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Author: David Scott
“The title ‘Nothing’s Perfect’ stems from my own life mantra celebrating the beauty in imperfection which has got me through many a rough patch and my own self acceptance.” – Ruth Lyon
The video brings raw authenticity and gives insights into why crowds engage frenetically with the musicians
“You need to smell the sweat at a show and feel the energy from a hard working band to get that buzz and really appreciate the celebration of life that is live music.” – Gerry Jablonski
“On a rainy night in 1966 I went into a pub in Cornwall but I couldn’t afford to pay to go in. I said, I don’t want to stay outside in the rain, I’ll play the guitar for half an hour for you. They offered me a job for the rest of the summer and I’ve been at it ever since.”
If guitar pyrotechnics featured in the Olympic Games, Jed would be a gold medalist as he delivers a huge solo with control and authority
Part two of UK correspondent David Scott’s Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival review!
This power trio of fine young musicians spent lockdown honing their skills and writing and producing self-penned material including several single releases most of which were included in the night’s performance.
Ruth’s music comes from the heart and is steeped in life’s experiences good and bad, “Fast Food” celebrating the joy of new freedoms
“We need more protest songs. Music doesn’t change the world any more, but you have to keep the faith that it might — with hard subjects, positive changes and optimism.” – Liz Jones
McQuaid has that rare ability as a consummate musician and lyricist to make the space for each listener to reflect and to contemplate upon what is pure poetry