Lucero. Live at Black Deer Festival *****

BY HANNAHJESSICA31 ON JUNE 29, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) “How much damage can we do in a gigantic field?” asked Ben Nichols, frontman of Tennessee rockers Lucero, after recognising some faces in the crowd. “Enough” he joked. BOON reviewed Lucero six months ago and the crowd was lively then to say the least. The Black Deer faithful experienced one of the best sets of the festival. Lucero are one hellova rock band, typically American but with no compromise, a heavy touring schedule, tattoos and integrity. They play songs about love, dancing, whiskey and Tennessee. Kicking off with Among The Ghosts and Slow Dancing, the set included To My Dearest Wife, On My Way Downtown, … Continue reading Lucero. Live at Black Deer Festival *****

Watermelon Slim. Live at Black Deer Festival ****

JUNE 29, 2019 Slide guitar and harmonica-playing blues veteran Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans wowed the Black Deer crowd with a cracking set of livewire blues. “I’m an old guy who used to drive trucks for a living and it’s a pleasure to come over to play for you guys.” Backed by bass and drums, Watermelon Slim began with Hard Times and Wheel Man. Paying tribute to Muddy Waters he played the slow blues Gypsy Woman, with a superb harmonica solo when he jumped off the stage and down to the crowd. Post Modern Blues had a masterful groove and he proudly said “I’m not postmodern. I’m old school” Then … Continue reading Watermelon Slim. Live at Black Deer Festival ****

Irish Mythen. Live at Black Deer Festival ****

JUNE 29, 2019 In the heat of the sun a five-foot nothing lady took the stage at one of the smaller outdoor stages at the Black Deer festival. Strident and confident, this powerhouse lady captivated on different stages on several occasions during the weekend, including a main stage spot on the Sunday afternoon. Born in Ireland and living in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island in Canada, Mythen’s songs are full of passion. Acerbic observations with powerfully delivery. “It doesn’t matter how much money you have in the bank, or how big your house is. As long as the one you love is … Continue reading Irish Mythen. Live at Black Deer Festival ****