Author Archives: Steve

The Long Road Festival Announces Lineup – Spoiler, It’s Amazing!

A little while ago this festival called The Long Road kind of appeared on social media and had it’s home on the internet at thelongroad.com. At this point we didn’t know a great deal about it, other than it was set to run September 9th-11th and is being spearheaded by BBC Radio and Chris Country’s […]

100 Word Book Review: Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives – Edited by Holly Gleason

It felt like this book was made for me, given how many incredible female country music artists fill my playlist on a daily basis. What I didn’t realise, until I received and opened it, was that each featured artist is chronicled by a different writer, giving many different perspectives and experiences. It’s fascinating, reading the […]

My Top 10 Animated Disney Films – 2018

I’m sure there are many people who will raise their eyebrows substantially when reading this, but this is the list of my top 10 favourite animated Disney films, at least today anyway. I didn’t grow up with Disney so I have no childhood memories of watching Disney films, except Bambi, which I find as dull […]

My Top 10 Disneyland Paris Rides – 2018

This started out as a blog post right here but then turned in to an episode on my Dedicated to DLP Podcast, which you can listen to here. Now it’s back to being a blog post again. There was no clever algorithm used to calculate the placings, no deep thought, just the simple question: if […]

100 Word Book Review: No Is a Four-Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling But Succeeded in Life – Chris Jericho

I like wrestling, I like rock music, Chris Jericho is one of my favourite wrestlers and I enjoyed his first three books, a lot. This actually reads like a self-help book, with a difference – Jericho makes it interesting with stories from two wildly different but also very similar worlds, and the advice he gives […]

Country to Country Presents: Ashley Campbell, Mo Pitney, The Adelaides at The Boderline, London Review – 17th March 2018

Rewind back to Country to Country 2016 and I walked into The O2 as one Ashley Campbell started her set. It soon became apparent that this was Glenn Campbell’s daughter, whose music I knew and had liked for many years. What also became apparent was just how talented she was, and is, both as a […]

Country to Country 2018 Review Day 3 – Emmylou Harris, Margo Price, Midland, Lindsay Ell, Russell Dickerson & Ryan Hurd

I’ll be the first to admit that we (we being my wife Denise and I) didn’t make the most of Day 3. After a hectic Saturday and a late night Friday too, we were absolutely shattered, and me managing just 2 hours sleep the previous night didn’t help. Still, after a lunch at Wagamama, where […]

Country to Country 2018 Review Day 2 – Kacey Musgraves, Sugarland, Kip Moore, Luke Combs, Ward Thomas, Ashley Campbell, Ashley McBryde, Jillian Jacqueline, Lukas Nelson, Ryan Hurd & Katy Hurt

Saturday was to be our big day, in that we arrived at 10.30 and headed straight into a much quieter Town Square area. It seems early morning is the best time to be there if you want to have stress free browsing of the stalls and watch acts perform on the stage without being in […]