SCOTTISH alternative blues (alt.blues) guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via nine internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases.
Arcari’s latest release – the Hellbound Train EP – entered the iTunes blues charts at number seven in June 2016. A follow up live album – Live at Memorial Hall – is scheduled for release on 1 September 2017 on double, 180g coloured vinyl, CD and download/streaming formats. His previous album – Whisky in my Blood – was 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.
Arcari tours throughout the UK, continental Europe and Scandinavia as well as building a profile in the USA – his 2016 USA tour built on the foundations laid over successful US tours in 2013, 2014 and 2015 – including official showcases at SxSW in Austin, Texas.