Mills Folk Festival,
photo by Dave Sweeting.
Hollingsworth’s main stage set on the Saturday afternoon of the
festival ranged from what was grounded in the traditional – a voice
buzzing in the ear, the familiar plucked guitar – to what seemed to
border on the celestial, as both voice and a much effected, but
delicately measured, acoustic guitar swept back and forth across the
arena. James’ performance was captivating…truly so, as many followed
him to the intimate surroundings of the Bar Stage later in the
afternoon, where an equally diverse mixture of songs and styles was in
- Abbey Mill Folk Festival, 2006
Harper on the end of the bench, that is.