Mama Rag, I can't believe it’s true.
Rag Mama Rag, what did you do?
it really all over? It seemed so short and yet we’d had two encores and
the time was well past This is how it felt after an evening of superb entertainment from
the French based husband and wife duo, Rag Mama Rag.They gave us a wonderful evening and left us wanting more.With songs such as "Malted Milk Blues" (Robert Johnson),
"Goin’ down to Brownsville" (Sleepy John Estes)
and "In The Pines" (Leadbelly) in the first half, we knew we
were in for an awesome night.It
wasn’t just the songs; Ashley Dow on
jumbo Arch top guitar, Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro
Resonator Bottleneck Guitars, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel, Ukulele
provided the driving rhythms on vocals to inspire us while Deborah Dow on
Harmonica, Washboard, African Drum and Spoons gave the rhythmic back up
that kept the songs tight.
The second half started
Blues" (Doc Watson).There
was; "How Long Blues", "Comin’ in on a Wing and a
Prayer", "Wee Midnight Hour Blues" and a poignant self
penned "You Can’t Make Somebody Love You".I was amazed at "Apple Jack Rag" with Ashley on ukulele
and Deborah on spoons, closely followed by Bukka White’s " Fixing
to Die" and one for us to join in with "Diddy Wah Diddy".
The final number, the first encore Lightnin’
, "Blue as I could Be", then the second encore Robert
Johnson’s "Crossroads" and it was all over.In his finishing words we all agreed with Ian, ‘They will be