STEPHEN FRY hailed him a “genius”; David Crosby called him “wonderful”; while Acoustic Magazine said he is a “gifted and inspirational guitar player”.
He is the British singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Jon Gomm who plays the Róisín Dubh tomorrow at 9pm.
Jon’s interest in the instrument was kindled at the age of two by a ukulele. He wrote his first song at six, and was soon accompanying his father, a music critic, to gigs in his hometown of Blackpool. Touring musicians would often stay at the Gomm household which led to Jon getting one-to-one guitar lessons from bluesmen Walter Trout and Bob Brozman.
These influences, combined with Robert Johnson and Radiohead, led Gomm to create his signature style, using the guitar to create drum sounds, basslines, and twisting melodies all at the same time.
“We have seen the future of acoustic guitar playing, and it is called Jon Gomm,” declared Blues Matters. See for yourself tomorrow.
Tickets are available at www.roisindubh.net, from the Ticket Desk at OMG, Shop Street (formerly Zhivago ), and The Róisín Dubh.