Lucy Zirins - Hebden Bridge Blues Festival 2013
If there was ever a need for a new edition of the “How to Make Friends” or “How to Work A Room” manuals then The Hat would go straight to the lovely Lucy Zirins. Within moments of picking up her guitar, her worshipping audience were entranced by the 'wee lass who likes to make out she doesn't really know what's going on'...but on the other hand...she might just be so smart that 'she's got you exactly where she wanted you and you didn't even notice'.
A Festival favourite, Lucy played a beautiful set where she ran through some well known numbers and a good few from her stunning new CD 'Chasing Clocks'. When The Hat reviewed Lucy at last year's festival, he came over a bit poetic and weepy about her song-writing and singing skills and that special magic she employs to make you laugh, smile, cry and beam with a warm glow. Nothing has changed there then. Lucy takes you into her world, where she has written about personal crises, happiness and fun and you dreamily go along with her as she sings beautifully to you, yes you, personally....and then....and then...just to let you know who is in charge here, she gets the whole audience barking like dogs and howling like wolves....what a star! Hebden loved her – again.