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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Lucy Ward

After missing out on going to see Justin Townes Earle and the Decemberists already this year (I'd got too complacent about getting tickets,so all my own fault) and the soon to be playing Sharon Van Etten - also Sold Out Nick and I went to see Lucy Ward at Frenchay Village hall here in Bristol last Friday evening. A seemingly strange choice, but it is apparently the main venue for the Downend Folk Club.
  We both had mixed feelings about the gig as she started off with a number of unknown-for us at least-songs and without any backing band they were just well sung folk songs(some from her forthcoming album?) that didn't really do a lot for us. Neither of us are purely outright Folk music fans.
  Anyway,just before halfway through the set and her 15 minute break she played one of her own album tracks and this was the immediate lift that we both needed. She came back and did more from her two albums including a Brilliant 'Elbow' cover. She has a amazing powerful voice even doing three or four acapella style.

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