Studio Guest – David Arcari 22 Sept – Thank Folk it’s Friday – With Ross Macfadyen
“Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” SEASICK STEVE
‘Scottish alternative blues (alt.blues) guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via nine internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases.
Arcari’s latest release – Live at Memorial Hall – was released on 1 September 2017 on double, 180g coloured vinyl, CD and download/streaming formats and is the definitive coalition of his material to date.
A former debt collector, Arcari cut his musical teeth busking on the streets of Glasgow before forming his first band Summerfield Blues which won the Alexis Korner Memorial Trophy and accolade of Scottish Blues Band of the Year at Edinburgh International Blues Festival in1993.
He went on to form pioneering alt.blues trio Radiotones, releasing three studio albums between1998 and 2003 before embarking on a solo career.
In between times, Arcari also played guitar with Union Avenue – an oddball collective playing least expected covers (think The Clash, Pink Floyd, Undertones, Bob Marley) in a late 50’s/Sun Records-era Cash style. The band landed record of the week on Mark Radcliffe’s Radio 1 show with their version of Motorhead’s Ace of Spades.
Arcari’s festival appearances include Glastonbury (UK), Red Rooster (UK), BluesAlive (Czech Republic & Poland shows), Moulin Blues (Netherlands), The Great British R&B Festival and Peer Festival (Belgium). He has also played industry showcases at the North by North East (NxNE) music festival in Toronto, Canada and he was a finalist the UK Indy Music Awards reaching the top four in his category (best male solo artist).
With a busy live schedule in the UK plus regular shows in USA, Finland, Estonia, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland and Ireland Arcari is one of the hardest gigging live artists on the circuit.
A series of shows with folks including Steve Earle, Alabama 3, Seasick Steve, Toby Keith and Jon Spencer along with his relentless UK and European tour schedule have established Arcari as a formidable international solo performer who is fast building a media reputation as a ‘hell-raising National guitar madman’.’
Sep 23 Dunure Festival of the Sea – Dunure, United Kingdom
Sep 24 The Hope Tavern – Market Rasen, United Kingdom
Sep 28 Bain de Bretagne – Rennes, France
Sep 28 Bar du Centre Avoine, France
Oct 04 Conservatoire à Thouars -Thouars, France
Oct 08 FestivalBAR -Beaumont-En-Veron, France
Oct 18 The Running Horse – Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 19 Rockstars/Woodstock Tallinn, Estonia
Oct 20 Pühaste Brewery – Tartu, Estonia
Oct 21 Buena Vista Sofa Club – Rakvere, Estonia
Oct 22 Rock Café – Riga, Latvia
Oct 28 Newtone Strings’ Musojumble Ilkeston, United Kingdom
Nov 09 The Cluny – Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Nov 11 Broadcast – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 14 The Blues Kitchen (Camden) -London, United Kingdom
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