But as for this evening, the Birchmere audience was entertained with eight Robyn Hitchcock songs, lots of Joe Boyd stories, along with some Hitchcock quips and interludes. Hitchcock asked Boyd to talk more about the Jim Kweskin Jug Band as he knew the name, but not much detail which lead to some interesting unplanned stories. And o as I am likely the one person in the USA with the most written information on the Incredible String Band, I really appreciated Joe Boyd's passionate reminder to the audience of how good they truly were. If you are reading this review, his book is a must read. And this presentation is a great way to enhance that reading.
Set list: Original tune/It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Dylan)/My White Bicycle (Tomorrow)/Chinese White (ISB)/I Can Hear the Grass Grow (The Move)/Reynardine (Fairport Convention)/River Man (Nick Drake)/Arnold Layne (Barrett/Pink Floyd)
Quote of the Night: It was a night of quotes, but I liked Joe Boyd's story where David Hidalgo of Los Lobos said to him that to thank the members of Fairport Convention for releasing the UK folk rock classic "Liege & Lief" which was so inspirational to him because if he had not heard it, he would still be playing heavy metal in East LA.