An alternative-blues musician will perform at Loch Lomond Live Festival later this month before jetting off to the United States on his biggest tour to date.

Dave Acari, from Drymen, will play a main stage show at the two-day festival, which takes place at Drymen showfield, on Saturday, September 22.

And after delighting the crowds in Scotland, the troubadour will travel to the spiritual home of alt-blues, the USA, to perform for audiences in more than 20 shows from the east coast to the mid-west, running from October to November.

Dave, who is originally from Glasgow, told the Reporter he’s looking forward to performing both at home and away.

A solo artist for nearly 12 years now, the 54-year-old, said: “In the States alt-blues is really quite a big deal, there’s quite a scene over there, that’s where its roots are.

“Over here it’s a growing scene. I’m looking forward to playing Loch Lomond Live – it’s really good that we’ll have an event like that locally.”

Dave’s recent single “Whisky Trail” is sure to form part of his set.

The track reveals another side to the musician, who is known mainly for his slashing slide guitar work, showcasing his banjo playing and a more mellow side to his songwriting and performance.

The “Whisky Trail” is available to stream and download via Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital services.