Age 12 and just getting into the guitar, Scottish musician Malcolm MacWatt first heard ‘Johnny Cash At San Quentin’ and was immediately hooked into country music. While a deep respect for country and bluegrass is evident in his songs and guitar playing, MacWatt freely shows his British folk roots citing John Martyn and Dick Gaughan as major influences. A Transatlantic Records promo featuring Pentangle and Fairport Convention introduced the idea that folk, rock, blues and jazz could be fused together in any combination. A self-confessed “guitar geek” he moved to London in 2010 to study guitar-making with some of the UK’s top luthiers. He is the founding member of emerging London country band The Glass Mountains playing guitar, dobro and fiddle (4 star review for EP Maverick Magazine).