Neil Bob Herd
Summerhall - Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Neil Bob Herd is the former co-front man / guitarist / songwriter of acclaimed alternative bluegrass band The Coal Porters, racking up 6 albums and innumerable tours in the UK, Europe and North America. Neil's new Scots-Americana outfit "The Dirty Little Acoustic Band", bring a touch more twang and electricity to the 'Porters acoustic palette, with the same songwriting acumen, wry humour and sideways observation of the human condition very much in evidence.
The forthcoming LP "Every Soul a Story" features a cast of real and invented characters pondering faith, reincarnation, betrayal, hope and plain old "getting friendly". For this intimate performance, Neil is joined by his old Coal Porters compadre, Paul Fitzgerald, lending multi-instrumental skills and fine high lonesome harmonies.