Robben Ford shares atmospheric new single, A Dragon's Tail

Robben Ford
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Robben Ford’s hotly anticipated studio album Pure is only weeks away, and the blues guitar master has further teased what’s in store for fans by sharing the record’s latest single, A Dragon’s Tail.

There’s a smorgasbord of guitar tones to marvel at in the almost-five-minute masterclass, from the intro’s panned acoustic guitar hook, which is paired with a cavernous, reverb-drenched electric guitar line that fleshes out the mix, to the snappy, single-coil-sounding six-string twangs of the track’s first solo effort.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.