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on September 27, 2011
There's not another band comparable to this innovative, guitar-driven, melodically inspired ensemble. Co-founded by Greg Carmichael and Nick Webb, Acoustic Alchemy is now nearly 25 years and 20 albums deep, with ROSELAND as their first blossom on the newly formed Onside recording label, owned exclusively by Acoustic Alchemy (the 13-song project is licensed to Heads Up Intl). A true musical journey merging genres and musical influences , ROSELAND includes elements of rock, pop, country, folk, world and jazz. The first single, "Marrakesh," is a clear nod to C,S&Y and we're hearing an essence of the Beatles as well on "Templemeads" and "State of the Ark." Reggae and Latin ride high on the chilled "Ebor Sound System" and the Bossa, "Sand on Her Toes." Wow factors include the straight up, "Right Place - Wrong Time" and the humming Hammond of Ricky Peterson. Freedom to create without the pressures of time offered an environment for the writing team of Carmichael and Gilderdale to really sink in and sync up. ROSELAND is a defining moment in Acoustic Alchemy's stately career... welcome home!