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

If you like original soulful blues and roots inspired music, americana, acoustic soul or blues rock, solo or with the band, please get in touch via Twitter or Facebook or contact How via bandcamp.

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.


  • A new chapter begins!
    A new chapter begins! After 3+ years living full time in the motorhome – travelling 35,000 miles through 20 countries around Europe – we’ve moved into a house with no wheels! This has been 4 years in the making – Bev was already dreaming of running a smallholding when she […]
  • All new for 2022
    Happy New Year folks! From our little house on wheels to our friends all over the world – All the best! So, what’s new? We spent July to November on an awesome 7,000 mile trip around Europe. So many highlights! Our 3rd summer tour to Sweden – it’s definitely a […]
  • HelpX – Working while Travelling
    One of our dreams (if and when we ever tire of travelling!) is to own a smallholding. I’ve always loved gardening, but have never had a plot big enough to take it seriously. I’d love to one day be at least semi-sustainable. This year, I had a slight concern that, […]

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