Recorded by the BBC at the Royal Albert Hall, London 2013,
Man & Guitar finds Siegal at his bare-bones best, tearing up an unplugged solo set at Bluesfest 2013. This is the performer at his most punchy, pugnacious and smash-and-grab exciting. There were no bells, whistles or safety nets – just a world-class performer bleeding into some his favourite songs.
Maybe you were there. Maybe you weren’t. Either way, the BBC’s capturing of Siegal’s Bluesfest set brings every drop of atmosphere tumbling through the speakers. It’s all been caught in the bottle: the soul-fingered fretwork, the evocative gravel-flecked vocal and the deadpan banter.
Click below to hear samples of each track. Note: The album contains an additional three “interlude” tracks of dialogue.