Ewan Macintyre Band
Road Junkie Album Tour 2019
Friday 19 April 2019 / 8.00pm
£12.00 / £10.00 (concession)
Based between Quebec and Scotland Ewan Macintyre has been described as “Standout Scottish Vocalist” (Neon Filler), “Like Robert Johnson Returned from the crossroads...A welcome moment in the future of traditional Scottish Music” (Mumble Music) and “A scat pitched perfectly between James Brown and Tom Waits” (The Skinny).
Live, the band offer an intimate evening of acoustic music, with Moray fiddle player Peter Menzies, Quebec cellist Karine Bouchard (trifantasy, Sarah Toussant Leveille) and upright bassist Jenny Hill (Songs of Seperation, Best Album 2017 BBC Radio 2 folk awards) with Ewan on vocals, guitar and mandolin.
Road Junkie, Ewan’s latest album release reflects a rare ability to pen classic songs in a range of styles. Road Junkie draws influence from Ewan’s work with award-winning bluegrass band Southern Tenant Folk Union (Late Late Show, Loose Ends, UK Americana Artist of the Year 2011), in theatre (In Her Shadows, directed by Cora Bisset), Scottish and Irish traditional music (including Gaelic song), pop, rock and soul (Ruby & the Emeralds).
Continuing on from his 2015 debut release You Probably Look Better Naked Anyway (Number 3 Folk /Roots charts of Canada) Road Junkie is an 11 track roots music monster, eclectic and original likened to a cross between John Martyn and Jeff Buckley. Complete with dynamic string arrangements, and wide, glossy guitar sounds that underpin Ewan's warm dulcet vocals and poignant lyrical content, this record is the beginning of what we imagine to be the first of many fine things from transatlantic troubadour Ewan Macintyre.