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

If you like original soulful blues and roots inspired music, americana, acoustic soul or blues rock, solo or with the band, please get in touch via Twitter or Facebook or contact How via bandcamp.

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.


  • From ‘van life’ to ‘the good life’…
    Time flies! Hard to believe it’s been 18 months since we moved out of the van into our cottage in Scotland. A busy time – here’s a brief update…
  • A new chapter begins!
    A new chapter begins! After 3+ years living full time in the motorhome – travelling 35,000 miles through 20 countries around Europe – we’ve moved into a house with no wheels! This has been 4 years in the making – Bev was already dreaming of running a smallholding when she… Read more: A new chapter begins!
  • All new for 2022
    Happy New Year folks! From our little house on wheels to our friends all over the world – All the best! So, what’s new? We spent July to November on an awesome 7,000 mile trip around Europe. So many highlights! Our 3rd summer tour to Sweden – it’s definitely a… Read more: All new for 2022

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