Birmingham Glee Club
My first gig of the year left me a little sad on then one hand but exuberant on the other. The exuberance was because I had just witnessed a sensational gig, the sadness because seeing a gig this good so early in the year might just mean my gig going for this year has peaked too early. Patty came on at exactly 9pm accompanied by guitarist, bass and deus however the musicians were excellent and also switched between mandolin and keys and the drummer played bass etc. Special praise indeed for the guitarist who I think was called Dave Polkingham. I had seen him before in Alejandro Escovedo’s band and he is first class firing off excellent solos throughout. What amazed me though was how accomplished Patty is on guitar and keys, really impressive throughout and seemingly a lovely person to boot. Her voice has moved away from the country elements of her earlier work and has a richer timbre, more soulful and strong elements of Gospel throughout. Obvious highlights were the title song from Servant of Love which still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, 250,000 miles » Continue Reading.