Scottish Guitar Virtuoso Andy Gunn brings his all new line up featuring the cream of Scottish Blues musicians on tour. His musicians include Aberdeen’s own Harmonica Virtuoso Spider MacKenzie. The concert is in support of Andy’s brand new acclaimed album ‘Too Many Guitars To Give Up Now’ which features Spider’s harmonica playing on 10 of the 12 tracks. Spider said “Andy is one of the most soulful musicians in UK. We have known each other since a time when I had a full head of hair and that’s not yesterday. Over the years we had never recorded together. In mid 2017 Andy got in touch with the idea of recording what could be considered an album of original blues music which Andy had written. Perhaps a better description would be a ‘gumbo of soul, jazz, rock, shake your tail feather blues and boogie music’. I jumped at the chance to make music with someone I have been a fan of for years.” The concert will feature many of the songs from the album. Please don’t miss this chance to dance away your February blues.
Andy Gunn – Guitar & voice
Compared to Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the press, Andy has absorbed these classic influences but also honed his own style and voice over the years by the old-fashioned route of wood shedding and jamming in every bar and club the length of the UK. He has also played many festivals and shared the stage with such names as Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and Geno Washington. Signed to Virgin at a young age, song writing has also been a vitally important element for this outstanding, soulful yet fiery musician and he has many heartfelt and spiritually themed songs.
Spider MacKenzie – Harmonica & voice
From his early years playing with legends such as Mojo Pep, Gerry Jablonski and Tam White. Aberdeen and UK audiences see him regularly performing with Frank Robb, Steve Crawford, Colin MacKay, John Carnie & Janice Clark. Abroad and the US he can be seen alongside Chris Gage (Texas musician of the year who has played with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Willy Nelson, Rodney Crowell, Kris Kristofferson) and with Bill Kirchen (guitar player for Elvis Costello, Gene Vincent, Emmylou Harris). The US have awarded him a coveted visa to perform and record. The President of the American Federation of Musicians wrote “Spider is a singer / harmonica player of extraordinary talent which has been demonstrated by sustained international acclaim”.
Support (and backing vocals) comes from wonderful Edinburgh singer songwriter Liz Jones.