1st September 2017
Man & Guitar
1. The Silver Spurs / 2. Mary Don't You Weep / 3. Interlude: Big George / 4. Mortal Coil Shuffle / 5. Interlude: Charlie / 6. Pony Blues / 7. I Am The Train / 8. T'Ain't Nobody's Business (trad. Arr. Taj Mahal) / 9. Interlude: Young Mickey / 10. Falling On Down Again / 11. Preachin' Blues/Live So God Can Use You/You Got To Move (medley/trad.) / 12. Gallo Del Cielo / 13. Hard Times (Come Again No More)
Man & Guitar finds multi-award winner Ian Siegal at his bare-bones best, tearing up an unplugged solo set as part of Bluesfest 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. This is the performer at his most punchy, pugnacious and smash-and-grab exciting. There were no bells, whistles or safety nets – just a world-class performer bleeding into some his favourite songs. The BBC’s capturing of Siegal brings every drop of atmosphere tumbling through the speakers. It’s all been caught in the bottle: the soul-fingered fretwork, the evocative gravel-flecked vocal and the deadpan banter.