Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers
Saltburn Community Centre, saltburn on Sea, Teesside, UK
22nd January 2012
Zoe's first appearance in England. They had appeared in Scotland at Celtic Connections 2012, Glasgow the night before. After seeing the show I look forward to them returning to our shores. This was one of those shows where you were caught up in the music. When they finished I was very surprised to see that they had played amost an hour and a half. It felt like a lot less, the time had just sped past. As Alan says in his review I think most people in the crowd left with a CD or 2. I left with both and they have both had considerable play time since then.
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers (Total Play Time 1.26.42)
1. Introduction (0.27)
2. I've Been Gone (4.17)
3. I Used To Call My Heart A Home (4.45)
4. Chat (1.17)
5. You Only Believe Me When I'm Lying (3.38)
6. Chat (0.21)
7. Before The Night Is Gone (6.09)
8. My Dixie Darling (Carter Family) (3.16)
9. Come Inside (4.46)
10. Band Introductions (0.46)
11. The Running Kind (3.08)
12. Chat and Tuning (0.55)
13. New Mexico (7.30)
14. Country Blues (Dock Boggs) (4.46)
Recommended CD Split (as per my artwork and foobar tagging)
15. Chat and Tuning (1.20)
16. The Last Bus (6.41)
17. Chat (0.34)
18. If I Can't Trust You With A Quarter (5.35)
19. Chat (0.38)
20. Heart Like A Wheel (McGarrigles) (3.35)
21. Wasting My Time (4.16)
22. Band Introductions (0.33)
23. Not You (3.23)
24. Hey Little Darling including applause (4.08)
25. Chat (1.18)
26. Never Be Fooled Again (Zoe Solo) (8.36)
Great support was provided by Shipcote & Friends (the promoter of the Jumping and Hot Club, Newcastle and his mates)
Many thanks go to BigDee for mastering this recording and obh20 for alerting me to this band.
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Review of the Show:
Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers
Saltburn Community Theatre, Teesside
Sunday 22nd January 2012
by Alan Harrison
I don�t know if this was meant to be a �secret gig� or not but it certainly felt that way; especially as Saltburn by the Sea is normally off the beaten track as far as Roots music is concerned.
First up was Tyneside�s premier Western Swing outfit, Shipcote and Friends, who gently eased us into the evening with half an hour of delightful songs, interspersed with Mr. Shipcote�s humorous anecdotes.
Guitar virtuoso Brian Younger lit up the charming Theatre with some astonishing playing as he complemented Shippy�s velvet tones on songs like Crazy Country Fool and Threw it Away.
This set the scene nicely for the most exciting new singer in New Country; Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers.
Zoe�s debut album in 2010 won her a myriad of influential admirers including Bob Harris when it was released and her recent follow up has confirmed that our plaudits were 100% correct.
But; can she recreate the magic on stage? Hell yes!
Ms. Muth has surrounded herself with a really fine set of musicians who supply backing of the very highest quality and compliment her breathtaking voice with easy going cool.
If you are already a fan tonight�s versions of You Only Believe Me When I�m Lying and Such True Love from the first album were absolutely fabulous and New Mexico and Before the Night Is Gone from the latest album set the hairs on the back of my neck upright. But the highlight of the evening was If I Can�t Trust You With a Quarter (How Can I Trust You With My Heart which was just�..fantastic and should be a shoe-in for Song of the Year at the CMA�s if it wasn�t so damn �Country like Country ought to be!�
If you are not already a fan, (shame on you!) Zoe Muth will remind you of early Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Laura Cantrell and even Emmylou Harris but she is very much her own woman with her own distinctive voice and style.
Tonight�s sold out crowd; who came from far and wide were enthralled from the first song to the final encore 90 minutes later and I swear every single attendee left with either a CD or a signed poster and a big smile on their faces after witnessing a Star in the making.
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