Here’s Part 3 of my series on Acoustic Guitar Players
Loren is an Australian musician who comes from Western Australia and now lives on the beauty NSW North Coast. He plays an acoustic style that falls into the category of Roots these days, to me that means acoustic, not overly commercial with a flavour of folk rock blues reggae and anything else that has an edge to it that has the ooccassioal dreadlock. I first encountered him when he was playing acoustic gigs in the local area and I was immediately struck by his musicality. Later I found out he had recorded a number of albums and had quite a following throughout other parts of Australia.
What struck me about Loren was his ability to keep peoples attention in a live situation. He manages to step in and out of styles and textures like no-one I have ever seen and keep the audience focus. A lot of musicians, regardless how great they are, seem to exhaust themselves musically after a number of tunes if they are doing solo material. I could listen to him play for hours and not be tired of what he does, this in itself is quite a statement because even if a good movie goes for anything over an hour and 12 minutes, I’m out of the room.
Loren tours and performs regularly throughout Australia with a band call The Grow Your Owns and has also done a couple of Tours of New Zealand, quite a number of people have heard of him through listening to the JJJ radio station.
Here’s what John Butler
“Loren sweet, gentle voice accompanied by relaxed melodically plucked guitar written by a man with a heart of gold.
I¹ve watched Loren play a few times and am always inspired by how effortless the music is.”
To check out Loren’s site go to Loren and the Grow Your Owns
Here’s Guitar Player Part 2 about Norman Savitt