Let’s start with a very nice clip of Robert Ellis.
Robert Ellis – “Drivin” from his latest album, Robert Ellis, released in June (This clip is from The Bluegrass Situation):
We will also give a big shout-out to Darling West, they recently released a wonderful album.
From their website:
Darling West was formed when the couple Mari and Tor Egil Kreken decided that the best way to get to spend some quality time together, was to create a common band project. They asked musical soul mate and guitar player extraordinaire Kjetil Steensnæs to join them, and Darling West was complete.
Their highly anticipated second album “Vinyl and a Heartache” was released on August 26th.
On 30 November, Van played to sixty thousand people in Belfast city centre as a preview to Bill Clinton´s appearance. .. Van sang “Days Like This”, which had become the official anthem of the peace movement, and the theme music for a television advert licensed by the Northern Ireland Office.
-Brian Hinton (Celtic Crossroads)
Broadcast live on Sky News, BBC Northern Ireland C4 News – Peace Rally for President Clinton visit.
For this 1980 concert, Van Morrison had a relatively large band, concisting of a stellar horn section featuring Pee Wee Ellis and Mark Isham, two drummers (one of whom, Peter Van Hooke, would later go on to be wasted in Mike & the Mechanics), and a fantastic set list.
Highlights: “And It Stoned Me,” “Spirit,” and “Satisfied”.