Illawarra Folk Fest epiphany!!

Only been here a day and just seen myself as featured artist in program. Wondered why there were so many people at Beatles and Folk talk/ show yesterday in the Show Pavilion. Hell they’d even heard about me at registration tent. It went really well…I always gauge how it went by sound guys reaction…very nervous and hot at start and my right hand was a bit shaky until about the 6th song. Found myself able to discourse freely on the subject of Beatles and Folk Music quite easily without a script and even ventured back further with Scarborough Fair into the middle ages. It was an epiphany doing this style of workshop/gig and I will definitely be applying at more festivals with this in mind. I have the points on the board now

After maybe 2-3 hours sleep on the beach in stifling overnight temperatures. Freedom on the beach was amazing and I was playing guitar at 4am at Bulli Beach before venturing in for a surf at 5am with the pre dawn

Damion Stirling from Swingbooty/ Beatmeisters jumped up with us on the Sunday morning gig at 9.30am in the Global Green tent. Small audience after yesterdays bonanza. Only thing is we changed the whole set round and adlibbed It was an experience for sure and pushed me right out of my comfort zone. At one stage we only played songs in 6/8

By richardlawsonmusic

Former Drummer for legendary Aust. Punk band the Lime Spiders, Richard Lawson is
releasing another EP, ‘Presence of Mind’ in April 2022. Richard has released 7 albums and 3 EPs in the last 12 years covering every musical base from Electronica to Folk and Soundtracks.

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