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Wishbone Ash 50 years!

47 years ago when I was 16 years old someone I knew was playing his tape cassette player on the back seat of the bus and I was hooked on the music! I had no idea at the time who the band was but he told me it was someone called “Wishbone Ash”. My tastes have developed and changed over the years but I have never tired of the twin lead guitar sound of Wishbone Ash. I’ve seen Andy Powell play his Flying V guitar with many partners, including Ted Turner, Laurie Wisefield, Mark Birch, Ben Granfelt, Muddy Manninen and most recently Mark Abrahams and I’ve never been disappointed.

Last year I was unable to attend the Wishbone Ash convention, “AshCon 2018”, because I had already agreed to exhibit at the Manchester Art Fair and the dates clashed…DAMN! In 2016 and 2017 I was privileged to exhibit my Wishbone Ash inspired paintings and prints at “AshCon 2016” and “AshCon 2017”.

My eldest daughter, Lucy, at AshCon 2016.

My wife, Mel, at AshCon 2017.

I have spent this afternoon preparing for my exhibition at AshCon 2019…here’s a few “tasters” but to see the whole thing you’ll just have to wait for ASHCON 2019!

Support at AshCon 17 (detail of an oil on canvas).

Support at AshCon 16 (detail of an oil on canvas).

Support at AshCon 17 (detail of an oil on canvas).

Support at AshCon 16 (detail of an oil on canvas).

Wishbone Ash (detail of an oil on canvas).

Wishbone Ash (detail of an oil on canvas).

Wishbone Ash (detail of an oil on canvas).

Wishbone Ash (detail of an oil on canvas).

Having seen Wishbone Ash at The Jam House, Edinburgh last Saturday night I am really looking forward to exhibiting and seeing them again on this the 50th Anniversary tour…Saturday at the Y Theatre, Leicester cannot come soon enough!