Al Stewart and Davis resident Dave Nachmanoff will perform together at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Harlow’s, 2708 J St. in Sacramento. Tickets are $25.
Stewart, a contemporary of his fellow Scottish countryman Donovan and also Bob Dylan, got his start in the fertile folk scene of London in the late 1960s. On his album “Zero She Flies,” he took a major step forward with the song “Manuscript,” which was his first to draw extensively from history, and also to incorporate sea images.
In 1979, his multimillion-selling “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages” were staples of FM radio, and he was touring with saxophones, synthesizers, singers and all the accoutrements pop stardom brings.
“I don’t think I ever knew how to be in front of a band,” Stewart said in a news release. “I always felt I was loitering there while they were doing all the work.”
Nachmanoff has been Stewart’s guitar partner worldwide for several years. A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Nachmanoff saw Stewart live for the first time at Royal Albert Hall in London in 1985 — and in 2006 came back and performed with him.
At age 10, Nachmanoff played with folk/blues legend Elizabeth Cotton (“Freight Train”).
For more information, visit www.harlows.com.