Feb 19 2013 by Andrew Welsh, Perthshire Advertiser
A batch of gigs in Kinross this week should keep even the hungriest of live music fans satisfied.
There’s no fewer than four concerts at the town’s Green Hotel between tomorrow and Sunday, with a performance from ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor the pick of the bunch.
Tickets for the legendary six-stringer’s show on Saturday night - a return to the popular music venue after he played there last March - have sold out.
Taylor (64) replaced Brian Jones in the Stones back in 1969 and enjoyed a five-year stint in the band. He was ranked 37th in the list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time published in Rolling Stone magazine last year.
Ahead of Taylor’s show, the Green has young songsmith Elliot Morris playing live tomorrow night.
With hundreds of gigs behind him, he has forged a formidable reputation as one of the hardest-working and most sought-after young artists on the acoustic scene.
The 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Lincolnshire began playing electric guitar when he was 11, eventually launching his solo set aged 17, just a year after going acoustic.
On Friday night, the venue has Glasgow-based songwriter Alan Murphy.
Influenced by John Martyn, he is currently producing his 10th album for release this year.
Murphy has collaborated with guitar legend Henry McCullough and has supported the likes of Sam Brown, Maggie Bell and Andy Powell’s Wishbone Ash, and has also played an informal gig with Paolo Nutini where the pair sang John Martyn’s May You Never together.
And just to add to the Stones theme this weekend, top tribute act Tricky Fingers will play the Green on Sunday night.
The Scots outfit play all the best-known classics from Jagger and Richards and co, including Start Me Up, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Honky Tonk Woman, Satisfaction and Street Fighting Man.
All this week’s shows start at 9pm, with tickets available from Mundell Music on 01577 863467.