Saturday, March 9, 2013

Legends of Guitar



Being a blogger and thanks to Black Dog Easy Evenings, I have been very lucky to attend many wonderful events in Bangalore which have never happened before or since then. I have listened to some really good world class music from unknown composers who Black Dog One of the world’s finest Scotch Whisky discovered and recognized them on the world stage. This was way back in November 2010 when I was invited as a blogger to cover the “Black Dog Easy Evenings – Unwind to the sounds of the Guitar” event which happened in Vivanta by Taj, MG Road, Bangalore.




Knowing that Black Dog Scotch events are very exclusive events, there was a mad rush for invites as the event was invitee only event. Invites were sent to the connoisseurs of Scotch and Music and who knew how to enjoy a evening blended by both. “The Black Dog Easy Evenings – Unwind to the sounds of the Guitar” event was the stage in which Guitar legends Dylan Fowler, Dave Goodman, Frank Wingold and Eric Morel Vaarzon were going to perform.

There was also going to be wonderful Black Dog Scotch Whisky to be tasted like 
  • Black Dog Centenary
  • Black Dog Delux
  • Black Dog Reserve.
  • Black Dog  Quintessence

Out of the 4 Guitar legends, Frank Wingold started by playing solo jazz pieces. He was joined by DaveGoodman who played blues and sensitive ballads. Next up was Dylan Flower who was amazing with his finger picking style on the guitar. Eric Morel Vaarzon was the last of the lot who played explicit flamenco pieces. Black Dog Scotch Whisky surprised everyone by giving them a copy of the collectors’ edition music CD containing all the music being played that evening. This ensured that the haunting music of the evening stayed on with the patrons in their houses or in their cars long after the concert was over. 

Black Dog Scotch Whisky has become synonymous with a relaxing evening with soulful music and a smooth drink in hand! Celebrities and guests were enjoying Black Dog Scotch on the rocks or with soda while relishing the delectable food from the kitchens of Vivanta by Taj.

Towards the end of the performance, Dylan Fowler, Dave Goodman, Frank Wingold and Eric Morel Vaarzon joined hands together to come as a group onto the stage and played a ‘jugalbandi’ of sorts where they complimented each other’s nuances and music styles perfectly and provided a fitting finale to an amazing evening. There was also a lucky draw at the end of the evening where few lucky souls won Black Dog limited edition 18 year old Scotch Whisky and a guitar signed by all the 4 legends! Hats off to Black Dog Scotch Whisky for recognizing such unknown yet talented musicians!

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