MICK ABRAHAMS BAND JETHRO TULL/BLODWYN PIG
The late 1960s yeilded a remarkable crop of British blues-based rock guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Rory Gallagher, Peter Green… and Mick Abrahams.
A founder member of Jethro Tull, Mick recorded there first album ‘This Was’ which was an immediate UK chart hit. After his departure from the Tull in 1968, Mick formed his own band, dubbed Blodwyn Pig by a stoned hippy friend just back from the Bhuddist trail. Their two albums ‘Ahead Rings Out’ and ‘Getting To This’ were a delightful amalgam of the ‘progressive blues’ of ‘This Was’ and the jazzier influences of saxophonist Jack Lancaster, and both albums spent several weeks in the UK Top Ten charts. America too embraced the band in the course of two tours there.
The early seventies saw Mick on ‘Top Of The Pops’ and ‘In Concert’ on Radio One with The Mick Abrahams Band, showcasing two fine guitar driven rock albums in ‘A musical Evening with Mick Abrahams’ and ‘At Last’.
Here in the new millennium and Micks recording career is busier than ever. One of the hallmarks of a great guitarist is the development of a personal style – and the big, rich sound of Mick’s rolling and tumbling licks are instantly recognisable, whether he is blasting out a blurred-fingere eye-bulging rocker or making his guitar weep to a mournful slow blues.
‘My Vintage Signature is the meanest VS6 I have ever laid hands on. It just sings, and like me, it’s the real deal! I would defy anyone to find a better working axe.’ – Mick Abrahams
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