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Taylor Ackerman goes back to blues rock roots with Global Acid Reset

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They all come back eventually. Taylor Ackerman, who was a member of several popular local bands including Treeline and Toques and Beards, returns home from Halifax for a month to introduce his new musical project GloTaylor Ackerman plays with Global Acid Reset. Photo by Richard Amerybal Acid Reset with a pair of local shows, June 30 at the Owl Acoustic Lounge and July 1 at the Slice.

He noted he has spent the past 10 months living in Halifax rediscovering his blues/rock roots, while looking after his two year old while wife Arianna Richardson earns her MFA. Be has also been dipping his toes into the thriving east coast scene.

 He has been recording new music while in Halifax with drummer Geoff Arsenault including the new single “Bangladeshi T-Shirt” which is officially released on June 30.

“ He’s a great drummer. He has played with Ray Bonneville and just finished a tour with Matt Anderson,” Ackerman said, adding he planned the trip home with a handful of shows including  the two Lethbridge shows plus a show at Verns in Calgary on June 29 and a show at Soulfest in Twin Butte on July 7.

“I’ll be playing with Cory Fischer and Matt Rederburg here. This is a whole new project with brand new songs and I wanted to reflect that,” he said, adding he didn’t just want to reunite the Toques and Beards or Treeline.

 He noted he isn’t used to playing a solo project, but wanted to try it on for size.

“I’m more used to playing with a band, so I had to relearn how to play solo,” he said, adding he has been playing a few shows in Halifax, where he met Arsenault and some of the other talented people.

“ I recorded three songs with Geoff and while I’m here, I’m going to record three more songs with Jon Martin in Green Room studios and I’ll release them all together as an EP, he said, adding embarking on Global Acid Reset has meant learning how to do everything himself including building a press kit and handling media in addition to creating the music himself.
“It really is going back to my roots of blues based rock and roll,” Ackerman said.
The June 30 show at the Owl Acoustic Lounge is by donation. Don Cassell’s new project In Cahoots will be opening that show as well . There is a $10 cover for the July 1 show at the Slice. Unbroken Circle are also on the bill.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 June 2017 08:09 )  
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