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Sunday Afternoon 25th July
2010
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Rory Ellis Duo (Aus) - Hokie Joint - The Holmes Brothers (US)
 

Sunday Afternoon Review by Courtland Bresner

Sunday afternoon was opened by the Rory Ellis Duo from Australia. The duo consisting of Rory Ellis on guitar, banjo and vocals supported by Alex Roberts on lap slide and bouzouki. The duo performed a set of self penned originals interspersed with anecdotes of life in Australia. Rory has gruff voice which at times reminded me of Richie Havens. Songs included in the set were Iím Just a Passenger, Waiting For The Armourguard, Two Feathers featuring delicate lap slide guitar from Alex, Home Tonight written when stuck in traffic in Leicester trying to find the venue he was to play that night and an audience participation number You Gotta Work.  

Next up were Hokie Joint fronted by the flamboyant JoJo Burgess who prowled the stage like a cross between Tom Waits and Ian Dury. This was Hokie Jointís first time on the main stage at Maryport following their success on the Trail last year. Hokie Joint played a high energy alternate blues based set which featured Apologise, Force of Habit, The Music Starts to Play, Back Where We Are Going, Over There and Aeroplane. Throughout the set there were some excellent solos from harp master Giles King, which included a walkabout in the audience and guitarist Joel Fisk. Hokie Joint went down a storm with the audience with the crowd wanting more but were denied an encore. Shame. 

Closing the afternoon session were the wonderful gospel three piece band The Holmes Brothers. The set kicked off with a very gospel influenced Amazing Grace featuring excellent three part vocal harmonies from bassist Sherman Holmes, guitarist Wendell Holmes and drummer Popsy Dixon which set the scene for the rest of the set. The set contained a mixture of gospel, boogie and rock Ďní roll and included Big Boss Man, Close That Door and Walk Away, Feed My Soul, Iíll Do That from their latest CD, a funky Take It On Back Today with the last number being Jesus on the Mainline. A nice touch was a couple of children bringing a birthday cake on stage for the drummer Popsy Dixon who was 68 years old, Happy Birthday followed. The deserved encore included a fine gospel rendition of God Be With You.
 

Rory Ellis Duo (Aus)

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Happy 68th Birthday Popsy

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