Guitar maestro Jon Gomm will release a new album this September.
Live In The Acoustic Asylum will feature nine live recordings of Gomm fan favourites and hidden gems. The LP is scheduled for release on the 8th of September via Gomm’s own Performing Chimp label.
Says Gomm of the album’s inspiration: “I picked a list of songs which are either the most requested or are ‘hidden gems’ that I have real love for but don’t often play, or are songs where I wasn’t truly happy with the original album version. I practised the f*** out of them, and spent three days filming. In the end we got performances for 9 songs that I was really happy with. I mixed the audio with my friend and producer Ed Heaton in his basement, and when we finally finished and listened to it all through, we just looked at each other and without even saying anything we knew we were both just thinking: This has to be an album.”
Gomm has also shared a new video of the live performance of “Gloria.” Check out the man’s mind-boggling six-string skills below:
The full track list for Live In The Acoustic Asylum is:
01. “Stupid Blues”
03. “What’s Left For You?”
05. “Hey Child”
07. “Orville (The Secret of Learning to Fly is Forgetting to Hit The Ground)”
08. “The Weather Machine”
09. “High and Dry”
You can download “Gloria” now and pre-order Live In The Acoustic Asylum here.
Gomm will hit the road for a series of live shows throughout September and October. Confirmed dates are as follows:
10th Sep: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
12th Sep: Olympia Conference Centre, London
13th Sep: Olympia Conference Centre, London
15th Oct: Bar 1:22, Huddersfield
17th Oct: St.Mary’s Church, Devizes
18th Oct: Colston Hall 2, Bristol
20th Oct: The Stables, Milton Keynes
21st Oct: Jazz Cafe, London
24th Oct: The Moon Club, Cardiff
25th Oct: Kingskerswell Church, Newton Abbot
27th Oct: The Joiners, Southampton
Tickets and venue details are available here.