A special intimate evening of
Ragtime fingerstyle Guitar with
Rod Vervest (Australia)
Mark McKowski (Lost Brothers)
Omagh is in for a treat on Monday September 16th as a special one off intimate gig is taking place in Sean Og’s thatched pub. This is a rare opportunity to catch this ragtime guitar duo before they head off on a few select shows across the country.
Western Australian fingerstyle guitarist, Rod Vervest is somewhat a pioneer of the style in the great land Downunder. Untangling the fingerstyle wizardry of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Django Reindhart formed the early 80’s backdrop of Vervest’s development as a guitarist. Deeper excavations of ragtime blues and a growing addiction to anything with swing, kept him busy in many acoustic ensembles over three decades, playing alongside many guitar virtuosos, from Stefan Grossman to Eric Bibb.
He will be joined on these shows by Omaghs Mark McKowski, who is one half of songwriting duo The Lost Brothers and writes the weekly column in the Herald (Notes From The Boneyard).
The pair met in Australia last year while the Lost Brothers were on tour. They hit it off immediately as they discovered they shared the same passion for early ragtime blues guitarists. With Vervest in Ireland this September, the duo seized the opportunity to head on a string of gigs around Ireland, as far away as cork (at the prestigious guitar festival). So catch them while you can at this one off intimate show in Sean Og,s. Admission is free and showtime is 8:30pm.