Rated 4 out of
I had heard Gary Stewart & his amazing band at Costa del Folk in Portugal recently so I was keen to see him again when I knew he was on in York. This gig was the launch of his new album, Oh My Weary World, and it was brilliant. Gary has a great voice, his songs are poetic & imaginative, & he is a really good guitarist. He has a great band of talented musicians who obviously enjoy playing together. As well as playing his own songs Gary & the band treated us to several songs from Paul Simon’s Graceland album. It is an understatement to say they cover these songs really well. Their energy is infectious & the whole audience loved this very special encore. Like others I had travelled to see Gary. I hope that I get the opportunity to hear him more locally in Durham or at the Sage in Gateshead. He & his great band definitely deserves a wider audience. In the meantime I will play his album & remember a great night.
Date published: 2018-11-19