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With his new band, guitar player and songwriter How Askew has taken his modern blues sound to a whole new level. Visceral electric guitar, shimmering acoustic and sweet dobro lines duet with his soulful vocals on self-penned songs swept along with the bristling energy of Richy Clarke on bass and Phil Muriel on drums.

Songs like ‘Law Dog’ are true life stories repainted in the imagery of the pre-war delta blues, a big influence evident in his slide guitar style – his sound has been described as “a wonderful concoction of old style blues, folky strums and some modern beats”.