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   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!

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December 2018
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JD McPherson
61 pts.
New West Records
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Lonely Sounds Records
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Nine Mile Records
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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