Wing & A Prayer are a guitar based duo from Scotland: Dave Dick and Jim Gilbert play original songs with a country blues flavour, occasionally wandering into the Americana/Roots or Ryhthm and Blues fields. They have played together all over the UK and Europe and are also respected solo acoustic guitarists. Although having played in Soul, Rhythm and Blues and Swing Jazz bands in their early days their real roots are in the folk clubs, cafes and pubs of their native Scotland. Recorded in the rural Dumfriesshire town of Moffat at Sound Sense Studios, Making Hay is their first professional recording. A long time in gestation, it shows their all-embracing approach to 20th century American music. Even the sprinkling of covers show a fresh perspective on such music, with an emphasis on retaining the original strong emotions of their blues heroes without falling into the common trap of copyism. Their original songs take some of their favourite riffs and themes and combine them in a unique Wing & A Prayer sound. With no percussion used, they show the power of acoustic guitars to drive rhythms but retain lyrical integrity.
From Muddy Waters to John Martyn, from Memphis Minnie to John Renbourn they’ve been Making Hay all the way…
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Guitar Eddie –
Great sounding slide guitar! – who are these guys? The’ve got a real "down home" feel to the guitar sounds and vocals. Seriously good bottleneck on Little Red Rooster.
I’m looking forward to hearing more from Wing and a Prayer – the "Real McCoy!"