Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tempest Summer 2016

“The Tracks We Leave” 
"The band opened the first set with “September Jig,” an instrumental track from the new album, followed by a return to their first album, 1991’s Bootleg, with “Heather On the Moor.” While the band maintains much of the traditional style associated with Irish and Scottish folk music, they bring prog and hard rock sensibilities to it that serve to enliven and modernize their sound, carrying on a tradition in folk rock started by bands like Steeleye Span and Lindisfarne in the 60s and 70s. Likely most surprising to those seeing Tempest for the first time is Sorbye’s double-necked electric mandolin. The mandolin might not be an instrument that’s generally associated with rocking out, but watching Sorbye and hearing the sounds coming from it (as intense as any electric guitar) will change anyone’s mind quickly. For a trio of songs from the new album – “Fog on the Bay” (a new version of a song which Sorbye wrote with his previous band, Golden Bough), “Ganesh,” and a new arrangement of classic Tempest track “Surfing to Mecca” (originally the title track from the band’s third album from 1994) – Sorbye switched to Ian Anderson-influenced flute. They closed the set out with traditional Scottish song “Eppy Moray” and “Wizard’s Walk” from 2007’s The Double Cross."
Thanks to Matt Condon at ChunkyGlasses for this great review!
Read the rest of the review: Here

Watch Tempest "Rattlin' Roarin' Willie": YouTube

...::: TEMPEST | 2016 Tour Dates :::...

Wed. July 27 Redwood City, CA MUSIC IN THE PARK
Stafford Park, Corner of King St. & Hopkins Ave 6pm (650) 780-7250
July 30, 31 Enumclaw, WA PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES Enumclaw Expo Center, 10am – 6pm each day (206) 522-2541

Sat. Aug. 6
St. Louis, MO 
2720 Sutton Ave, 8pm, All Ages (314) 781-4200

Mon. Aug. 8
Hatfield, PA
School Rd Park, 1619 School Rd. 6pm  (215) 855-0900

Thu. Aug. 11
Bethlehem, PA
Downtown, Liederplatz, 9pm (610) 332-1300
Sat. Aug. 13 Paw Paw, WV AVALON FEST The Avalon Resort, 12 noon (304) 947-5600  

Sun. Aug.14
Newark, DE 
*Early show 5pm, All Ages (302) 521-0632
Contact Peggy for ticket info and directions
Aug. 19, 20, 21 Schwenksville, PA PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL Old Pool Farm (800) 556-FOLK Sat. Sep. 17 Fresno, CA FRESNO HIGHLAND GAMES Kearney Park, 7160 West Kearney Blvd. Show Times (559) 592-3992 Sat. Sep. 24 Dixon, CA DIXON SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First St. (Hwy 113) 12 noon (707) 678-8814 Sat. Oct. 1 Felton, CA BIG TREES SCOTTISH GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES Roaring Camp, 5401 Graham Hill Rd., 1pm (831) 359-2979 Sat. Oct. 15 Hollister, CA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE 
Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy. 6pm (408) 847-FAIR

Sat. Nov. 5 Eugene, OR
Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Event Center, 796 W 13th Ave, 7pm (541) 252-0237

And lots more dates to be added!!!

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