Wed 18 Mar, Stamford Theatre music
Taking country blues riffs to the electric bottleneck slide guitar, served with sweet vocal harmonies and driving drum rhythms...
In 2019, British guitarist and songwriter Martin Harley is making a change. Having created a deep impression on the acoustic blues roots and Americana scene with his last two Nashville recorded albums, his highly anticipated new record finds a new and exciting sound. An intimate and gritty analogue album, recorded in a remote chapel deep in the wilds of Pembrokeshire. 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).
Through his road worn song writing style this record explores hopes and fears for fast changing times, offering gospel like comfort and consolation. The song ‘Roll with the Punches’ implores the listener not to get dragged down when challenges seem unsurmountable. ‘Coming Home’ asks questions beyond the end of life and explores freedom from worldly desires.
In 2018, Martin Harley was ranked #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’ Guitarist Magazine
‘No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business’ Roots Magazine
‘Spellbinding’ The Guardian
‘Quite simply a great live act’ Time Out London
Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom