Hi – I’m How Askew – a guitar player and singer from the UK. I play my own blend of soulful rootsy blues and Americana, performing at 3 UK Blues Festivals in 2018. This summer, I’m touring solo in Europe for the first time.


Playing an original song, “This train can’t turn on the tracks”, at Caffe Galeria, Piran, Slovenia:

An original slide blues, Certain Something:

Solo at the Reivers Rock and Blues festival, playing an original song called ‘Diamonds in your eyes’ :

In the UK, I play solo and with the How Askew Band, with Richy Clarke on bass and Phil Muriel on drums, backing vocals and blues harmonica.

Live in 2018 with the band at the Ouseburn Blues Festival in Newcastle, with another original song ‘All Alone’ :


How Askew is a guitar player and singer songwriter from the UK. He plays his own blend of modern blues, acoustic soul and Americana. Captivated at an early age by blues giants Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Johnson, and electric slide virtuosos Ry Cooder and Rory Gallagher, his obsession with the guitar created and shaped a genuine talent. Later influences include world music and southern, psychedelic and country rock. His acoustic playing and singing is rich, warm and intimate while the electric guitar brings out a more aggressive side, a sharper edge.

His original songs deal with love, loss, breakup and heartache, rambling, drinking, loneliness and moving on down the line. These sit well alongside his versions of better known songs by the likes of BB King, Ry, Rory, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Lowell Fulson, Chuck Berry and more modern ear-worms.

He released a CD of home recordings in 2002, entitled ‘Thinking about changing my ways’. A new release is expected soon.


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