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LionsBayHouseConcert: Martin Harley: Static In The Wire

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LionsBayHouseConcert: Martin Harley: Static In The Wire

Just WOW. Martin Harley is a talented Welsh acoustic Roots and Blues guitarist with a global reputation. He's a Mississippi Delta old-soul bluesman who plays a mean slide guitar but yet that doesn't quite describe it. Beacuse Harley's blues sound seeks to tell his own story and draws on the ruminations of a musician who has spent much of his life on the road. In fact, he learned to play slide guitar on a warped 12-string guitar while living in the back of a Holden station wagon in Australia. And he’s been moving ever since.“Static in the Wires” (February 2017) is the seventh album under his belt and he has headlined Nashville’s Music City Roots, performed on the Cayamo Cruise with Chris Stapleton, toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward and Delta Rae and opened for Iron & Wine, Bruce Hornsby, Five for Fighting, World Party, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa.

His music has been featured on TV (The Vampire Diaries, Banshee). And he has played top summer folk festivals in Canada (Winnipeg, Vancouver, Canmore, Calgary and Edmonton), New Orleans Jazz Fest, Glastonbury (Avalon Main Stage), Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, Chagstock, Fieldview, Electric Beach as well as the Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, the Tennessee Theatre, Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, MerleFest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Stordfest, The Blue Note Tokyo, Chateau St. Michelle, and Jammin at Hippie Jack’s. So yeah, he’s got chops.

What’s different about him? Martin plays a 100 year Weissenborn (Hawaiian acoustic lap guitar). He was recognised in 2005 by Guinness World Records as having played the 'Highest Gig in the World' (21,000 feet up Kala Patthar in the Himalayas). In 2007, he spent six weeks wandering through Mali, Guinea and Senegal in the company of some of those country's musicians, one of whom was Vieux Farka Toure (The event was recorded by a French film crew). In 2010, Harley undertook the "Blues Gone Green Tour", a 27 show, 31 day, 1,200-mile acoustic tour of the UK by bicycle.

What he HASN'T DONE is played Lions Bay.

The setting will be remarkable. Seats are limited. The music so direct you can feel the heat, Delta-style. We hope YOU can come to this special presentation thats part of our 2018 Spring Series. SO Grab your honey, bring something yummy (potluck), and come on over! Here’s a taste

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Lions Bay House Concerts 2017 - 2018 Lead Sponsor: Thyra McKilligan of Re/Max Masters has been a North Shore resident for over 25 years, but her specialty is Lions Bay. Once a musician herself, she actively supports the arts and live events that help create a sense of community. Selling or buying a home in Lions Bay, call her. Other realtors do!

Lions Bay House Concerts Supporting Sponsor: Longtime Lions Bay resident and ceramics artist Lucy Traini has sponsored our new lighting system. Lucia (Italian for “light”) has always been surrounded by music and even sang with Burton Cummings back in high school. Yeah!

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