Louw celebrates the restorative, nourishing love on “Mother, Don’t Go,” an insightful, insistent tune graced by guitar wizard Joe Bonamassa, who brings out the song’s incandescent spirit as he intertwines his playing with that of Doug Lancio, a guitarist who has just entered Louw’s orbit.Stephen Thomas Erlewine, extract from biography, September 2022
In 2020 I had been in my home on our farm for more than six months when I made the trip to Cape Town. I had been playing the only guitar that I had with me, an old acoustic.
In town, I traded with my buddy, Willem Moller, for a beautiful 1964 Epiphone Casino. When I got home, I took the Casino out of its case, and the first thing I played on it was the riff on “Mother, Don’t Go”.
The riff took me to the lyric, to the beauty of a mother’s love. It’s a simple song, and its simplicity celebrates the joy and longing for unconditional, selfless love.Steve Louw, September 2022