ED2021 Music Reviews

Laurel Canyon Legends (Night Owl Shows)

By | Published on Monday 9 August 2021

A dynamic showcase of marvellous seventies music introduced with a 1970s style power cut. Undaunted Dan Clews, Hannah Richards and Alex Beharrell played on and gradually the storm abated – but not on stage! It’s a tale of ambitious, louche musical neighbours working together and immortalised by their songs – usually written about each other! Richards’ version of Joni Mitchell’s ‘I Could Drink A Case Of You’ was a passionate recollection of love lost and Beharrell’s ‘Heart Of Gold’ a faithful interpretation of Neil Young’s genius. Beharrell’s outstanding bass playing on the excellent Clews’ rendering of Jackson Browne’s ‘Doctor My Eyes’ showed why there was much more to California than surfing! An uplifting show: the musicians’ onstage camaraderie echoed the Laurel Canyon spirit and embraced the audience.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]