Friday 4 October 2019 8pm Music Room
Plus support Sam Brookes
Having created a deep impression on the acoustic blues roots and Americana scene with his last two Nashville recorded albums, Martin Harley's highly anticipated new record finds a new and exciting sound.
Taking country blues riffs to the electric bottleneck slide guitar, served with sweet vocal harmonies and the driving rhythms of co-producer and drummer Harry Harding (Yola Carter/William the Conqueror) to produce an intimate and gritty analogue album. Through his classic song-writing style, this record explores hopes and fears for fast changing times, offering gospel like comfort and consolation.
Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin’s dynamic live performances have resulted in a burgeoning global reputation. He recently played to a sold out Union Chapel in Islington and has appeared at Edmonton, Vancouver, Canmore and Calgary Folk Festivals in Canada, Glastonbury Festival, Bestival and Beautiful Days in the UK, and numerous European and US tours and events including the Americana Music Association UK’s AmericanaFest in London, The Bluebird in Nashville and Tønder in Denmark.
In 2018 Martin Harley was ranked No. 16 in the world’s greatest acoustic guitarist poll in Total Guitar Magazine and he was nominated as 'Instrumentalist of the Year' at the Americana Music Association UK Awards.
Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues
No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business
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