Canadian finger-style guitarist Bob Ardern will perform at The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. He originally had been scheduled to perform on Wednesday, Oct. 30 but that show has been rescheduled for Nov. 11
Ardern has embarked on a Northeast U.S. “Finger-style and Fall Colors” tour in support of his latest release, Wires Rosewood & Roots, an album that features 12 guitar instrumentals.
Nominated for Best Instrumental Album – Acoustic in the ninth annual Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) Awards, Wires, Rosewood & Roots also ranked #6 on the ZMR Top 100 albums chart for 2012. ZMR is the music industry organization that tracks new age, world and instrumental music.
Ardern --who grew up in Ontario and resides in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia -- combines masterful finger-style guitar playing with melodies that conjure vivid images and then pulls it all together into a captivating sound. His music delights and excites while it soothes and entertains. With influences from Celtic, classical and jazz music, Ardern’s guitar stylings take listeners on a spectral journey of emotions.
The inspirations for Ardern’s music come from such diverse sources as a drought in St. Lucia, the purring of a friendly cat, an online computer repair, and a light-hearted ice dance across a frozen pond.
Having grown up in the golden era of English folk music, Ardern learned from some of the great names of the genre. While retaining those influences, he also listened to and was affected by Canadian and American roots music and shaped the two styles into his own unique blend.
More information on Bob Ardern, along with audio samples and performance videos, may be found at www.bobardern.ca.