31 Oct Blues Bytes: Mary Myfanwy
By Bob Gordon
Singer/songwriter/artisan Mary Myfanwy has all the good feelings about being part of Blues at Bridgetown.
“All my experiences have been positive and it’s always a treat when audiences want to singalong and make the time to see me afterwards to say how much they enjoyed the performance,” she notes, fondly.
“People who usually attend festivals are there because they want to experience live music and they appreciate the stories behind the songs. They are very respectful, responsive and supportive to us artists.”
Admired for her distinctive deep, melodic voice, Myfanwy has released three albums, From A Warm Room, Of The Heart and The Deepest, and regularly performs throughout the South-West. She has supported Daryl Braithwaite, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont and took out second place in the Blues Challenge 2015.
“I fit right in the middle,” she responds when asked where her music fits along the blues and roots scale. “Alongside gospel, soul, jazz, indie folk and country blues.
“Each gig is different and special in its own way.”
Myfanwy has focussed on songwriting this year, notably on some new blues tunes. She plans to record more next year, “and maybe get a gig dog.”
As for the upcoming Blues at Bridgetown, Myfanwy promises many a splendoured thing.
“Those at my gigs will have an interactive experience and gain an insight into why I write and sing the songs I do,” she reveals. “I shall be performing a wide selection of covers and originals from the 1920s onwards – so almost a 100 years worth of songs!
“There will be something for everyone. See you there!”
Mary Myfanwy performs at 7pm on Friday, November 9, at the Emporium Bistro; 10am at the WAM Stage and 1pm at The Cidery on Saturday, November 9, and 1.30pm on Sunday, November 10, at Nelsons.