We interrupt this long term silence to bring a live blog from Bromborough Folk Club at the Bridge Inn in Port Sunlight. We're here as usual for whatever comes up in the mix, which is always interesting, but with more than half an eye a young man called Joseph Little, who has been playing in the area for a few weeks, gaining in popularity and winning his first half hour guest slot in The Ship at Handbridge, Chester on Friday.
His two songs tonight both self penned , "Flowers" is delivered in a powerful and confident voice with a little vibrato at times, and you feel the emotion whether he is singing quiet or loud. The melodies are his own too and complex, showing a depth of listening and playing. "Replace" has a hypnotic guitar rift for the verses and Joseph attacks his strings when he needs to, not afraid to let the guitar sing out too. "Now that I've got your attention" he booms out after a short soft line, certainly does the job, his playing and his singing have a dynamic, he understands that there is more to a song than just words and notes.
In between sings he apologetically offers his 6 song CD for 2 pounds... Up a quid and with 2 extra songs from last week, those of us they have heard it have been urging him to charge more!
Joseph Little is new to the Folk circuit, but both he, his brother and his father play in various rock bands so he has got used to playing to an audience. We've enjoyed watching and listening to Joseph develop over the last few weeks and hope to continue to report good things in the future.