Gig Guru: How to Have the Best Time at a Concert

Have you seen this man? No, not Nashville’s Charles Esten, the one on the right. You may be more familiar with the back of his head. He’s the one miles ahead of you in the venue queue; the one closest to the stage while you’re squashed somewhere back near the the toilets. So, as part […]

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Unexpected Hazards of an Old Dominion Show

I got more than I bargained for on the UK opening night of Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour. As with so many gigs at the moment, last night was more about the support act for me. I’d seen Thomas live before but missed radio favourites Old Dominion on their 2016 visit. They started their swift […]

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Five things I learnt at JD & The Straight Shot

They had me at JD.  Well, they were bound to, weren’t they? So, knowing little more than I liked the sound of their band name, I found a replacement CJ for the night. Bringing along a non-country friend (who for the first time in twenty-mumble years of friendship was asked if we were sisters) I […]

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12 Ways to Prep for C2C 2018

OK, got Country to Country festival tickets; now the hard work begins… To Do Get mum to become Little Big Town’s no.1 fan because, either way, we’re spending Mother’s Day at the O2 Arena. Learn that you don’t have to drink every time a song mentions whiskey.  Fall madly in love, to avoid exploding with […]

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Nashville Meets London in Pics

The uncharacteristically decent and consistent British weather of recent weeks vanished on cue. The law of Sod required rain in time for outdoor country music festival Nashville Meets London. But, since we don’t live in the right country to be fair-weather fans, we put on fetching free ponchos and made sure our hip flasks were […]

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