Whether he is performing live, lending his talents in studio sessions, or volunteering as an advocate of music and visual arts, the dedication to the world of art of singer-songwriter and blues guitarist, Hardwire Speers is without question.
The Calgary, Alberta-native was introduced to music at a young age when his mother would listen to jazz and classical music. Later, Neil was influenced heavily by the likes of rock acts such as Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmore as well as the acoustic talents of Doc Watson and Leo Kotke.
“I’m a big believer in the magic of improvisation when it comes to playing, especially in solos. I grew up with a lot of jazz in the house, and almost all the players I really loved growing into guitar tended to take side roads while playing,” Neil explains.
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Dragon’s Breath – Single – Instrumental Acoustic Guitar – with Sandy Aberdeen on Bass – available on iTunes
September Winds – 5 song instrumental guitar album – available on iTunes
Vol 1 – Breakfast at Epiphanies – full length album available on iTunes