Josh Okeefe, Water Rats, London, 10th January 2019

The Water Rats was hosting the roving folk club that is Folk on Monday (yes, this was a Thursday). It’s a venue that is also particularly appropriate seeing as its former incarnation,’The Pindar of Wakefield,’ was the site where Dylan made his first UK folk club appearance. There’s even a Blue Plaque by way of commemoration. Josh Okeefe has modelled himself closely on that early Dylan persona – which means that he has actually based himself overtly on Woody Guthrie, and, indirectly, on Ramblin’ Jack Elliot – Dylan saw and was influenced by Jack, but Woody was already long off the gig circuit. Continue reading “Josh Okeefe, Water Rats, London, 10th January 2019”