No collection of '70s progressive music would be complete without the inclusion of Wishbone Ash's 1972 platter "Argus," an artful blend of twin-guitar virtuosity, folk melodies and broadly stroked harmonies. Even today, the album sounds like an eclectic tour de force, one of those rare recordings that manages to not just stand the test of time, but exist outside of time itself.
Of course, Wishbone Ash has not stood still since that dim and distant "Argus" release date. The band has released some 30 albums over the ensuing decades, and in Europe, Wishbone Ash is still a major draw.
Stateside, it's mostly larger clubs for the boys, and that's to the benefit of fans, who can be treated to heavenly guitar harmonies and complex, ambitious songs in the intimate environs of a place like the Tralf, where Wishbone Ash -- Andy Powell, Ben Granfelt, Bob Skeat and Ray Weston -- will set up shop at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tickets are going for $20 advance, $22.50 day of the show. Advance tickets are available now at the Tralf box office or through Ticketmaster, at 852-5000.