A strange combination of Willie Nelson, George Formby and, of course, most of all himself!

Diesel Therapy: 01.07.10 … saw Elvis Costello at the Sage last night. The band were fabulous: Jerry Douglas (dobro), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), etc. As a non Elvis fan I was amazed at his talent. Great songs, witty delivery and what a voice. When he hits the high notes … You can’t ignore his wonderful soulful delivery. As an artist who has consistently referenced “Country and Bluegrass” throughout his career, it was affirming to see him so comfortable in the company of Nashvilles finest. It has to be said that Elvis Costello is as Northern as they come. A strange combination of Willie Nelson, George Formby and, of course, most of all himself! I’m a convert. Jim