Showing posts with label Andy Powell Interview. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andy Powell Interview. Show all posts

Thursday, April 25, 2019


A  N  D  Y
P  O  W  E  L  L
with W I S H B O N E  A S H
In the ramp-up to Wishbone Ash’s 50th anniversary, the band is celebrating its 49th year in characteristic fashion: with an extended tour. Dubbed XLIX (49 in Roman numerals), the tour began in October 2018 in the UK, followed by early-2019 dates in Europe and Japan. This spring, XLIX arrives on these shores.

Longtime fans and new converts alike will revel in the group’s signature twin-guitar mastery and powerhouse rhythm section as they present classics spanning their career.
The US leg of the XLIX (49) Tour will revisit some of the band’s favorite venues as well as new ones from the Eastern seaboard to the Rocky Mountains.
Formed in 1969 in London, England, Wishbone Ash is one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock. True road warriors, each year they log around 30,000 miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the earth.
By 1969, The Beatles, the blues boom and psychedelia had made their impact on classic rock, and the creative possibilities were infinite. Pioneering the use of twin lead guitars, Wishbone Ash jumped on board the burgeoning progressive rock scene. Taking full advantage of the fertile musical environment, they produced a distinctive brand of melodic rock.
Inspired equally by British folk traditions, American jazz and R&B, the group played to public and critical acclaim. Power and melody have made the Ash a hard act to follow, while they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal rock fans.
The quintessential road band, Wishbone Ash has gained worldwide recognition based firmly on a regime of relentless touring.
Wishbone Ash has to its credit 24 original studio recordings, 11 live albums and five live DVDs along with a DVD rockumentary (“This is Wishbone Ash”). Released April 2018, “The Vintage Years” 30-disc box set, three-and-a-half years in the making, is a special collection dedicated to the band’s output from 1970 to 1991, including all 16 studio albums, three live albums, eight previously unreleased live shows from 1973 to 1980, a 156-page coffee-table hardcover book and an assortment of memorabilia.
Also available is the fifth Roadworks CD, “Live in Sacramento,” recorded on the 2018 North American tour; and the first official re-releases in decades of “Twin Barrels Burning” from 1982 and “Raw to the Bone” from 1985.
In 2015, Powell released his musical memoir, “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior,” co-written with renowned Irish music journalist Colin Harper and available in Kindle and Apple iBook formats.
There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than Wishbone Ash. Be sure to catch them on the XLIX US Tour in April-May 2019 and stay tuned for the 50th anniversary tour in 2020!

Vintage Years 
Limited Edition
Box Set


Format: Audio CD
30 Discs

available at

Purchase Andy’s book …


 True Tales Of A Wishbone Ash Warrior

by Andy Powell (Author)
Ian Rankin (Foreword)
Colin Harper (Contributor)

Available at amazon/com

For more information about
Andy Powell and Wishbone Ash
Facebook: @wishbone.ash.official

Twitter: @wishboneash_com

Thu 25 Apr 2019 Daryl's House Club   Pawling, NY, US
Fri 26 Apr 2019 Bull Run Restaurant    Shirley, MA, US
Sat 27 Apr 2019 YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts Bay Shore, NY, US
Sun 28 Apr 2019 Sellersville Theater 1894   Sellersville, PA, US
Tue 30 Apr 2019 Tin Pan Richmond, VA, US
Wed 01 May 2019 The Blue Note Grill Durham, NC, US
Thu 02 May 2019 Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD, US
Fri 03 May 2019 Mauch Chunk Opera House Jim Thorpe, PA, US
Sat 04 May 2019 The Record Collector Bordentown, NJ, US
Sun 02 Jun 2019 Rory Gallagher International Festival 2019  Ballyshannon, Ireland
Fri 07 Jun 2019  Barnyard Theatre - Rivonia Johannesburg, 
South Africa
Sat 08 Jun 2019 The Barnyard Theatre -vSilverstar Casino Krugersdorp, 
South Africa
Sun 09 Jun 2019 The Barnyard Theatre Emperors Palace Kempton Park, 
South Africa
Wed 12 Jun 2019 Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World Durban, 
South Africa
Fri 14 Jun 2019  Barnyard Theatre - Willowbridge Cape Town,
South Africa
Fri 28 Jun 2019  Nuit du Blues 2019 Carpentras, France
Sun 04 Aug 2019 Mt. Baker R&B Festival 2019    Bellingham, WA, US
Sat 17 Aug 2019 Woodstock Forever Festival 2019 Waffenrod, Germany
Fri 23 Aug 2019 SummerDays Festival 2019 Arbon, Switzerland
Sat 24 Aug 2019 Seaside Festival 2019 Spiez, Switzerland
Sat 12 Oct 2019 Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham by sea, UK
Tue 15 Oct 2019  Princess Theatre Hunstanton, UK
Wed 16 Oct 2019 J2, Cambridge Junction Cambridge, UK
Thu 17 Oct 2019 O2 Academy Islington London, UK
Fri 18 Oct 2019 O2 Institute2 Birmingham   Digbeth, UK
Sat 19 Oct 2019 The Roses Tewkesbury, UK
Sun 20 Oct 2019 Coliseum Theatre Aberdare, UK
Tue 22 Oct 2019 Dorking Halls Dorking, UK
Wed 23 Oct 2019 The Haymarket Basingstoke, UK
Thu 24 Oct 2019 The Brook Southampton, UK
Fri 25 Oct 2019 Tivoli Theatre Wimborne, UK
Sat 26 Oct 2019 Cheese & Grain Frome, UK
Sun 27 Oct 2019 Exeter Phoenix Exeter, UK
Tue 29 Oct 2019  Swindon Arts Centre   Swindon, UK
Wed 30 Oct 2019 The Stables Milton Keynes, UK
Thu 31 Oct 2019 The Flowerpot Derby, UK
Fri 01 Nov 2019 The Met Bury, UK
Sun 03 Nov 2019 The Grand Clitheroe, UK
Tue 05 Nov 2019 Bootleggers Music Bar Kendal, UK
Wed 06 Nov 2019 Sage Gateshead Gateshead, UK
Thu 07 Nov 2019 The Ferry Glasgow, UK
Fri 08 Nov 2019 Old Fire Station Carlisle, UK
Sat 09 Nov 2019 Jamhouse  Edinburgh, UK
Sun 10 Nov 2019 The Lemon Tree Aberdeen, UK
Tue 12 Nov 2019 ARC Stockton-on-tees, UK
Wed 13 Nov 2019 The Welly 2 Hull, UK
Thu 14 Nov 2019 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
Fri 15 Nov 2019 The Picturedrome Holmfirth, UK
Sat 16 Nov 2019 The Y Theatre Leicester, UK 
Sun 23 Feb 2020 One World Theatre Austin, TX, US

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