Last Wednesday, there was another quality lunchtime gig as part of Pure Groove’s week-long ale festival. This one’s certainly worth a mention becauce (1) Stairs to Korea is long overdue an appearance on this blog and (2) he’s great.
Lunchtime drinkers, eaters and loafers were treated to a one-man battery of effects, good tunes, wry lyrics and ace guitar solos. And though between songs Will Vaughan might come across a bit shy behind his bushy beard, inside there’s a reluctant rock god edging his way out. There were about six or seven songs, but he saved the best till last - current single Boy Bear it in Mind, then perhaps even better, his final number All of Your Friends, the next single, out on Brainlove Records in January. You may not see Stairs to Korea in the BBC’s Sound of 2010 poll, or see him endlessly hyped at the start of next year, but you can guarantee there’s going to be some good things ahead.