Thank you to everyone who came along to see Ashley Hutchings take us on a journey through his life and times over two marvellous hours of poetry, stories and music here at TLR last night. Accompanied by the twin talents of Ruth Angell on guitar, harmonium, fiddle and vocals, and Becky Mills on guitar and vocals, this was not only a performance, but also an exhilarating gallop through 50 years of creativity and musical history. There are not many people who can say they jammed twice with the legendary Jimi Hendrix, but Ashley is one!
By turns, moving and funny, Ashley showed why he has been such a driving force in folk and rock over five decades of boundary-breaking musical adventure, and that he still has the energy and desire to entertain and delight audiences with fresh ideas and share the stage with young musicians. A sheer joy.