Howdo, I’m a guitar player and songwriter based in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. I’m inspired by music from all around the world but especially rootsy blues, folk, Americana and blues rock. I spent 3 1/2 years full time on the road in a motorhome around Europe and the UK, playing solo shows in Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, Hungary, Denmark and Italy and at various UK blues festivals with my band. Just starting to get sorted with a home studio and looking forward to writing, recording and gigging more in 2024.
Live shows: UK & Europe
I’m based in South West Scotland, often across in Tyneside, but we’re mobile in the van and love to travel.
I’d love to play at your bar, cafe, gallery, venue, vineyard, gold mine, brewery, historic maritime monument, concert, festival, secret show, house party, gig, wine or whisky tasting, radio session…
Original music by How Askew…
Three original songs recorded live on the road in Sweden, summer 2021.
Inspired by life on the road, Travelling Girl is the first track from a work-in-progress album called “Drifter”. Features pedal steel guitar legend BJ Cole, piano and vocal harmonies from North East songwriter Jen Stevens, and Richy Clarke on bass.
Brass Neck! features 10 original songs, each arranged in a style loosely inspired by a different era or flavour of the blues from the last century. Reached 14 in the UK Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) charts in February 2020.