Watching Stewart Garry at work is an inspiring thing. The Newcastle-born guitarist steals the listener into a space where the single voice of an acoustic guitar can spin a universal story. The focus of his playing, the deftness of his hands and the beauty of his music create a narrative, a memory of a particular time and place. His songs push and pull, ebb and flow with the twin desires to linger in a moment or to push onwards and progress.
Stewart brings his own personal spin to the technical proficiency of Eric Roache or Andy McKee, breaking the fingerstyle genre into new depths. Influenced equally by his tenures in jazz group Continental Breakfast and in post-hardcore noiseniks Juinera, he boasts a character of playing that is simply his own.