Penticton stringsmith performs tracks off new album

Michael Musclow performs his percussive finger-style guitar and ukulele at Vernon's Talkin' Donkey Friday, Sept. 7.

Penticton's Michael Musclow displays his percussive techniques on guitar when he performs at the Talkin' Donkey in Vernon Friday.

Penticton's Michael Musclow displays his percussive techniques on guitar when he performs at the Talkin' Donkey in Vernon Friday.

A night of percussive finger-style guitar and ukulele is in store when Michael Musclow takes to the floor at Vernon’s  Talkin’ Donkey coffee house Friday.

Said to leave people in awe and inspired by the control he takes over acoustic instruments at live events, the Penticton-based artist is promoting his eighth solo album, Lie Within The Line.

The album, available online Saturday and in CD format at the show, features 10 tracks in total, none of which Musclow has ever performed before for a live audience.

Lie Within The Line weaves together various styles, moods and production approaches ranging from soundscapes, psychedelic, acoustic picking to atmospheric mellow electronica into a consistent sonic journey for the listener,” said Musclow. “Conceptually, the album takes a firm stance against the conventions that the few people at the top of the pyramid have been establishing for decades while not losing focus on melody.”

A three-time B.C. Indie Music Award (BCIMA) in the Instrumental Recording of the Year category, Musclow began  his musical career in 2004 with the release of his first album, Rotted Nebula.

His 2009 album, Scars in the Buffalo’s Eyes, was also nominated for a BCIMA in the Concept/Collaboration Recording of the Year category.

Friday’s performance by Musclow at the Talkin’ Donkey starts at 8 p.m. Cover is by donation.