GRANT FERGUSON (EARLY SHOW)

GRANT FERGUSON (EARLY SHOW)

ALICE TATUM, JUSTIN STEWART (OF ROSE COLORED EYES)

Sat, May 10, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

GRANT FERGUSON
GRANT FERGUSON
Grant Ferguson
Propulsive, melodic rock guitar in the hands of Grant Ferguson is a powerful reminder of the instrument’s glory days. Influenced by some of the great axe masters: Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, The Edge and others, Ferguson is pushing his all-instrumental sound toward a new rock vision.

Something borrowed, something blues, something all-new and distinctive. In his debut CD, “Decay & Devotion” (Melodik Records, 2011), Ferguson explores a broad array of sounds, some reminiscent of early Jeff Beck (“Euphoric Recall”), others more evocative of Joe Satriani (“April Song,” “November”), still others full of haunting, celtic-tinged beauty (“Gratitude,” “From the Throne” and “Devotion”). His version of “The Loner,” a tribute to the late Gary Moore, ranks among the best cover versions of the tune, and raves are rolling in.

On the heels of Grant Ferguson’s stunning debut CD comes “Toward the Light” (Melodik Records, 2013), another high-energy, masterfully composed collection of original melodic rock. Like the material on his first album, Grant’s compositions cover a broad palette, from the energetic, ESPN-theme-song-like title track to the Gimouresque “Dark Soul”, to the movie-score worthy “Persephone” or the haunting, celtic-sounding “Tender Heart” and “Tears of St Kilda.” Grant’s cover of Oasis’ “Wonderwall” is his first vocal recording and this powerful and evocative rock version easily rivals that of the original. This powerful guitarist and composer continues to refine his unique melodic and harmonic sense, an evolution showcased beautifully in his second album and subsequent singles.

There’s nothing like a great melodic guitar sound, and now there’s a new star on the horizon.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/