Brewood music festival, Brewood.
Now in its third year, Brewood Music festival is as English as cricket and a lovely cup of tea.
Held over three days in the picture postcard setting of this tiny village in the hinterland between Stafford and Wolverhampton, Brewood Music Festival crosses the atmosphere of the village fete with a microcosmic Cropredy.
Essentially the brainchild of two villagers: Peter Element and Keith Gater, the idea is to lay on to- class entertainment for a small and closely-knit community.
Friday night was folk night with Harvey Andrews doing his vellversed turn of trad songs and tales while Sunday saw a large turn-out in the village square for some sunshine party music.
Saturday night was the big one though, with four acts playing on an outdoor stage in the village's school grounds.
Local act The Ryde got things underway with some spirited indie pop. This band earn a crust as an Arctic Monkeys tribute act, but with high quality songs of their own, it would be good to see them getting some high profile gigs in their own right.
Highlight for many was Lisa Mills, a satin and granite blues singer from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Think Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin and you're on the right track. Mills' slick guitar skills and authentic drawl were perfect for a hot summer's night.
Next up was Roy G Hemmings and his Dictionary of Soul Revue. An original Drifter and still-dapper soul man, his well-drilled band, complete with brass and backing singers, tore into an hour of high energy soul. With classics from his old band and songs straight from the soul bible, Hemmings and co were the night's highlight and should have gone on after the underwhelming Los Pacaminos who topped the bill.
This shower boasted former heart-throb Paul Young in their ranks and a guitarist who was the very spit of John Prescott.
Sadly, their Tex-Mex hoedown failed to ignite and was marred by sound problems.
Still, three out of four ain't bad and the music was just a backdrop to a bigger picture. If every village was as enterprising as Brewood, the country would be a much better place.