THE WANTED SESSIONS
THURSDAY 2ND AUGUST
Words and Photo by Bill in NZ
Recent additions to the music scene around Wellington are the "Wanted Sessions" at Mighty Mighty - on the first Thursday of each month.
The past Thursday had a treat for lovers of real music. Carol Bean opened, with backing by Jim Nicolson on bass, Costa Botes on guitar and harmonica by Lester Mundell on the occasional song.
Carol learned her guitar playing from Ry Cooder, and performs in several styles - blues, folk-blues, alt-country, roots, a bit of bluegrass, Americana - call it what you will, but this night let's call it alt-country at its best. Think of Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch - and you'd be close. Carol did songs by both, as well as some of her own songs.
Good music from each of the musicians, made special by Carol's vocals.
It was the kind of music and kind of winter night where one set by Carol and her band weren't enough.
For information on Carol Bean
and information on Mighty Mighty