Muskett was lucky to be around in those heady days when record companies paid for studio time, students got grants, gigs were plenty and someone had to sit on the engine.
Fast forward (remember that?) 36 years to 2010 and the same, not too rusty, Muskett ‘reloads’ at the Aspinall Arms in Clitheroe. It didn’t make the front pages but the room was full, it was great fun, so why not?
At last the new CD is ready.
Once again there are eleven tracks including ten band originals and the package includes a 12-page booklet of lyrics.
Copies are now available from this site.
The title of the new CD doesn’t actually refer to us (otherwise it would probably need a question mark), rather it is the name of the penultimate track that seemed to sum up the overall feel of the record.
The time taken to complete the project is partly down to our various far flung bases, but also because we have been working to bring in a few new things from outside. Anyway, it’s finally there and we are pleased with it - for which we owe big thanks to:
The songs this time are a little more ‘of the world’ than on our earlier records and, as always, we have experimented a little bit instrumentally, but it’s still Muskett. Hope you like it.
Doug will be flying to Los Angeles to appear in a benefit concert to raise funds towards JD’s on-going medical treatment. The concert, at Westlake Village Inn in north-west LA, will feature a host of guitar greats including Albert Lee and John Jorgenson – so no pressure.
Doug worked with Jerry on numerous projects for over 30 years, in band and duo formats and latterly on Muskett’s ‘That Was Then This Is Now’ album.
Jerry was taken ill in the States and this will be Doug’s first visit, would that things were different. Doug takes with him all our good wishes
As the man said, ‘It’s a long way from LA to Wickford…’ but Doug will be back for the start of our tour on 22 April.
We’re all looking forward to it. Hope to see you there.
Mon 3 and Sat 8 Brooklands Radio Mainly Folk with Bev Harris 9-10pm Muskett Interview + 4 CD tracks
Sat 22 Barnhall Community & Social Club, Wickford SS11 7JP In concert with Where’s Spot Band
Wed 26 Jono Brine Show, Radio Lincolnshire 6pm. 94.9/104.7 FM & DAB
Sat 29 Stubton Village Hall Fenton Road Stubton Lincolnshire NG23 5DB
Mon 1 Land Festival, Fulbeck Village Hall, Lincoln Road, Fulbeck, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 3JP
Wed 3 Folkmob Blackheath Rugby Club, Eltham, London SE9 6TE
Sat 6 Tolmen Centre Fore St, Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5AA
Sun 7 Hayward Farm Cider, St Mabyn, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 3BU 3-6 pm
Thurs 11 The Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Fri 20 Zeffirellis Jazz Bar, Ambleside Cumbria, LA22 9AD
Sat 21 Water Yeat Village Hall, Cumbria, LA12 8DJ
Sun 22 Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall, Brigsteer, Cumbria, LA8 8AL
Wed 25 Green Note 106 Parkway, London NW1 7AN
Thur 26 Arts Coritani, Swineshead, Lincs PE20 3LH
Sat 28 Faldingworth Live, Faldingworth Memorial Hall, Lincs, LN8 3SE
Sat 4 Fairbourne Village Hall, 5 Tremorfa Close,Fairbourne, Gwynedd LL38 2PQ
If anyone out there would like to book us , or if you know someone who might, then please get in touch.
With thanks to John Lamb for his reinterpretation....