NEW GUITAR ALBUM - WAYLAND’S BLUES
Allie has been working on her new guitar instrumental album since 2003 and is now approaching the final mix stage of this epic process. It's all happening at Offbeat Scotland in Edinburgh and once again, Allie is working with Diving for Pearls producer Iain McKinna. Featuring mainly original tunes in open tunings plus one or two of Allie's favourite finger-picking blues classics, this will be completely different from anything you've heard before. Numbers from Allie's live set such as "Balnakeil Bay" and "Kangaroo Boogie" will feature on the CD, but there will be much more besides, including a separate book of guitar tab for those interested in learning to play the tunes. There will be guest appearances from Rod Clements (dobro), Fraser Speirs (harmonica), Frank Usher (guitar), Neil Warden (guitar), Ron Shaw (cello), Ben Ivitsky (viola), Pat McGarvey (banjo), John Wardell (pedal steel guitar), Gavin Dickie (fretless bass), Dave Haswell (drums) and Iain McKinna (drums and percussion).
Sample Tracks Coming Soon!
The Scottish Arts Council have recently awarded Allie Fox some funding towards her second album of songs, and work on this ambitious project will commence after the completion of the guitar album.
Allie will be collaborating on arrangements with award-winning classical composer Gary Carpenter.
Gary was the Musical Director for the cult film "The Wicker Man" (recently re-released on Silva Records) as well as Musical Director for the European tour of "The Rocky Horror Show". He has orchestrated music for Michael Nyman, Lesley Garrett, Simon Callow's West End production of "The Pyjama Game" not to mention Damon Albarn's film music for the films "Ravenous" and "Ordinary Decent Criminal." His musicals (notably "China Song") have won him several Vivien Ellis Awards, and his other works include animated and live action film scores, several ballets and a large amount of concert music for, amongst others, the Nederlands Dans Theater, the Hallé Orchestra, the BBC Concert and Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestras.