Jonny Black from LaFaro - picture by Shane Kelly
Last weekend we had the City of Song Festival here in Derry and Jonny Black from the Belfast band LaFaro was in town for several performances. He stayed with a friend in the Glen area where, unfortunately, some scumbag joyriders stole his car on Friday night. The car was later found burnt out. If that wasn’t bad enough he had the band’s gear in the car. Over £6000 worth of gear, including some vintage stuff.
A bunch of musicians quickly got together and organised a benefits gig in the Nerve Centre to raise some money so LaFaro can buy new equipment. Kudos to the Nerve Centre for making the venue available for free.
The line-up so far is quite impressive:
Main Stage: LaFaro, Here Comes the Landed Gentry, And So I Watch You From Afar, Shiro, Skruff, Future Chaser, Panama Kings (DJ Set), Fighting With Wire.
Acoustic Stage: Paul Casey, Junior Johnson, Ard Ri, Our Krypton Son, Jonny Black.