Today’s gig at Bar 71 will be more like a wake as I bring nearly 18 years of Trailer Star Productions to an end. Trailer Star was always a way of presenting my songwriting from behind a mask (or hat). I had little confidence in early days as singing and guitar playing poor (since improved on guitar). It owed much to the country music I grew up listening to and tonight’s gig will be a tribute to my Uncle Brian who inadvertantly introduced me to Townes Van Zandt at a young age and passed away recently ….

I will not be singing his favourites Crystal Chandeliers and Distant Drums but then he was always a better singer….he won a Butlins Country talent contest….