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Episode Info: THE GRASMERE GUZZLER PART ONE TRACK LIST As usual a click onto the highlighted names will take you to the websites of the featured artistes, apologies for a missing title or two where this occurs it’s because there was no accompanying information with the CDs that I was most generously given. Wizardmarra – Angus’ Boogie Jack Broadbent– Unknown title but a damn fine piece of playing Rob Heron and The Teapad Orchestra– Rich Man Now Sad Eyed Puffins– Space Case Chuck Fish– Indian Joe Molly Warburton and The Shady Days– Unknown title Olivia Fern– Claim Your Soul Handbrake Shirley– Holly Molly Maggie Roomful Of Mirrors– Picking Apart You It’s been a brilliant year for me, I’ve worked at some cracking festivals Stainsby, Off The Tracks and others all bathed in groundcracking sunshine. Statistically there had to be a wet one and The Grasmere Guzzler was it, but nonetheless it was by far and wide the best and most enjoyable one for me. Set in the beer garden of Tweedies Bar at the Dale Lodge Hotel it took place in a U shaped arrangement of marquees, sadly the central part of the U open to the elements prevented a full mosh pit developing though importantly it did cover the bar on which a line of sixty (count ‘em) sixty real ales where arrayed and it’s tribute to the success of the event that all barrels of these ales had been drained by the Saturday night, that’s over FOUR THOUSAND pints of beer. Sadly the Naylors Velvet was the only beer left standing outside by Sunday Lunchtime and I can only wonder as to why this particular ale was somehow undrinkable compared to the rest. Huge thanks, big ups and love to Jack Hartley and Alex Goodall for the work they put in  organizing this small and perfectly formed event and giving me the best job in the world as Master Of Ceremonies, completing the team was Mike Fearon on the sound desk and for me working with him put the icing on the cake or should I say gingerbread. It was special too in that it was on my hoRead more »

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