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|1. Night Ride|
|3. First Summer Without You|
|4. Tractor Pull|
|5. Crossing Open Water|
|6. The Groove Is Real|
|7. What You Don't See|
|9. Love In The Old Country|
|10. Along The Perimeter|
|11. Lost Time|
|12. Quintana Roo|
|13. After A Rain|
I wanted the sound on this record had to be the best of any of my recordings. I challenged Paul Baron and Bobby Schnitzer at the beginning of the project to "beat" the sound of any acoustic guitar records they knew of...to make my guitar "huge", but at the same time intimate and lyrical. I believe we surpassed our goal. The sound and sense of space on this CD is tremendous. Bobby said at one point during a mix playback, "It's like you're playing a twelve foot guitar."
Last but not least, I wanted "Handwritten Notes" to be a musically and compositionally challenging record. As with all of my recordings, I have continued my explorations and innovations in technique, rhythm, texture and composition. I have also taken up some new creative directions, one of which is integrating fingerpicking with some of my most extreme two-handed percussive techniques within the same composition. You will hear this hybrid treatment in "Crossing Open Water" and "Night Ride". Another new direction was a return to my blues roots. I had a blast writing and recording tunes like "Lost Time" which offers a wide array of my favorite nasty, ironic blues licks and stylings. Check it out - it was well worth the wait!
lots of tapping on the wood.
heavy sounding acoustic guitar.
it friggin rocks.
just buy it. you will love it . Read more
Many fingerstyle acoustic guitar players seem to gravitate to displaying their technical talent rather than writing great songs. Read morePublished on November 30, 2005 by John Metz