Al Hughes
Blues With Feeling

Rooted in blues and soul tradition like so many Scottish singers, Al Hughes writes from his own perspective on topics which are very much of today. His influences can be clearly heard, but make no mistake, this music is modern, relevant and gathering praise from a growing number of well respected figures on the British music scene.

Comparisons have already been made, by more than one reviewer, between Al and the late Rory Gallagher’s acoustic playing, and also to Chris Smither, Townes Van Zandt and Martin Simpson. His haunting, smoky voice is complimented by a variety of guitars including a huge sounding, custom built 12 string resonator, and his music conjures a variety of moods, from forceful and raucous, to gentle and wistful. Indeed, one reviewer called his slide playing “eerily atmospheric”.

Al’s solo album ‘Sad Songs and Tall Stories’ was included in Blues in Britain Magazine’s pick of the year and the song ‘Count Your Blessings’ was nominated for the best song award in this year’s British Blues Awards.

Always looking to expand his horizons, Al has played clubs, concerts, and festivals all over the UK and Europe.

 
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