Howdo, I’m a guitar player and songwriter, inspired by music from all around the world but especially roots, blues and blues-rock, folk and Americana. With my wife Bev and our dogs, I’ve spent the last 3 1/2 years full time on the road in a motorhome around Europe and the UK. I’ve played solo shows in Spain, Sweden, Slovenia, Hungary, Denmark and Italy and at various UK blues festivals with my band. We’re just getting settled into our new home in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, and I’m looking forward to recording some new music and booking some shows for 2023.
This site has links to my original music and occasional tales from the road in the blog – roughly half about van life and half about music, finding gigs and writing and recording songs.
original songs by How Askew
Live shows: UK & Europe
I’m based in South West Scotland, often across in Tyneside, but we’re mobile in the van and love to travel.
I’d love to play at your bar, cafe, gallery, venue, vineyard, brewery, concert, festival, secret show, house party, gig, wine or whisky tasting, radio session…
Original music by How Askew…
Three original songs recorded live on the road in Sweden, summer 2021.
Inspired by life on the road, Travelling Girl is the first track from a work-in-progress album called “Drifter”. Features pedal steel guitar legend BJ Cole, piano and vocal harmonies from North East songwriter Jen Stevens, and Richy Clarke on bass.
Brass Neck! features 10 original songs, each arranged in a style loosely inspired by a different era or flavour of the blues from the last century. Reached 14 in the UK Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) charts in February 2020.
Top campervan and van life posts…
- Choosing a motorhome – What we love about our Benimar Mileo 201
- How much does it cost to run a campervan? – Doing the maths after 3 years running a converted VW campervan conversion
- Update on van life costs – What does is cost to live and travel in a van?
- Winterised: Winter Camping in the Benimar Mileo 201
- Cooking in the motorhome
- Foraging, baking and fishing…