Americana mainstays Lambchop closed the final night of End of the Road festival in Dorset tonight (August 17) with an unlikely guest reading.
During an encore that included a cover of Leonard Cohen‘s “Chelsea Hotel No 2”, special guest Howe Gelb read an extract from the autobiography of Happy Mondays’ Bez, bought at the festival by guitarist William Tyler for drummer Peter’s birthday.
It was just one in a series of jokes that littered a relaxed set whose high points included “Autumn’s Vicar” and the title track from 2002’s “Is A Woman”, and “Prepared (2)” from last year’s “Damaged”.
Ending the set, a smiling Kurt Wagner told the audience: “Now go home.”
The second annual Dorset bash saw great performances over the three days in the Larmer Tree Gardens country estate.
Check out the Uncut Festivals blog for stacks more news, reviews and photos from End Of The Road this weekend here.