Fergusson Fergusson is a solo artist specialising in acoustic, original music that is heavily influenced by the folk genre. A one time member of the popular Australian folk outfit the Creel, Fergusson has previously played at most of the major folk festivals in the country, including Woodford, The National, Port Fairy and the Blue mountains folk festival. After a hiatus of some 9 years, Fergusson finally returned to the musical stages with a new solo album "Sam", a collection of original songs, deftly embracing the increasingly popular genres of acoustic/folk/rock/ and roots, the album was released in December 2008 to critical acclaim. Fergusson has been building up a new following with the fresh material, and has performed to great applause at the Winter Magic Festival, Illiwarra Folk festival, and Sydney's famous music club, the Basement. His style while a blend of genres is unique, appealing to folk fans but also to a new generation of young audience members for whom the Irish Bouzouki is something quite new and exciting. While incorporating multiple guitar tunings to increase diversity and breadth of expression, it is Fergusson's use of the Irish Bouzouki as a solo and accompanying instrument for his voice in a contemporary sense, which is creating a swell of noticeable interest from audiences. Most recently, Fergusson has included the use of loops and stompbox to further enlarge his live sound, allowing for greater intricacy, harmonization and rhythmic drive. After playing extensively around Australia in the first half of 2009, Fergusson will be taking his unique sound to the UK in the second half of the year.
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