The Trio play ‘Americana’ genre music mainly written by internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Stuart Earl.
Singer songwriter and guitarist, Stuart Earl, is accompanied by legendary slide guitarist Michael Messer, and guitarist extraordinaire, Lyndon Webb. The music is the Blues, but with hints of Americana, Soul and Country. Great songs, great playing and a lot of slide guitar – like “JJ Cale meets Ry Cooder at Eric Clapton’s favourite bar!” Their highly acclaimed album, ‘Peanuts & Monkeys’, is a unique fusion of “Blues & Soul streaked Americana” Both Michael Messer and Lyndon Webb have collaborated on EARL’s recordings and feature on ‘Peanuts & Monkeys’ and ‘Jesse James’. In fact Michael Messer Co-Produced Peanuts & Monkeys along with Richard Causon.
Michael Messer is a virtuoso slide guitarist, singer, and blues innovator. Throughout his thirty year recording career, his music has remained individual and contemporary. Michael Messer’s reputation as an innovator of the blues and master of slide guitar is well known. Johnny Cash was a fan of Michael Messer’s music and wrote the liner notes for his 1993 album Rhythm Oil, a rare honour shared only with Bob Dylan on Nashville Skyline. Rhythm Oil was awarded Import Album of the Year, by the Austin, Texas, music press. Michael’s King Guitar album reached number one in the US Living Blues chart, and the American magazine Spirit has listed Michael Messer as one of the greatest slide guitarists ever, alongside Duane Allman and Ry Cooder. Michael’s album Second Mind won Best International Guitar Album of the Year, and he is included in the Virgin Encyclopaedia of the Blues.