STEVE COOKE AATA
GUITAR WIZZ BECKY LANGAN PLAYS TRIBUTE TO HER GRANDAD WITH NEW TRACK
Updated: Aug 3, 2020
‘Grandad’ is the latest track from Becky Langan, a percussive fingerstyle guitarist who employs a combination of extended techniques that explore the outermost reaches of the acoustic guitar, she has to be heard by anyone with even the slightest appreciation of great music performed by a great artist.
Becky explains, ‘I wanted to release my latest track “Grandad” through ‘the 19’ project as a dedication to my Grandad who unfortunately passed away from the virus last April. He was a kind and stoic person, and he gave absolutely everything to those around him. Writing a track for him has given me huge comfort, and since music is timeless and nostalgic, I feel like this was the perfect way of celebrating his life and dealing with grief.’
‘Huge thank you to the producer Parvez Qadir, and to Rochdale Borough Culture Network for commissioning this wonderful project’.
Parvez explains, ‘19 is the number given to the Coronavirus world pandemic. I wanted to turn that number into a call to creativity and positivity and create an opportunity for 19 people of all ages, genders and nationalities to produce a response to these times.
Full video: https://tinyurl.com/y5j9cl4a
“The 19” project: https://tinyurl.com/yyuzmck9