It´s been 3 years, 1 world record, 2 tours , 4 European tours with Anne Clark, 1 tour as support for Soft Machine, countless solo headline performances across the U.S. and Europe (including Fusion Festival, Krach am Bach Festival, Klangbad Festival, and others), and 6 major features in guitar magazines worldwide (including Gitarist, Guitar, Guitar Player, Akustik Gitarre, Guitar Acoustic) since JEFF AUG released his last solo album Living Room Sessions in 2009.
After a gruelling year of recording and touring which included tours with Soft Machine and Johnny A., as well as a performance supporting John Kadlecik (Furthur) in the U.S., Jeff Aug will be releasing his 5th solo album Wedding Song on Friday, 02.March 2012.
To promote the new album, Jeff Aug will be doing a full on European tour in one day. That will be 9x concerts in 9x countries in 24 hours. Guinness Book of World Records ™ officially recognizes these 9 x concerts as an attempt to set a new world record for the category of 'Most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours´:
Raw Fingers & Steel Strings World Record Tour 2012
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03.03.2012, 12:15 AM, LU-Heinerscheid, Centre culturel à Heinerscheid
03.03.2012, 01:45 AM, BE-Sankt Vith, Triangel
03.03.2012, 03:40 AM, NL-Maastricht, Sociëteit SV KoKo
03.03.2012, 05:40 AM, DE-Düsseldorf, O´Reilly´s
03.03.2012, 10:00 AM, FR-Paris, Les Bus Palladium
03.03.2012, 03:30 PM, IT-Milan, Land Of Live
03.03.2012, 05:15 PM, CH-Mendrisio, La Birraria in Mendirsio
03.03.2012, 08:45 PM, FL-Vaduz, Tattoo-Convention Liechtenstein
03.03.2012, 10:45 PM, AT-Hohenems, Löwensaal
The fingers keep on moving and doing what they´re doing,” says Aug when describing the prolific writing process associated with his newest solo guitar release Wedding Song. In addition to Jeff´s hypnotic acoustic instrumental fingerstyle guitar work, Wedding Song introduces Jeff´s baritone guitar debut on the track “Diving Into The Autumn Deep.” Delayed electric guitar volume swells appear on a couple of tracks, as well as the guest appearance by pianist Murat Parlak on the album´s closing track “The Will Between Us.”
The title of the new solo album (Jeff´s 5th) is Wedding Song, and, as with his last release, was recorded in the living room of pianist and composer Murat Parlak (Yehudi Menuhin, Branford Marsalis, Anne Clark). Release date will be Friday, 02.March 2012.
Jeff Aug is a cool underground guitarist from Washington, D.C. He has toured with Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Albert Lee, Johnny A., and has performed shows with Jawbox, Shudder To Think, and Ice-T & Bodycount with his old band. He's worked with John Stabb from Government Issue, has been touring and recording with Anne Clark for the last 10 years, and has been touring as a solo guitarist for the last 20 years. Jeff can also be heard on the new Atari Teenage Riot album “Is This Hyperreal?” released in June 2011 (Dim Mak Records / Digital Hardcore Records).