Alabama 3 support The Malingerers
Heeding Woodie Guthrie’s maxim, Alabama 3 have never feared the reduction of their technology. Consequently, Alabama 3 acoustic is brave enough to go out on the road armed only with a battered acoustic guitar and harmonica, preaching Guthrie’s word that ‘this machine kills fascists.’
In homage to the classic delta blues slide players like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker and their own Rockfree Bass, they present their narco-acoustic slant on Alabama 3 and the music that has inspired us along the way.
“I’ve developed a style of guitar, that combines elements of both MacDowell and White, with a hint of banjo picking, and tried to give it a more modern, urban twist.”
Complete with Larry Love’s gravelly ash-stained vocals and Nick Reynolds bank robber melodies on harmonica, they provide a raucous show, which is in no way constrained by the boring maxim that often goes with acoustic gigs!
February 2011 saw the release of the acoustic album ‘There will be peace in the valley…when we get the keys to the mansion on the hill’.
A new departure for Alabama 3, this marked the ‘Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged’ outfit, making their first foray into the recording studio, with new and original material.
Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged played by special invitation of the governor of Brixton Prison, for the charity ‘Jail Guitar Doors’. The following is an extract from Duncan Campbell’s article that appeared in ‘The Guardian’ Saturday March 22, 2008:
‘It was the only gig in town where you had to be on the guest list to get out rather than in. And while the chapel at HMP Brixton, South London, may not have quite the capacity of the Albert Hall or the cachet of Koko, this week it hosted one of those shows likely to be remembered by every one of its extremely select audience.’
An unrivaled Marxist machine gun, Alabama 3 Acoustic are always on a mission to get you mashed.
Tickets – £25 + booking fee (WeGotTickets) – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/384650