Event

STATE OF THE UNION (BOO HEWERDINE & BROOKS WILLIAMS)
01
Oct
2017

STATE OF THE UNION (BOO HEWERDINE & BROOKS WILLIAMS)

  • Location:Edinburgh
  • Venue:The Voodoo Rooms
  • Length:07:30 pm

An intimate & up close evening with the wonderful duo State of the Union (Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams).

Hewerdine is an English songwriter and lead singer of indie legends the Bible. Williams is a slide guitar wizard from Statsboro, Georgia, USA. Their plan was to record an album using vintage mics and equipment live in just 5 days. After a day and a half they realised they had finished. Recorded in the order you hear on the record, the aim was to capture the sound of two guitarists and singers from completely different backgrounds working together in harmony. The result was even better than they had hoped for. Hewerdine has had his songs recorded by such artists as Eddi Reader, kd Lang, Jerry Douglas, Kris Drever, Heidi Talbot. Over the course of 17 albums Williams has secured a peerless reputation as a songwriter as well as being recognised as one of the world’s best guitarists. Listen to their cover of Petshop Boys Rent and you will hear perfectly what an exciting mix raw American acoustic slide guitar and English literate pop can achieve.