A Drag City steamroom session serves to remind us of the raw emotive possibilities revealed by performances in simple settings. In this case, it's stark, solitary guitar bouncing off the white tiled walls of the steam room found deep within the DCHQ bunker! Yup, Chicago local Bill MacKay stopped by our steamy shower setting to lay down a refined take on a select cut from his fresh new solo album, Esker!
Bill performed "Twilight", a graceful exploration of harmonics and melodics executed with an ease and fluidity that's uniquely his own. This version of "Twilight" is light and buoyant, awakening a dewy, pastoral calm - or is that just the steam? Watch and listen to find out, and check out the UK dates Bill is playing later this summer!
BILL MACKAY TOURS THE UK:
August 25 @ The Musician in Leicester, UK*
August 27 @ The Band Room in Farndale, UK*
August 28 @ Stereo in Glasgow, UK*
August 29 @ St. Mary's in Chester, UK*
August 30 @ Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, UK*
August 31 @ Coventry Empire in Coventry, UK*
September 30 @ Rozz-Tox Rock Island, IL, USA Quad-Cities Arts Festival
*with Ryley Walker