Heeding Woodie Guthrie’s maxim, Alabama 3 have never feared the reduction of their technology. Consequently, Alabama 3 acoustic is brave enough to go out on the road armed only with a battered acoustic guitar and harmonica, preaching Guthrie’s word that ‘this machine kills fascists.’
In homage to the classic delta blues slide players like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker and their own Rockfree Bass, Alabama 3 acoustic presents their own narco-acoustic slant on Alabama 3 and the music that has inspired them along the way.
“I’ve developed a style of guitar, that combines elements of both MacDowell and White, with a hint of banjo picking, and tried to give it a more modern, urban twist.”
Complete with Larry Love’s gravelly ash-stained vocals, Aurora Dawn’s soulful crooning and Nick Reynolds bank robber melodies on harmonica, they provide a raucous show, which is in no way constrained by the boring maxim that often goes with acoustic gigs.
An unrivaled Marxist machine gun, Alabama 3 Acoustic are on a mission to get you mashed.