Dave Hole Goin Back DownEmerging from Perth in the mid-’60s, slide guitarist Dave Hole’s unconventional method of playing over the top of his guitar’s fretboard, with the slide on his index finger, earned praise from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore, with whom he guested on two European tours.

For his first new album in more than a decade, Hole pushes the boundaries, using loops and samples on some tracks while playing most of the instruments himself. Among his signature high-octane original material are two Elmore James covers, a nod to Dire Straits (Arrows in The Dark) and a ballad, Tears For No Reason, featuring a nylon-stringed classical guitar.

Goin’ Back Down is out now via Only Blues.

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