John Carnie Guitar
John Carnie is a jazz, blues and folk guitarist and singer often using themes from traditional music as a basis for improvisation. He is the author of the Scottish Guitar Tutor Book published in 2012. Playing mainly acoustic guitar he is known for his driving fusion of celtic, folk, blues and jazz guitar styles.
John Carnie and Spider Mackenzie Still Have the Blues - Edinburgh Festival Sat 17 August 2013-10pm- A driving mix of celtic, jazz, folk and blues from two of Scotland's finest musicians making a rare Festival Fringe appearance at the Acoustic Music Centre john-carnie-and-spider-mackenzie-still-have-the-blues
His CD Far From Home - "An exposition of fleetfingered flatpicking" - Scotland on Sunday - showcased Scottish jigs and reels, many with a bluesy twist, that come from the treasure trove of Scotland's musical heritage.
"The music swings like a cat" - The Scotsman
"It is a box of delights ... a wonderful album" -BBC Radio Scotland
"Far from Home is a delight" - BBC Radio Nan Gael
"An exposition of fleet-fingered flatpicking" - Scotland on Sunday
Published in 2012 by Taigh na Teud Ltd, and receiving a grant from from Creative Scotland, the Scottish Guitar Tutor Book features a wide selection of popular fiddle tunes in easy to read tablature as well as notation.
Recent live shows have included an Edinburgh Festival Rory Gallagher Acoustic Tribute show (with Dave Moir), Arran Folk Festival, The Lemon Tree Aberdeen, the Carrying Stream Festival in Edinburgh and the Cavern Club in Liverpool playing the acoustic set as part of the 14th Rory Gallagher UK tribute show.
Far from Home was "CD of the Week" on Celtic Music Radio and features the jazzy double bass playing of Brian Shiels and some bluesy twists of Dave Moir & Spider Mackenzie. It is the first album of its type to feature Scottish tunes flatpicked on the acoustic guitar and is a delight to listen to. It is a beautifuly packaged and recorded album which has received extensive and continuing airplay from the BBC.
Recorded at one of the UKs leading studios, Castlesound Studios (Runrig, REM), it covers the entire spectrum of Scottish traditional tunes from Shetland reels through to Borders jigs and from West Highland harp tunes to swingy East Coast hornpipes. There are new tunes such as Rory Gallagher's Jig, by Gordon Duncan, and also tunes that are hundreds of years old. It is a treat for all fans of the acoustic guitar and also fans of Irish, traditional, blues and bluegrass music.
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