Open-mic hosted by Tony Brown
Apparently it was the second anniversary of Tony Brown running the open-mic at The Jolly Anglers. As such it seemed only right that I should taunt him with my original American Pie T-shirt. And of course I had to finish my set too with that song, recruiting my regular partners in crime, Pete Crowther (on fiddle) and John the landlord and Andy Gingell on backing vocals. I don't know about Tony but it seemed the majority of the rest of the pub enjoyed it.
Since it was a double bank holiday and it seemed later than usual closing time, all the acts had the opportunity to do two sets and for the second I had the good fortune to have Lorenzo Todorow on saxophone accompany me. From where I was standing this seemed to work really well and apparently that was the case from the audience's point of view too.
A very pleasant evening.
And a word to the wise: John the landlord was offering £3 off any meal over £5 to any one who performed.