“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."
...::: TEMPEST | 2016 Tour Dates :::...
Fri. Sep. 9, Gold Run, CA MOUNTAIN SPRINGS HITCH-N-POST https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mountain-Springs-Hitchnpost/282901361835229 30870 Magra Rd. 8pm (503) 389-8221Sat. Sep. 17 Fresno, CA FRESNO HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.scottishsociety.org Kearney Park, 7160 West Kearney Blvd. Show Times (559) 592-3992 Sat. Sep. 24 Dixon, CA DIXON SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.scotsindixon.org Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First St. (Hwy 113) 12 noon (707) 678-8814 Sat. Oct. 1 Felton, CA BIG TREES SCOTTISH GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES http://bigtreescots.com/ Roaring Camp, 5401 Graham Hill Rd., 1pm (831) 359-2979
Sat. Oct. 8 Fresno, CA FULL CIRCLE BREWING CO. http://www.fullcirclebrewing.com 620 F St. 8pm (559) 264-6323Sat. Oct. 15 Hollister, CA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE http://www.norcalrenfaire.com
Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy. 6pm (408) 847-FAIR
Fri. Oct. 21 Berkeley, CA THE STARRY PLOUGH http://www.starryploughpub.com 3101 Shattuck Ave. 9pm (510) 841-2082 Sat. Oct. 29 Laytonville, CA BOOMER’S SALOON http://www.boomersaloon.com Special Halloween Show! 45020 N. Highway 101, 9:30pm (707) 984-6534
Sat. Nov. 5 Eugene, OR THE EUGENE WITCHES BALL http://www.eugenewitchesball.com Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Event Center, 796 W 13th Ave, 7pm (541) 252-0237
And lots more dates to be added!!!
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