Testing times for Blofeld & Baxter in Milton Keynes

Blofeld and Baxter
Blofeld and Baxter

Folk-rock mob The Strawbs are live at The Stables on Thursday April 28, with a double dose of the delectable for fans: they’ll be delivering an acoustic set and an electric one.

Join the band behind Lay Down and Part of the Union as they present a career spanning show from 8pm.

Over on Stage 2, the Keith Thompson Band will play for you.

Hayes Carll is in the Wavendon house on Friday April 29.

Committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking, is the Texan traveller.

Broadcasters Blofeld and Baxter are back in the Keynes on Saturday with their new show Rogues on the Road, bursting with commentary box tales.

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Stage 2 on Saturday night belongs to Michael Roach who invites you to step back in sound – to the Blues era popular in the 1920’s.

Now to a band whose members soul-ed out years ago. Brother Strut have performed on records with a total sales figure of more than half a billion copies.Half a billion. Wow. But then, when you learn that the Strutters have been on releases by artists including Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Amy Winehouse, you can see the sales start stacking up.

Support comes from our own Nicky Prince.

Six-legged North Carolina folk-Americana sorts Underhill Rose are up on Sunday, playing the penultimate date of their debut UK tour.

They’ve good reason for infiltrating our gigging haunts just now though – with a new third album, The Great Tomorrow, fresh to the racks.

Grammy winner Rita Coolidge sees in the new week.

She inspired, co-wrote and performed some of the most iconic tracks of the 1970s, and performed with artists including Hendrix, Joe Cocker and Clapton, and for a time there, she was married to Kris Kristofferson. Talk about a fiercely fantastic musical partnership.

Earlier this month, Rita released her memoir, Delta Lady which shares the story of her life at the epicentre of the music scene of the 1970s, taking the page-turner from her childhood in Tennessee to becoming a much in-demand vocalist in Los Angeles.

We’ve not read it (yet) but but it sounds like Delta will be a fascinating glance into those hazy days past.

But music was at the heart of everything, and Monday’s Stables set will prove the perfect precursor for her new album expected later this year.

Country music gal Laura Cantrell returns on Tuesday evening.

Wrapping up the week on Wednesday will be down to the Bohem Ragtime Jazz Band with eight members tackling 20 instruments.

Humour, joy, jazz and jolly good times. It’s what The Stables does as standard.

Call 01908 280800 to make bookings.