On June 4th the first post- lockdown DBTR gig will feature Martyn Joseph at The Georgian Theatre in Stockton. In anticipation, this is a look back at Martyn's 2019 Georgian Theatre gig. It's, also a quick spin through the 1960's New York City folk scene - Greenwich Village, The Gaslight, Bobby Dylan, Phil Ochs and murder most foul.
It's a fascinating story that links unorthodox teaching to an extinct Latin American forest, to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to a Victorian battleship and eventually leads to a guitar makers workshop in County Durham.
I saw Thomas Dolby play live once and he personally threw me out of the gig. There was no drama, just a polite word in my ear. Little did I know...
So how has this year of no live music affected you? I'll be brutally honest - It's made me socially isolated - and I know I'm not the only one. I keep myself busy and connected via a computer screen - but its just not the same is it?