Last November, I was invited by the Scottish alt-folk duo Doghouse Roses to attend the launch of their third record Lost Is Not Losing in Glasgow and to film a couple of songs some hours before. Watch album opener Pour and a stunning cover of Johnny Cash’s Ring Of Fire.
There aren’t many better folk guitarists around than Paul Tasker, however subjective such a statement might be. He’s often compared to his great hero and influence Bert Jansch or named ‘one of thé guitarists of his generation’.
Last week brought some terrible news, including the passing of Leonard Cohen; the writer of Hallelujah, probably one of the most covered songs in history, and so many other magnificent songs. It's difficult to find a musician who hasn't been influenced by Cohen. Doghouse Roses singer Iona Macdonald wrote about her admiration for him.
Paul Tasker has been one of my favourite guitar players for a good amount of years and still manages to surprise me whenever I hear him play. Earlier this year he released his wonderful first solo LP 'Cold Weather Music', featuring instrumentals that just might make you cry.
Iona Macdonald was one of the first Scottish persons, plus one of the best singers I ever met. She’s gearing up to release the third album with Doghouse Roses, her band with Paul Tasker and I can assure you that it’s their best work to date.
Last Sunday he ran the London marathon (well done!), but even more than his feet, Paul Tasker knows how to use his hands. On a guitar, that is. The (former) Doghouse Roses man is planning to release his first solo EP on which he’ll put both instrumentals and some songs he wrote together with Biff...
Paul Tasker is one of the guys who introduced me to Glasgow, now one of my favourite cities around. Tasker, one of the best guitarists I know, is currently working on a instrumental solo EP which is due to be released in 2013.
Whenever Doghouse Roses are touring in The Netherlands, they’ll spend some nights at my place. I happen to live above a liquor store, which I have to walk through to enter my place. Having seen the session with Three Blind Wolves in the shop, Paul and Iona from Doghouse Roses couldn’t resist. They played the...