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WHITE HORSE LIVE #18: Robin Bullock, CD Release Show
August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Join us for this special celebration as “Celtic Guitar God” Robin Bullock shares songs from his newest release!
INDIE Award-winning guitarist Robin Bullock returns to White Horse Black Mountain to celebrate his twelfth solo CD (or seventeenth, counting collaborations), a recording that’s at once a departure and a homecoming. After many years of exploring Celtic musical traditions – earning him the sobriquet “Celtic guitar god” from Baltimore City Paper – and adapting Bach Cello Suites for mandolin along the way, Robin returns to his roots now for a CD of classic American folk songs interpreted on (mostly) solo guitar. Inspired by a suggestion from folk legend Tom Paxton while Robin was touring with him as a sideman, the straightforwardly-titled “An American Guitar Album” includes Robin’s deeply personal take on such evergreens as “The Streets of Laredo,” “Oh Susanna,” “My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains,” “Fox Went a-Hunting on a Chilly Night,” and many other beloved American songs, as well as new re-recordings of Robin’s original “Lost Hollow Lament” and his much-requested solo guitar version of “Shenandoah.” In a time of change and uncertainty in America, “An American Guitar Album” reminds us of our higher spirit and challenges us to remember what we can be.
Robin Bullock is no stranger to White Horse or WNC audiences. Hailed as “one of the best folk instrumentalists in the business” by Sing Out! Magazine, ranked by DigitalDreamDoor.com as one of the “100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists,” and a winner of Editor’s Pick and Player’s Choice Awards from Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Robin has been a staff instructor at the Swannanoa Gathering every year since 1996 (and was honored with their Master Music Maker Award for lifetime achievement in 2015) and a headliner at Wortham Center’s Swannanoa Solstice since its inception in 2001. A proud resident of Black Mountain for the last six years, Robin is delighted to be celebrating his new CD at White Horse Black Mountain and sharing the event online for anyone anywhere in the world.
“An American Guitar Album” will be available August 1st in download and physical CD formats from http://www.robinbullock.bandcamp.com.