By Fred Mills
Marty Willson-Piper, erstwhile guitarist of Australia’s beloved Church – which, in my opinion, no longer exists, although his estranged bandmate Steve Kilbey is currently touring with a “version” of the Church – has been touring the US of late, including a stop at Blurt’s sister business Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, NC, on May 20. Go HERE to view a dim-but-still-good highlights clip from that gig; as an alumnus of Schoolkids, it kills me that I no longer live in the Triangle and didn’t get to see him on my old stomping grounds.
Below, though, you can check out a set he did with his current touring band Acres of Space a couple of weeks ago in Nashville, on May 11. It’s outstanding, period. And yes, that is Jim Lauderdale intro’ing him on the stage… You can keep up with Willson-Piper’s goings-on at his Facebook page, natch.