The slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar stylings and soul vocals all feature in the fresh roots sound of Robin Auld, a veteran musician who is bringing his electric trio to the Eastern Cape and Garden Route from tomorrow.
Auld, who recently released his new SA Music Award-nominated album, Back of the Line, will perform at the Old Selbornian Club in East London tomorrow, The Music Kitchen in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, and Bloo Bistro in Knysna on Sunday.
The Bay and East London shows will be at 8 for 8.30pm, and the Knysna show at 7.30pm.
The Bay show will also feature local musician Kevin Abraham.
No stranger to the Eastern Cape, Auld has released more than 20 albums. He has had many a radio hits over the years, including two No 1’s in South Africa.
Based in Cape Town, he has performed and recorded in New York, London, California, Glasgow and Nashville.
Back of the Line, which is available in record shops and on iTunes, has received excellent reviews nationwide, with one critic calling it “a splendid album of both lyrical and musical depth”.
The Robin Auld Trio consists of Auld alongside Roger Bashew on bass and Paul Tizzard on drums. Bashew and Tizzard are the “Sly and Robbie” rhythm section of Cape Town who have provided a solid groove for artists such as Natasha Meister.
Bashew returned to Cape Town several years ago, bringing years of experience from playing music in Los Angeles, and began playing with Tizzard, a stalwart of the Cape music scene.
They bring a rock-steady feel to Auld’s blues, folk, reggae and African influences on the new album, which they will be showcasing during their Eastern Cape shows, along with a selection of some of Auld’s older hits and the occasional cover by the likes of Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix.
- Tickets for all three shows are R100. Tickets for the Music Kitchen show at 69 Mangold Street, Newton Park, are at the door; for more information call (041) 364-1964. East London tickets are available from Lee Gold Music on (043) 735-1586 and for Knysna tickets call (044) 382-4935.
-The Herald Reporter