Glowing with the flow
THERE'S another chance to catch high-energy hot pickin' bluegrass music from Nashville's Jeff and Vida when they return to Meavy Village Hall next Thursday.
The duo, who have been a musical item for 11 years, are back in the UK to deliver tunes from their latest album Selma Chalk, named after from the chalk deposit found in the Black Belt of New Georgia, Mississippi.
"I was inspired after a friend lost his family farm due to bad economics and soil erosion," says songwriter Vida Wakeman.
"He was the fourth generation on the land and the family had always struggled to keep it going, but it just got too hard."
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Vida says ideas for song-writing come from a variety of different sources.
"I like to listen to stories, watch friends' lives unfold and step back.
"Some days I'm taken by stories of the struggling man or the road warrior, while other days a broken petal on a flower or spilled coffee will make me more likely to contemplate more universal things like love."
Their powerhouse delivery, featuring Vida on guitar and vocals with Jeff on mandolin and harmonies, has won critical acclaim from the New York Times, delighted audiences at some of the biggest music festivals in the US last year and looks likely to set the village hall alight on Thursday.
"We try to put on a show that will make you really enjoy yourself. We mix tempos and styles so that the shows are full of surprises. We have a great time performing, we interact with our audience, tell some stories, make 'em laugh."
Tickets are £8 and available by calling 01822 859331.