It’s Park Acoustics time again this weekend and we had the most quickfire convo with blues master Gerald Clark who will be playing with Guy Colins…talking Tarintino film scores, travels and a new album!
Richard Chemaly (RC): So Gerald…on a personal note it’s great to speak to you again since you were the first artist I’ve ever interviewed for Milled. That seems like a good place to start. Has Tarantino still not contacted you to put your music in his movies?
Gerald Clark (GC): He did! Expect it to happen in 2025.. long term plan!
RC: I had joked back then about a 5th studio album but it seems to be on the cards now. I know it’s unethical to ask about release dates but surely I can ask how the Afrocoustic is sounding?
GC: Imagine all my album’s music played acoustically, live with some strong South African sounds provided by Barry van Zyl (Johnny Clegg’s drummer and Josh Hawkes (freshly Ground’s bassist).
RC: You’ve just come back from touring up north with Guy Collins. His middle name is Wolfman but yours is James. How do you share a stage with a dude who upstages you based entirely on second names?
GC: James and the Wolfman!! Dude!
You just gave me a cool band name!
Whats the question again?
RC: It looks like you’ve been on another inspirational journey again – any tales from the road?
GC: What happens on the road stays om the road and will be revealed in the next album *winks*
RC: Coming back to Park Acoustics, seems the chilled atmosphere is right up your ally but you’ll be sharing a lineup with newcomers Wolfgang Marrow. Have you heard of our good friends before and what do you think of their take on the blues?
GC: They are great and really enjoying what they do. Love it!
RC: Finally, you’ve also recently been performing up in Europe. Clearly you have what it takes to make it abroad. What keeps bringing you back to play Pretoria?
GC: Park Acoustics…obviously!