I can’t remember exactly where I first saw Johnny & Lucy, it was either supporting Bellowhead in Bradford or at Musicport festival or maybe both? But they were either the support act that stole the show or the band of the festival, I really should try and clear up that memory. This is the best in British folk, a wonderful narrative, two unique voices and guitar and a dose of good feeling.
This song is soft, and quiet and is the story of a guy who's hard to please with some slight comedic value but heartfelt wishes from the songs narrators. This song is really just a musical cup of hot cocoa to settle down with in your journey, a nice moment to feel a bit warm and enjoy a bedtime story in song form.
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About the Curator: Sam Murray
Sam Murray is a liability when it come to music, he harbours a secret passion for cheese but most of all actually believe the Eurovision Song Contest has good songs, and that if he played them to you without knowing it was from the contest, you would love it too!
It is said if you cut Sam open out will fall a punch card for a music box and a drum for a heart powered by every step he takes. He is a professional clarinetist and plays in several bands in a variety of style. He also holds a Masters Degree in Popular Music, so you would hope he knows his stuff, and is currently working towards a Popular Music PhD exploring the music scene in Portland Oregon.
Sam holds three fundamental truths in life:
- Everyone can make music
- Music is best made when answering questions and solving problems
- There is no such thing as a ‘guilty pleasure’, own your dark music secrets!!