A packed Greystones backroom was treated to sounds more akin to Nashville or Southern California while outside it seemed the monsoon season had come to Sheffield.
Julian Jones, who many will know as the Acoustic Angels fiddler, was hosting a solo evening to launch his new single, I did say, from upcoming album Multi-coloured Canyons. Julian played to a packed audience giving a selection of material from his forthcoming album as well as ones from his last release Nostalgia Blue. He put on a good solid performance in a stifling room with a sound that has a clear James Taylor and Jackson Browne ring to it. Indeed, some of the tracks from the new album are not a million miles from the style of earlier Eagles tracks.
It was a laid-back night as he stuck to the acoustic guitar.
Julian has been on the local circuit for a while and is worth checking out. If you like the country/west coast sound, you will certainly enjoy his music.
Support on the night came from Dead Mans Uke, a great sounding duo with their own quirky style and a good dose of humour.