Photo: Christophe Chanoine
Dik Banovich is an exceptional acoustic guitar player with a solid and sensitive picking game. His singing skills are second to none and his voice lands beautifully on that traditional field blues. In fact, we hear his life and his guitar in the tradition of the blues, but with today’s influences.
Raised in Chicago in the 1960s,Dik was influenced early on by blues, swing and other styles of American guitar music. He moved to Scotland in the late 1960s and was known to his contemporaries as the “Almost Blind Boy Banovich” in Glasgow due to his “percussive fingerpicking” style.
On stage, he offers very high quality performancess, built around traditional acoustic blues drawn from the deepest “Roots” of the Delta, but also swing, ragtime, Americana and folk blues.
For 40 years, he has been playing his blend of “acoustic roots & blues” at concerts and festivals in Scotland, England, Europe, Scandinavia, the United States and even West Africa.