It was with great pleasure that Sue and I accepted Paul and Jeanette's invitation to join them for a visit to the Cinnamon Club in Bowdon. We last visited this venue many years ago, so it was great to be back. The event was well attended - we discovered that it had been planned for the smaller 'upstairs' venue, but that had been double booked, so lots of free tickets had been issued in a (successful) effort to fill the large downstairs venue.
The California Bums, pictured above, got proceedings off to a jolly start, then Victor Brox performed with his guitar. He's a class act, having performed with many leading musicians.
After Victor had moved to the piano to sign off his stint, the headline act, pianist Dale Storr, came on, with his 'Sounds of New Orleans'. He's a wonderful pianist, performing pieces from several different genres, and bemoaning the reluctance of performers in different genres (eg jazz/blues) to get together in the UK, whereas in New Orleans they all fall in to a big melting pot of music.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening, and thanks to P&J for inviting us. We must go to the Cinnamon Club again soon.