Vin Garbutt and Duke Ellington
It’s over 20 years since I
last saw Teesside troubadour Vin Garbutt. I’d tried to see him a couple of
times in that period but been unable to get into already packed-out folk clubs.
A former winner of BBC Radio
2’s ‘Best Live Act’ award, Garbutt is, in his own words, ‘a shadow of his
former self’ after some serious health issues. Nonetheless at 68, his voice is
still intact, as are his senses of humour and social justice, along with