Australian acoustic blues mastermind Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to announce the release of his 8th album, Backroads and is touring to back it up. Backroads is a hard-edged, brutally honest account of Spiegel’s life outside of music and reinvents his sound for new audiences, delivering more punch in his most powerful studio performance to date. Lead track, The Kick Around͛ sets the tone from the outset with just over 2 minutes of fuzz, searing lead breaks, seedy bars, and the potential for regret. Says Spiegel of the new album “So much of what I’ve written in the past is focused on where I’m going. Both literally and figuratively. I’m a driven person and never really paused to think about the sacrifices, what I’ve left behind till I sat for a moment and started writing.” “The plan to step outside of what people might expect from me, sound fresh and push harder made it feel like I had no boundaries placed on me and I had a sense of creative freedom with this one that I hadn’t felt before. I hadn’t really let loose with an electric guitar on record since I was a teenager… it felt good.” Lloyd Spiegel has always forged his own path throughout his long career. Spending quite literally his whole life performing, Spiegel blends his grounding in the blues with storytelling and dazzling guitar technique to create a show and signature sound that is launching him onto festival and theatre stages around the globe as a true master of his craft.
The Backroads Canadian Tour kicks off in at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on October 14, 2018.