Absorbing front man of Petunia & The Vipers, and virtuoso guitar picker Nathan Godfrey, play new takes on old time classics, and new songs with practised old time ethos at the Errigle Inn on 13th September 2015.
Add a smidge of ragtime, some dixieland jazz, with a hint of bebop jazz, some Western swing and old fashioned cowboy music, some jug band and string band music.
Then add a significant dose of Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams spice. Add to a lesser degree the Blind Willie McTell, Blind Lemon Jefferson and a host of ‘the Blinds’ spices.
We’d have the wet ingredients of a cake right there. Mix in hints and references to the dotted rhythms of Cuban, Mexican, Peruvian, Romanian and African folk music to flavour the dry ingredients of the cake. Now mix both dry and wet ingredients. Part old-time, part new times, part no time at all, part all time.
Petunia’s voice yodels, croons, growls, rumbles, and drawls, augmented with his guitar and ever present kazoo. Nathan Godfrey grounds all this with his virtuosic old time guitar picking, mandolin and banjo playing. This is talent in the extreme.