Slide guitarist and songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues. His music has been showcased via ten internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases.
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Arcari’s latest album – Live at Memorial Hall – recorded at a venue close to his home on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland, was released in late 2017 on Buzz Records. The double 180g coloured vinyl/digipak CD/download/streaming release is the definitive collection of Arcari’s material to date.
Since then, summer 2019’s topical Brexit Blues and the previous year’s banjo-driven Whisky Trail single have showcased a mellower side of Arcari’s music.
Previously, the 2016 Hellbound Train EP entered the iTunes charts at number seven, filling a gap in releases since his previous (fifth) album – Whisky in my Blood – released on Finnish record label Blue North in March 2013.
As well as showcasing Arcari’s trademark National steel guitars, the release features performances on banjo, regular guitar and and cigar box which help capture the full breadth of Arcari’s song-writing and performance.
The ultimate validation for Arcari’s music and performance came in 2019 when National Reso-Phonic Guitars launched the ‘Dave Arcari signature model’ guitar.
Arcari joins an elite and exclusive group of players who have signature models and is the first – and only – musician outside the USA to be honoured by the iconic instrument maker whose name is synonymous with the development of the blues genre.