By THE NATION
This Thailand concert is a part of the guitar virtuoso’s tour in Asia, which kicks off in China and takes him to Taipei and Tokyo.
The five-time Grammy nominee will be playing tracks off his new album, “Into the Sun”, which shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and the stunning playing that’s made him a favourite foil of Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and other legends.
Ford describes his 11-song set as “one of the top recordings I’ve ever done” – a staggering observation considering his extensive discography, which embraces more than 35 albums under his own name and with his various bands. There’s also Ford’s session and sideman work, which includes hundreds of concert appearances and albums by Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, Charlie Musselwhite, KISS, Ruthie Foster, Jimmy Witherspoon and Rickie Lee Jones.
The new album, which follows last year’s critically acclaimed “A Day In Nashville” and 2013’s “Bringing It Back Home”, explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history.
The album features such guests as Southern rock newcomer Tyler Bryant on “Stone Cold Heaven”, Allman Brothers guitarist and Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes on “High Heels And Throwing Things”, slide guitar guru Sonny Landreth on “So Long 4 U”, Americana and blues icon Keb’ Mo’ and pedal steel wizard Robert Randolph on “Justified,” and vocal sensation ZZ Ward on “Breath Of Me”.
Tickets cost from Bt1,700 to Bt2,600 at Thai Ticket Major counters and online at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.
For more information, call Prart Music Group at (02) 203 04235 or visit www.prartmusic.com and Facebook.com/pmgthai.