Two amazing sets from the Strawbs at the Globe in Cardiff last night (7th October 2017). It’s been a few years since I last saw the Strawbs and that was the acoustic set back at Swindon Arts Centre. Such a prolific band, so many great albums and a wonderful pedigree of musicianship. The line up these days alongside Dave Cousins features Chas Cronk and Dave Lambert, the wonderful Tony Fernandez on the kit, who I have seen playing with Rick Wakeman on several occasions and a very pleasant surprise for me in the shape of Dave Bainbridge (Iona) on the keyboards.
The set opened with a track from the new album ‘The Ferryman’s Curse’, the track ‘The Nails In The Hands of Christ’ is a strikingly beautiful tale, I bought the album last night and it really is a cracking piece of work. The set included a couple of other tracks from this album, plus lots of the classic material including ‘New World’, ‘Round And Round’ and ‘A Glimpse Of Heaven. The set closed with the classic ‘Lay Down.
Here’s a few pics