Award-winning blues-rock aficionado Aynsley Lister con7nues his ‘Eyes Wide Open Tour’ following the
release of his eighth studio album, released on October 7 2016 on Straight Talkin’ Records.
Aynsley’s previous opus, 2013’s ‘Home’ garnered the guitar ace Songwriter of the Year at the Bri2sh Blues
Awards. The album is a bold, confident and accessible slice of contemporary blues-rock that promises to
bring Aynsley yet more accolades as well as introduce his genre-blending sound to a new audience, building
on the 100,000 albums he’s already sold worldwide.
Peter Green, Albert King and Eric Clapton were the musical giants influencing the young ears of Aynsley
Lister while he was growing up. Building on this founda7on, Aynsley has craOed his own unique perspec7ve
on contemporary blues since he first formed a band aged 13 and released his self-7tled debut in 1998 on
Ruf Records. It’s been a fantas7c journey so far that has seen Aynsley play with, amongst others, Buddy
Guy, John Mayall and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He’s won mul7ple awards including Guitarist of the Year at the 2015
Bri2sh Blues Awards and was nominated in the Guitarist and Male Vocal categories in the 2016 Bri7sh
Eyes Wide Open sees Aynsley confidently pursuing his own musical path. Self-assured, inven7ve and richlytextured,
he brings his 18 years of hard touring, 11 album releases (eight studio and three live) and all his
experience as a musician to frui7on. Eyes Wide Open also displays Aynsley’s exquisite taste that means he
always plays for the song, bringing the blues to everyone