Guitar wiz Sean Ashby performs at Brandon Music

BRANDON — That’s a hard one to pass up, who doesn’t want to see a “guitar wizard?” Yeah Ashby will be performing at Brandon Music on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. Ashby is a singer-songwriter, stellar guitarist and music producer who released his debut album “Brass and Gold” on Black Sparrow universal in April 2008. Since then Ashby has released four subsequent albums. He describes his sound as “Jackson Browne meets Junior Brown meets James Brown Americana.”
After 10 years leading the award winning band Jack Tripper, Ashby has an impressive musical palette and is well known for his singing abilities.
Often referred to as a guitar superhero, (man this guy has some awesome nicknames), Ashby is also known for touring with up to eight different guitars including his favorite, the Burns Black Bison — a British surf guitar used by The Shadows in the 1960s. His guitar collection includes three types of slide guitar, one of which is a Hawaiian slide guitar, and three Gretsch guitars including a White Falcon, a Country Club and Chet Atkins Nashville. When performing on his surf guitar Ashby likes to take a surf song and expand it with a searing guitar solo. He says most surf bands are very regimented and traditional but he likes to “mix it up a bit.” He also adds variety by using a looping pedal for drum beat and bass creating, where appropriate, the sound of a trio in his one-man-show.
Saturday’s concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Add a pre-concert dinner for an extra $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call Edna (802) 247-4295, email [email protected] or visit brandon-music.net for reservations or more info.

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