16 agosto 2017


Importante appuntamento domani all'Edinburgh International Festival per celebrare la musica dell'Incredible String Band con uno dei suoi protagonisti, Mike Heron, affiancato da Danny Thompson e da una miriade di ospiti e amici. Gran cerimoniere e ispiratore dell'iniziativa - intitolata molto appropriatamente Very Cellular Songs - è Joe Boyd: "Whimsical, surreal, truly inspirational: psychedelic pioneers The Incredible String Band entranced listeners in the late 1960s and early 1970s with their visionary, dream-like songs. They remain one of the most influential groups to have come out of Scotland. The music of The Incredible String Band always defied categorization. Was it psychedelic folk? World Music ahead of its time? The avant-garde end of the Sixties singer-songwriter movement? In truth, it was at heart an outgrowth of the fertile and strange world of early '60s Edinburgh, with its deft folk musicians, its world-travellers, its Bohemian fringe and its psychotropic explorers."

For this very special concert paying homage to the group, former Incredible String Band manager and producer Joe Boyd invites guests to perform songs alongside collaborators from the group’s original recordings – including founder member Mike Heron and legendary bassist Danny Thompson. Guests include Justin Adams, Barbara Dickson, Green Gartside, Robyn Hitchcock, Janis Kelly, Greg Lawson, Sam Lee, Neill MacColl, David McGuinness, Karine Polwart, Alasdair Roberts, Georgia Seddon and Withered Hand.

https://www.eif.co.uk/2017/incrediblestringband#.WZG33VVJbSc
https://www.eif.co.uk/blog/2017/get-know-musicians-joining-music-incredible-string-band-line#.WZG3tlVJbSc