February 10. This was the club’s Valentine’s themed event when the ladies are presented with a rose on arrival and the usual and ever popular free marshmallows are replaced with heart - shaped ones. The annual performance of the trilogy was held at the start of the evening. Mary explained that “our trilogy was a salute in honour of those who have lost their lives in conflict worldwide and to remember loved ones and friends who have passed away. Over the last year we have sadly lost Mary Hutchinson, Roger Chessman, Steve Scott and Buddy who ran the Ace of Diamonds CMC”.
There was a change to Montana Country Band’s usual line-up with Chas, who lives locally, standing in on bass guitar and backing vocals for Graham Day. Completing the trio were John Clark (lead vocals/lead guitar) and Les Hendricks (drums and backing vocals). To describe the evening, I can’t do better than to quote John when he said “we are a vintage country band playing vintage country music”. Wagon Wheel sounded like the newest song they performed but it is not as new as many might think as the chorus was recorded by Bob Dylan in 1973 and the verses added in 1998 by Keith Secor of the Old Crow Medicine Show. Thanks to Montana Country Band for entertaining us and good luck with Montana Covers, their first CD recorded after 40 years.
Additional photos of the Trilogy can be found in the Best of British Gallery