Aussie acoustic guitarist extraordinaire and Melbourne Guitar Show regular, 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.
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.
You can catch Lloyd performing solo at the Melbourne Guitar Show at 12.30pm on Sunday August 4th on the Marsh Mezzanine stage and then joining Nick Charles and friends on the same stage at 1.40pm for a multi-player acoustic guitar session. Lloyd will also present a Cole Clark Guitars demonstration on Saturday August 3rd at 4.30pm in the Winners Circle Workshop Room.
‘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