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Boo Hewerdine and Brooks Williams – State of the Union
Hewerdine is an English songwriter and lead singer of indie legends the Bible. Williams is a slide guitar wizard from Statsboro, Georgia, USA. Their plan was to record an album using vintage mics and equipment live in just 5 days. After a day and a half they realised they had finished. Recorded in the order you hear on the record, the aim was to capture the sound of two guitarists and singers from completely different backgrounds working together in harmony. The result was even better than they had hoped for. Hewerdine has had his songs recorded by such artists as Eddi Reader, kd Lang, Jerry Douglas, Kris Drever, Heidi Talbot. Over the course of 17 albums Williams has secured a peerless reputation as a songwriter as well as being recognised as one of the world’s best guitarists. Listen to their cover of Petshop Boys Rent and you will hear perfectly what an exciting mix raw American acoustic slide guitar and English literate pop can achieve.
The album is being released in April 2012 on Reveal (Joan As Policewoman, LAU etc) and Boo and Brooks will be touring from April to June 2012.
From 7pm in The Ballroom. Advance tickets £12.50 stbf available from Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland (Edinburgh). Buy online here. Over 18 only
The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA.