Tomatoestried to Kill meBut Banjos Saved My Life
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Paul T Davies reviews Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life at Space @ Surgeon’s Hall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.
I missed this show in 2022 and was keen to catch it early this year. Now an established international success, it’s a fine piece of American storytelling....
A banjo, the lean and kindly man tells us, draws a line to the past – back to circles of players whiling away pre-electric evenings in the Blue Ridge Mountains, back to the vestigial sound of bagpipes urging Scotsmen across a battlefield, back even to primeval times, with people sitting around campfires and vocalizing with grunts and hums.
A tale about choices and how to respond to life changing events. Understated but profound advice on how to live a more meaningful life. Uplifting, funny and profound.
Take me seriously when I say everyone must see this. It's beautiful, and I only wish the best for Keith. It will help you work out your own tomatoes and banjos in life, and leave you with hope for the world.
Life affirming show from a very personable performer. Passable Banjo player who has raised £345000 for charity! Well done.