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Single review: Tom Baxter’s ‘Black Are the Gypsy Horses’

By Lloyd Wakeling, Rock At Night Manchester

Review: Tom Baxter’s ‘BLACK ARE THE GYPSY HORSES’–NEW ALBUM: THE OTHER SIDE OF BLUE – AUGUST 17, 2018

Let’s face it, a good song is a good song, is a good song, and wow, is Tom Baxter’s newly released song ‘Black are the gypsy horses’ a good song. Expertly and perfectly stripped bare, it evoked memories of those minstrels who take their wares to far off places, sitting in bar corners and whimsically telling their stories to no one and anyone. Baxters guitar plays a merry dance and invites the listener to trust in each word, for they are truthful, dreamlike and beautiful. With traces of Nick Drake and even Glen Campbell, the song tempts you to walk besides its imagery and I know, deep down, the more I hear it, the more it will tempt me.

018 UK/IRE Dates

Sept 29 | The Black Box, Belfast | https://bit.ly/2JxrGen
Sept 30 | The Grand Social, Dublin |
Oct 1 | Roisin Dubh, Galway | https://bit.ly/2Jp6OCI
Oct 2 | Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick | https://bit.ly/2sD0vFs
Oct 4 | INEC Killarney Acoustic Club, Poulnamuck | https://bit.ly/2Ht4okG
Oct 5 | De Barra’s, Clonakilty | https://bit.ly/2Hs49GA
Oct 6 | Triskel Christchurch, Cork | https://bit.ly/2Jg0MbE
Oct 7 | Spirit Store, Dundalk | https://bit.ly/1s2AeJc
Oct 13 | The Ropewalk, Barton | https://bit.ly/2kSnWWT
Oct 14 | Live Room, Shipley | https://bit.ly/2Jrw63r
Oct 15 | St Mary’s Church, Beverley | https://bit.ly/2HqSw2P
Oct 17 | ARC, Stockton | https://bit.ly/2HtllLP
Oct 18 | Glee Club Studio, Nottingham | https://bit.ly/2t9R7IN
Oct 19 | Worthing Pier, Worthing | https://bit.ly/2JrTMV1
Oct 21 | Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury | https://bit.ly/2LrGyIy
Oct 26 | The Grand, Clitheroe |
Oct 27 | South Beach Hotel, Troon | https://bit.ly/2JodEZf
Oct 28 | The Caves, Edinburgh | https://bit.ly/2LuWytg
Oct 29 | Lemon Tree, Aberdeen | https://bit.ly/2sySZeL
Oct 30 | Oran Mor, Glasgow | https://bit.ly/2sKCNGx
Nov 2 | The Stables, Milton Keynes | https://bit.ly/2JxKZUR
Nov 3 | The Hat Club, Beaconsfield |
Nov 4 | Chapel Arts, Bath | https://bit.ly/2Jzwlwt
Nov 6 | Union Chapel, London | https://bit.ly/2LwbQhF
Nov 7 | Glee Club Main Room, Birmingham | https://bit.ly/2t9R7IN
Nov 8 | Selby Town Hall, Selby | https://bit.ly/2JrXC0I
Nov 21 | St David’s Hall, Cardiff | https://bit.ly/2sLSbT6
Nov 22 | RNCM, Manchester | https://bit.ly/2kVKA0J
Nov 24 | Kings Somborne Village Hall, Kings Somborne |
Nov 26 | Town Hall, Leeds | https://bit.ly/2JCJpkH
Nov 27 | Corn Exchange, Cambridge | https://bit.ly/2Jj1aWK

 

Lloyd Wakeling

The product of a there, where, everywhere lifestyle that all service families live through combined with being born into the 60's mishmash of politics, love and an anything goes era, is it any wonder I have an eclectic and varied love of all things music. Discovering the Beatles in Malaysia, Elvis and Fred Astaire in Torquay, Pink Floyd and Zeppelin at boarding school in Cornwall, Creedance in Saudi, taught me many things, but mainly the importance of the saying, 'each to their own'; nothing artistic can be crap...it is just different and after being diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome at 38 a lot about my life and outlook became much clearer to me, being a chef is what I do to earn money, being a much sold, self-obsessed artist tortures my dreams, but in all of it, music has remained my companion and as a friendly, happy companion with all of life’s memories entwined within their lyrics and melodies, things could definitely be worse…
Lloyd Wakeling
About Lloyd Wakeling (9 Articles)
The product of a there, where, everywhere lifestyle that all service families live through combined with being born into the 60's mishmash of politics, love and an anything goes era, is it any wonder I have an eclectic and varied love of all things music. Discovering the Beatles in Malaysia, Elvis and Fred Astaire in Torquay, Pink Floyd and Zeppelin at boarding school in Cornwall, Creedance in Saudi, taught me many things, but mainly the importance of the saying, 'each to their own'; nothing artistic can be crap...it is just different and after being diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome at 38 a lot about my life and outlook became much clearer to me, being a chef is what I do to earn money, being a much sold, self-obsessed artist tortures my dreams, but in all of it, music has remained my companion and as a friendly, happy companion with all of life’s memories entwined within their lyrics and melodies, things could definitely be worse…

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