Pete Aves See How on LP
Pete Aves' first solo album since 2007's You, Me and Bill Withers, explores the life he has lived since then - a divorced, homeless, fifty-year-old father of two with a guitar and a head full of great songs. Pete's earlier work received much critical acclaim, but See How contains a truthfulness and grit that only a decade of difficult times can produce. Although the album explores themes of emotional upheaval and life-changing events, his lyrics always manage a wry smile at life's vicissitudes. All this is set to seductive melodies melded with lilting arrangements. It's sophisticated songwriting taking in folk, country and pop. Aside from his solo output Aves has played guitar with the High Llamas for many years and worked with Lee Hazlewood, Petula Clark and Shirley Collins among others.