For the fifth time in succession, the John Martyn Summer Gathering is to be held in Yorkshire. This is a non-profit event that stretches out over the entire weekend of the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June. Various performing artists have been contracted but one can also expect guitar enthousiasts having workshops (so you can finally work out those tunings). Several people visiting actually knew John so it will prove to be both interesting and amusing.
Today John would have reached the age of 69. This calls for a small ceremony.
Last week I managed to find a new promo item for two Sunshine's Better remixes. Two white labels, with no description on it. And a pitch-black cover.
Let's hope for John that the sun shines better on the other side..
The 2016 edition of the John Martyn Gathering in Yorkshire will take place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of June. Location is the famous Green Dragon. The organizers promise three days and nights of John Martyn related activities. The program features some fantastic artists, special guests, and also an open mic stage and guitar workshops.
Weekend tickets cost 30 pounds. Which is 'cheaper than Glastonbury, and you're guaranteed to see everything.' This event is on a much smaller scale, of course.
Rooms can be booked directly at The Green Dragon (details below) and there's also a camping available.
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The giglist keeps on growing and growing. Even today. One thing I noticed is that, once you are in a certain page, you have to use the back button to travel to the other decades.
But not any more! I added some extra buttons to enable fast transfers for today's impatient people.
Seven years ago we lost the musician that captured our hearts and souls. There is some comfort in the knowledge that he is not forgotten. That most of his music is still available. And that people are still passionate about the man and even now, new stories and memories pop up. But the music industry has changed and not for the better. So the best thing I can think of is to put on a John Martyn record, turn up the volume and wonder about our One World.