From the opening notes of Clive’s own Jerry Douglas style All This Time to the closing classical chords of John Dowland’s tune this is top shelf virtuoso playing. But there is nothing high brow or po faced about this cd. Clive takes us on a touching and joyful journey through his musical influences where Django meets Chet while Renbourn picks out a Delta Blues in the background. Masterful.
Clive Carroll was described by Acoustic Guitar magazine as ‘Probably the Best and Most Original Young Acoustic Guitar Player and Composer in Britain’. Born into a family of musicians in 1975, Clive has been immersed in a diverse range of music ever since. His father made him his first banjo in 1977 and a few years later he was playing in the family band. At 9 he started to play the guitar and a few years later he joined a Soul group and several orchestras.