Martin Harley (UK)

Home/Martin Harley (UK)

Martin Harley (UK)

Torsdag 22. august: Pumpehuset: 22:30
Music Programme 2019

Fredag 23. august: Jamteltet: 22:00
Music Programme 2019

The British guitarist and songwriter Martin Harley has achieved fame as a slide guitarist, in particular on lap steel. His material is acoustic blues, folk and roots music, and he artfully combines his cogent songwriting, his convincing singing and – not least – his virtuoso guitar playing. Martin Harley (born in 1975) is from England, but in recent years has frequently visited Nashville, where his latest album, Static in The Wires (2017), was recorded. Here he is accompanied by Daniel Kimbro on bass, as on the previous album, Live at Southern Ground. Also playing on the most recent album is dobro master Jerry Douglas.

Martin Harley is now well-known in USA and Canada, as well as in his home country and the rest of Europe. He has been recording music since 2003 – both solo and with his trio, Martin Harley Band. The trio undertook many tours, establishing a name for themselves with their unusual acoustic sound on Weissenborn lap steel guitar, balalaika, cajon and double bass. Guitarist Magazine writes concisely about Martin Harley: “Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues.” His only Danish festival concert in 2019.