From the mind (and hands!) of one of the most brilliant guitar players of any generation, Sir Richard Bishop, comes the excellent Tangier Sessions! Yeah, February 17th sees the release of Bishop's newest album, finely and finally delivered to the fervent hands of noble devotees everywhere! SRB's wide ranging, maxi-cultural influences are on full display within Tangier Sessions' outwardly expanding compositions, delivering unparalleled depth of sound from within the comforting confines of a six-string. Oh, but what a six-string! This guitar is of the ancient, parlour variety - and for Rick or anyone we've yet to encounter, it's origins are eerily puzzling. Yet, it's symbiosis with Sir Richard has resulted in a stone-cold classic album of acoustic explorations!
The basic concept of such an album alone should have you salivating (it's all over our keyboard, too), but hold up - there's more to it! How often do we get the chance to truly demystify such a magic set of songs? How often do you hear tale of how an album this intriguing came to be, straight from the horse's mouth? And how often does that mouth belong to a horse as seductive as Sir Richard Bishop? Not too often, player, so listen up, cause Rick Bishop's got something to say about the origin and creation not only of Tangier Sessions the album, but of the unique instrument which enchanted him so deeply as to drive him to record it.
And now, for the complete story! It's a mysterious tale that begins in Geneva, Switzerland, deals in the art of possession (both tangible and demonic), and ultimately ends this very moment, with the "royal we" wishing to hear more sounds from Tangier Sessions... take it away, Sir Rick: