Tony Kishman

Great night at the Live and Let Die show at Infinity Hall in Hartford, CT. Tony Kishman in fine McCartney form leading the band on Hofner bass, guitar and piano, went through some very adventurous Beatles and Wings songs. I particularly 'lost it' during Let Me Roll It - great version! Tony is the best in the business and his band, featuring guitarist Tommy Williams of the Hooters, really know what they are doing.

Tony, as many of you know is also a die hard Ash purist and played and sang with us through some riotous years in the 1990s most notably on the highly acclaimed Illuminations album. He sends his best wishes to all W.A. fans.

~ A.P.

Me and Mr. Dave

We recently caught a David Lindley show here in the States. I'm a huge fan of his music both the fun stuff like El Rayo X and his excellent instrumental offerings, whether pairing up with Ry Cooder where he'll feature a variety of stringed instruments like Weissenborn Hawaiian guitars, Turkish Oud, fiddle, mandolin - you name it. He's a noted studio musician and live accompanist, having played with folks as diverse as Jackson Browne, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Terry Reid, Linda Ronstadt etc.

We met backstage. I paid my respects and exchanged tour tales and we had this photo taken. The WA song, Wings of Desire was directly influenced by David Lindley's music. I highly recommend checking out his catalogue. He's a lot of fun.

~ A.P.

Torun, Poland

Great show last night in Toruń, Poland. 'Thank you' to all Polish fans that made this trip a big success and just look at this beautiful music venue!

HRH Festival

We loved playing the HRH festival in Pwllheli, Wales. Great crowd and great organisation!

Barry Riddington

I'm deeply shocked and saddened to report that my friend Barry Riddington passed away last night after a relatively short battle with mesothelioma. He had just turned 60. Barry along with his partner, Malcolm Holmes, who has known him like a brother from the age of 15, ran our long term record label, Talking Elephant Records and before that HTD Music. I can't believe that he has passed .... I simply need to process this.

I can't imagine Barry not being in our lives, being behind the band and it's CD releases. I greatly enjoyed our times together, the meals and regular phone calls, the lambasting of the old school music business that he was so good at. His humour was always a great leveller and most importantly, he was the single biggest support to me especially during the very stressful court case that I endured concerning the battle over the band's good name.

On a positive note, his final good deed, which will resonate with all fans of Wishbone Ash, was in being instrumental in bringing myself to the negotiating table for the upcoming monumental career retrospective; the 32 CD boxed set, Wishbone Ash - The Vintage Years. Thank you Barry for all the good times. R.I.P.

~ Andy.

Ashcon 2017

I am pleased to be able to announce that Ashcon 2017, the highlight of the Wishbone Ash year and finale to the 2017 Autumn Tour, will take place on Saturday November 18th at “The Grand” in Clitheroe. Those who attended last year’s event have given me highly positive feedback about the choice of venue and we are planning once more to make this an extra special event. Further details and ticket information to follow.

Guy Roberts

(photo by Ruby Vikernes)