Aussie acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Lloyd Spiegel is pleased to unveil a brand spanking new song ‘Track Her Down’ – a deep and soulful blues number about the fleeting, yet precious nature of connections he makes with people on the road and the fragility of personal relationships for a travelling musician.
From his teenage years cutting his teeth in Melbourne’s dive bars, to spending his twenties touring the USA in Greyhounds, Spiegel has finished his thirties at the top of his game as one of the top dogs in acoustic blues. His skills as a guitarist, his huge voice and even bigger on-stage personality are seeing him recognised around the world – and the travel and experiences sparked by his nomadic lifestyle inspires much of his writing.
Says Spiegel of the new song,
“‘Track Her Down’ isn’t really about a person or a place. It was probably an amalgamation of several women I met over the years who I wanted to get to know better but simply didn’t have the time and had to keep travelling. The greater story of the song is that the lifestyle I lead often doesn’t allow me to have anything but fleeting connections with people, and I don’t take those connections lightly; I carry them a lot more seriously than people may imagine.”
‘Track Her Down’ presents a different musical face for Spiegel and adds elements likely to surprise long-time fans. It brings a cruisy Memphis groove in place of his usual arsenal of blazing acoustic guitar chops, with horns and a sparing melodic guitar break rounding out the picture.
‘Track Her Down’ is a teaser of things to come on the new album ‘Cut and Run’, due for release September 3. Australians can pre-order the album now through JB Hifi Online
About Lloyd Spiegel
Australian blues musician Lloyd Spiegel isn’t here to change the world, just make it a little more bearable. As Lloyd celebrates his 30th year on tour in 2019, he can’t recall a time before playing guitar. Picking up the instrument at age four, Lloyd played his first professional show at age ten and was touring the east coast of Australia at 12.
By 16 he was on tour in the United States, cutting his teeth as a true travelling blues man. Lloyd’s travels not only honed his craft, earned him a swag of awards and brought him to take counsel with the founding fathers of modern blues – it taught him the most important part of being a blues musician: connecting with everyday people.
Lloyd has toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, viewing himself as a social worker more than anything else – someone to help people forget about their worries for a few hours and put a smile on their face. His contributions to music have earned him myriad accolades, such as Best Artist and Best Album at the Australian Blues Awards and being named as one of Australian Guitar Magazine’s Top 50 Australian guitarists of all time.
He has also supported the likes of Ray Charles, Bob Dylan and Etta James, and sat in with masters of the blues genre such as Brownie McGhee and Luther Allison.
In 2019, Lloyd releases his tenth album ‘Cut And Run’, the final part of an unexpected trilogy about personal redemption Lloyd didn’t even realise he was writing until it was finished. Where previous albums ‘Backroads’ and ‘This Time Tomorrow’ had Lloyd asking questions and begging forgiveness for the sins of his past, on ‘Cut And Run’ he has found the tenacity to face the next chapter of his life.
Since 2004, Lloyd has been the world-wide demonstrator and premier endorsee for Cole Clark Guitars, an Australian company that designs and builds its guitars with Lloyd’s hard-hitting style in mind.
Somewhere between songwriter, social worker and truth-seeker sits Lloyd Spiegel, guitar in hand and a song at the ready. Don’t miss this incredible talent and charismatic personality when Lloyd Spiegel returns to stages around the world.