He’s performed at the Whitehouse and the Royal Albert Hall, played with the creme de la creme of the music scene including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Roger Waters, Pete Townshend and as a member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and in 2006 he released Sweet, Soulful Music, his first solo album in 26 years.
Yes, it’s singer and guitarist Andy Fairweather Low who next week releases his new live album with his band The Lowriders – featuring a who’s who of the best players on the rock scene including long-standing associate Dave Bronze (Clapton, Concert For George, Dear Mr Fantasy tribute to Jim Capaldi) on bass and vocals; drummer Paul Beavis (Thea Gilmore, Robbie Macintosh & Sunday All Over The World); Nick Pentelow (Roy Wood’s Wizzard, Steve Gibbons Band, Gary Moore) on saxophones and clarinet; plus special guest Chris Stainton (The Grease Band, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton & The Concert For George) on keyboards for Lay My Burden Down/Will The Circle Be Unbroken and Worried Man Blues.
Ranging from R&B and gospel to country and blues, the tracks on Lively were recorded on tour between 2008 and 2011 in the UK and Germany. As Andy explains, the focus of the new live album is “to highlight the guitar players and songs that influenced me while growing up”, and includes covers of songs by Jimmy Reed and Slim Harpo, plus Hopkins’ Lightnin’s Boogie. Watch Andy and The Lowriders performing album closer, Gin House, below.