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Shea Seger, The Half Moon, Putney

Shea Seger, The Half Moon, Putney

Texan Diva resumes career after a decade's hiatus

Shea Seger: A dangerous-looking blonde

Shea Seger is a woman with a story. A story of a career interrupted. At the age of 20, the fragile and slightly dangerous-looking blonde from Texas came over here and made a record which sent ripples across the pond of the Americana scene. Shortly after, her father became crippled after a botched operation on an old Vietnam injury and she returned to Texas to care for him. During those 10 years she also brought up a little girl, Luna, and lived in a trailer. Now she’s back in the UK; and she’s pumped all the frustration, disappointments and anger from that decade into a new record, simply called Shea Seger.

Shea Seger is a woman with a story. A story of a career interrupted. At the age of 20, the fragile and slightly dangerous-looking blonde from Texas came over here and made a record which sent ripples across the pond of the Americana scene. Shortly after, her father became crippled after a botched operation on an old Vietnam injury and she returned to Texas to care for him. During those 10 years she also brought up a little girl, Luna, and lived in a trailer. Now she’s back in the UK; and she’s pumped all the frustration, disappointments and anger from that decade into a new record, simply called Shea Seger.

Yes, there sure was a sense of drama when Seger, tousled and waif-like, came on looking like a Gram Parsons' dream.

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It was certainly one of the more enjoyable gigs I've seen at the Half Moon. Shea had an interesting voice but I thought special mention ought to go to the band as well who were tight, upbeat and solid throughout. The drummer seemed to be lost somewhere in drum nirvana, the lead guitarist (Joe?) played brilliantly and smiled throughout and the violinist managed at times to make it sound like a Cello which can't be easy. Apologies if I've missed anybody - you were all good, when you weren't being ushered off the stage for the more 'angsty' numbers.

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