March 14. Due to the Coronavirus this may have been our last event for several months. Understandably there were a lot of late cancellations, so in the circumstances there was still a reasonable attendance to see Kalibre and Mary thanked everyone present for their support.
Kalibre have a long association with the club, possibly longer than mine, and as usual there were faultless performances from Bobby Reid (vocals/guitar) and Bob Dixon (pedal steel/dobro). They achieved the seemingly impossible by taking our minds off the gloomy news at times, none more so than Bob Dixon’s superb rendition of ‘Misty’. Bobby predicted that his self-penned song ‘Too Long’ would fill the floor and so it proved with a full circle up for the Barn Dance. Kalibre also featured some songs from their two new CDs which are titled ‘It’s About Time’ and ‘Double Six (live)'. Thanks again to Kalibre for a very entertaining evening.
I usually send a copy of my reports to Cross Country but they will not be publishing again “until such time as it is safe to do so”. Mary and her team sympathise with the country acts whose livelihood depends on entertaining us. We will miss seeing our regular supporters and friends for a while and hope that you all stay safe and well. Mike.