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Wildcat Traditional Music Association - March 2006 Newsletter

13th March 2006

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Well Folkies, the monthly concert is once more nearly upon us!
Jim Hunter & Jim Michie will be appearing at The Pentland Hotel, 17th of March....

Anyone who was there the last time the two Jims visited 2 years ago
will tell you what a fine night of entertainment was served up, and I'm sure it'll be more of the same on the 17th.

Here's some blurb from his Record Label (Brambus) website -

Jim Hunter is one of the best Singer/songwriters from Scotland, an outstanding guitar and slide-guitar-master. He does not really fit in the position of a Scottish folksinger, much more he creates musical bridges between his American heroes like Lowell George (Little Feat) or Tony Joe White and his home country, crossing over Ireland, what brings influences of the kind like Chris Rea. This all if you like to compare and to find matching styles, but Jim Hunter is unique in his way and that since long!

He joined the brambus-music-family in 1995 with his album "The Crack O'Noon
Club" and stayed since then. There have been more release before this, excellent too, on the Scottish Temple label. Some of those earlier songs have been gathered in live-manner on the CD "Sparks In Flight", which has been
released in 1999.

Now Jim Hunter presents his newest and finest, mostly acoustic masterpiece"
Old Dogs For The Hard Road", which covers his folky roots as well as his excellent guitar work. And it has been recorded with only a handful of artists on the side, including multi-instrumentalist Brian MacAlpine (piano, keyboards, accordion, bass and vocals), who currently plays on Jim Hunter's side while on tour. Additional arrangements include Jim Michie (guitar, vocals) and Nick Turner (bass, guitar). The new album has been recorded pure, simple and direct, very honest and with the result of an excellent and fine next step. All new songs and mostly self penned - with a few tribute to American songwriters. This cd will satisfy all his long time fans and certainly bring a lot of new ones too!

 

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