“SpiderBeetleBee” is the great new title of the new album by Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker which radiates forth with equal parts austerity and whimsy, as evidenced in the lead single I Heard Them Singing. Generating a nimble tempo with the aid of MacKay’s requinto (a kind of 5-string Mexican guitar), Walker’s rolling chords and the percolating tabla of Ryan Jewell, the song suggests an unknown short-cut from Brazil to India! And if you want to hear Bill McKay singing, he hits UK shores later this month for a short tour. Dates below.
BILL MACKAY UK TOUR DATES 2017
August 25 at The Musician in Leiscester, England
August 27 at The Band Room in Farndale, England
August 28 at Stereo in Glasgow, Scotland
August 29 at St. Mary’s in Chester, England
August 30 at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, England
August 31 at Mama Roux’s in Birmingham, England