'Little Axe' Skip McDonald & King Size Slim
Special roots and blues double header – two solo guitarists a generation apart, one playing amplified electric guitar, the other a big old fashioned steel resonator… but both joined musically by their heavy groove based approach.
Ohio born guitar legend Skip Mcdonald is an artist quite unlike anyone one else out there performing at the moment. He reinterprets the history of the blues and presents it in a contemporary way, breaking sonic territory and showing he is still years ahead of many musicians half his age.
Skip has been a major contributor to artists as diverse Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaata, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, James Brown, Robert Plant, Mark Stewart & The Mafia, Sinead O’Connor, and Megadeth. Then, as leader of the house band for On U Records, under his own “Little Axe” monicker or as part of underground heroes Tackhead, Skip made some of the most important records for the genre defining cult label, giving dub reggae an edginess that has never been matched.
“Channeling the Mississippi blues of Howlin’ Wolf and Son House via the cavernous dub of Keith Hudson and King Tubby, this set ekes out the raw, heartfelt and otherworldly elements common to both genres.’ Q Magazine
“The mood flickers between foreboding and playful; blues for modern times” Uncut Magazine
“Dub-blues grooves that manage to be soothing yet unsettling” The Independent