The incredibly talented Mike Vass has been long-listed in the Scottish Album of the Year awards for ‘In The Wake of Neil Gunn’. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of it and to watch Mike create a very unique album.
The album is the culmination of a year long project that started in hospital when Mike was recovering from illness. Reading Neil Gunn’s book ‘Off In A Boat’ he planned to recreate Gunn’s 1937 voyage around the West of Scotland which he successfully achieved in May 2014. Upon his return he set to work composing and recording the music that makes up this album.
So have a listen. You can stream it below or/then click the link to buy it. We’re playing the music more over the next few months including Colonsay this weekend so keep an my (or Mike’s) gigs page to find out when and where.
The video above feature a track from the album with a particularly prominent bass part, Heave and Roll. This is my website after all…