For a long time now, we’ve been big fans of Bill MacKay here at GIGsoup. Between his 2017 solo effort ‘Esker’ (reviewed here) and his equally excellent collaboration with Ryley Walker from the same year (also reviewed here) he’s produced plenty of interesting, textural work for fingerstyle guitar fans to dig into in recent years. His upcoming solo long player ‘Fountain Fire’ drops later this month and a third taster of the new album has been released in the form of ‘Welcome’.

There’s a real sense of mellow momentum across the track’s four minute runtime; eager acoustic rhythm guitar guides reverbarative electric guitar through a piece that’s as melodically winning as it is quietly engaging. It’s a real winner and promises ‘Fountain Fire’ to be another charmingly understated yet powerful listen. Have a listen below and, while you’re at it, check out our 2017 interview with MacKay.

American readers can also catch him live at the following dates:

March 21 @ The Little Fleet in Traverse City, MI

March 25 @ Bastion in Nashville, TN

March 26 @ Green Lantern in Lexington, KY

March 27 @ State Street Pub in Indianapolis, IN

March 28 @ Torn Light in Cincinnati, OH

March 29 @ The Hideout in Chicago, IL

March 30 @ Acme in Milwaukee, WI

April 10 @ Reverberation Vinyl in Bloomington, IL

April 11 @ Foam in  St. Louis, MO

April 12 @ Cafe Berlin in Columbia, MO

April 13 @ Mills Record Co. in Kansas City, MO

May 15 @ The Love Song Bar in Los Angeles, CA

May 16 @ Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA

May 18 @ Swedish American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA

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