Dave Arcari releases new EP

Dave Arcari
Dave Arcari

Scottish alt blues troubadour Dave Arcari, from near Drymen, is going to mark the release of his new EP Hellbound Train with live shows in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Released on Buzz Records on Friday, June 10, the EP features three new tracks from Arcari, plus a version of Son House’s classic Pearline.

The live dates are The Tunnels, Aberdeen (Thursday, June 9), Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh (Friday, June 10) and The Hug & Pint, Glasgow (Saturday, June 11).

Other than the release of McPherson’s Lament as a digital single to mark Burns’ Day earlier in the year, this is Arcari’s first release in three years – and pre-empts a full-length album Givers & Takers which is scheduled for an Autumn release.

Dave said: “I’ve been working on a whole bunch of new songs for a while but despite plans to record and release them long before now, things have been so busy on the road there just hasn’t been time – not that I can complain about that!”

Right after the England dates, he heads to Estonia for a short tour including Parnu Blues Festival before another run of UK shows in September and a US tour (October/November) to be announced soon.