Flyinshoes Review

Welcome to FSR our Roots Music Reviewers & Pod/broadcasters Community

Here are some of the artists we are helping "Look for America"

A full integrated conventional and digital media promotion service for the independently minded musician.

Become a Patron!

   Maverick Americana Festival 2014

I’m not a fan of Stadium gigs or even Arena’s so Festivals with their lack of seats, facilities, long distance view of the stage and generally inclement weather have never appealed to me; but several years ago Maverick Magazine (whom I write for) launched their and probably the UK’s first 100% Americana Festival.
Obviously I didn’t attend; but the reports that came back that a good time had been had by all; even the artists themselves and it had not only been ‘family friendly’ but also wheelchair friendly (a fuss had been made over a small disabled boy much to his delight).
While not competing with Glastonbury or even Cambridge Folk Festival, the Maverick Festival has grown slightly larger each year, accommodating even more music fans plus several acts now coming back for a second or third time - at their own request!
I have to admit that in 2012 I was sorely tempted to go, as virtually the whole line-up featured in my CD collection – Eve Selis, Otis Gibbs, Gretchen Peters, Corb Lund and what was described as a ‘blistering show stealing performance’ by Alejandro Escovedo; but finances, sadly dictated otherwise.
Then last year, the opportunity to finally see I See Hawks in LA (whom I love) plus Case Hardin and the Rainbow Girls was too good to miss; and just as I was doing the financial sums (the Festival is held in rural Suffolk 280 miles or 5 hours away from my home) I was actually invited to cover the Festival by a magazine, with all expenses covered – what could possibly go wrong?
Well……the contract for the day-job I was doing came to an end in the May and a new job began (guess) the week of the Festival! So I had to turn down the opportunity of attending my first ever Music Festival.   
Now; it is 2014 and my new job is going exceedingly well plus the magazine has been in touch again offering me the opportunity to cover this year’s Festival with free parking AND room to pitch a tent!
I have booked holiday time for the days leading up to MavFest (as it’s now known) and will be sharpening the pencils and re-charging the camera batteries in readiness for seeing Peter Bruntnell, Robby Hecht, Wynntown Marshalls, Ward Thomas and Massy Ferguson all for the very first time and re-acquainting myself with perennial favourites Mary Gauthier (only UK show!), Larkin Poe, Police Dog Hogan, Danny and the Champions of the World and the amazing Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band! I can hardly wait.
Looking down the list of suppliers I may even have to go on a diet leading up to the weekend of 4th – 6th July, as one of my favourite brewery’s has a tent plus a friend heartily recommends Suffolk Cider; so it would be rude not to imbibe; wouldn’t it?
Okay; MavFest isn’t Woodstock or Coachella but for a British Americana music fan it certainly looks and sounds like the perfect combination and size of event for someone like me; and from what I’ve been told will be perfect for you too……as the sun always shines!

Views: 91

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Flyinshoes Review to add comments!

Join Flyinshoes Review


Keep the wheels on the hub

Become a Patron!

Would like to contribute to FSR and the House Concert Hub? Please help keep the wheels on the hub, this site is run on House Concert Principles and relies on your donation. Thank You for keeping this in mind



Face Book

The Medicine Show is the home of the House Concert here is our rolling news


This site is the sister site to The House Concert Hub community and has been inherited in the main by kind donation of Shaun Belcher and Trailer Star.

It is the sum total of over ten years of tending a tender love of music by Shaun, a life time with Trailer Star and five or so years of an association with Rob Ellen from Medicine Music.

The House Concert Hub community will use it for the purpose of providing a online, all singing all dancing, review and preview area for the music of the community, and the music community at large. Have a look around tell your friends use the share button, tell the world.

We need reviewers, the idea is we have a correspondents in every area of the musical global village, it will be edited and co-ordinated by Rob Ellen of Medicine Music publicist promoter and presenter, if you wish to subscribe as a correspondent, join up here and drop Rob a line, he will send you cd's and send you to shows, display and publicise your content.

Here starts an other adventure.

  Visit The House Concert European Hub (& Acoustic Music Club Network)

May 2018

John Prine
67 pts.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Oh Boy Records
Levi Parham
58 pts.
It's All Good
Continental Records
Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints
55 pts.
Texas, etc...
Michael McDermott
54 pts.
Out From Under
Continental Song City
Sam Morrow
48 pts.
Concrete and Mud
Forty Below Records
Caleb Caudle
39 pts.
Crushed Coins
Cornelius Chapel Records
Western Centuries
36 pts.
Songs From The Deluge
Free Dirt Records
Carter Sampson
34 pts.
Continental Song City
Charley Crockett
30 pts.
Lonesome as a Shadow
Son of Davy/30 Tigers
Courtney Marie Andrews
28 pts.
May Your Kindness Remain
Loose Music
Ed Romanoff
27 pts.
The Orphan King
Pinerock Records
Joan Baez
27 pts.
Whistle Down The Wind
Proper Records
Pharis and Jason Romero
27 pts.
Sweet Old Religion
Lula Records
Gretchen Peters
24 pts.
Dancing With The Beast
Proper Records
Old Crow Medicine Show
24 pts.
Columbia Records
Will Stewart
24 pts.
County Seat
Cornelius Chapel Records
Ben Reel
22 pts.
Land Of Escape
B REEL Records
Birds Of Chicago
22 pts.
Love In Wartime
Signature Sounds
Emily Herring
22 pts.
Eight 30 Records
Jenny van West
21 pts.
Happiness To Burn
Mary Gauthier
21 pts.
Rifles And Rosary Beads
In the Black Records
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
20 pts.
Bloodshot Records
David Starr
19 pts.
South And East
Cold Tone Harvest
18 pts.
After You
Grant Peeples
17 pts.
Settling Scores vol. 2

© 2018   Created by The Medicine Show.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Site Meter