Prior to the UK release of their second album, Snake Oil, State of The Union will be touring throughout the UK during 2013.
They start off on Sunday at the Montrose Music Festival (see separate story) before playing at the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh on Monday, May 27 and Caffe Borsa, Panmure Street, Dundee on Tuesday, May 28.
The tour then takes in Dunfermline, Glasgow and Stirling before finishing at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness on Saturday, June 1.
In the grand tradition of ‘The Special Relationship’, State Of The Union combines the talents of American Blues guitarist Brooks Williams and cult English song writing legend Boo Hewerdine.
Tapping into a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to Blind Lemon Jefferson, the wide open Fenlands and the frenetic buzz of London, State of the Union is a masterclass in song-writing and understated production.
Snake Oil truly captures the sound of this amazing acoustic duo.
Boo Hewerdine of The Bible and Brooks Williams, Statesboro blues guitar maestro, are clearly at the top of their game.
The co-written title track recalls medicine show hucksters and Hellzapoppin’ is a celebration of depression rent parties.
This time the two guitars are augmented by multi-instrumentalist Gustaf Lunggren’s beautiful lapsteel, piano and banjo.
Snake Oil follows on from the duo’s self-titled debut released in early 2012 and their four track EP Rent that was released to tie in with their autumn/winter tour.
There is free entry to the Montrose gig on Sunday at The Black Abbot, Montrose at 9 p.m. Further details from www.theblackabbot.com