This recording, a follow up to my debut fingestyle guitar CD, “GUITARtistry” has been over a year in the making. The process of selecting songs to include was a somewhat daunting task! So many songs, so little room on the CD!! A lot of life happened to Lynn & I during this tumultuous year that slowed and interrupted the project. As John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
But I am very pleased with the final product. I have created what I feel is a fun and exciting collection of fingerstyle guitar interpretations of great songs from my favorite era, the Baby Boomer Years (mid ‘50s to mid ‘80s). The arrangements vary from solo unaccompanied guitar on pieces like David Gates’ “If” to a full string band and rhythm section of the opening track, Brian Wilson’s “California Girls”! I’ve featured songs by many of my favorite songwriters & performers: The Beach Boys, Steely Dan, Elton John, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Eagles & more. You may notice a conspicuous absence of music by certain artists, especially The Beatles. This is not by accident. I have already embarked on my next project, a fingerstyle guitar CD of some of my favorite Beatles songs.
So, I hope you’ll decide to own a copy of the new recording, “GUITARtistry 2“. If you do, may I offer a suggestion? This recording is best enjoyed sitting in a comfortable chair (no chores to attend to or company to entertain – unless they, too, want to listen) and listening with the sound turned up generously so you can experience the full spectrum of sound and all the subtle detail of the arrangements. Happy listening, and , as always, thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm!
P.S.: HINT…. GUITARtistry 2 makes wonderful stocking stuffers!