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Legendary UK rock band Wishbone Ash to play Memphis

Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash
Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash

The influential UK rock band Wishbone Ash will return to Memphis for one show next Tuesday night at Neil’s Music Room. The current line-up of the band, including founding member Andy Powell, will be promoting their 25th studio album, the recently released Blue Horizon. The new album is garnering rave reviews from fans, and it features original Andy Powell compositions as well as two songs written by his son Aynsley Powell and one by former Wishbone Ash guitarist Roger Filgate.

Wishbone Ash started in 1969 with bassist Martin Turner and drummer Steve Upton. After guitarists Andy Powell and Ted Turner joined, the band began playing with a twin-lead guitar combo that became highly influential to bands from every genre, including glam, metal, and progressive rock. Wishbone Ash released several acclaimed albums in the early 1970's such as Argus, Pilgrimage, and Wishbone Four. The original line-up eventually disbanded, but Andy Powell has kept the band’s legacy alive since the 1990’s by touring and recording new material. The current line-up of Wishbone Ash, including guitarist Muddy Manninen, bassist Bob Skeat, and drummer Joe Crabtree, have now released three albums together.

The show on April 22 starts at 7:30 pm, and it will be the first time the band has played Memphis in many years. For tickets and more information, please visit the Wishbone Ash website.