the title of this post as being the very same as Gary P. Nunn’s hit which was covered with great success by Jerry Jeff Walker. And with good reason…

But first things first. December is a very quiet month on the gigs front, which I’m sure means every last man jack of you will be fired up for my show on 22nd December at the Port Mahon. It’s Swindlestock’s Christmas show, and they’ll be playing along with Americana specialists 1000 Mile Highway, eccentric songwriter Moogieman and yours truly. A great way to start the Yuletide season.

So, back to London. And indeed, I will be going back to London three times in January 2013. On Sunday 6th January I’ll be playing at The Gladstone in Borough. Other acts yet to be announced but keep your eyes peeled. After that, on Tuesday 22nd January I’ll be on a bill at The Good Ship in Kilburn. I’m excited about playing this venue as it’s been host to a large number of top acts (although Elvis Presley, as the website claims, possibly isn’t one of them…). Then on 29th January I’m reunited with Swindlestock and genre-less Oxford band Brickwork Lizards at Buffalo Bar in Islington. All three shows promise something different.

As always, keep an eye on the gigs page as stuff gets added regularly. 2013 is looking good already. On that note, I’ll leave you with Mr. Nunn’s thoughts on the big smoke:

“Well, when you’re down on your luck, and you ain’t got a buck, in London you’re a goner.

Even London Bridge has fallen down, and moved to Arizona, now I know why.

And I’ll substantiate the rumor that the English sense of humor is drier than than the Texas sand.

You can put up your dukes, and you can bet your boots that I’m leavin’ just as fast as I can.