Over this past Bank Holiday weekend the City of Nottingham held it’s brand-spanking new free music festival entitled, ‘City Pulse’. Over the three days duration, a wide variety of acts featured on a stage in the city’s Old Market Square and at various other outdoor venues around Nottingham.
I’m personally always keen to support these types of initiatives and similarly happy to attend a little live music anywhere. A couple of years ago I was sad to witness the demise of a not dissimilar music festival on the banks of the River Trent at nearby Newark and so looked forward to City Pulse’s first outing.
There were a few interesting names on the bill for the three days but one stood out head and shoulders for me above all others – that of Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band. I’ve been a long-time follower of the soulster from Indiana USA but by some miracle have been thwarted time after time over the years in attempting to see him live, regular and dedicated live performer that he has always been. Not this time though I determined.