With its chilled out riffs, subtle vibes and melodic nuances, acoustic music has captured the attentions and hearts of listeners for decades, from the vintage sounds of Davey Graham to the more contemporary musings of Sheffield’s Jake Bugg. Moreover, it is easy to understand why there is such demand for acoustic music tickets today, as it is difficult to remember a time when the UK music scene has been as saturated with top quality acts. Do your tastes have R&B tendencies? There is Ed Sheeran. Do you like your acoustic with a little bit of politics? There is Frank Turner. If, to you, acoustic music should feed the soul and tear the eye then Damien Rice is there to meet your needs. The list goes on.
So why go and see these artists in concert when you can hear them for free on the radio? For a start, nothing can compare to being witness to an artist exhibiting their trade first hand; as crisp and clear as music sounds down the airwaves, the real deal is something else all together. The throng of the crowds, the emotion in the air, the artist’s gratitude at fan attendance. The overused term “love live” comes to mind. You can search for tickets to some of the greatest acoustic acts that the world has to offer at the fan-to-fan ticket market place Stub Hub.
It is also worth remembering that attending live concerts can be an event for any number of reasons, from a treat for the kids to the setting of a romantic evening for you and your partner. With drinks and food readily available, as well as merchandise to remember the occasion by, acoustic concerts are a one-of-a-kind event that can really leave one feeling refreshed and with a reinvigorated enthusiasm for good, interesting music.
2013 is set to be an amazing year for acoustic music in the UK, as breakthrough acts from last year (Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Frank Turner) will be given the platform to expand upon their previous successes and build on their already staggering fan bases. With a number of festivals still to take place as well there will be a number of opportunities to see these amazing acts, so keep an eye open for spare tickets. Also, please bear in mind that there will be this year’s new artists to enjoy, and what better way to gauge the acoustic scene of the future than by seeing first-hand what these new musicians will have to offer.
So, in a nut shell, if you love acoustic music and are looking for a fun, interesting way to spend an evening (or even a whole day!) then start making arrangements to get yourself down to an acoustic show of your choice.