“Abilene on the Road” presents Classic Rock Legends
Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, bring it to their North American fans on the 2017 “
Tough and Tender Tour.” As they celebrated their 48th anniversary, the guys will present time-honored classics and deep tracks from the back catalog, as well as material from recent recordings.
Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash finds itself in rare company these days. Not many bands are still going strong after nearly 50 years. It takes a serious lifetime of commitment to the craft of making music; but, more importantly, real skill is required to navigate the shifting seas of the music industry, and few know that better than Andy Powell.
“The hours, days and weeks we spend touring and recording results in a close-knit group, for sure,” says Powell. “It allows us to bring a level of intensity to the table that people seem to pick up on and appreciate.”
Wishbone Ash’s hallmark is the distinctive twin-melodic lead guitar interplay that has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden and, more recently, Opeth.
True road warriors, each year the band logs around 30,000 miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the earth.
There is truly no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than “The Ash.”