Monday, 14 February 2011

Cornbury Festival

Cornbury Festival
Confirmed Guests :
James Blunt, Status Quo ,The Faces, Simply Red,Mick Hucknall. Ray Davies, Cyndi Lauper,Sophie Ellis Bextor, Imelda May, Eliza Doolittle, The Like and Buffy Sainte Marie

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Daniel C Lewis said...

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE'S name should have been up there at the TOP of the billing! She isn't even where she should be alphabetically!
That sucks!!

Ian said...

I kinda agree with Daniel's comment above. It is a shame that Buffy's appearance at this event wasn't better publicised. However I don't think any 70 year old musician tops the bill these days. Doesn't matter how good you are or how well you've done in the past its all about the here and now and how marketable you are and if you've got the face and looks that are media-friendly. Also you've got to remember this is Oxfordshire, England and having Buffy as headline possibly wouldn't have made a signifcant impact on ticket sales here, which sadly these days is the bottom line. Like my other favourite artists, Bryan Adams and Chris Rea, who have also been around for decades, they very rarely get headline spot anymore and yet they are still masters of their craft, especially when it comes to live performances. And Buffy live is still at the top of her game. She was BRILLIANT! I had the very good fortune to be at Cornbury this year and see her set. I even squeezed on to the front row, which was a real thrill. Buffy gave her heart and soul to the performance, as did the rest of her band. It was an awesome set and throughly appreciated by the people who were there. Buffy was kind enough to give us an encore complete with Powwow vocals and dancing by the guy who played drum (sorry, don't know his name I do apologise). Buffy seemed to enjoy giving her performance as much as the audience enjoyed watching. Buffy, like the other 2 artists mentioned above, just seems to get better with age, like a fine wine, (so they say) they mature into a true vintage. They know how to work their crowd and how to get the very best out of their back-catalogue of songs.
Headline maybe not, but worth seeing, you betcha! - every note!