Instead of the usual separation between stage and audience, a house concert provides the opportunity to feel backstage with the performer. It's the perfect setting for "non-traditional traditionalist" folk musician David Nigel Lloyd who brings his lively acoustic show to Shooting Star Bed and Breakfast in North Lake Tahoe's Carnelian Bay on Wednesday, October 2.
Lloyd enjoys combining regional and stylistic influences in his songwriting. He's known to describe British demon knights, faerie queens and divine drunkards wandering through mountains and towns in California. Music critics have praised his lyrical wit and articulation as well as his superb guitar picking and entertaining shows.
Born in the British East Africa of the Mau Mau uprising, Lloyd lived in England and Germany before immigrating to America in 1962. His early music career, in the LA New Wave and Post Punk scenes, found him in bands with musicians like Jethro Tull’s Glenn Cornick and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Billy Bass of Parliament Funkadelic.
Scottish musician Robin Williamson was a guest on Lloyd's CD Rivers, Kings and Curses. The recording was featured on the ‘Best of 2008’ episode of NPR’s syndicated Celtic Connections show. Lloyd was a performer and workshop leader this Labor Day Weekend at the Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, Washington.