Man About a Horse continued their debut UK tour on July 6th with a stop at Bath’s American Museum and Gardens.
The Philadelphia band could not have wished for a prettier venue, with the audience seated around a grass amphitheatre and the stage surrounded by gorgeous plants and flowers. The weather thankfully played its part for this outdoor gig, with blue skies and soaring temperatures.
Over the course of the afternoon, Man About a Horse performed two well-received sets of original and traditional material, along with a few covers by artists such as Gram Parsons.
A workshop filled the break between sets, with the band covering the history and mechanics of the music and explaining each instrument’s role, before performing a few numbers to demonstrate what they had just taught.
Here’s a few photos and a video from what was a very entertaining and successful event (click the photos to see full size).
Man About a Horse played Bath on July 6th 2019, and continue their UK tour until July 14th. Full tour dates can be found here.
The festival is held at The Folk House and is now in its 10th year. However, last year’s was cancelled at the last minute due to heavy snowfall, leading to doubts that it could be run again. This year’s festival was therefore extra special, a welcome return for an event that may have been lost if not for the courage and hard work of its organisers.
I had the privilege of being event photographer for the weekend, documenting the performances of seven acts who delivered a variety of bluegrass, Americana and folk styles. The best shots are below, or you can view the whole lot in this Flickr album.