“A small but exceptionally curated programme…festivals and music don’t get more laid back and honest than this” (The Field Guide)
2019 saw the seventh Halfway to Seventy-Five take over the Isis Farmhouse once again, and for the first time we were undercover in the venue’s new marquee. As always, we were treated to an amazing day of live music with some unforgettable performances. The brilliant Scott Gordon Band got us off to a raucous start, followed by a fine selection of country & western courtesy of the Prairie Clams and a welcome return for the Holy Fools. Jack Blackman and Katy Hurt both showed us why there’s such a buzz around them and their music currently, and we were absolutely floored by the beauty of the set from Seafoam Green. Reminding us why they are the standard bearers for UK western & swing, Hannah Johnson & the Broken Hearts once again broke our hearts with a selection of classic and original country tunes.
And what can we say about the finale? Bringing lightning playing and more energy than a field full of wind turbines, Darren Eedens & the Slim Pickin’s joined us fresh from appearances at the Black Deer and Cambridge Folk Festivals and a showcase at SXSW. How the roof stayed on, we’ll never know!
Here are some highlights: