Just a quick one to check in and show a few pics from last night’s house concert with Nick Harper in Glasgow last night. Utterly astounding. Nick claimed not to have been on good form, but I and the rest of the 20 or so people that were I’m sure would disagree with that. He played well, with real emotion. The connection was real, so very real.
Podcast with Nick Harper
I was very lucky to get the chance to sit down with him before and after the gig and record some conversation for my podcast, which I’m very excited to edit and publish. I’m away to Steemfest3 in Poland tomorrow, so it’ll probably be a couple of weeks before I get to that content.
I also have lots of video to produce and publish from that show. You’re all in for a real treat to hear just how on his game Nick was.
Oh, and I learned that one of my favourites of his, The Verse that Time Forgot was written in Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, just up the road from where I’m writing this!
House concerts really are the best way to hear a musician, particularly when there’s a real connection between artist and audience. I don’t know of any artist that I connect with on quite the same level.
The version of This is the Beginning was outstanding. Such emotion. I’m tearing up now thinking about the performance, just as Nick was tearing up telling the story of the song’s provenance. A special moment indeed.
Yes, Nick wasn’t playing his Lowden; he was playing a PRS Angelus A40E. What stood out to me about that was that it sounded just like Nick. That’s all I’m going to say about that for now as we covered a lot of that in the interview.
Can’t wait to see him again! Should be in April when he’s touring with cover songs on a cheap guitar to commemorate the musicians that used to come round Roy’s flat.
Performance Videos of Nick Harper
Thanks to Nick Harper for giving me permission to record some video of his show.