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Wednesday 24 October

Detroit roots outfit Blanche blend a touch of American gothic into their alt-country stylings in support of Country music legend Charlie Louvin.


Sorry we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival.

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message by the BBC's Clare Hudson and Daniela Armstrong.

  1. 19.01 - Veteran Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris introduces the lads and lasses of Detroit band Blanche. The set will be broadcast on Bob's country show.
  2. 19.05 - Tracee floats on stage in a cream vintage dress and Dan introduces the band, let the music begin... He describes them as goth country.
  3. 19.07 - Jack strums the banjo and the audience cheer..
  4. 19.10 - Feeny jokes about having thought that Wembley Stadium would be a bit bigger. Dingwalls is a rather more intimate venue.
  5. 19.13 - Husband and wife Dan and Tracee duet on Bluebird. He gazes adoringly at his lovely wife. Ah!

audience review

This was a fantastic show! Blanche were the perfect openers for Charlie Louvin - making it a great mix of old and new. The fact that he Handsome Family made a surprise appearance just made it even better. Thank you, BBC!

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