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Downstage Aberdeen: Lins Honeyman
Thu 10 November 2016, 20:00 – 21:30 GMT
Rural Perthshire is a long way from The Mississippi Delta but when singer/songwriter Lins Honeyman picked up a guitar over two decades ago, his Scottish roots were instinctively infused with the tones, inflections and feel of blues music.
Honing his art through gigs in bars, prisons, churches and living rooms, Lins has a growing fan base of people who pack the gigs he plays around his hometown. But that’s not all he has grown – his set lists have expanded from their blues foundations to explore gospel, soul, pop, and ballads. An accomplished songwriter, Lins Honeyman's audiences experience both the pathos of the blues mixed with plenty of good humour as well as his unmistakable Christian spirituality. He has also charmed audiences by putting his own stamp on the occasional surprising cover version too.
Whether on piano, guitar, dobro, mandolin, ukulele, or harmonica, whether as a solo artist or working with his full-band of superb collaborators, Lins is the authentic sound of Perthshire blues.
Since 2012, Lins has released two singles, a live EP, a radio session mini album and a covers album. In addition, Lins is a member of the online songwriting collective Tunesmiths and his most recent release 'The Secret Diary Of A Tunesmith' contains compositions that came from the monthly challenge of writing and recording a piece in a given genre. A live house concert album called ‘House Music’ has also just been released.
Lins also hosts a syndicated radio show called The Gospel Blues Train which goes out across a number of different radio stations every week and is a regular contributor to music website Cross Rhythms as a reviewer and feature writer.